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DCP Dives Deep: Whales and Hippos, Evolutionary connections

Have you ever heard that hippos are dolphins’ closest land relative? What the heck does that mean?

In this episode of DCP's Dives Deep webinar series, listen to Dr. Maria Maust-Mohl as she explains the evolutionary connections between cetaceans (whales and dolphins) and hippos.

This program is geared toward high school students and above, but all are welcome to listen and learn.

To learn a bit more about this topic, check out Dr. Maust-Mohl’s article on … nostrils!

You can find our other webinars on the DCP Education page - webinars. Or you can visit DCP's YouTube channel for more fun webinars!

 

Original airdate: June 18, 2020

DCP Dolphin Lesson: Conservation – Why clean the beach?

In this Dolphin Lesson, Dr. Kathleen is joined by Ms. Annette from Blue Lagoon Island home of Dolphin Encounters to talk about marine debris, ocean pollution, and what can be done about it.

Have you ever done a litter clean up, at the beach, the park or even on your own street? Why is litter a problem and what does it have to do with dolphins?

Dolphin Lessons are geared toward ages 6-13. Nothing to do in advance – just watch the program and see how you can help lessen the amount of marine debris!

Thank you to Blue Lagoon Island! And, Ms. Annette.

Check out the other webinars from DCP on our YouTube channel, or visit the other pages here on our website, where you can also find other interesting information about dolphins.

Original Airdate: 16 June 2020

DCP Dolphin Lesson: Elephants vs Dolphins

In this Dolphin Lesson, Dr. Radhika Makecha teams up with Kel to compare and contrast elephants and dolphins. They are both mammals – is that where the similarities stop?

Dolphin Lessons are geared toward ages 6-13. Nothing to do in advance – just tune in and enjoy learning about two social animals!

Missed our earlier webinars? Check out the DCP webinar here on DCP's website under the Education tab or our webinar recordings on YouTube.

 

Original airdate: June 9, 2020

DCP Dives Deep: How seals deal with climate change impacts in the Antarctic

 

Learn about adaptations of leopard seals as they deal with challenges of climate change in the Antarctic with special guest Dr. Shane Kanatous, Biology, Colorado State University!

This program is geared toward high school students and above, but all are welcome. Dr. Kanatous will also let you know about how a kid from Brooklyn (that’s him) ended up studying seals in the Antarctic.

To learn a bit more about Dr. Kanatous’ research before the webinar, visit his lab’s website

And, connect the dots between last week’s Dives Deep program and this week’s by checking out this poster.

You can learn more about DCP on our website, and even check out our other webinars on the Education tab, or visit DCP's YouTube channel!

 

Original Airdate: June 4, 2020

DCP Dolphin Lesson: Q & A with dolphin scientists!

In this Dolphin Lesson, we had a panel of scientists ready to answer all of your dolphin – and general marine mammal and ocean science – questions!

Our panel included Dr. Deirdre Yeater (Sacred Heart University), Dr. Maria Maust-Mohl (Manhattan College), Dr. Diana Reiss (Hunter College), and DCP’s core team Kathleen, Justin & Kel.

Dolphin Lessons are normally geared toward ages 6-13, but this week, we want everyone to join. Your only homework is to listen and enjoy!

Missed our earlier webinars? Check out our other webinar recordings on DCP's YouTube channel. Or visit the other webinar posts here on the DCP website.

 

Original Airdate: June 2, 2020

 

DCP Dives Deep: How do they do that? Basics of marine mammal diving physiology

Learn the basics of marine mammal diving physiology with special guest Dr. David Rosen!

Dr. Rosen is an Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries (Canada). His research focuses primarily on marine mammal bioenergetics, physiology, and nutrition. And, in this webinar, Dr. Rosen shares with us details about the marine mammal dive response. You can learn more about his research here, at his lab website. And, here is a paper recommended by Dr. Rosen for those of you who want more than the engaging and interesting webinar!

This program is geared toward ages 14+, but all are welcome. And remember, you can find all our webinars on YouTube and under the education tab on our website.

Original Airdate: May 28, 2020

DCP Dolphin Lesson: The story of DCP ID#104, a stranded dolphin gets back to sea

In this Dolphin Lesson, Kel shares the adventure of DCP ID#104, also known as “Lamda.” In August 2018, this young Atlantic spotted dolphin stranded far from home. The Bahamas Marine Mammal Stranding Network responded and though things looked grim, #104 survived! He was released in the Bimini area and, after an unexpected journey south, he’s been observed healthy and back with his fellow dolphins off Bimini.

This program is geared toward ages 6 - 13, but dolphin lovers of all ages should enjoy it. No need to do anything in advance. Just tune in!

Missed our earlier webinars? Check out DCP webinar recordings on YouTube.

Original Airdate: May 26, 2020

 

DCP Dives Deep into Pectoral Fin Contacts

DCP Dives Deep into Pectoral Fin Contacts – How, when & why dolphins share touch with their flippers

In this time of COVID-19, your last handshake, high five or hug may feel a world away. Do dolphins have their own version of these handy interactions? Kathleen Dudzinski, PhD, has been studying pectoral fin contact among dolphins for a long time. So, tune in and find out what it’s all about!

This program is geared toward high school students and above, but all are welcome.

To get the most out of this presentation, you might want to check out this article. The PDF is free to download.

You can also check out the DCP Publications page for more details on other papers on this topic by DCP collaborators.

New to DCP? Check out our previously recorded webinars on the DCP website in the webinars page under the Education tab. Or, on DCP's YouTube channel!

 

Original webinar airdate: May 21, 2020

DCP Dolphin Lesson: Sharks vs. Dolphins

In this DCP Dolphin Lesson, we’ll find out if shark researchers and dolphin researchers can be friends. What do you think?

For this webinar, Kel is joined by Jillian Morris, Founder & President of Sharks4Kids, to compare and contrast both creatures!

This program is geared toward ages 6 - 13, but dolphin lovers of all ages should enjoy it. No need to do anything in advance. Just tune in!

Missed our earlier webinars? Check out the recordings on DCP's YouTube Channel, including our first Dolphin Lesson on photo-ID.

Or find a list of all of DCP's webinars here on the webinar page of the DCP website!

 

Original Airdate of this webinar: May 19, 2020

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