Check out the latest news from DCP, including field reports filed by our researchers busy doing science at one of our many research sites.

Name A Dolphin Auction

DCP is pleased to announce a rare opportunity to provide a name for one of the wild dolphins identified from our study population in Bimini, The Bahamas. As individual dolphins living around Bimini are sighted more regularly, and we are able to recognize and identify them with ease, they are entered into our permanent ID database. Initially, new dolphins are assigned a number, but as we get to know them a bit better and their actions reveal their unique personalities, we occasionally offer the public the chance to give these dolphins a name of their own. This year, we have three dolphins ready to receive a name. So, DCP will be running three separate Name-A-Dolphin auctions on eBay. These auctions…

Summer 2009 Field Internships

 DCP is now accepting applications for summer 2009 field interns.  From June - August, interns will spend 6-8 weeks at our Connecticut, USA office and 3-4 weeks at our Bimini, The Bahamas field site.  Applications must be received by 15 February 2009.  For more information, click here.

2008 Bimini Summary Report

 With the 2008 Bimini research season behind us, we have been busy logging videos, identifying photographs and preparing for 2009 programs.  We look forward to a year-round presence in Bimini for 2009 which will allow us to opportunistically observe the dolphins in the "off-season" as well as during the busy summer months.  In the meantime, you can read our 2008 summary report by clicking here .

1% For The Planet

 DCP is now a registered non-profit recipient with 1% For The Planet!  Since 2002, 1% For The Planet has inspired members of the business community to contribute 1% of sales to environmental groups around the world.  In return, this growing alliance of companies is given the opportunity to not only to see their self-worth rise, but their net worth climb as well.For more information on 1% For The Planet and how your business can participate click here.

Classroom Connections

 Are you a teacher looking for new ideas to use in your classroom? Or, are you a parent looking for new ideas for your child's teacher?Would your students like to connect with practicing scientists?Do your students need help finding educational online resources? Your students can connect directly with our scientists, allowing students to ask dolphin-related questions – and get answers directly from the researchers! Through a series of field reports, online Q & A posts, and internet phone connections your students can learn valuable information on the biology & behavior of dolphins, as well as see science in a way that extends beyond the classroom.You will also receive special access to online videos and resources to help you explore the topic…

DCP now partnered with eBay Giving Works

DCP has now partnered with eBay Giving Works. Anyone selling an item on eBay will now have the opportunity to donate between 10% and 100% of the profits from the sale directly to DCP. If you are an eBay seller, simply choose the Dolphin Communication Project as the chairty to receive a percentage of the sale. Here is a link to DCP's info on Giving Works.  

Eco-Tour Shopping Links Fixed

Hi all,For any of you who may have been looking to sign up for our last-minute-eco-tours, we apologize for the delays.  But, fear not, all shopping links are up & running.  So - hurry before your spot is gone! Click here to sign up for a week with DCP & the dolphins of Bimini! 

More Eco-Tour News!

Many of you have already received word of the exciting, last-minute eco-tour opportunities here on Bimini.  Well, I wanted to give everyone a heads up on the latest availability.  We can now offer slots on 3 different upcoming weeks - 1 week includes meals, 2 weeks do not.  I'd love to see you down here - so check out the details!  Your participation & financial support help DCP continue its research & education programs!

Join DCP in Bimini!

Bimini Ecotour - 3 - 8 August 2008Word has just reached DCP that there are 3 – that’s right, only three – slots available on an already arranged eco-tour package at our Bimini field site.  DCP has the opportunity to fill these remaining slots, which means we can now offer this exciting experience to our dedicated members.  Come work alongside DCP Research Associate Kelly Melillo & assist with data collection as we study wild Atlantic spotted & bottlenose dolphins.  Interested?  Click here for all the fine print !  Perhaps we'll see YOU in Bimini!

DCP Store Fixed

We have recently updated the DCP store in order to fix some of the glitches that have made shopping a bit of a nightmare in the past. Now instead of having to first register for an Online Account and wait to receive an email with an activation link before being allowed back into the store to complete your purchase, customers can simply place their order without interruption - the whole process has been streamlined. If you've tried to purchase something from our store in the past (e.g., an adoption kit), and been thwarted by an invalid activation link or other glitches, we apologize for all the trouble! But as of today, all these glitches have been fixed and your shopping…

Pearl the Pink Dolphin

Pear the Pink Dolphin is a children's fairy tale written by Tony Guzzi and illustrated by Tom Guzzi of Guzzi Studios. Fifty copies of the book have been generously donated to the Dolphin Communication Project by Guzzi Studios, and all proceeds from the sale of Pearl the Pink Dolphin via the DCP website will benefit DCP - helping to fund our research and education programs. Order your copy of this delightful book today , and help support DCP!Click here to order. The story focuses on a young dolphin named Pearl who, unlike her friends and family, is born pink instead of gray. Pearl changes her looks to fit in, only to find she was liked for who she already was.ISBN:…

Kathleen's new book

A new book from Kathleen M. Dudzinski (director of the Dolphin Communication project) and Toni Frohoff from Yale University Press and available in October 2008.  "Dolphin Mysteries: Unlocking the secrets of communication". Our book is about dolphin-dolphin and dolphin-human communication and is written for a general audience. We present accurate facts about dolphins generally and about their communication and cognition with conservation as well. We illustrate our text with stories from our field experiences. Our book is six chapters and about 250 pages. The prose is illustrated beautifully with original sketches and photography. You can pre-order the book at Amazon: Dolphin Mysteries Best Price $19.80 or Buy New $19.80  

Cookie Cutter Shark Bite

We've uploaded a couple more short videos of dolphin behavior to our YouTube page. Here's one of them: a short clip of one of the Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins from Mikura swimming by our camera, giving us a close-up view of a fresh, gruesome cookie cutter shark bite.
 Cookie cutter sharks are nasty little guys that take round bites out of dolphins, whales and even submarines!

Moko the dolphin saves stranded whales

A news story broke today concerning Moko the dolphin - a lone sociable dolphin residing off the coast of New Zealand - who purportedly helped escort two beached pygmy sperm whales to open waters. Here is a BBC article about the incident. And here is a BBC article stemming from this news-story where  DCP researcher Justin Gregg is interviewed about inter-species communication. Here is an interview with Malcolm Smith - the man who witnessed the incident -  on CNN. So did Moko really communicate with the whales and lead them to safety? It's hard to say. Dolphins and whales don't likely have a language that functions in the same way that we think of human language, so it's unlikely that…

Summer 2008 Intern Program

DCP is pleased to once again be accepting summer internship applications.  If you have a strong interest in marine mammal research and education, this may be the internship for you!  Click here for more information.

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

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