Hurricane Prep at DPMMR

Posted by Nancy Cooper on Aug 21, 2020 6:00:00 AM

It’s that time of year again! The dates June 1 – November 30th ring clearly in the minds of all Floridians as the mark of the dreaded hurricane season. The time of year when we all become best friends with the Weather Channel and experience an increase in blood pressure at the sight of Jim Cantore. Names such as Irma, Dorian, Wilma, Katrina, Andrew, and Donna strike fear in the hearts of our communities. After several years of unforgiving storms and devastating hurricanes, it’s no wonder we are all classically conditioned to be trepidatious at the formation of any disturbance off the coast of Africa. We are all now certified as novice meteorologists and have learned to celebrate Sahara dust and seek out Home Depot sales for flashlights, batteries, and generators.

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Topics: Dolphins in Key Largo, Hurricanes

Letter from the President

Posted by Nancy Cooper on Aug 21, 2020 6:00:00 AM

August 2020

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Topics: Dolphins in Key Largo, Newsletter, Hurricanes

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

26 Fun Facts About Bob for his 26th

Posted by Hunter A Kinney on Jul 28, 2020 12:00:00 AM

July 28th is a special day for DPMMR. It's the day each year we celebrate another trip around the sun with our big guy Bob! 

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Topics: Insider, Dolphins in Key Largo, Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins, Just For Fun

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

7 Fun Facts You May or May Not Know About Alfonz

Posted by Hunter A Kinney on Apr 10, 2020 4:10:56 PM

If you have visited DPMMR or follow our social media channels, you have probably met our 26 year-old, male, Atlantic bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) Alfonz. 

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Topics: Dolphins in Key Largo

The DPMMR Journal: The Florida Keys Protect Wild Dolphins Program - Fall 2018

Posted by Nancy Cooper on Dec 11, 2018 11:39:10 AM

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Topics: Dolphins in Key Largo, Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins, Dolphins rescue

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