|Calusa adores her hoops!|
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Posted by The DRC Family at 9:00 AM
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Three years ago, under a blue moon, we were blessed with a little girl named Luna. Today, we celebrate her birthday. Happy Birthday little Luna. We love you so much baby girl!
Posted by The DRC Family at 11:05 AM
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Since the 1990s, Dolphin Research Center has committed ourselves to supporting our nation's military service personnel, veterans, and their families. In 2009, we first welcomed the Wounded Warrior Project to DRC, followed by our first visit by the Wounded Warrior Project's Soldier Ride in 2010.
Each year since, Soldier Ride has returned. In the meantime, there have been a number of other activities including Military Dolfriend, the Wounded Warrior Project's Project Odyssey, visits by military familes, caregivers and more. We welcome each one of these very special people and delight in sharing the dolphins and sea lions with them for the day.
Recently, the Wounded Warrior Project wanted to thank Dolphin Research Center and they chose a special way to do so by giving each of us a Wounded Warrior shirt. To acknowledge the gift we gathered as many staff members as possible to model our new shirts, and then sent the above collage to our friends at the Wounded Warrior Project.
It means a lot to us to welcome our country's military personnel and their families to DRC and, as you can see by our smiles, we love our gifts and are honored to wear these shirts,
Posted by The DRC Family at 3:50 PM
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Posted by The DRC Family at 10:51 AM
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Posted by The DRC Family at 9:08 AM
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Two years ago, a little torpedo entered our hearts. Her name was Lina and we are thrilled to be celebrating her anniversary today.
Happy Anniversary Lina! We love you munchkin.
Posted by The DRC Family at 10:33 AM
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
|DRC Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer Armando “Mandy” Rodriguez spent time with the wounded warriors and Jax.|
These soldiers are coping with life-altering injuries to body, mind and spirit, including single or double amputations, traumatic brain injury, and post-traumatic stress disorder. To watch them leave their troubles behind on land for a joyful time swimming with dolphins inspires all who see the experience take place. For many of the participants, the dolphin swim further empowers them on their journey to restore their physical and emotional well-being.
The Charles Evans Day for the Wounded Warrior Project at Dolphin Research Center has become a true community event. The soldiers arrive to a heroes’ welcome from DRC staff, volunteers and visitors. Each is supplied with a wetsuit, loaned by Captain Hook’s Dive Shop, Marathon. Before the Dolphin Encounter, they will enjoy a delicious lunch catered by La Trattoria of Key West. Signs by Renee, of Marathon, has designed a welcome banner. After the swim, the soldiers also receive a complimentary disk of photos.
Founded in 1984, Dolphin Research Center is home to a family of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins and California sea lions. Located at 58901 (mile marker 59) Overseas Highway, Grassy Key, Florida, the center is open daily for the public to see narrated behavior sessions and educational presentations, and to participate in interactive programs with the dolphins. The nonprofit organization is funded by admission and program fees as well as by private donors and members. In addition to being one of the most highly respected education and research facilities in the world, DRC is the Licensed Manatee Rescue Team for the Florida Keys and is an accredited member of the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums. For more information, visit the center’s website at www.dolphins.org.
Posted by The DRC Family at 1:04 PM
Five years ago, we welcomed a special guy into the Dolphin Research Center family. His name was Jax, and the moment he swam into our lives, he stole our hearts.
Happy Anniversary Jax. Every moment with you is a treasure. We love you little man.
Posted by The DRC Family at 10:27 AM
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Please join us as we wish a Happy Birthday to the one and only, Gypsi! This beautiful little girl turns six years old today.
Happy Birthday Gypsi-Doodle! We love you.
Posted by The DRC Family at 10:24 AM
Thursday, January 3, 2013
|Charles Imes and Rick Schettino play for the dolphins.|
Posted by The DRC Family at 10:00 AM