Patron Adopt-A-Dolphin

DCP's Patron Adopt-A-Wild-Dolphin program allows you the opportunity to adopt a dolphin from our Bimini, The Bahamas field site and have an even greater impact on DCP's mission. The extra money raised from these kits will be funneled straight into DCP’s research and education programs. As a thank you for purchasing a Patron kit, we have streamlined the design of these kits to make it that much easier to access our adoption content including our video/audio files (available on USB for those purchasing a print version of the kit). Choose from Tina, Prince William, Vee, and Paul.

Patron Adoption kits cost $135 for the electronic version, and $169 for the hardcopy version. 

Patron E-Kit includes: Link to Welcome Letter, Patron Adoption Certificate, Biography with Photos of Your Adopted Dolphin, DCP Info Booklet, DCP's 20th Anniversary Short Film, 2 Adoption Videos, Your Dolphin's Whistle mp3, Adopt-A-Wild-Dolphin Photobook

Patron Print Kit includes: Welcome Letter, Patron Adoption Certificate, Biography & Photo of Your Adopted Dolphin, Trading Card of Your Adopted Dolphin, DCP Info Booklet, DCP USB Flash Drive with DCP's 20th Anniversary Short Film, 2 Adoption Videos, Your Dolphin's Whistle mp3, Adopt-A-Wild-Dolphin Photobook. Hardcopy adoption kits include free U.S. shipping (allow 2-3 weeks to receive your kit); expedited US shipping and international shipping may be available for an additional fee. 

Our online payment system accepts all major credit cards. Please email DCP at info {at} dcpmail {dot} org if you would like to pay by check or money order.

Choose your Adopt-A-Dolphin kit:

Choose your kit type
Choose your dolphin

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Breakdown

Top five reasons to adopt a dolphin from DCP

  • Receive unique underwater video footage and images of your adopted dolphin
  • Download an actual recording of one of the Bimini dolphin's vocalizations
  • Money from the sale of DCP's adoption kits will directly fund research and education efforts that benefit your adopted dolphin
  • Choose from over 20 wild dolphins from the Bimini pod each with their own unique characteristics, life histories and personality traits
  • The perfect gift (for yourself or someone else) looking for a fun but meaningful way to improve the lives of dolphin species and the environment

Adopting a wild dolphin with DCP helps to fund:

  • The purchase of new research equipment(e.g., cameras, underwater microphones)
  • Conservation and education programs on the US and around the world
  • Publication and dissemination of DCP's research results to the scientific community and the general public
  • Maintenance of the DCP website, and our podcast The Dolphin Pod
  • Classroom education programs for school-aged children including DCP Youth Program, Dolphin Research Trainee, Classroom Connections
  • Volunteer, ecotour, and internship opportunities for the public

Want to visit your adopted dolphin?

Why not join DCP on one of our Bimini ecotours where you'll get a chance to meet your adopted dolphin face-to-face in the wild!

Kiwi

 

Kiwi (ID#121) - Kiwi, a male Atlantic spotted dolphin, has been observed by DCP since 2018. We recognize him by his wacky dorsal fin. We’re on the lookout for his independence from mom, Tina (#014).

Adoption kits cost $30 for the electronic version, and $35 for the hardcopy version. See the "What's in your Adoption Kit?" below to learn more about what you'll receive in each version of the dolphin adoption kit. Adoptions are valid for a full year.

To adopt Kiki, enter the name you would like to appear on your personalized adoption certificate below and click on 'add to cart' to get started. Adoption kits cost $30 for the electronic version (no shipping required, allow 48 hours to receive your kit by email), and $35 for the hardcopy version. Hardcopy adoption kits include free U.S. shipping (allow 2-3 weeks to receive your kit); expedited US shipping and international shipping may be available for an additional fee.. Our online payment system accepts all major credit cards. Please email DCP at info {at} dcpmail {dot} org if you would like to pay by check or money order.

Electronic Kit

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Name on Adoption Certificate

Hardcopy Kit

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Friend Kiwi on Facebook (he has his very own page) and get the latest sighting updates. DCP researchers will keep you up to date on Kiwi's antics, and you can interact with other Kiwi fans and adoptive parents.

Vee

 

 

Vee (ID#101) - Vee, a female Atlantic spotted dolphin, has been observed by DCP since 2012. We monitor her spot development carefully – so far, she has no nicks or scars! Because of this, researchers rely on her spot pattern to recognize her, year after year. Thankfully, she seems fairly interested in the boat and our cameras, which allows us to document her new spot development and associations over time.

Adoption kits cost $30 for the electronic version, and $35 for the hardcopy version. See the "What's in your Adoption Kit?" below to learn more about what you'll receive in each version of the dolphin adoption kit. Adoptions are valid for a full year.

To adopt Vee enter the name you would like to appear on your personalized adoption certificate below and click on 'add to cart' to get started. Adoption kits cost $30 for the electronic version (no shipping required, allow 48 hours to receive your kit by email), and $35 for the hardcopy version. Hardcopy adoption kits include free U.S. shipping (allow 2-3 weeks to receive your kit); expedited US shipping and international shipping may be available for an additional fee. Our online payment system accepts all major credit cards. Please email DCP at info {at} dcpmail {dot} org if you would like to pay by check or money order.

Electronic Kit

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Name on Adoption Certificate

Hardcopy Kit

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Name on Adoption Certificate

Friend Vee on Facebook (she has her very own page) and get the latest sighting updates. DCP researchers will keep you up to date on Vee's antics, and you can interact with other Vee fans and adoptive parents.

Sulfur

 

 

Sulfur, DCP ID#102, is a juvenile, female Atlantic spotted dolphin. DCP has been observing her off the coast of Bimini, The Bahamas since 2013. She is recognizable even before we enter the water, as she has two distinct notches in the center of her dorsal fin. In 2013, Sulfur also suffered an injury to her peduncle. Though this injury healed very well, it has left a permanent scar. Neither of these markings slow her down though! She is a busy dolphin, seen in a variety of social groups. Like “Seabeagle” (ID#106), Sulfur has also been observed with fellow juveniles, Inka (#93) and Paul (#99).

Adoption kits cost $30 for the electronic version, and $35 for the hardcopy version. See the "What's in your Adoption Kit?" below to learn more about what you'll receive in each version of the dolphin adoption kit. Adoptions are valid for a full year.

To adopt Sulfur, enter the name you would like to appear on your personalized adoption certificate below and click on 'add to cart' to get started. Adoption kits cost $30 for the electronic version (no shipping required, allow 48 hours to receive your kit by email), and $35 for the hardcopy version. Hardcopy adoption kits include free U.S. shipping (allow 2-3 weeks to receive your kit); expedited US shipping and international shipping may be available for an additional fee. Our online payment system accepts all major credit cards. Please email DCP at info {at} dcpmail {dot} org if you would like to pay by check or money order.

Electronic Kit

Is this a gift?
Name on Adoption Certificate

Hardcopy Kit

Is this a gift?
Name on Adoption Certificate

Friend Sulfur on Facebook (she has her very own page) and get the latest sighting updates. DCP researchers will keep you up to date on Sulfur's antics, and you can interact with other Sulfure fans and adoptive parents.

Paul

 

Paul (#99)  has been observed off Bimini since 2011, the first summer after he was born. In the early years, when he was always by his mom (Leslie, #80)’s side, the pair spent much of their time with Lil’ Jess (#35) and her calf. Paul is easily recognized by the double notch in his peduncle. Paul Alexander Landis, aka Paul or PAL, was named in 2015 by Carl & Sylvia Landis, in memory of their son, Paul Alexander Landis, who loved the ocean.

Adoption kits cost $30 for the electronic version, and $35 for the hardcopy version. See the "What's in your Adoption Kit?" below to learn more about what you'll receive in each version of the dolphin adoption kit. Adoptions are valid for a full year.

To adopt Paul, enter the name you would like to appear on your personalized adoption certificate below and click on 'add to cart' to get started. Adoption kits cost $30 for the electronic version (no shipping required, allow 48 hours to receive your kit by email), and $35 for the hardcopy version. Hardcopy adoption kits include free U.S. shipping (allow 2-3 weeks to receive your kit); expedited US shipping and international shipping may be available for an additional fee. Our online payment system accepts all major credit cards. Please email DCP at info {at} dcpmail {dot} org if you would like to pay by check or money order.

Electronic Kit

Is this a gift?
Name on Adoption Certificate

Hardcopy Kit

Is this a gift?
Name on Adoption Certificate

Friend Paul on Facebook (he has his very own page) and get the latest sighting updates. DCP researchers will keep you up to date on Paul's antics, and you can interact with other Paul fans and adoptive parents.

Milo

 

adopt a wild dolphin Milo

Milo (#96) first visited DCP’s camera in 2011. He made sure we noticed him and the vertical scar on his left side. He’s a social dolphin who spends time with a variety of other dolphins – young, old, male and female! Milo was named in 2011 by Steve McNicholas and Loretta Sacco , for their son, Milo.

Adoption kits cost $30 for the electronic version, and $35 for the hardcopy version. See the "What's in your Adoption Kit?" below to learn more about what you'll receive in each version of the dolphin adoption kit. Adoptions are valid for a full year.

To adopt Inka, enter the name you would like to appear on your personalized adoption certificate below and click on 'add to cart' to get started. Adoption kits cost $30 for the electronic version (no shipping required, allow 48 hours to receive your kit by email), and $35 for the hardcopy version. Hardcopy adoption kits include free U.S. shipping (allow 2-3 weeks to receive your kit); expedited US shipping and international shipping may be available for an additional fee.. Our online payment system accepts all major credit cards. Please email DCP at info {at} dcpmail {dot} org if you would like to pay by check or money order.

Electronic Kit

Is this a gift?
Name on Adoption Certificate

Hardcopy Kit

Is this a gift?
Name on Adoption Certificate

Friend Milo on Facebook (he has his very own page) and get the latest sighting updates. DCP researchers will keep you up to date on Milo's antics, and you can interact with other Milo fans and adoptive parents.

Contact Us

Write to us via snail-mail at:

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

Email us:

info {at} dcpmail {dot} org

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