Thursday, May 13, 2010

Oil Spill Update - DRC

We’re pleased to report that everything at Dolphin Research Center is great. The Florida Keys remain unaffected by the oil spill and are absolutely beautiful. If you’re in need of a vacation with warm sun, sparkling clean water, places to relax, and plenty of fun activities to choose from, come on down!

Many of you have asked what you can do to help. Yes, we are accepting donations to help purchase equipment and supplies that we might need if the oil slick or any residual petroleum material makes it way to our islands. In the meantime, the best thing that you can do is continue with your vacation plans to visit the Keys and come to Dolphin Research Center. If you know of someone else who is traveling here, please reassure them that we’re in good shape at the present time.

We can combat the oil spill. It is more difficult to change public opinion. We know that people are concerned about their travel plans and we’re doing everything we can to guard against them thinking that DRC and the Florida Keys are in the direct line of the oil slick at present time.

DRC continues to carefully monitor the situation with the Gulf oil spill and plan accordingly to protect the dolphins and sea lions, should it become necessary. We’d like to stress that we are under no imminent risk at this time. Should the conditions change, we will have plenty of time to put plans into action.

We continue to keep the people and places in the Northern Gulf region who have been directly impacted in our thoughts and hope that their efforts to mitigate the effects are successful.