From the Pod - September 2021

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

From the Pod …

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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

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