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How We Train Dolphins?
Contributor(s):: Meg Sawada
Through the internship program at Dolphin Quest Oahu (DQO), not only I have learned how to train dolphins but also I have learned the importance caring for animals with respect. Respecting marine mammal and protecting their environment can lead to marine conservation. At Dolphin Quest, we educate...
Cortisol levels in dolphin Tursiops truncatus interactive programs linked to humanNiveles de cortisol en delfines Tursiops truncatus vinculados a programas interactivos con humanos
Contributor(s):: Sanchez Okrucky, R., Morales Vela, B.
Understanding the physiological changes in animals during physical activity to improve animal welfare has become increasingly important in animal collections that remain under human care. To date, the effect of interactive programs on dolphins under human care has not been evaluated, for that...
Human-Animal Communication in Captive Species: Dogs, Horses, and Whales
Contributor(s):: Mackenzie K. Kelley
My hopes for this project are to collect and analyze the current research in the field of animal communication. In the first part, my goal is to define animal communication, specifically within human contexts. I will look at how the history of humans and certain species have intertwined to result...
May 20 2017
International Association for Aquatic Animal medicine 48th Annual Meeting & Conference
Why we should not keep dolphins in aquariums: Taison Chang at TEDxXiguan
Contributor(s):: Taison Chang
Most people see the first dolphin in their lives at aquariums. Taison did too, and the love he felt towards this particular animal drove him into a position at Hong Kong Ocean Park many years later. Instead of feeling happy to be able to see and work with his favourite animals every day, he...
Human dolphin interactions on the west coast of Florida : documentation from MML's Marine Mammal Response Program.
Contributor(s):: Margaret A. Morgan, Geoffrey W. Patton
Use of Mote's role as a participant in the operation of the U.S. Marine Mammal Stranding Network to document human and marine mammal interactions.
Orca Behavior and Subsequent Aggression Associated with Oceanarium Confinement
| Contributor(s):: Robert Anderson, Robyn Waayers, Andrew Knight
Based on neuroanatomical indices such as brain size and encephalization quotient, orcas are among the most intelligent animals on Earth. They display a range of complex behaviors indicative of social intelligence, but these are difficult to study in the open ocean where protective laws may...
Is Dolphin-Watching Sustainable in Bocas del Toro, Panama
| Contributor(s):: Ashley Sitar
Due to concerns of unsustainable dolphin watching tourism in Bocas del Toro, and the increase in dolphin mortality in Bocas due to dolphin watching boat collisions research was conducted in the summer of 2013, to evaluate the severity of the situation, and to assess the tourists and boat...
An underwater wearable computer for two way human-dolphin communication experimentation
| Contributor(s):: Daniel Kohlsdorf, Scott Gilliland, Peter Presti, Thad Starner, Denise Herzing
Research in dolphin cognition and communication in the wild is still a challenging task for marine biologists. Most problems arise from the uncontrolled nature of field studies and the challenges of building suitable underwater research equipment. We present a novel underwater wearable computer...
Odessa Dolphin Therapy
Odessa Entertaining and Health Complex “Nemo” provides a dolphin-assisted therapy for your child all year round.Dolphin-assisted therapy is recognized all around the world as non-specific method to boost protection strength of the body in different age, no matter do people suffer from...
Examining specific aspects of human-dolphin interactions in a "swim-with-dolphins" program.
| Contributor(s):: Jennifer Lee O'Loughlin
Atlantic bottlenose dolphins are actively receptive towards humans, and it has been suggested that they are one of the only known wild animals that will seek out human contact (Smith, 1987). The swim-with-dolphins program at Dolphins Plus Research Center allows authorized paying customers the...
Sociocultural aspects of attitudes toward marine animals: a focus group analysis
| Contributor(s):: Unna Lassiter, Jennifer R. Wolch
In geographic research of the past decade, the understanding of nature-society relations has broadened to include ideas about our relationship with and attitudes toward animals. In this study, we explore the relationship between attitudes toward marine animals and...
Conservation, Captivity, and Whaling: A Survey of Belize Whalewatching Tourists' Attitudes to Cetacean Conservation Issues
| Contributor(s):: Katheryn W. Patterson
With whalewatching activities and associated expenditures increasing annually, governments in coastal countries possess a large vested interest in the continued growth and protection of whale populations and the associated tourism. In 2007 and 2008, a survey investigating...
Public Knowledge, Attitudes, and Perceptions Towards Dolphins and Dolphin Conservation
| Contributor(s):: Whitney Denham
In 2015, an online survey was conducted to investigate public attitudes toward key cetacean (whale, dolphin, and porpoise) conservation and 'hot topic' issues such as legislative protection, whaling, and captivity (n=858). Importance of the use of social media by...
Dusky dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obscurus) behavior and human interactions: implications for tourism and aquaculture
| Contributor(s):: Nicholas Matthew Thomson Duprey
Interactions between humans and dusky dolphins in the coastal waters of New Zealand are increasing. My research focused on tourism interactions, with Kaikoura as the study site; and, on habitat use in an active aquaculture area, with Admiralty Bay as the study site. In Kaikoura, companies engaged...
Engaging professional mariners in marine mammal conservation
| Contributor(s):: Leah Irene Thorpe
Due to British Columbia‟s expansive coastline and limited funding for marine mammal conservation, research projects rely heavily on citizen scientists, or volunteers who contribute data. Professional mariners are an important target audience for such projects. In an attempt to increase...
May 20 2016
47th Annual International Association of Aquatic Animal Medicine Conference
Activity budgets of captive Cape fur seals ( Arctocephalus pusillus) under a training regime
| Contributor(s):: Wierucka, K., Siemianowska, S., Wozniak, M., Jasnosz, K., Kieliszczyk, M., Kozak, P., Sergiel, A.
Ethograms and time budgets are crucial for the behavioral assessment of nonhuman animals in zoos, and they serve as references for welfare research. This study was conducted to obtain detailed time budgets of trained Cape fur seals ( Arctocephalus pusillus) in captivity, to evaluate variations of...
Using Comparative Metagenomics to Determine the Role of Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops Truncatus) as Sentinels for Human Respiratory Health
| Contributor(s):: Sarah H. Stellick Seepaulsingh
Cetaceans are proposed as sentinel species for assessing the health of marine ecosystems and human coastal populations. This relationship has been based on similarities in the bioaccumulation of pollutants by cetaceans and humans, as well as their susceptibility to infectious disease. Respiratory...
How do we say we are sorry: Singing to whales: Michael Brolly at TEDxLehighRiver
| Contributor(s):: Michael Brolly
Michael is concerned about how human beings treat members of the animal kingdom, especially whales. Using his skills as a renowned woodturning artist and sculptor, he has built a boat that's also a musical instrument. Michael uses the boat to communicate with whales and say to them, as a...