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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...
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...
The One Who Got Away
Contributor(s):: Sternberg, Mary
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...
Developing a Catalog of Socio-Sexual Behaviors of Beluga Whales ( Delphinapterus leucas ) in the Care of Humans
Contributor(s):: Heather M Hill, Sarah Dietrich, Deirdre Yeater, Mariyah McKinnon, Malin Miller, Steve Aibel, Al Dove
The repertoire of socio-sexual and sexual behaviors of cetaceans is relatively unknown. The purpose of the current study was to advance the existing knowledge of socio-sexual behavior of beluga whales through the development of a behavioral catalog that lists the full repertoire of sexual and...
Japan Whaling Association v. American Cetacean Society: The Great Whales Become Casualties of the Trade Wars
Contributor(s):: Virginia A. Curry
The United States, encouraged by environmental and animal protection organizations, has been the major proponent of effective measures to conserve whales. Japan, on the other hand, has been the most outspoken defender of whaling. A major confrontation between the two...
Philosophical-Legal Considerations for Ending Japanese Hunting of Small Cetaceans
Contributor(s):: Emily Claire Sipes
Japan persists as one of the few countries in the world partaking in the hunting of cetaceans, the branch of the animal kingdom that includes whales, dolphins and porpoises. The International Whaling Commission’s 1986 moratorium on commercial whaling has established...
Recent trends in cultural anthropological studies on whaling
Contributor(s):: Kishigami, Nobuhiro
Survival of bottlenose dolphin ( Tursiops sp.) calves at a wild dolphin provisioning program, Tangalooma, Australia
Contributor(s):: Neil, D. T., Holmes, B. J.
Mortality of calves born to provisioned mothers is identified in the literature as an issue of concern in dolphin provisioning programs. Wild dolphin provisioning at Tangalooma, Moreton Island, Australia has been occurring since 1992. Each evening, up to eight dolphins are provided with fish in a...
Running into Whales: The History of the North Pacific from below the Waves
Contributor(s):: Jones, Ryan Tucker
Behavior of a solitary sociable female bottlenose dolphin ( Tursiops truncatus ) off the coast of Kent, southeast England
Contributor(s):: Eisfeld, S. M., Simmonds, M. P., Stansfield, L. R.
This article provides a report of the behavior of a solitary sociable dolphin studied on the southeast coast of England in 2007. This is the first study of its kind in which behavior of such a nonhuman animal was systematically studied. By the time of this study, this young female was highly...
Effects of pool size on free-choice selections by Atlantic bottlenosed dolphins at one zoo facility
Contributor(s):: Shyan, M. R., Merritt, D., Kohlmeier, N. M., Barton, K., Tenge, J.
Dolphin pool design often derives from the concept that cetaceans are ocean based and ipso facto should live in open, deep, watery spaces. This emotionally appealing rationale is not data driven. Researchers report that in the wild, some populations of Atlantic bottlenosed dolphins Tursiops...
[Sea mammals have an enormous impact on people]
Contributor(s):: Geerligs, S.
From Blubber and Baleen to Buddha of the Deep: The Rise of the Metaphysical Whale
Contributor(s):: Zelko, F.
Human attitudes to various nonhuman animals have varied considerably across cultures and throughout time. While some of our responses are undoubtedly instinctive and universal-a visceral fear of large carnivores or the feeling of spontaneous warmth for creatures exhibiting high degrees of...
Human/Animal Communication: Cetacean Roles in Human Therapeutic Situations
Contributor(s):: M.P. Hindley
A review of the literature on the relationship between animal and human indicates that whales and dolphins may have a mutually beneficial role to play in human therapeutic situations. Florida researchers have discovered that interaction with dolphins has favourably altered the behaviour of...
Mar 28 2014
The Ghosts in our Machine
Behavioural responses of Argentine coastal dusky dolphins Lagenorhynchus obscurus to a biopsy pole system
Contributor(s):: Loizaga de Castro, R., Hoelzel, A. R., Crespo, E. A.
The positional quality of life and death: a theory of human-animal relations in animism
Contributor(s):: Praet, I.
Investigating the role of an understudied North Atlantic right whale habitat: right whale movement, ecology, and distribution in Jeffreys Ledge
Contributor(s):: Kathryn Longley
The critically endangered North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) consistently visits five major habitats throughout the year; however, they are known to visit additional habitats. This project examines the role of Jeffreys Ledge as an additional habitat of importance for this species by...