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  1. Marine Mammals Before Extirpation: Using Archaeology to Understand Native American Use of Sea Otters and Whales in Oregon Prior to European Contact

    Contributor(s):: Wellman, Hannah P.

  2. The characterisation of underwater noise at facilities holding marine mammals

    Contributor(s):: Houser, D. S., Mulsow, J., Branstetter, B., Moore, P. W., Finneran, J. J., Xitco, M. J.

  3. Applying welfare science to bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus)

    Contributor(s):: Clegg, I. L. K., Van Elk, C. E., Delfour, F.

  4. Yawn-like behavior in captive common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus)

    Contributor(s):: Enokizu, A., Morisaka, T., Murakami, K., Sakurai, N., Ueda, N., Yoshioka, M.

  5. Personality of killer whales (Orcinus orca) is related to welfare and subjective well-being

    Contributor(s):: Úbeda, Yulán, Ortín, Sara, Robeck, Todd R., Llorente, Miquel, Almunia, Javier

  6. Rare Animals as Cryptids and Supernaturals: The Case of Dugongs on Flores Island

    Contributor(s):: Forth, Gregory

  7. From Human Wellbeing to an Ecocentric Perspective: How Nature-Connectedness Can Extend the Benefits of Marine Wildlife Experiences

    Contributor(s):: Yerbury, Rachel, Weiler, Betty

    Contact with nature and experiences with nonhuman animals have been shown to contribute to nature connection and human wellbeing, both of which are innate needs according to the biophilia hypothesis. This study explores what marine mammal encounters mean to people and how they affect connection...

  8. The ability of artisanal fishers to recognize the dolphins they cooperate with

    Contributor(s):: da Rosa, D. S. X., Hanazaki, N., Cantor, M., Simoes-Lopes, P. C., Daura-Jorge, F. G.

  9. Effects of Enrichment Presentation and Other Factors on Behavioral Welfare of Pantropical Spotted Dolphin (Stenella attenuata)

    Contributor(s):: Perez, Barbara C., Mehrkam, Lindsay R., Foltz, Amanda R., Dorey, Nicole R.

    Environmental enrichment is a crucial element of promoting welfare for animals in captivity. However, enrichment programs are not always formally evaluated for their efficacy. Furthermore, there is little empirical evidence of enrichment evaluation for species of small cetaceans in zoological...

  10. Activity Budgets of Captive Cape Fur Seals (Arctocephalus pusillus) Under a Training Regime

    Contributor(s):: Wierucka, Kaja, Siemianowska, Sonia, Wo┼║niak, Marta, Jasnosz, Katarzyna, Kieliszczyk, Magdalena, Kozak, Paulina, Sergiel, Agnieszka

    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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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.

  16. Orca Behavior and Subsequent Aggression Associated with Oceanarium Confinement

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    | 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...