Friday, June 1, 2012

DRC on TV!

We just received word that on Sunday, June 3rd, a program called Animal Superpowers: Extreme Hunters will air on the National Geographic Wild channel. The website says 9 p.m. eastern, but please check your local listings. Dolphin Research Center's dolphins and Director of Education Kirsten Donald demonstrated dolphin acoustic abilities and echolocation for the program. The show spotlights some of the interesting abilities different animals have that help them forage and find prey. DRC's help provided a greater understanding of other cetaceans like sperm whales in the Azores. The segment was filmed at DRC last September. We're excited to see the finished program and hope that you get to tune in too!

Kirsten shows Talon eyecups as they prepare to demonstrate how he uses his echolocation to find objects, in this case toy rings, without using his eyesight.