Kathleen Dudzinski

Kathleen Dudzinski

Introducing....Addie!

A playful, young dolphin from our Bimini, Bahamas field site has received her name! ID#084 is now known as "Addie." Addie is a juvenile female who was first added to our photo-ID catalog in 2006. She is the independent offspring of Trudy (#57) and received her name from DCP supporter Sandra Roberts. Now that Addie's name is official, you can support DCP's research and education programs by adopting her today! Want something a little more flattering? How about a nice comfy t-shirt with her image front and center? Click to adopt Addie or click to shop Addie Gear. And of course, she has her very own Dolphin Trading Card - click here to order yours!

Thanks for the support Sandra!

If you are interested in naming a dolphin, check out ID#086!

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New interview with Kathleen!

Isaac Davis Jr recently interviewed DCP Director, Dr. Kathleen Dudzinski for the "webzine" Junior's Cave. You can check out the interview where Kathleen talks about how she came to study dolphins, studying cognition versus intelligence, DCP's work and more. Click here to head to Junior's Cave!
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Discounted Bimini Wild Dolphin Adventure Packages!

Bimini2009_TtwAlexisOur good friends at Bill & Nowdla's Wild Dolphin Adventures are pleased to announce discounted rates for their remaining Summer 2010 Wild Dolphin Adventure Packages. We know it's last minute, but we thought we'd help spread the word:

DATES: 8 - 13 August OR 29 August - 3 September

COST: $999 per person/double occupancy (originally $1,269.00!)

Each package includes 5 nights' accommodation, 5 wild dolphin trips, snorkeling opportunities and much more. For more information on Bill & Nowdla Keefe's Wild Dolphin Adventures, visit their website www.WildDolphins.com.

To book your package (before space runs out!), contact their reservations department directly:

In the US & Canada: 800-348-4644

Elsewhere: 305-653-5572

Or by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Don't forget to mention DCP when making your reservation!

The DCP Fine Print: The packages described in this announcement are NOT DCP Eco-Tours. You can learn all about DCP Eco-Tours in Roatan by clicking here or in Bimini by clicking here.

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Introducing....SPEEDY!

BIM09_ID078_SpeedyOne of our favorite Bimini dolphins (oh, wait, aren't they all our favorites!?) has just received a name! ID#078, now called "Speedy," was named by Jenni MacArthur for Mark Tse. Speedy is a juvenile male who is just that. And when he rolls over, you can see his big, dark, belly spot! Now that Speedy's name is official, you can support DCP's research and education programs by adopting him today! Want something a little more flattering? How about a nice cozy sweatshirt with his image front and center? Click to adopt Speedy or click to shop Speedy Gear.

Thanks for the support Jenni and Mark!

If you are interested in naming a dolphin, check out ID#086!

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National Geographic Traveler - Bimini

The details might be a might fuzzy (Sea Crest Hotel & Marina has 25 rooms), but NatGeo has the rest correct - Bimini has beautiful often empty beaches, mangroves and of course, wild dolphins! You can read the article by clicking here and then, why not sign up for DCP's eco-tour this May in none other than Bimini, Bahamas? Click here for more info on the trip.
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End-of-year charitable donations - just two days left!

Bimini_young TtMake your end-of-year tax-deductible donation to the Dolphin Communication Project before midnight December 31, 2009! Click here to donate now.

Your donation will help DCP:

*Conduct research on Atlantic spotted and bottlenose dolphin throughout the world

*Provide educational programs in Connecticut, at our international field sites and online worldwide

*Maintain a scientifically accurate website that provides cutting-edge and interesting dolphin facts

*Disseminate our research results to both the scientific and lay communities, thereby supporting conservation efforts by supporting an informed society

Happy New Year!

-DCP

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And the winner is.....

Bill Cunningham!

Congratulations to Bill who won our holiday drawing for a signed copy of Dolphin Mysteries, co-authored by DCP director, Dr. Kathleen Dudzinski. Thank you to Kathryn Boyd who adopted dolphin "Billy" for Bill - and of course, thank you to everyone who adopted dolphins this holiday season!

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New dolphin DVD - Just in time!

Kathleen and John have just finished updating the DVD that accompanies all Adopt-A-Dolphin kits! The new DVD includes new footage from 2009 for all Adopt-A-Dolphins that were observed this year. The best part? It will now be included in all new adoptions and renewals - just in time for holiday shopping!

Adopt-A-Dolphin Today!

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Adopt-A-Dolphin - Holiday extras!

Adopting a dolphin through the Dolphin Communication Project is great out-of-the-box holiday gift. Okay, okay, we're a little biased, but our kits really do make great gifts. And by adopting a wild dolphin, you ensure that DCP is able to continue not only to research dolphins around the world, but also carry out all sorts of great education programs.

This holiday season our kits give you even more. First renew your dolphin adoption or purchase a new adoption from DCP between now and December 18th and we'll enter you into a drawing to win a signed copy of Dolphin Mysteries, by DCP Director, Kathleen Dudzinsnki.

Second, with all adoption kit purchases or renewals received before December 18th, will include a bonus - a free copy of our DVD, "Bridging the Ocean Divide." This 24-minute video features one of DCP's early education programs sharing our understanding of dolphins with students from Japan and the USA!

Click here to adopt a dolphin today!

Happy Holidays!

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Final Gazette of 2009!

It's here - Gazette Issue 13 no. 4. This is the final gazette of 2009 and it is full of reflections on this year's field seasons, holiday gift ideas and much more! So, chlick below to download it for yourself - and go ahead, share it with a friend!

 Gazette November 2009

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Squidoo Thanksgiving Cookoff!

Squidoo Thanksgiving CookoffSquidoo is giving DCP another chance to win some much needed cash - but we can’t do it without your help!

Each day until Thanksgiving, Squidoo.com will donate $1,000 to one of their registered charities. On Thanksgiving day, they will be giving away a whopping $5,000! In order for a charity to be eligible to win the cash prize, someone (maybe you?) has to create a “Squidoo lens” (AKA webpage) about a Thanksgiving food related topic. It could be the Ultimate Thanksgiving Gravy, secret stuffing, a goofy or unexpected Thanksgiving food tradition, etc. After you’ve created the lens, simply choose to donate to the Dolphin Communication Project as your selected charity and we'll be entered to win the daily giveaway. It’s free and easy and would be a huge help to DCP!

For all of the details, head here: http://www.squidoo.com/squidoo-thanksgiving-cookoff.

For those of you already familiar with Squidoo, make sure your lens creations originate here or Squidoo won't know they are for the cookoff for charity: http://www.squidoo.com/cobrand/create_lens/Squidoo%2BThanksgiving%2BCookoff-68431.

Thanks for your help!

-DCP

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Thanks for your Squidoo Votes!

Wow! Nearly 300 of you met our call to vote for DCP in Squidoo's recent charity giveaway. Thank you! Although we had a strong showing, we'd like to congratulate the winning non-profit, Marine Parents. Funds awarded from Squidoo will be used for postage fees on care packages scheduled to be sent to US Marines in Afghanistan and Iraq this August.
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Here's your chance to help DCP win research money!

Do you think DCP deserves to win Squidoo's Charity Giveaway?

We do! And we need your help ASAP!

Help us out by taking a few moments and heading to:
http://www.squidoo.com/charity-giveaway-voting
Squidoo is offering prize-money to the squidoo-charity that gets the most votes from the public. If you vote for the Dolphin Communication Project, you could help us win a snazzy $3,000. WIth just a couple clicks of the mouse, you can make a huge difference!

Why should we be awarded this cash, you ask? Well, like you, we're crazy about dolphins and determined to learn as much about them as possible. But, like most things, this costs money. With cash from Squidoo, we'd be able to get that HD camera and special echolocation recorder we've been dreaming of...And, your vote can get us there!
Voting opened today, but already closes tomorrow, July 21st at 9 p.m. EST.

 

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Looking for a January Adventure?

 

Start the new year with a DCP Eco-Tour in Roatan, Honduras!

Join DCP from 16 - 23 January 2010 at the Roatan Institute for Exploration. You can get up close & personal with bottlenose dolphins and DCP's research. $1,765 includes lodging, meals, dolphin interactions and more!

For full details, click here. We hope to see you soon!

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Greener Living Today + DCP

DCP recently received mention by a Greener Living Today contributor. Check out the note here.

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Field Course in Cetacean Ecology

Alternate Offering!!

As a result of frequent inquiries, DCP is pleased to announce the opportunity for students to participate in an abbreviated portion of our June 2009 Field Course in Cetacean Ecology at our Bimini, Bahamas field site. While there are still spaces available for the full-length course, we also have a handful of spaces available for the first section of this course.

Arrival 1 June 2009
Departure 5 June 2009

Included:
4 nights hotel accommodation
Transportation to/from airport/hotel in Bimini
3 meals/day (incl breakfast on departure day)
Half-day boat trips in search of wild dolphins (weather dependent)
Lectures & seminars (topics include dolphin biology, behavior, photo-identification)
Gratuity
Certificate of completion

Not included:
Airfare to/from Bimini, Bahamas (airport code BIM)

Cost:
$1,159 (Double occupancy)
$1,379 (Single occupancy)
Credit cards or PayPal accepted through PayPal

Contact us for info on availability!

The fine print:
If paying by US bank issued check or money order, receive a discount! Final cost of $1,119 (double) or $1,329 (single). Checks will only be accepted until 1 May 2009.
Remaining spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Don't delay!
You must be at least 18 years old to participate.
You must have insurance that will cover medical emergencies while abroad.
US citizens are required to travel with a valid passport. Others should check requirements for their country.
While you do not need previous experience or be currently enrolled in a university-level program, this is an intensive field course and full participation is expected.
Arranging for school credit, if desired, is the full responsibility of the participant.

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Optimism for the Irrawaddy?

Mainstream media has picked up the story of a World Conservation Society study which found "a stronghold for one of the world's rarest freshwater dolphins, the Irrawaddy." The survey documented almost 6,000 individuals in Bangledesh; quite a surprise considering previous population estimates were as low as a few hundred. The species still faces many threats from human activities, but perhaps this attention will encourage their protection!
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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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