Tuesday, July 30, 2013
|Rainbow wears his zinc toupee on sunny days to keep him from a sunburn while he people watches.|
Monday, July 29, 2013
This weeks featured item is a 5" Glow in the Dark Glass Dolphin. Available in pink or blue, this beautiful item will be a beautiful accent to your home. Check out this item and many others in DRC's online gift shop.
Glow in the Dark Dolphin
Posted by The DRC Family at 10:44 AM
Thursday, July 25, 2013
|Delta showed off his "present" of the day.|
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
|Kilo struts his stuff for the girls.|
Monday, July 22, 2013
Here's a tee youngsters will love to wear all summer. While indoors the shirt appears as a black & white print of the reef and ocean friends, but the sunshine brings the shirt colorfully alive! Total magic and what kid doesn't love magic? Check out this item and many others in our online gift shop!
Posted by The DRC Family at 10:46 AM
Thursday, July 18, 2013
|Jax proudly struts with a glove from ES.|
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Dolphin Research Center
58901 Overseas Highway
Grassy Key, FL 33050
Posted by The DRC Family at 10:58 AM
Monday, July 15, 2013
Engage your child's mind to reveal the happy image of this 100 piece dolphin puzzle. For ages 5 and up. Check it out in our giftshop!
Pieces of Nature
Posted by The DRC Family at 10:48 AM
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
|Louie just loves to make people giggle!|
Monday, July 8, 2013
This weeks featured item is the Baba Dioum tee. There is a DRC logo on the front with conservation message of environmentalist Baba Dioum on the back.
In the end we will Conserve only what we Love, we will Love Only what we Understand, and We will Understand only what we are Taught.
Baba Dioum tee
Posted by The DRC Family at 10:50 AM
Friday, July 5, 2013
July 6th is World Kiss Day! Give your human, furry, or flippered friend a dolphin size smooch today.
Posted by The DRC Family at 10:52 AM
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
|All of the dolphin, from youngsters like Delta and Gypsi to older guys, like Pax, love the enrichment hula hoop.|
Whenever a new object is introduced to the dolphins, there is a designated tester in the lagoon who tries it out first. Up in the front, the kids get together and decide who it is, and then sends them over to see if the new item is scary.
Even as one of the younger dolphins, Delta showed that he was a fearless little guy when it came to a new toy the trainers made that resembled a hula hoop with wings. In the past, the dolphins have been a little distant towards new objects with pieces that flail out, like the floating Kong toy with its long tails of material. However, this toy seemed to be a source of entertainment.
While the rest of the dolphins watched from afar, Delta grabbed at the tassels on the hula hoop to pull them off. However, not one to be outdone, Gypsi realized that the new toy was circular and she could swim through it! This led to a tiny tug of war between the two.
Before we knew it, the two of them tried to go through the hula hoop together. They’re both smaller dolphins, but when they attempted to go inat the same time, it just didn’t work. As their trainer watched to see who would make it out first, Gypsi showed her dominance as the older dolphin and wiggled to the other side. Delta followed right after, while the rest of the kids in the lagoon kept their distance.
After Delta and Gypsi went through the hoop a few times, the trainer took it out of the water. You always want to keep the dolphins wanting more, so it was essential that their experience with the new toy end on a positive note. Maybe next time the rest of the kids will want to play too!