Thursday, October 29, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Pandora and all of us at DRC hope you have a "spooktacular" Halloween.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Dolphin Research Center's Object Permanence Study

DRC's latest research study on What do dolphins understand about hidden objects? was recently published by the prestigious journal Animal Cognition. If you've visited Dolphin Research Center anytime in the last few years, chances are you saw this project in action. We've also produced a video that explains the study and what we found out about the dolphins in the process.

Check it out!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Holiday Photo Ops Return!

Warm sun, sparkling oceans and stately palm trees might not have the Florida Keys in the holiday spirit yet, but Dolphin Research Center (DRC) is giving guests a head start on their holiday photos. From now until December 22nd, when you participate in DRC’s Meet the Dolphin program, you can also pose with the dolphins for a holiday photo. We'll even have some props such as Santa hats, reindeer antlers, and holiday wreaths to use while posing.

DRC’s experienced photographers will shoot the pictures using high-resolution digital cameras.

Meet the Dolphin gives guests the opportunity to go onto the floating dock to give backrubs and share a “flippershake” with a dolphin. The program is offered several times each day on a walk-in basis and costs $25 per person in addition to general admission prices. The photos can be supplied on CD for $25 (including all members of the family), or as prints. Print prices vary depending on number ordered.

It's fun for you and the dolphins, and you'll have a holiday photo you'll always remember!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Great Dolphin Items Available at Online Auction!

This gold and larimar pendant and beautiful crystal statue are just two of the items available!

Our Founders’ Weekend is coming up November 14th and 15th and the highlight of Saturday dinner has always been the auction. At prior events we’ve always had many people who were not able to attend the dinner but wanted to participate in bidding on some of the wonderful donated items. This year we’re giving everyone a chance to bid by sponsoring an online auction on our website. It’s NOW online and available for you to view and bid!

To bid on items such as crystal dolphins, works of art, and jewelry, all you need to do is click here or type in your browser to go directly to our online auction site. All proceeds from this auction go to supporting DRC’s mission and the dolphins and sea lions in our care. Good luck and have fun bidding on your favorite item!