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Gazette Issue 15 No 1

Can you believe it is already time for the next issue of the Dolphin Gazette? This issue is now available for download by clicking here.

Trainer Workshop Program

Field Course for Marine Mammal Trainers Overview
What is it?
A week-long course that combines lectures on marine mammal behavior and cognition, cetacean ecology, observational research methods, and boat-based and in-water encounters with wild Atlantic spotted dolphins near Bimini and common bottlenose dolphins in human care at Dolphin Encounters in Nassau.
Who’s it for?
This course is specially designed for marine mammal trainers at any stage in their career, and hailing from any country or facility around the world. The course offers opportunities to participate in field research and exchange ideas and information with peers.

DCP is currently seeking two interns for the summer of 2011. These internships have both field and office components, both of which are mandatory, and total 8–12 weeks, depending on DCP’s schedule. Applications are due 4 February 2011.

The application for DCP's 2011 DRT (pronounced "dirt") programs are posted!


Planning to Adopt-A-Dolphin this holiday season? If you want your adoption kit to arrive before the 25th of December, you must place your order and choose Economy Shipping NO LATER than December 15th or Expedited Shipping NO LATER THAN December 17th. These orders should arrive by December 24th. Any order placed after the 17th might not arrive before the 25th.

Holiday Bonus!

This holiday season, all individuals who make a purchase from DCP will receive DCP ’s 2011 calendar. Our 2011 calendar is filled

Dolphin Facebook Competition!

Did you know that all 26 Adopt-A-Dolphins have their own Facebook pages?Did you know that DCP researchers post updates on the dolphins when they are seen off the island of Bimini?Are you already a fan?Well, the dolphins are gearing up for a fan competition. There is lots of chatter over which dolphin will get the most "Likes" before 1 January 2010. Some are saying it will be the adventurous Lil' Jess, while others are rooting for fun-loving Addie.


DCP is pleased to announce the newest dolphin available for adoption: Joanne! Joanne (ID#86) was first documented by researchers in 2004, but they had a hard time keeping her straight! This adult female's distinct pattern behind her blowhole is easy to see from the boat; the pattern below her eye is easy to see under water. If you are interested in adopting Joanne, please click here to learn all about our adopt-a-wild-dolphin program. But, since Joanne's own webpage isn't up and running yet, please email us at to adopt Joanne.

NEW Dolphin Gazette!

It's that time of year folks - the last issue for the year of The Dolphin Gazette is here! Just in time for the holiday season, this issue is jam-packed with updates from the field, education programs and ways that you can support DCP.