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An Innovative Management Plan for Survival;

How Operant Conditioning Eliminated Nets in a Newborn Dolphin Calf More

Shape and Color Discrimination and Match to Sample Training in Gentoo Penguins (Pygoscelis papua)

“Can penguins see colors?”
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Conference Countdown

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An Innovative Management Plan for Survival; How Operant Conditioning Eliminated Nets in a Newborn Dolphin Calf

An Innovative Management Plan for Survival; How Operant Conditioning Eliminated Nets in a Newborn Dolphin Calf

Dolphin Discovery’s Atlantic bottlenose dolphin reproductive program began in 2002 and over the last 13 years 76 calves have been successfully born. This is a yearly average of six new arrivals amongst the 16 facilities.

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Shape and Color Discrimination and Match to Sample Training in Gentoo Penguins <em>(Pygoscelis papua)</em>

Shape and Color Discrimination and Match to Sample Training in Gentoo Penguins (Pygoscelis papua)

“Can penguins see colors?” a smiley 7-year-old guest suddenly asked during a Peng-friend interaction at Ski Dubai. The answer at the moment was: “We would like to say so, but we are not 100 % sure what colors they can see or if they can see the colors at all ... More »

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President's Corner

President's Corner

A few words from IMATA's President, Grey Stafford.

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2017 Conference Countdown

2017 Conference Countdown

We are less than one year from conference time! Hopefully you have already started making your plans because this is going to be a packed conference. Conference dates: 1-6 October 2017.

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2016 Conference Honors and Awards Winners

2016 Conference Honors and Awards Winners

Find out which presentations took home an award.

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2016 Conference Wrap Up

2016 Conference Wrap Up

The 2016 IMATA Conference in San Diego was a successful and fun event, hosted by Sea World San Diego. The conference encompassed 6 days of activities and site visits to both Sea World and the San Diego Zoo. We had over 550 attendees from 28 countries!

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Regional Reports

Regional Reports

Keep up on news from IMATA members around the world.

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Notices and Announcements

Notices and Announcements

Information on upcoming workshops, seminars, conferences, and more

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Enriching Environments

Enriching Environments

There are many ways we can provide variety for the animals in our care. At Dolphin Research Center (DRC), we have the flexibility to establish the dolphins at multiple places throughout their lagoons and the trainers are able to work with all 27 dolphins that call DRC home.

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Off The Shelf

Off The Shelf

Book Review: The Hidden Life of Trees, by Peter Wohlleben

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Conservation Briefs

Conservation Briefs

Mercury Contaminants in Florida Dolphins – Harbor Seals Populations Diminishing in Scotland – Tagging With New Technology

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IMATA Business

President's Corner

A few words from IMATA's President, Grey Stafford.

Soundings Publication Details

The Editorial Staff

IMATA Board and Committees

Board Members and Committees at the time of this issue

2017 Conference Countdown

More details for Riviera Maya 2017

2016 Conference Honors and Awards Winners

Find out which presentations took home an award.

2016 Conference Wrap Up

Wrap-up from the 2016 IMATA Conference in San Diego.

Departments

Regional Reports

Keep up on news from IMATA members around the world.

Notices and Announcements

Information on upcoming workshops, seminars, conferences, and more

Enriching Environments

Oh, the Places You’ll Go, the People You’ll See, So Much Variety from You to Me

Off The Shelf

Book Review: The Hidden Life of Trees, by Peter Wohlleben

Conservation Briefs

Features conservation tidbits from around the world

Animal Facts

Gentoo Penguin

Scientific name: Pygoscelis papua

Green Conservation

Magazine Waste

United States Environmental Protection Agency estimates that 1.5 million tons of magazines entered the municipal solid waste stream in 2009.