Blog & Field Reports

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 &

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 &

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Bimini Ecotour - 3 - 8 August 2008

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 ! 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Summer 2008 Bimini Ecotour

Have you always wanted to assist with DCP's research on a beautiful Bahamian island?  Well, now's your chance!  We are currently planning a summer ecotour to our Bimini field site.  Click for more details or to learn more about Bimini - 

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!