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To promote the scientific study of dolphins and inspire their conservation


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Whether your next trip is on the other side of the world or a stay-cation, a DCP Traveler Kit is a must have! Each kit includes a DCP Hoo-rag, DCP stickers, travel-sized products from Stream2Sea, and a DCP shirt, all inside a never-before offered DCP tote. Choose from rash guard, performance polo, tank, or classic tee. Visit the DCP online store to be among the first to snag a DCP Traveler Kit!

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An interview with DCP Research Associate Manon Themelin and DCP Director Dr. Kathleen Dudzinski.  We learn how Manon got started researching dolphins and the exciting discoveries she's made. Manon's research into relationship quality (RQ) shows that the methods we apply to the study of ravens and chimpanzees works just as well for dolphins, albeit with some minor tweaks to accommodate for dolphins' aquatic lifestyle and peculiar ways of socializing. Also, it turns out that the positions dolphin adopt when swimming next to each other and how they navigate each others' slipstreams can tell us a lot about the relationships between individual dolphins. 

Session Summary!

What a Month! We were joined by three different groups for our month-long session to AKR and RIMS this spring. Thank you to the York U group led by Kristin and the CSU study abroad students led by Shane, as well as Bill and Savanna in our last week – all for joining us! Thank you to the dolphins (especially Gracie, pictured here) for...

Friday was our last full day of data collection, with session #50 completed for 2023. It was a very dolphin social session with relatively icky underwater visibility. The dolphins were very playful, from above water observations. Alita played everywhere with every conceivable object available – sea grass, seaweed, mangrove pods, Buzz, etc. There was lots of...

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