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UPCOMING Free Webinars!

DCP launched our free webinar series in 2020. We were thrilled to have our live participants and are happy that each program is recorded and accessible at any time on our website and on our YouTube channel

Dolphin Lessons are generally scheduled most 1st and 3rd Tuesdays each month, generally at 1:00 p.m. ET. Live Dolphin Lessons require a password to join.

Deep Dives are most 2nd and 4th Thursdays each month, generally at 1:00 p.m. ET.

Remember, Dolphin Lessons are geared toward elementary ages and Deep Dives are for 14+, but everyone is welcome! 


DCP Deep Dive: Can We Recognize Emotions in Bottlenose Dolphins?

In this Deep Dive, Emma Warner will discuss her research into whether humans can recognize emotional expression and body language in bottlenose dolphins using a method called Qualitative Behavioural Assessment (QBA); and how this can serve as a potential welfare indicator for assessing dolphins under human care.

This program is geared toward ages 14 and up, but all are welcome. Bring your questions!

Thursday 22 April 2021, 1:00 p.m. EDT 

Zoom Link: (or use Meeting ID 874 3883 9705)


DCP Dolphin Lesson: Kathleen, Live from Roatan!

In this Dolphin Lesson, Dr. Kathleen will join us from the field! She'll be studying bottlenose dolphins and can't wait to answer your questions. Maybe a dolphin will even make an appearance!

Dolphin Lessons are geared toward ages 6-13 and run 25-35 minutes. Nothing to do in advance – just tune and bring your questions!

Tuesday 4 May 2021, 1:00 p.m. EDT

Zoom Link: TBD (or use Meeting ID TBD)

--Dolphin Lessons have a password. We hope to use the same password all season. Email DCP at info{at}dcpmail{dot}org to receive the password.---


DCP Deep Dive: Dolphin Mouths – not just for eating!


In this Deep Dive, Dr. Erin Frick of Eckerd College returns to the DCP lineup. This time, she discusses studying the function of behavior, focusing on her research on bottlenose dolphins using their mouths to communicate visually, acoustically, and tactilely. Mouthing behavior is not always a simple message – context matters!

This program is geared toward ages 14 and up, but all will enjoy the program!

Original Airdate: 8 April 2021


DCP Dolphin Lesson: Plastic Free Seas

In this Dolphin Lesson, Ms. MaryEllen, from Mystic Aquarium, discusses plastic pollution, which is found in almost every marine habitat around the world. From plastic bags, straws, and balloons that are carried hundreds of miles through watersheds to the items that are found directly along the coastal; this presentation explores how plastics enter the waterways, the impact of plastics on marine species, and efforts to address this global problem. You’ll take away both individual and collective actions that be taken now to reduce additional plastic pollution!

This program is geared toward ages 6-13, but all will enjoy it!

You can check out our other webinars here on the DCP website under the Education tab!

Original airdate: 6 April 2021

DCP Deep Dive: Immune Function and Diving: new considerations in marine mammal health and conservation


In this Deep Dive, Dr. Laura Thompson, Research Scientist at Mystic Aquarium, talks about her unique research linking dive behavior and health, by studying immune responses in marine mammals. While Dr. Thompson focuses on beluga research, she also talks about the recent renewed interest in dive physiology, and how understanding the link between behavior and health in diving mammals can help inform conservation concerns in changing ocean environments … and can even benefit human health!

If Dr. Thompson’s webinar sparks an interest to learn more about marine mammal diving, then check out the DCP Deep Dive webinar from May 2020, by Dr. David Rosen. The link to DCP’s web site is here and the link to DCP’s YouTub channel is here for Dr. Rosen's webinar.

Today's program on immune function and diving is geared toward ages 14 and up, but all are welcome and will enjoy the program.

Original Airdate: 25 March 2021

DCP Dolphin Lesson: River Dolphins

In this Dolphin Lesson, recorded on 16 March 2021, DCP heads out of the ocean and into the river! Our friend Dr. Erin Frick, of Eckerd College, talks about what the river dolphins are, where they live, their behavior, how they communicate, and how they are different/similar to saltwater dolphins. This program is geared toward ages 6-13, but all are welcome to enjoy!

DCP Deep Dive: Relationship quality in dolphins

In this Deep Dive, recorded on 11 March 2021, DCP’s former master’s student and current collaborator, Manon Themelin discusses relationships, and more precisely the quality of relationships, in dolphins. She describes how we are studying “RQ” with dolphins at RIMS and Bimini. This program is geared toward ages 14 and up.

It is also available on DCP's YouTube channel to find more archived programs. On our website, you can also find free, downloadable STEAM activities for kids (look under the education tab). Stay tuned to our social media for upcoming webinars, field programs and more!

DCP Dolphin Lesson: So Many Species!

Do you know how many dolphin species there are? Which species DCP studies? Your favorite? In this Dolphin Lesson, DCP will guide listeners through some of the dolphin species out there – from the well-known to the obscure.

This program is geared toward ages 6-13, but all are welcome. Bring your questions!

Missed our earlier webinars? Check out the recordings on YouTube:

DCP Deep Dive: To Touch or Not To Touch – The Quirks of Beluga Contact

In this Deep Dive, DCP’s good friend Dr. Heather Hill answers questions like, How do belugas contact one another? How do belugas use contact in their social interactions? Are there any differences between wild belugas and belugas in human care? Dr. Hill is a comparative psychologist and full professor of psychology at St. Mary’s University who likes to study marine mammal behavior and cognition.

This program is geared toward ages 14 and up, but all will enjoy it.

You can also listen to other DCP webinars here on our website under the Education tab or on our YouTube channel.


Original Airdate: February 25, 2020

DCP Dolphin Lesson: Dolphin Adaptations

Why are dolphins shaped that way? How do they keep water out of their blowholes? Join us for a rundown of some awesome dolphin adaptations!

This program is geared toward ages 6-13, but all are welcome. Check out the details and see which is your favorite adaptation!

Missed our earlier webinars? Check out the previous DCP webinar recordings on YouTube here. Or find the other webinars under the Education tab on the DCP web page here.


Original Airdate: 16 February 2021


DCP Deep Dive: Sea Turtle Conservation

In this Deep Dive, DCP is joined by Kat DeStefano. A professional SCUBA diver since 2005, volunteer and seasonal staff at New England Aquarium Rescue Rehab department for 10 years, and DCP alum (Intern class of 2003-04), Kat has been studying marine animal behavior anecdotally for 20 years. Kat covers basic sea turtle biology and species ID (with a focus on Caribbean species), as well as the rehab and conservation of the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle.

This program is geared toward ages 14 and up, but all will enjoy Kat's presentation and stories.

Check out more webinars from DCP here on the Education tab of our website or on our YouTube channel (Dolphin Communication Project!)

Original Airdate: February 11, 2020

Contact Us

Write to us via snail-mail at:

Dolphin Communication Project
P.O. Box 7485
Port St. Lucie, FL, 34985

Email us:

info {at} dcpmail {dot} org


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