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From The Field...

Posted by DPMMR Staff on Aug 21, 2020 6:00:00 AM

JULY 2020 Update: 

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Topics: Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins, Conservation, Newsletter

From the Pod...

Posted by DPMMR Staff on Aug 21, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Alfonz – Alfonz has been a busy boy this August! He voluntarily gave a blood sample for a routine check-up, has been hanging out with many of our guests, and is helping his friend Bob learn a new in water behavior with the trainers. Typically, Alfonz is our go-to Splash & Wade dolphin as he seems to really enjoy meeting people from a submerged platform. This month, however, Alfonz has been more involved with the deep-water programs, which has added variability to his day and really increased his attention during sessions. Finally, Alfonz has started learning a “belly breach” behavior with Kayla which is where he jumps out of the water and lands on his belly (a natural behavior for dolphins when they’re trying to communicate).

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Topics: Dolphins in Key Largo, Newsletter

When Cleaning Meets Covid: Why Dolphin Trainers Are Totally Equipped To Safeguard Against A Virus

Posted by DPMMR Staff on May 27, 2020 1:48:53 PM

Everyone knows playing with dolphins is the best career anyone could ever ask for. The lesser known fact is that "playing with dolphins" comprises about 10% of your day... and the other 90% comprises of cleaning. And sanitizing. And re-cleaning. And re-sanitizing. And then some more cleaning. 

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Topics: Dolphins in Key Largo, Just For Fun

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