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

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

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

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