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.



*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).



*Content warning: there are a few graphic images, especially related to the impacts of mercury poisoning. As such, we recommend this presentation for mature audiences.*

TLDR, Links referenced in talk:

FWC 6 October 2021 meeting, with goliath grouper on agenda. Submit public comments here by 5p ET 1 October 2021.

Why any goliath grouper fishery at all is a bad idea here.

Draft rule language here.

Jean-Michel Cousteau's PSA here.

Goliaths in the Stream short film here.

Active petition against goliath grouper fishery here.

In this DCP Deep Dive, Dr.



 

In this Dolphin Lesson, DCP's friend Dr. Erin joins again! She discusses questions like: Do dolphins have personalities? How do researchers find out? What types of personality characteristics have we seen in dolphins? How does that compare to what personality traits we use to describe humans?

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



*Content warning: images of stranded or dead animals and/or necropsies may be shown during this talk. Examples of animals who did not survive their stranding or injury may be discussed.*

In this Deep Dive, Amber Lea Kincaid, a stranding biologist with Mote Marine Laboratory's Stranding Investigations Program discusses how Mote responds to sick, injured, distressed, and deceased marine mammals and sea turtles in Sarasota, FL, and the surrounding area.



In this Deep Dive, Becca Hamilton discusses Driver-Barrier foraging, a unique cooperative foraging tactic used by certain members of the bottlenose dolphin population in Cedar Key, Florida.