Interactive Dolphin Anatomy Guide

Posted by Drew M Martin on Sep 26, 2019 4:19:27 PM

The body of a dolphin is unique in every way. Their body parts serve for a variety of functions allowing them to be highly adapted predators. Dive into the body of a Bottlenose Dolphin with our interactive guide!

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Dive Into Education

Posted by Nancy Cooper on Aug 12, 2019 4:53:45 PM

Curiosity seems to be an inherent part of human nature. For millennia, humans have sought to answer questions of the unknown: What is this? Where are we? Who are we? Through history, scientists have been the intrepid voyagers that quest to find answers to these questions. However, the quest for knowledge is only half the battle. What good are the spoils of discovery, if they’re not shared?

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3 More Reasons to Love Our Awesome Key Largo Dolphins

Posted by Nancy Cooper on Jul 18, 2019 2:16:01 PM

If you’ve been to DPMMR, you know that our Key Largo dolphins are the driving force behind our research and support for marine life and conservation.

Being able to interact with these amazing marine mammals grows our love for them and respect for our environment. As one visitor said, “I would recommend if you have any opportunity, this is the place to go and I hope that everyone can interact with these incredible creatures.” But what makes these creatures so incredible? Read more to find out! Below, you can learn more about three of our dolphins and see just what endears them to us and everyone else who gets to interact with them.

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Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch

Posted by Nancy Cooper on Jun 27, 2019 12:00:00 PM

Ocean wildlife is in danger. Aquatic animals are falling prey to bycatch at a startling rate. But what is bycatch, and how can we help? Bycatch occurs when fishermen unintentionally catch a species that wasn’t their specific target. The most common cause of bycatch is the use of fishing gear that pulls in mass quantities of seafood at a time, such as longlines and bottom trawls. Hook-and-line fishing is a much more environmentally conscious method of catching fish because if an unwanted species is caught, it can easily be released immediately.

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Inaugural Connect to Protect Gala

Posted by Nancy Cooper on Jun 20, 2019 12:00:00 PM

Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder is the only whale and dolphin rescue organization in the Florida Keys and our area of coverage spans 10,000 square miles of marine habitat. We have a mission of conserving and protecting marine mammals through our research, education and outreach programs. We happily pursue this mission alongside and with the support of the local Keys community and we celebrated this collaboration at our inaugural Connect to Protect Gala on May 4th, 2019!

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Wild Dolphins: The Threats They Face and What Can Be Done

Posted by Nancy Cooper on May 30, 2019 5:08:23 PM

Threats to Wild Dolphins

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Topics: Animal Welfare

Animal Rights vs. Animal Welfare - what's the difference?

Posted by Nancy Cooper on Feb 15, 2019 12:35:55 PM

Protecting animals has become a passion for many as humans continue interact with animals on personal and professional levels.

Connecting with other species is vitally important, as it’s through education that we are better able to understand animals and the threats that they face. This knowledge allows us to reevaluate how we as humans treat the other organisms that share the planet, and perhaps make positive and proactive changes in our lifestyles to better protect ecosystems (such as recycling).

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Topics: Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins, Animal Welfare, Animal Rights

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

7 Eco-friendly Things to do in the Florida Keys

Posted by Nancy Cooper on Nov 12, 2018 10:21:52 AM

You consider yourself to be eco-friendly, right? You recycle, take Uber Pools, observe Meat-free Mondays, and don’t print anything unnecessarily at work, home or, school. Your “green” pursuits help the planet and make you a positive contributor. And when you are ready to amplify your efforts, think eco-tourism – taking additional responsibility for the planet while traveling and vacationing.

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