January 2021 - From the President...

Posted by Nancy Cooper on Jan 15, 2021 12:00:00 AM

Happy New Year! 

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Topics: Just For Fun, Newsletter

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

October: From the Pod...

Posted by DPMMR Staff on Oct 28, 2020 5:45:00 AM

October has been a busy month for our resident dolphins with the installation of new platforms in both lagoons. Here's how our 7 family members are doing: 

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

September: From the Pod...

Posted by Hunter A Kinney on Sep 26, 2020 12:00:00 AM

Alfonz - Alfonz continues to be the "big man on campus" and continues to work on learning a new "belly breach" behavior with Kayla. This month, he stayed busy interacting with our locals in the Florida Keys, celebrating our "Local Love" month with $50 swims for Monroe County residents. In an effort to provide variety and mental stimulation for Alfonz, this month the trainers decided to put a creative spin on how we run the Splash & Wade program, which Alfonz participates in almost daily. Instead of simply running the program from the platform, trainers jumped on Kayaks, rafts, and even into the water to conduct the program, which Alfonz seemed to adore! 

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

26 Fun Facts About Bob for his 26th

Posted by Hunter A Kinney on Jul 28, 2020 12:00:00 AM

July 28th is a special day for DPMMR. It's the day each year we celebrate another trip around the sun with our big guy Bob! 

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

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

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

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