Thursday, February 27, 2014

International Polar Bear Day

February 27th is Polar Bear Day, so we had to bring back an oldie but a goodie. It's a #ThrowBackThursday to last years April Fools Day announcement. While we don't actually have a polar bear here at Dolphin Research Center, it's important to keep them in mind when thinking about marine mammal conservation too! Happy Polar Bear Day.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Item of the Week

Rembrandt, Dali, or VanGogh? DRC has the marine masters of brush strokes waiting to create your one-of-a-kind wearable artwork! 100% pre-shrunk cotton tees painted by DRC dolphins are totally unique compositions of wearable whimsy. Guaranteed no two ever alike! Choose your two favorite colors and we'll send you back a work of art. Find this item and many more on DRC's Online Gift Shop:

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Greetings from the Florida Keys

Good morning world! It's another sunny and fin-tastic day here in the Florida Keys.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Item of the Week

Still using plastic bags? Show off your DRC pride and help the environment with a zippered tote. This handy eco-friendly bag comes with a zippered main compartment and multiple side pockets for smaller items. Choose between four colors. Available on our Online Gift Shop:

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Happy Birthday Calusa!

Happy Birthday to Calusa who celebrates her 13th birthday today. This vibrant young lady is often seen with a target pole or hula hoop in tow. She loves to chat with guests on the causeway and even plays a game with them. Has Calusa screamed at you only to swim away when you walk over to her? We bet she squealed again as you turned to make your way back down the causeway too. Yup, she was playing a game of human yo-yo. It's one of her faves! This beautiful girl has a unique sense of humor and we love to see what she comes up with on a daily basis. Happy Birthday Calusa!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day! Share this with someone you flip for every day.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Item of the Week

The featured item of the week from our Online Gift Shop is this beautiful dolphin snowglobe. Shake it and watch the glitter swirl around the mom and baby dolphin.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Happy Anniversary, Louie!

Happy anniversary to Louie, who joined the DRC family in 2011. This handsome young man needed a forever home after being a victim of the oil spill in Louisiana. He was found on a beach, estimated to be around six to eight months old, covered in oil all alone. Given only a 5% chance of survival, Louie beat the odds and recovered. Deemed unreleasable by the government due to his age, he was "adopted..." by Aleta and Delta when he joined our family. Louie is an eager learner and loves to take part in cognitive games. He's one of the first dolphins to show up for play or enrichment sessions. We are so blessed to have Louie as a member of the Dolphin Research Center family. Happy anniversary Lou, we love you!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Item of the Week

Valentine's Day is quickly approaching! Have you gotten something special for your sweetie yet? Get the dolphin enthusiast in your life a gold or silver tail fluke pendant. It's a beautiful piece of jewelry that he or she is sure to get compliments on all year long. We also have a Kilo and Karen flipper pendant as well. Head on over to DRC's Online Gift Shop and check out this fabulous piece to any marine mammal lovers collection:

Sunday, February 2, 2014


It's Super Bowl Sunday and we are flippin' excited for the game.... and the commercials... and the half time show! Who do you think is going to win?