|Happy Birthday, Luna!|
Friday, January 30, 2015
Posted by The DRC Family at 9:04 AM
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Since our founding in 1984, it has been part of DRC’s mission to provide permanent homes for marine mammals in need. Once we received word that this young Atlantic spotted dolphin would join our family, several staff members spent weeks getting to know her up in Clearwater. Additional staff traveled there in recent days to prepare for the smoothest transportation possible. The costs of providing for her acclimation, air transport, and expert 24-hour care that she will receive are considerable. If you would like to help us with those costs, you can do so in the Membership & Donations area of our website. Click here.
All of us in the DRC family thank the staff and volunteers of Clearwater Marine Aquarium for their dedicated rehabilitation of Summer. Thanks also to pilot Robert Gaynor and the PilotsNPaws organization for flying Summer and the team home to Marathon!
We’ll keep everyone posted on Summer’s progress and hope that you’ll have the opportunity to meet her in the future!
Posted by The DRC Family at 10:48 AM
Monday, January 26, 2015
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Thursday, January 15, 2015
*Note: This story is from several months ago, but we wanted to share it with members who were not able to be at the facility for this awesome experience.*
Posted by The DRC Family at 12:00 AM
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
|Happy Anniversary, Lina!|
Lina arrived at Dolphin Research Center on January 13, 2011. She came to us from the Marine Mammal Care Center (MMCC) at Ft. MacArthur in San Pedro, CA. As a “repeat strander,” it was determined she was unfit to return to the wild. Lina initially stranded in Ventura County, when she was approximately 1 year-old. She was small and thin and seeking food from people. MMCC rescued, rehabilitated, and released her five times! On her final release, she was found shortly after climbing the stairs of someone’s beach house. At this point National Marine Fisheries Services determined she was non-releasable, and Dolphin Research Center was thrilled to give her a “forever home”.
Lina is full of personality! She is bright and eager to learn, but she always wants to be in charge. She tries to be two steps ahead of her trainers at all times and likes doing things her way! She gets impatient when she doesn’t get something right the first time. Lina gets along well with the rest of DRC’s sea lion family. Though she is the smallest of our sea lions, she acts like she is the largest! It is quite comical to watch Lina boss around sea lions much bigger than herself.
We are very happy to be Lina's forever family and home. Happy Anniversary, Lina. We love you!
If you'd like to adopt Lina or buy her a bucket of fish for her anniversary, check out our website.
Posted by The DRC Family at 12:00 AM
Friday, January 9, 2015
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Thursday, January 8, 2015
|Happy Anniversary, Jax!|
Want to adopt Jax or buy him a bucket of fish for his anniversary? Then head on over to the Dolphin Research Center website and click on his bio page.
As a nonprofit education and research facility, Dolphin Research Center would not be able to be a forever family and home to Jax, or the rest of the pod members, without help from our wonderful guests, members and donors. All the fees from your memberships, general admission, interactive programs, and donations go right back to our family members buckets. Thank you for continuing to support us, our family, and our mission.
Posted by The DRC Family at 3:10 PM
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
|Gypsi turns 8 years old today!|
Posted by The DRC Family at 1:59 PM
Friday, January 2, 2015
|The Hero's Welcome from 2013's Soldier Ride.|
Posted by The DRC Family at 11:27 AM