Blog & Field Reports

DCP Gear at Stuart SCUBA

No joke! Shout out to Stuart SCUBA for carrying DCP gear and info in their shop! Now local water lovers can see DCP polos, rash guards, and tanks in person!⁠ ⁠ Not in the Stuart, FL area? No worries. All our gear is in our online store too!⁠

This month, Kathleen joined the Fur Real Podcast for a great chat with Mark! Dolphins may not have fur, but they do have complex communication systems and scientists are learning more about them with every research study.  Listen wherever you get your podcasts or start at

Topic: North Atlantic Right Whales Live: Tue 26 Mar 2024, 6:00 pm ET  --Password Required-- Learn about the plight of these endangered whales from Lauren Rust, founder and director of the Lowcountry Marine Mammal Network.

New Publication!

Our latest collaboration has been published in the peer-reviewed journal, Animals. "Training the Concept of Innovate in Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) Is Both Creative and Cognitively Stimulating" Congrats and thank you to the paper's lead author, Dr. Deirdre Yeater, and all of our co-authors including several students! Click read more to access download link!

Sharks vs Dolphins (KSA)

Another new Kids Science Activity (KSA) is ready! With this worksheet, students can use a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast sharks and dolphins. The worksheet can be adapted to compare different dolphin species and a link to our recorded Dolphin Lesson webinar, Sharks vs Dolphins, is included.  

Topic: Contacts in Mother/Calf Dolphins Live: Wed 20 March, 5:30p ET Learn about DCP's recent study on tactile exchanges from graduate student Savanna!

Dolphin (Fact) Bubbles

In this latest Kids Science Activity (KSA), students can learn new things about a dolphin species and think critically about ways to organize information. Plus, the bubble worksheet is adaptable to any species your lesson might be focused on. 

Dolphin-Tine’s Day!

Ready to add a dolphin splash to your Valentine's Day? We've got you covered with our free dolphin-themed Valentine's Day Cards. With four versions, you'll surely find one you love: Platonic, pre-colored Platonic, self-color Mildly romantic, pre-colored Mildly romantic, self-color Spread love, kindness, and dolphins!

Sperm Whale Webinar!!

Topic: Sperm Whale Reproduction & Society Live: Tuesday 6 February 2024, 6:30 pm ET This talk, by Ana Eguiguren, will review what we currently know about sperm whale sociality and reproduction, as well as outstanding questions

New Mother-Calf Paper

DCP is pleased to announce our latest paper, this time with one of our students as lead author! Congratulations to Savanna on her hard work. We're excited to see where the rest of your studies take you. And of course, well done to co-authors Manon, Amy, and Kathleen! Title: Contact Exchanges in Bottlenose Dolphin Mother–Calf Pairs