DPMMR on Discovery Channel's the Fish Guyz
February 8, 2020
DPMMR was featured on the Discovery Channel show "The Fish Guyz" on February 8th.
DPMMR featured on Forbes.com
January 22, 2020
DPMMR was featured recently in a Forbes.com article titled "Vacation With A Conscience: Baker’s Cay in Key Largo."
Successful Manatee Rescue
October 6, 2019
DPMMR Responders received a call from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (MyFWC) that assistance was requested in the rescue of a manatee who had been severely wounded by a boat strike in Tavernier Creek. In a multi-agency response, including DPMMR, Dolphin Research Center, Miami Seaquarium, Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters, and Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, the manatee was successfully removed from the water and transported to Miami Seaquarium, where it will be evaluated and treated. This serves as a strong reminder to always obey boating regulations and be mindful of Manatee Zones and No Wake Zones!!
The word is getting out! Check out coverage of this successful rescue online at these publications:
Stranded Dolphins Recovering at Seaworld
July 31st, 2019
LONG KEY — Two Atlantic bottlenose dolphins were rescued by the Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder team Friday, July 26, after stranding and struggling in shallow water off the Fiesta Key Campground and Marina at mile marker 70.
The rescue group was notified of the stranding by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the National Marine Fisheries Service. FWC remained on the scene while team evaluated the two adult dolphins.
Two dolphins were stranded in shallow water, People raced to help.
Vacationers and local residents worked together to free two dolphins they said were stranded in shallow water of the Florida Keys.
The dolphins, discovered July 26 just off the Fiesta Key RV Resort and Marina at mile marker 70 in Layton, were on their sides and struggling to gasp even a single breath, witnesses said.
Even after they were righted and moved into deeper water, they couldn’t stay upright without help.