Manon Themelin, M.Sc.

DCP Research Associate Manon Themelin joined DCP in 2019 as a Master’s degree student from France. Her original work focused on relationship quality in dolphins, applying a method used with chimpanzees and ravens by colleagues in Europe to the DCP dolphin study populations off Bimini and at RIMS. After receiving her degree, Manon became a… Continue reading Manon Themelin, M.Sc.

Kathleen Dudzinski, Ph.D.

Director, Dolphin Communication Project

Dr. Kathleen Dudzinski has been studying dolphin behavior and communication since 1990, with a focus on tactile, behavioral and acoustic signals employed by dolphins as they share information with each other and across groups. Dr. Dudzinski is Founder and Director of the Dolphin Communication Project (DCP). Her current research focuses on two groups of dolphins in managed care – at the Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences (RIMS) in Honduras and at Blue Lagoon Island, home of Dolphin Encounters (DE), on Nassau, The Bahamas. Dr.

Kelly Melillo Sweeting

DCP Secretary & Bimini Research Manager

B.A. Environmental Studies, Connecticut College

M.Sc. Environmental Science, Alaska Pacific University

(Right: photo credit, Al Sweeting Jr)


Kel has been a part of the DCP team since 2003. Born and raised in North Haven, Connecticut, USA, she graduated from Connecticut College in 2004 after having spent time living in Australia and attending the University of Glasgow, Scotland. Always interested in the marine environment, she joined DCP as an undergraduate intern in the summer 2003, which allowed her to combine this interest with her love of traveling and experiencing new cultures.

Justin Gregg, Ph.D.

Senior Research Associate

Justin Gregg received his doctorate from the School of Psychology at Trinity College Dublin in Dublin Ireland in 2008. He has been a research associate with DCP since 2004, assisting with data collection on Bimini for 2004 and leading the field research on Mikura Island for the 2005, 2006, and 2007 field seasons.