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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 .
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.
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 of dolphins in the classroom. Alternatively, we can provide A Dolphin's Word (DVD) and Dolphins Activity Guide - for "offline" classroom use.
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.
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!
Word 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!
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 experience should be painless. We appreciate all of the support that we've received from all of our customers in the past - your support makes it possible for DCP to conduct our research and to provide free educational resources to the public. Thank you and keep shopping!
The DCP store can be found at this link .
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!
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: 1-4134-7988-X (Picture Book) Pages: 30 Subject: Fiction / General Book Format: Square 8.5 x 8.5 Reading Level: 1 - 6 Age Level: 4 - 10
You can listen to an online audio version of Pear the Pink Dolphin at this link.
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: