Bahamas 2000

Bimini Field Course - Last Day to Apply!

Today is the last day to apply to our Field Course in Cetacean Ecology with Sacred Heart University! This online, for-credit course includes 6 nights at DCP's Bimini, Bahamas field site, where students will be able to observe (yes - swim with!) wild Atlantic spotted and bottlenose dolphins. 

Click here to learn more & apply.

Click here to read more about DCP's Bimini field courses in general.

The Dolphin Gazette, Vol 21, no 1 is here!

Get ready to get reading! The latest issue of The Dolphin Gazette is ready for you!

In this issue, you'll meet "Seabeagle" the latest addition to our Adopt-A-Wild-Dolphin roster. Kathleen will share her summary of the recent university field course to RIMS. Captain Nate shares the scoop on his book, Bahamas Bucket List for Divers Bimini Edition (spoiler alert, he's donating proceeds to DCP!). John reflects on his film making career and his latest project for DCP. And, well, check it out for all these stories and more!

Click here to download your copy now!

Only 2 weeks left!

You can still register for our Field Course in Cetacean Ecology with Sacred Heart University! With an online component prior to the field, students will get to spend 6 nights in Bimini, The Bahamas, continuing to learn about dolphins and observing them first hand. 

Click here to learn more about our Bimini field courses in general.

Click here to learn more about this specific program and sign up today!

Deadline to apply is 1 March!

2017 Summer Field Internships: Now Accepting Applications!

Applications - via email only - are now being accepted for our 2017 Summer Field Internship program!

Application deadline is 28 February. All applicants will be notified upon receipt of their application, however, only those applicants selected for a Skype/phone interview will be contacted after that.

Please read all the details of this internship program here. The program includes several weeks at our Florida office and several weeks at our Bimini, The Bahamas field site. Both components are required! If you read all about the program here, and you still have questions, reach out to info{at}dcpmail{dot}org.

Introducing....Seabeagle!

We are pleased to announce that Atlantic spotted dolphin ID#106, a young female dolphin observed off the coast of Bimini, The Bahamas, has received her name! "Seabeagle" was first observed by DCP researchers in 2013 and is often seen with Inka (#93), Paul (#99) and other young spotted dolphins. Seabeagle was named by Siddharth Iodaya in 2016 to honor Dr. Kathleen M. Dudzinski, her work and DCP. Kathleen loves dolphins and beagles, so, this name is apt. Love to Dolphins and Beagles!

Now, you can be one of the first people to adopt Seabeagle! Click here to adopt Seabeagle today!

Interested in naming a dolphin? You're in luck! DCP ID#102 is in need of a name. Click here to learn all about her!

Dolphin Apparel - Forever Vintage?

Have you ever purchased a shirt or mug or bag, featuring a DCP Adopt-A-Wild-Dolphin, from one of our CafePress "shops"? If so, thank you! If not, consider making a purchase today. A portion of each purchase will go to DCP - and be used to continue our research and education efforts! 

Though our shops will remain active, we won't be updating any of the dolphin images or dolphin ages from this point forward. So, when it comes to CafePress products, Noodle will always be a juvenile, Lil' Jess will always be a young adult, Split Jaw will always...well, you get the idea. 

Below is a list of each dolphin's shop. We think you'd look good in something Inka. Or Speedy. Or maybe Juliette. Or maybe...

http://www.cafepress.com/dolphinbilly

http://www.cafepress.com/dolphinbuster

http://www.cafepress.com/dolphincerra

http://www.cafepress.com/dolphinfreckles

http://www.cafepress.com/DolphinInka

http://www.cafepress.com/dolphinjuliette

http://www.cafepress.com/dolphinleslie

http://www.cafepress.com/dolphinliljess

http://www.cafepress.com/DolphinMilo

http://www.cafepress.com/dolphinniecey

http://www.cafepress.com/dolphinnoodle

http://www.cafepress.com/DolphinPaul

http://www.cafepress.com/dolphinromeo

http://www.cafepress.com/dolphinspeedy

http://www.cafepress.com/dolphinsplitjaw

http://www.cafepress.com/dolphinswoosh

http://www.cafepress.com/dolphintim

http://www.cafepress.com/dolphintina

 

Bahamas Field Course - Deadline Extended!

Our Field Course in Cetacean Ecology with Sacred Heart University has met its minimum enrollment! Remaining spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis, with a final application deadline of 15 February. This program includes online components in addition to the 6-night field program in Bimini, The Bahamas. Students from any university are welcome to apply, but spaces are limited and all participants must register through SHU. Field dates are 4 - 10 June, 2017. This is your chance to learn about dolphins - and observe them in the wild (swim with them too!).

For more information on applying to this specific program, click here visit SHU's website.

For more information on our Bimini field courses in general, click here.

Kuczaj Memorial Travel Grant

Grant applications are now being accepted for the Kuczaj Memorial Travel Grant. The grant is administered in memory of Dr. Stan Kuczaj, who was a leader in the study of comparative animal cognition, particularly within marine mammals, and former DCP board member. Applicants for the Kuczaj Memorial Travel Grant must: 1) be enrolled in a graduate program at the time of the application, 2) have their abstract accepted for presentation at the Conference on Comparative Cognition, 3) submit their abstract for evaluation and ranking, and 4) provide evidence of graduate enrollment. Applications must be submitted no later than February 28, 2017.

Click here to visit the grant's webpage.

 

 

NEW Opportunity: Bimini Eco-Tour 24 April - 4 May 2017

We know this is last minute, but if you've been trying to decide when to take those vacation days, we've got you covered! Come start the 2017 Bimini research season in comfort - cozy accommodations, dedicated boat, private cook - learning about DCP and the wild dolphins of Bimini along the way!

Click here for more info & to sign up today!

Check-In: Friday 28 April 2017

Check-Out: Wednesday 4 May 2017

Cost: $1975 ($500 non-refundable deposit due at booking; balance due 1 March)

Included: 5 nights' accommodation* at the locally owned and operated Sea Crest Hotel & Marina in historic Alice Town, Bimini; 3 meals/day*, prepared by the group's private cook and served family style; 5-boat trips* in search of wild Atlantic spotted and bottlenose dolphins (yes! you can swim with them!) with 2 opportunities to explore nearby snorkel sites; rental snorkel gear; DCP-led discussions; drinking water & boat snacks; guidance in arranging activities outside of DCP program

*Fine print: Price based on double occupancy. Single occupancy available for a fee. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served daily, expect on arrival & departure days; meals provided are based on flight arrival and departure times. Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated, but must be specified when registering. Boat trips are weather dependent; no refunds will be provided for missed boat time. Dolphins are WILD - no two experiences are alike and sightings are not guaranteed (but are amazing!). Airfare and gratuity are not included, however advice on both is. 

Contact Us

Write to us via snail-mail at:

Dolphin Communication Project
P.O. Box 7485
Port St. Lucie, FL, 34985
USA

Email us:

info {at} dcpmail {dot} org

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