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From the Pod - September 2021

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

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

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

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

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 Pod...

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

 

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

21 Things We're Looking Forward To in 2021

Posted by DPMMR Staff on Dec 31, 2020 9:07:43 PM

The turn of each new year brings positive vibes, exciting resolutions and goals, new beginnings, and this year... hope. 

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

November: From the Pod...

Posted by DPMMR Staff on Nov 17, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Alfonz - Alfonz and his trainer Kayla have been working on his belly breach and have recently made some strong headway! He is starting to come out of the water and "breach" on his belly. This is a relatively complex behavior that may take a while to build, so stay tuned for updates!  Al is loving it so far, though, and seems to be very excited when he succeeds with a new step in the behavior. 

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

Dolphins Love AccuDock!

Posted by DPMMR Staff on Nov 17, 2020 6:00:00 AM
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Topics: Dolphins in Key Largo, Animal Welfare, Newsletter, #accudock

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