Meet the President of DPMMR

Posted by Nancy Cooper on Jul 8, 2020 6:13:15 PM

My husband, me, and my daughter in my ultimate happy place.

Nancy, How did you end up as the President of DPMMR?

There are no dolphins in Kentucky.

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Topics: Just For Fun

Sunscreen Deconstructed

Posted by Andrea Saldivar on Jun 10, 2020 9:44:54 PM

Sunscreen – simple right? We use it daily all over the world. We slather our children in it to protect their precious little skin against the perils of the sun. We use it as lotion, and even use make-up with SPF to combat aging and wrinkles caused by the big ball of fire in the sky. Going out for a day on the boat? Bring the sunscreen. Going fishing? Do not forget the sunscreen. Beach day? Tubing? Waterpark? Yup! Bring the sunscreen. It’s part of our daily routine and has become a standard for skin protection in all areas of our lives. It is important. It is necessary.

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Topics: Conservation

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

An Interview With The One and Only Wendy Kellam

Posted by Hunter A Kinney on May 20, 2020 12:00:00 AM

We sat down with Senior Marine Mammal Specialist, Wendy Kellam, to talk about her history with DPMMR and dolphins. We asked her a series of questions, and here's what she had to say: 

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Topics: Just For Fun

10 Marine Mammal Memes to Get You Through Quarantine

Posted by Hunter A Kinney on Apr 23, 2020 12:15:00 AM

There's nothing like a "punny" meme to get you through your quarantine. So, just for fun, here's ten of our favorite marine mammal memes.

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Topics: Just For Fun

Team Frees Entangled Dolphin off Layton Key

Posted by Nancy Cooper on Apr 22, 2020 10:36:37 AM

Fast coordination by DPMMR trained responders leads to a safe and successful outcome!

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Topics: Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins, Dolphins rescue

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

You Absolutely Need To Try These Amazing Dolphin Encounters

Posted by Nancy Cooper on Oct 14, 2019 12:49:23 PM

Ever dreamed of swimming with dolphins? You’re not alone. It’s possible to get lucky on any given beach day and find yourself in close-range of wild dolphins in Florida. But nothing compares to experiencing these majestic and amazing creatures up close. That's where Dolphin Plus Marine Mammal Responder comes into play.

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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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