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“Dolphins Plus and Dolphin Cove put heavy emphasis on our animals’ welfare. Therefore our dolphins receive their daily vitamins and are trained for multiple voluntary medical behaviors. We aim to eventually do the same with our new additions J.J. and Grommet. For now, however, we are giving the boys ice to provide extra hydration and [...]
Pictured here is the Curator of Dolphin Cove and Dolphins Plus, Art Cooper, using desensitization techniques to acclimate J.J. to human interaction and hand feeding.
School is in session at Dolphin Cove! The boys have begun learning basic behaviors and cues such as “come”, “water”, and “follow”. Their trainers have also begun desensitization training with the boys to acclimate them to human touch and interaction. These basic behaviors serve as a foundation for further learning such as training for husbandry, [...]
If you’ve visited Dolphin Cove lately or if you’ve been following us on Facebook, you may have seen that we welcomed two new members to our Dolphin Cove/Dolphins Plus family. Dolphin Cove recently adopted two juvenile male sea lions that were orphaned in California. Throughout the next few months we are going to keep you [...]
Welcome to this week’s Buzzz TV hosted by Pamela Childs & Rhonda Florence — the Associate Publishers of TravelHost Magazine of the Florida Keys and Key West. www.youtube.com The show was taped at Snooks Bayside where the Buzzz Babes interviewed Joan Scholz, Mirna Hormechea & Amanda Margraves (Florida Keys Wild Bird Center), Art Cooper (Dophins [...]
The vocal repertoire of the Atlantic Bottlenose dolphin is composed of a variety of vocalizations of varying frequencies, including low-frequency whistles, high-frequency clicks, and burst pulsed yells. Studies have shown that these different vocalizations are associated with different behavioral contexts that play a significant role in individual and group survival (Tyack & Sayigh, 1997). Currently, [...]
Come visit us this Fourth of July and participate in any of our dolphin programs . We know it will be a vacation you will never forget.
Break through Medical procedure at Dolphins Plus on Sarah, an Island Dolphin Care therapy dolphin.
The rearing and socialization of Atlantic bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) calves has been suggested to be an exclusively maternal role (Mann & Smuts, 1999). However, a longitudinal study conducted with a population under managed care at Dolphins Plus, suggests that cohabitation between a paternal male and offspring revealed that males play an active role [...]
On April 22nd, Earth Day, the Dolphins Plus and Dolphin Cove animal care interns participated in a conservation effort known as “canal clean up”. Both Dolphins Plus and Dolphin Cove facilities reside on natural saltwater systems, (the Atlantic Ocean and the Florida Bay), which provide water to our facilities, as well as an ecosystem for [...]