Lumpy (#17) - Lumpy, an adult male, received this affectionate name because of the multiple grooves found behind his dorsal fin. Lumpy has been seen since 2001 and we do not know how he received his injuries, but they make him easy to identify! Lumpy also made a cameo appearance

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beside Freckles in the large format film, DOLPHINS from MacGillivray Freeman Films. 

Adoption kits cost $30 for the electronic version, and $35 for the hardcopy version. See the "What's in your Adoption Kit?" below to learn more about what you'll receive in each version of the dolphin adoption kit. Adoptions are valid for a full year.

To adopt Lumpy, enter the name you would like to appear on your personalized adoption certificate below and click on 'add to cart' to get started. Important: We only ship hardcopy versions of the kit to the USA. Economy shipping (free) typically takes 2-3 weeks. Expedited orders are processed within 1-2 days and shipped via USPS Priority Mail. If you are ordering from outside the USA, please order an electronic version of the adoption kit. Our online payment system accepts all major credit cards. Please email DCP at info {at} dcpmail {dot} org if you would like to pay by check or money order.

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Friend Lumpy on Facebook (he has his very own page) and get the latest sighting updates. DCP researchers will keep you up to date on Lumpy's antics, and you can interact with other Lumpy fans and adoptive parents.

Adoption Kit

What's in the Print Version Adoption kit?  (hardcopy version)


What's in your Electronic Version Adoption Kit?
(electronic files including a video link and PDF downloads)




Top five reasons to adopt a dolphin from DCP


Adopting a wild dolphin with DCP helps to fund:

Want to visit your adopted dolphin?

Why not join DCP on one of our Bimini ecotours where you'll get a chance to meet your adopted dolphin face-to-face in the wild!

When was your adopted dolphin last seen?

DCP research associates spot the dolphins from our Adopt-A-Wild-Dolphin lineup regularly during our annual summer research field seasons. Check out DCP's Field Reports or follow DCP on Twitter to learn when your adopted dolphin was last spotted. (spotted, get it?) Wondering what happened to those dolphins "retired" from our Adopt-A-Dolphin lineup, like Cleo, Nemo, Finn, White Blotch, Vincent, Tilly, Trudy, Tootie, DeeBee, Lone Star, Addie, and JoAnne? Click here to find out.

Order a 5-pack of Dolphin Trading Cards

These professional quality trading cards feature images and facts about each of the wild dolphins available for adoption through our Adopt-A-Wild-Dolphin program, as well as DCP researchers and 'fun fact' cards. More info here

 Already adopted a dolphin? Is your adoption almost up for renewal? Click here to renew!

Contact Us

Write to us via snail-mail at:

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

Email us:

info {at} dcpmail {dot} org

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