Webinars

Below you’ll find an archive of DCP’s webinars. “DCP Dives Deep into…” programs are geared toward ages 14+ and “DCP Dolphin Lessons” are designed with ages 6 – 13 in mind. But, all are family-friendly, so all ages are encouraged to listen and watch. If you are new to DCP, scroll down and be sure to check out our very first webinar, “Dolphin Communication Project: Who We Are” to get a better sense of who we are and what we do. Interested in more online content? Our podcast, The Dolphin Pod, can be found under ‘The Latest Buzz’ tab.

DCP Deep Dive: Partial Merger, discusses DCP’s Aug 2022 publication that was featured in Science, Newsweek, and the New York Times. Now is your chance to hear straight from the source. Nicole discusses the interactions between members of two communities of Atlantic spotted dolphins in The Bahamas; asking if members of the same group were physically near each other as well as if they interacted with each other through physical touch. Fascinating stuff!

When you live underwater, sound is everything! Come learn about how dolphins and other marine animals use sound, hear some of the unique sounds they make and why noise can be a problem, and find out how scientists with the Chicago Zoological Society's Sarasota Dolphin Research Program use sound to study dolphins and their environment.

This Dolphin Lesson walks viewers through a marine animal stranding event, highlighting what they can do to help. Amber Lea Kincaid is a stranding biologist with Mote Marine Laboratory's Stranding Investigations Program. She is focused on how animal behavior can inform conservation efforts and loves educating people about Florida's marine animals.

Did you know manatees produce sounds? This presentation discusses their vocalizations and how they are used from multiple manatee species.



*Content warning: As the title indicates, this talk discusses manatee deaths. Language and images may be upsetting to some viewers. As such, this talk is recommended for mature audiences.*

*Correction: The minimum suitable water temperature for manatees is 68°F/20°C.*

Manatees are dying in record numbers off Florida, largely because of a progressive seagrass die-off in the Indian River Lagoon.



*Content warning: As the title indicates, this talk discusses sexual interactions in non-human animals. The speaker uses vocabulary and shows images related to sexual interactions and reproductive body parts in non-human animals, particularly beluga whales. As such, we recommend this presentation for mature audiences.*

In this Deep Dive, you’ll learn about how sexual play behaviors develop in young belugas.



*Content warning: images of dead animals (unknown cause and indigenous hunting), blubber dissection, and the topic of subsistence hunting are shown/discussed during this talk. Examples of trauma and challenges to ocean animals are discussed.*

In this Deep Dive, Dr. Amy C. Hirons discusses the ways in which the largest ocean basin on the planet is a collector of both nature's and man's history. Plants and animals can be used to help interpret what the oceans have recorded through time.

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In this Dolphin Lesson, Dr. Dee opens young students’ (& young at heart!) minds to creativity in animals. Bring your creativity and a cardboard box as we explore creativity and some cool animal examples.



Dolphin Lessons are geared toward ages 6-13, but everyone is welcome.


In this Deep Dive, Eric Angel Ramos discusses the clever tactics dolphins have come up with to dine on prey wherever they are! He dives a bit deeper into the mud ring feeding of dolphins in the Caribbean and Florida. Eric is a PhD candidate at The Graduate Center, City University of New York and scientist at FINS. He loves science and animals. And coffee and dogs.



In this Dolphin Lesson, DCP's favorite artist Raina shows viewers how to draw a beluga! With beluga facts thrown in along the way, this lesson is fun for all ages.

You can simply watch along, or grab paper and a pencil/pen or a drawing tablet to try your hand at drawing a beluga!

Dolphin Lessons are geared toward ages 6-13, but everyone is welcome.

Curious about belugas? Check out some past DCP Deep Dives (geared toward older viewers).