United Parks & Resorts Inc.

United Parks & Resorts Inc. is a global theme park and entertainment company, parent of SeaWorld® and Discovery Cove, with whom DCP researchers have been collaborating to understand delphinid behavior and also their interactions with human visitors in order to better understand their behavior in groups, as individuals, in comparison to their counterparts in the… Continue reading United Parks & Resorts Inc.

Azura Consulting

Azura Consulting LLC is a new woman-owned small business working to empower people and organizations to meet their goals while also conserving natural resources and minimizing impacts to the environment. Azura also aims to foster environmental stewardship and an excitement for science within our communities.
Azura CEO Amy Whitt, M.E.M. founded the company in September 2014 to provide environmental consulting, educational outreach, and editing services. Amy has over 11 years of professional experience in marine mammal research and environmental management. Prior to founding Azura, Amy served as the Marine Science Program Manager and Scientific Diving Program Manager for VersarGMI.

Bimini Adventures

Bimini Adventures, headed by Al Sweeting Jr, have formally supported DCP’s research off Bimini, The Bahamas since 2006. Operating out of Sea Crest Hotel & Marina, Bimini Adventures grant space for DCP researchers on their trips in search of wild dolphins. Al, with more than 20 years experience guiding tourists on and under the waters of Bimini, and his crew are a pleasure to work with.

Zoo Duisburg

Dudzinski began DCP’s studies of the dolphins at Zoo Duisburg in late 2012. She was invited to observe the dolphins and spent time documenting their behavior and vocalizations. There are nine dolphins calling the dolphinarium at Zoo Duisburg home. When Dudzinski visited in 2012 and 2013, 1 adult male, 3 adult females, 2 subadult females, and 2 male and 1 female calves called the dolphinarium home.
The Zoo opened in 1935 and was well received with more than 300,000 visitors in it’s first year. Though severely bombed during WWII, the zoo survived and rebuilt.

John Anderson

Director, Terramar Productions
John Anderson has been diving for 35 years and photographing ocean wildlife for more than 25 years. In 1999, he launched Terramar Productions LLC, a young, though seasoned, media production company, to focus his talents on creating marine-related environmental films, DVDs and fine art photography. With thousands of frames exposed, and having worked on film greats such as the IMAX  “Dolphins ” and “Amazing Caves ”, Anderson specializes in video and photography on and under the water.

Eastern Kentucky University

Field Course in Cetacean Ecology with Eastern Kentucky University


This page includes details on DCP’s 2018 seminar & field course with Eastern Kentucky University (EKU). All participants much register through EKU, however visiting students are encourage to apply.

Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences

Founded in 1989, the primary objective of the Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences (RIMS) is the preservation of Roatan’s natural resources through education and research. In the past decade, RIMS has established itself as a dedicated teaching institution. RIMS is visited year-round by students and groups from colleges, universities and high schools from abroad who study tropical marine ecosystems as well as the bottlenose dolphins who reside at Bailey’s Key.

Dolphin Encounters

Dolphin Encounters (DE) at Blue Lagoon Island is one of the top tourist attractions in Nassau, The Bahamas and is owned and operated by a local family. DE began in 1989 when two Atlantic Bottlenose dolphins were rescued from an aquarium that closed in Nassau. The animals were relocated to a large all-natural seawater dolphin habitat on Treasure Island, Abaco, The Bahamas. Soon after, six more dolphins joined their marine mammal family, which created the foundation of what is today known as Dolphin Encounters.