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.


In this Dolphin Lesson, Raina guides participants through drawing an orca (aka killer whale), the largest member of the dolphin family. With orca facts thrown in along the way, this lesson will be fun for young and young at heart!

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

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



In this Deep Dive, Emma Longden discusses using bottlenose dolphins’ signature whistles - an individually unique whistle, a bit like a dolphin name - to count the number of individuals in a population. After all, dolphins use a variety of sounds for communication, feeding, and navigation.



In this Dolphin Lesson, DCP's Director, Dr. Kathleen Dudzinski, discusses her research in general and specifically with bottlenose dolphins at the Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences.



In this Deep Dive, Emma Warner discusses her research into whether humans can recognize emotional expression and body language in bottlenose dolphins using a method called Qualitative Behavioural Assessment (QBA).



 

In this Deep Dive, Dr. Erin Frick of Eckerd College returns to the DCP lineup. This time, she discusses studying the function of behavior, focusing on her research on bottlenose dolphins using their mouths to communicate visually, acoustically, and tactilely.



In this Dolphin Lesson, Ms. MaryEllen, from Mystic Aquarium, discusses plastic pollution, which is found in almost every marine habitat around the world. From plastic bags, straws, and balloons that are carried hundreds of miles through watersheds to the items that are found directly along the coastal; this presentation explores how plastics enter the waterways, the impact of plastics on marine species, and efforts to address this global problem.



 

In this Deep Dive, Dr. Laura Thompson, Research Scientist at Mystic Aquarium, talks about her unique research linking dive behavior and health, by studying immune responses in marine mammals. While Dr. Thompson focuses on beluga research, she also talks about the recent renewed interest in dive physiology, and how understanding the link between behavior and health in diving mammals can help inform conservation concerns in changing ocean environments … and can even benefit human health!

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In this Dolphin Lesson, recorded on 16 March 2021, DCP heads out of the ocean and into the river! Our friend Dr. Erin Frick, of Eckerd College, talks about what the river dolphins are, where they live, their behavior, how they communicate, and how they are different/similar to saltwater dolphins.



In this Deep Dive, recorded on 11 March 2021, DCP’s former master’s student and current collaborator, Manon Themelin discusses relationships, and more precisely the quality of relationships, in dolphins. She describes how we are studying “RQ” with dolphins at RIMS and Bimini. This program is geared toward ages 14 and up.

It is also available on DCP's YouTube channel to find more archived programs. On our website, you can also find free, downloadable STEAM activities for kids (look under the education tab).



Do you know how many dolphin species there are? Which species DCP studies? Your favorite? In this Dolphin Lesson, DCP will guide listeners through some of the dolphin species out there – from the well-known to the obscure.

This program is geared toward ages 6-13, but all are welcome.