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OCS Adpot a Dolphin

ADOPT - A - DOLPHIN

Looking for the Perfect Gift?

Your tax-deductible contribution will provide an Adopt-A-Dolphin kit to that “special someone", while directly helping OCS to continue its research & conservation studies. Check out our popular Adopt-A-Dolphin kit for kids, which include a dolphin Pillow Pet ®!
OCS Boat Donations

BOAT DONATIONS

Donate Your Vessel to OCS and Support Dolphin and Whale Conservation Research

Claim "fair market value" for your boat donation by donating your vessel to OCS! We'll put your boat to work conducting our research at sea. Check out the donation page and this for details, or contact us for more info.

OCS Be Whale Aware Guide

BE WHALE AWARE CAMPAIGN

Download a FREE Marine Mammal Viewing Guide

Observing dolphins and whales in the wild can be a rewarding and educational experience, but we must respect them and their habitat. Download a free, pocket-sized Be Whale Aware guide to help you better understand how to observe these magnificent animals at sea without disturbing them. Guides are available for boaters, swimmers/ surfers / kayakers and in Spanish.

These brochures are part of a larger educational Be Whale Aware Campaign that OCS is conducting in southern California.

Support Continued OCS Research

HELP PROTECT DOLPHINS

Support Our Continued Research on Dolphin Diseases

A few years ago, the OCS research team discovered that dolphins off California suffered skin diseases and physical deformities. It was the FIRST study of this kind on the west coast of United States! The presence of these diseases is related to environmental factors but also to man-made pollutants in our waters.

OCS is in need of funding to continue this critical research.
Please help us to protect dolphins by making a fully tax-deductible donation:

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National Geographic OCS Blog

DEBUNKING CAPTIVITY: 3 REASONS NOT TO KEEP DOLPHINS IN A TANK

National Geographic News Watch Blog

In this National Geoographic blog, OCS President Dr. Maddalena Bearzi discusses why dolphins should not be kept in captivity. You can also read the author's opinion about Sea World's multi-million dollar expansion plans for killer whale tanks in this other National Geoographic blog.



WANNA BE A MARINE BIOLOGIST?

National Geographic Blog Provides Tips on How!

Check out this National Geoographic blog for useful tips, ideas and much more on how to become a marine biologist.

OCS tv appearances

OCS GUEST APPEARANCES ON TV AND RADIO

OCS President and Executive Director's Latest Interviews

Dr. Maddalena Bearzi with Emmy Award-winning journalist & anchor Mark Steines and Cristina Ferrare (left), and with actress Jenna Elfman in the "kitchen" of the "Home & Family" TV show (right)

Hallmark Channel's "Home and Family Show"
Watch the live interview of Dr. Maddalena Bearzi on the set of Home and Family, as she shares a powerful story of how a pod of dolphins led her to rescue a girl from a suicide attempt three miles off shore.

Dolphins in Captivity
Watch Dr. Bearzi talk against dolphins in captivity on the set of Take Part Live and this short documentary on the true story of Winter of the "Dolphin Tale" movies.

Education and Nature Radio Interview
Hear OCS Execuive Director Charles Saylan discuss education and nature in a radio interview

Dolphin Confidential book

DOLPHIN BOOK PUBLICATION BY OCS PRESIDENT

Dolphin Confidential - Confessions of a Field Biologist

With Dolphin Confidential, OCS President Dr. Maddalena Bearzi invites all shore-bound dreamers and marine mammal enthusiasts to join her and travel alongside the dolphins.

"This is a delightful chronicle of a young ocean lover's journey to turn her passion into a career in science, and that scientist's coming-of-age as she observes an ocean changing around her and the creatures she has come to love and defend. I found it both relaxing and energizing, all at the same time."
- Carl Safina, author of Song for the Blue Ocean

Check out our suggested reading page for more info.

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The Failure of Environmental Education book

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION BOOK BY OCS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The Failure Of Environmental Education (And How We Can Fix It)

OCS Executive Director, Charles Saylan's book has been selected by Time Magazine as one of 2011's "Summer Reading: 7 Education books to take to the beach"!

The Faliure of Environmental Education is one of the most important books written to date about why environmental education has failed and why if we don't do better we, other animals, and fragile, magnificent, and complex ecosystems and webs of nature are doomed.

Check out our suggested reading page for more info.

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OCS Youtube Video

WATCH OUR OCS VIDEO ON YOUTUBE

Join OCS Staff Conducting Dolphin Research

See OCS researchers in the field during dolphin studies, including underwater footage of bottlenose dolphins just outside the Santa Monica Bay in Southern California.
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JOIN OCS SOCIAL MEDIA COMMUNITIES

Stay Up to Date on the Latest News and Photos from OCS

Join our social media pages for regular updates on OCS and other marine mammal research, environmental news, photos, events and more!

 

 

 

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