A Whale of a Scale!

Posted by Hunter A Kinney on Apr 17, 2021 9:50:36 AM

The four pillars of DPMMR include Animal Care, Education and Outreach, Scientific Investigation, and Rescue and Rehabilitation. While all four pillars are critical to our Connect to Protect mission, one of the most important is Animal Care, which for us simply means providing the absolute best care and welfare for the dolphins that reside at our facility and depend on us. 

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Topics: Animal Welfare, Newsletter

April 2021 From the Pod...

Posted by DPMMR Staff on Apr 17, 2021 9:39:54 AM

Alfonz - This Spring, Alfonz is making a splash… or two… or three… or five hundred!

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Topics: Dolphins in Key Largo, Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins, Newsletter, Pod Update

April 2021 - From the Field...

Posted by Nicole Sears on Apr 17, 2021 9:15:14 AM
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Topics: Dolphins in Key Largo, Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins, Conservation, Newsletter, Photo ID

April 2021 - From the Scientists...

Posted by Holli Eskelinen, Ph.D. on Apr 17, 2021 9:05:52 AM

This month’s Research Update highlights our book chapter Learning about Dolphins: An Era of Discovery in Managed Care, published in the Scientific Foundation of Zoos and Aquariums: Their Role in Conservation and Research. Zoos and aquariums have evolved from relatively rudimentary displays to reputable research and conservation organizations. Most modern zoological facilities conduct and facilitate basic and applied research, and many of these investigations cross disciplines, involve innovative technologies, and contribute to global conservation efforts. As the most abundant marine mammal species in managed care, bottlenose dolphins have been studied extensively, garnering groundbreaking discoveries that otherwise would have been impossible to ascertain in the wild. These include, but are not limited to, a compelling understanding of calf development, maternal care, social behavior, cognition, bioacoustics, sensory systems, diving physiology, toxicology, immunology, health, disease, and reproductive biology. In an era of global habitat degradation and increasing human pressure on ocean resources and ecosystems, research conducted at marine mammal facilities has become critical to our understanding of how these animals may respond to an ever-changing environment.

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Topics: Newsletter

April 2021 - From the President

Posted by Nancy Cooper on Apr 16, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Happy Spring!

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Topics: Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins, Newsletter

February 2021 From the Field...

Posted by Nicole Sears on Feb 27, 2021 8:25:35 PM

Wild Dolphin of the Month

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Topics: Dolphins in Key Largo, Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins, Newsletter, Photo ID

February 2021 - From the President

Posted by Nancy Cooper on Feb 27, 2021 8:18:01 PM

Greetings, everyone!

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Topics: Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins, Conservation, Newsletter, Photo ID

February 2021 - From the Pod

Posted by DPMMR Staff on Feb 27, 2021 8:07:49 PM

Alfonz – February is a month of love and Alfonz has been our very own Cupid this month! For the past few weeks, he has been very flirtatious with the other dolphins and has been showing off his best selection of creative behaviors to impress the ladies. 

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Topics: Dolphins in Key Largo, Animal Welfare, Newsletter

Two Manatee Deaths in Key Largo

Posted by DPMMR Staff on Jan 15, 2021 12:00:00 AM

Although our focus is whales and dolphins, we will never say "no" to helping out with our other marine mammal friends in the Florida Keys: the Florida Manatee. 

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Topics: Animal Welfare, Conservation, Newsletter, Manatee

January 2021 - From the Field...

Posted by Nicole Sears on Jan 15, 2021 12:00:00 AM

Photo Identification studies have been hard to achieve this past month due to high-wind conditions, but the team hopes to get out on the water in the next couple of days for the first Photo - ID survey of the new year! 

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Topics: Dolphins in Key Largo, Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins, Conservation, Newsletter, Photo ID

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