Blog & Field Reports

DCP is pleased to offer two different university-level field courses in 2012. Which one is right for you?
Ethological Studies – Marine & Terrestrial:
Field dates: 20 – 31 May
Remote learning dates: 1 – 11 June
Cost: $2,450 (does not include tuition or airfare to Fort Lauderdale, FL)
This exciting field course, taught in conjunction with Georgetown College, will explore topics including operant conditioning, social behavior, learning, mirror recognition and more.

After reading this issue of The Dolphin Gazette, you'll feel up to date on all of our research in The Bahamas - at Dolphin Encounters and off Bimini. You'll feel confident telling your co-workers about the SM2M, and you'll be telling every college student you know to sign up for our May field course. The list goes on, but it's probably better if you go ahead and read it yourself.

Ever wondered what it's like to be an intern with the Dolphin Communication Project? Brittany McIntosh, Alexis Levengood, and Sabena Siddiqui share their thoughts and experiences as DCP's 2011 summer interns. Each of them completed an office component at DCP's headquarters in Connecticut before joining Kelly Melillo-Sweeting, Bimini Field Research Manager, on the beautiful island of Bimini, the Bahamas.

DCP in Oslo Airport Magazine

DCP's Bimini Research Manager, Kel Melillo Sweeting, was quoted in the August/September 2011 issue of the Oslo Airport Magazine. This issue of the magazine, "the wet edition," includes a visit to Bimini and time spent with Bimini Undersea. You can access the magazine at or click here to download the PDF (28 MB).

Gazette Issue 15.3

The summer is flying by and you can find out what DCP's been up to in the summer issue of the Dolphin Gazette. Inside you can read about our next eco-tour to RIMS, upcoming university classes, the Bimini field season and a tribute to Umi. Umi was not only DCP's (terrestrial) mascot, but Kathleen & John's beloved canine.

Kathleen will discuss her research, DCP and the film, DOLPHINS, at The Maritime Aquarium (Norwalk, CT) on 9 June 2011. The lecture begins at 7:30 p.m. with the film, DOLPHINS, immediately following. Tickets are available now: $15 (adults/$12.50 (children).

Several spaces have just become available for a dolphin swim package with Sea Crest Hotel & Marina in Bimini, The Bahamas. This last minute trip begins on 10 July 2011 and includes 5 nights’ accommodation, 5 boat trips in search of wild dolphins (weather dependent), all meals, boat snacks, drinking water and snorkel gear (if needed).

The answers to the 'name these famous dolphins' quiz from the latest Dolphin Gazette and posted to the DCP website on 17 May 2011 are:
A: Darwin from Seaquest DSV
B: Fungi
C: Akeakamai

Name these famous dolphins! Here's the quiz from the latest issue of the Dolphin Gazette. See if you can name each of the five famous dolphins pictured below. You can leave your answers on DCP's Facebook page.

Can you believe it is already time for a new issue of the Dolphin Gazette? It is true and it is here! In this issue you'll read about Kathleen's recent trip to RIMS with long-time eco-tour participants. Kel provides updates from Bimini, including individual adopt-a-dolphin updates. And Justin offers his thoughts on the must-haves for your marine mammalogy library. Plus announcements, FAQs, a fun game and more!
Click here to download the Gazette.