Differences Between the Level 1 and Level 2 Internship

Posted by DPMMR Staff on Jan 20, 2022 10:45:00 AM

Have you ever wondered how you get a job as a marine mammal trainer? 

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A Day in the Life of a DPMMR Intern

Posted by DPMMR Staff on Jan 17, 2022 11:00:00 AM

Good morning!

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From the President: Happy New Year!

Posted by Nancy Cooper on Jan 13, 2022 11:00:00 AM

Happy New Year from DPMMR! 

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September 2021 - From the President

Posted by Nancy Cooper on Sep 21, 2021 10:07:25 PM

Happy September to Everyone!

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Topics: Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins, Animal Welfare, Newsletter

From the Pod - September 2021

Posted by DPMMR Staff on Sep 21, 2021 9:58:06 PM

From the Pod …

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Topics: Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins, Animal Welfare, Newsletter, Pod Update

Getting to Know Jett & Tug

Posted by Hunter A Kinney on Sep 21, 2021 9:39:23 PM

Life became a little more interesting for our team back in 2016 when we welcomed two very round, very uncoordinated, and very cute baby dolphins to our family. Tug was born to Dinghy on September 25th and Jett was born to Jessica on November 24th, just shy of two months apart. Both male calves were sired by Alfonz and have grown up together over the past five years. During that time, we’ve been able to get to know them and watch their personalities change and develop.

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Topics: Dolphins in Key Largo, Just For Fun, Newsletter

Scanning Cetaceans!

Posted by DPMMR Staff on Jul 1, 2021 8:17:05 PM

Since its inception in 1972, computerized tomography has revolutionized the ability to diagnose, treat, and monitor injuries and pathology in humans. Computerized tomography (CT) involves serial, radiological, cross-sectional scans, resulting in detailed, three-dimensional images of internal anatomy (Wellington & Vinegar, 1987). This tool was adopted for use in domestic veterinary medicine in 1989 and later utilized in post-mortem assessments of wild, stranded cetaceans (Schwarz & Saunders, 2011). In 2004, the U.S. Navy Marine Mammal Program conducted the first live dolphin CT scans to provide insight into cranial anatomy (Houser et al., 2004).

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Topics: Animal Welfare, Newsletter, Pod Update

July 2021 - From the Pod...

Posted by DPMMR Staff on Jun 30, 2021 9:19:05 AM

Alfonz - It's business as usual this month for the big man on campus! Alfonz has stayed busy meeting guests from all over the country, playing games with his trainers, and of course... flirting with the ladies! This month, we were able to get a true "weight" on Alfonz for the first time in over 3 years thanks to our brand new dolphin scale. Alfonz weighed in at an impressive 517 pounds, maintaining his title of "biggest dolphin" at DPMMR. 

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Topics: Dolphins in Key Largo, Just For Fun, Newsletter, Pod Update

From the President - July 2021

Posted by Nancy Cooper on Jun 30, 2021 12:00:00 AM

Hello and Happy Summer to you!

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Topics: Newsletter

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

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