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Adopt A Dolphin LIL' JESS

Updated on June 25, 2014

Lil' Jess

Lil' Jess (#35): Lil' Jess is a young-adult female who is readily recognized by her 'underbite'. Like all our Adopt-A-Dolphins she is also an Atlantic spotted dolphin. Lil' Jess is a very interactive dolphin who is sighted frequently and known to have an adventurous personality. She is famous for swimming fast, tight circles around snorkelers and DCP researchers. Lil' Jess has been known to hang out with Swoosh (ID#36) and Tina (ID#14). Researchers expect to see her pregnant soon!

Lil' Jess was named by the famous Rachel Ray in August 2004 as a gift to Jessie Harvey. Lil' Jess spends the majority of her time in the clear blue waters of the Bahamas, North-West of Bimini Island. DCP research associates spot Lil' Jess regularly during our annual summer research field seasons. Follow sightings of Lil' Jess on the DCP website.

Adopt Lil' Jess for just $30 for a full year. Please see the Dolphin Communication Project's website for more information.

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A great gift - any time of year!

Adopting a dolphin through the Dolphin Communication Project is great out-of-the-box gift for any occasion. Okay, okay, we're a little biased, but our kits really do make great gifts. And by adopting a wild dolphin, you ensure that DCP is able to continue not only to research dolphins around the world, but also carry out all sorts of great education programs.

It may not be THE holiday season, but we're sure you can think of someone special who would love to adopt Lil' Jess (hey - maybe it's you!).

Thanks for your support!


What's in your adoption kit?

-An official adoption certificate

-Photograph of your adopted dolphin

-Details on how to download dolphin vocalizations from the Bimini adopt-a-dolphins as a ringtone or audio file

-DVD containing video of the Bimini dolphins

-Biography of your adopted dolphin

-Welcome letter and registration info

-Information Booklet with Atlantic spotted dolphin fact sheet and info about the

-Dolphin Communication Project

-Dolphin trading card sample

Our Adopt-a-Wild Dolphin program

By adopting one of the Bimini dolphins, you will be helping to contribute to the Dolphin Communication Project's research, education and conservation efforts that will directly benefit the Bimini dolphins. The Dolphin Communication Project is a non-profit research organization studying dolphin behavior, communication and cognition. At our beautiful field site on Bimini, The Bahamas, we study a group of wild Atlantic spotted dolphins (Stenella frontalis) that frequent the clear blue waters of the island. Using special underwater video and audio equipment, we have been able to identify and catalog many of the individuals comprising this group, learning much about group structure and dolphin social behavior. Adoption kits cost just $30 for a full year - that's less than $3 a month! We accept all major credit cards (phew!).

Top 5 Reasons To Adopt A Dolphin

-Receive unique underwater video footage and images of your adopted dolphin

-Download an actual recording of one of the Bimini dolphin's vocalizations

-Money from the sale of DCP's adoption kits will directly fund research and education efforts that benefit your adopted dolphin

-Choose from over 20 wild dolphins from the Bimini pod each with ther own unique characteristics, life histories and personailty traits

-The perfect gift (for yourself or someone else) looking for a fun but meaningful way to improve the lives of dolphin species and the environment

Adopting a wild dolphin with DCP helps to fund the following

  • The purchase of new research equipment (e.g., cameras, underwater microphones)
  • Conservation and education programs on Bimini, the US and around the world
  • Publication and dissemination of DCP's research results to the scientific community and the general public
  • Maintenance of the DCP website, field reports, and our podcast The Dolphin Pod
  • Classroom education programs for school-aged children including the DCP Youth Program, Dolphin Research Trainee and Classroom Connections
  • Volunteer, ecotour and internship opportunities for the public

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      dolphincommunic 7 years ago

      Thanks for your comments! We saw Lil' Jess on 3 April, but didn't get a look at her belly. Just that famous underbite. We'll be sure to announce it when we see her pregnant or with a calf!

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      Joan4 8 years ago

      Great story!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I do hope you will keep us informed as to whether Lil Jess has a baby.