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We’re making headlines here at Dolphins Plus!  Dolphins Plus has been featured in various publications for the amazing work and rescue efforts of our staff, including with our Marine Mammal Responder Unit. We’re very proud of the work we do here, and it shows.

Posted on: August 19, 2015

Did you know that bottlenose dolphins work together to forage, help sick or injured conspecifics, secure a mate, as well as play? While researchers have observed these cooperative (i.e., working together to achieve a common goal: Boesch & Boesch, 1989) behaviors in the wild, it is difficult to know what role characteristics such as age, sex, relationship, and prior experiences have on the…

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Posted on: June 27, 2015

Dolphins Plus is deeply saddened to announce the unexpected loss of Elvis, one of our male Atlantic bottlenose dolphins. Named after Elvis Presley, Elvis’ crooked smile and raised lip warmed the hearts of all who met him. Elvis’ zest for life was evident in his ability to learn new behaviors at the speed of light. He was known as a charmer, an incredibly sweet soul, and a big teddy bear. Elvis…

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Posted on: June 2, 2015

What better way to thank dear old Dad, than a swim with the dolphins? On Father’s Day, Sunday, June 21, 2015, Dolphins Plus Oceanside and Bayside are offering a free dolphin encounter for Dad with the purchase of one encounter. Let your Dad delight in our dolphins this Father’s Day with a memory that will last a lifetime! Reserve your swim now by contacting Dolphins Plus at www.dolphinsplus.…

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Posted on: May 27, 2015

With a very heavy heart, Dolphins Plus announces the loss of Wono, our adult female California sea lion (Zalophus californianus). At 25 years of age, Wono lived an amazing life and touched the lives of many of our guests. Recently diagnosed with an aggressive mammary cancer, Wono served as an inspiration to human cancer patients as she underwent X-rays, biopsies, surgical removal of…

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Posted on: May 12, 2015

On Saturday, May 2nd, 2015, Dolphins Plus celebrated over 35 years of marine mammal education, research, and community outreach with approximately 2000 local guests from the Keys community. Guests experienced an afternoon of fun-filled family events, including dolphin meet and greets, where local Keys children enjoyed meeting members of our dolphin family with behaviors such as belly rubs and…

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