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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

 

Early June Webinar Schedule

DCP Dolphin Lesson: Ask a Dolphin Scientist

June 2, 2020 1:00 p.m. EDT - Use meeting link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88672744529 or meeting ID 886 7274 4529

In this Dolphin Lesson, we’ll have a panel of scientists ready to answer all of your dolphin – and general marine mammal and ocean science – questions! DCP’s core team will be there, Kathleen, Justin & Kel, plus some surprise guests. 

Dolphin Lessons are normally geared toward ages 6-13, but this week, we want everyone to join. Your only homework is to come up with some awesome questions. Or, just tune in!

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DCP Dives Deep: How are seals dealing with climate change impacts in Antarctica?

June 4, 2020 3:00 p.m. EDT - Use meeting link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88611862423 or meeting ID 886 1186 2423

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

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

https://kanatouswebsite.wixsite.com/extremephysiology

And, connect the dots between last week’s Dives Deep program and this week’s by checking out this poster: https://www.dropbox.com/s/7toheam8aklmgbi/dive%20response%20poster%201.pdf?dl=0

 

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New to DCP? or Missed an earlier webinar?

Check out our intro webinar, recorded on 2 April, to familiarize yourself with DCP or visit the main webinar page to find all our previously recorded programs! Webinars are also available on YouTube. Just search Dolphin Communication Project.

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

DCP Dives Deep into Investigations in Executive Function in Dolphins

 

This DCP Dives Deep into ... webinar brings you "Investigations in Executive Function in Dolphins: Violation of Expectations and Delayed Gratification"

This presentation is an exploration into the area of dolphin cognition and some ways that researchers study it. After a brief introduction to dolphin cognition and executive function (EF), our collaborator/presenter, Deirdre Yeater, Ph.D., details her studies with beluga whales and small dolphins. What are VOE and Delayed Gratification anyway? Listen to the program to find out!

This program is geared toward high school students and above, but all are welcome. Some additional reading for this presentation, can be found in this article. This PDF is free to download.

You can find out a bit more about Dr. Yeater and her work at her Sacred Heart webpage.

If you're new to DCP, you can find our other online programs on the Webinars page under the Education tab of our website. Or you can visit DCP's YouTube channel.

Original airdate for this presentation: May 14, 2020

Recorded & Upcoming Webinars

Thank you to everyone who has been participating in our new webinar series, Dolphin Lessons and DCP Dives Deep into…Kathleen and Kel have enjoyed leading programs, but we also owe a big thank you to our guest presenters, Daisy Kaplan, PhD, Alexis Levengood, PhD, Annette Dempsey, Heather Hill, PhD, Teri Bolton, Nicole Danaher-Garcia, Justin Gregg, PhD…and the list is going to continue to grow!

We’ve really enjoyed the live Q&A portion of these webinars, but we’re also thrilled to have each program recorded. Check out our webinars page (under the Education tab) or visit Dolphin Communication Project on YouTube. Remember to subscribe!

Our upcoming webinar schedule in posted under the Education tab, via our email newsletter and on our Facebook page. We hope to see you at a future program!

DCP Dolphin Lesson: Fantastical Facts about Dolphins!

 

In this Dolphin Lesson, we’ll be joined by DCP Vice President and host of The Dolphin Pod, Dr. Justin Gregg.

Dr. Justin is the author of ‘22 Fantastical Facts about Dolphins.’ You’ll definitely want to watch this episode to learn some really fantastically cool things about dolphins!

And, Dr. Justin's book is still available if you want to read the details yourself! Grab a copy at this link.

This program is geared toward ages 6 - 13, but dolphin lovers of all ages should enjoy it.

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

Or check out the other webinars listed on the Education dropdown page of the DCP website!

Original airdate of this webinar: May 12, 2020

Contact Us

Write to us via snail-mail at:

Dolphin Communication Project
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