Blog & Field Reports

Please let us name a dolphin in your honor!
As many of you undoubtedly know, The Colbert Report has become one of late night’s most popular programs. In honor of Colbert’s tireless quest for truth, and unflinching pursuit of self-congratilitude, we at DCP will name a wild, Atlantic spotted dolphin in Colbert’s honor. But, first we need his permission – and we need your help to get it!
To read more about this appeal, click here.

Name-A-Dolphin: #094

You may know her as "Little Dot," but White Blotch's 2004 female calf is now ready for an official name. You can learn more about this active young juvenile Atlantic spotted dolphin - and how you can be the one to name her - by clicking here.
ID#094 was born in the summer of 2004 and stayed close with her mom all the way through the summer of 2010. She is very playful and frequently rides the bow of the boat - belly up! For $750, you can be the lucky supporter to give ID#094 her permanent name.

DCP on Jumo

Hey - are you using Jumo yet? If so, you can follow DCP on Jumo - here is our page. Not heard of Jumo yet? Jumo is a social network connecting individuals and organizations who want to change the world.

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.