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Visitor Presence Does Not Influence Behavior of Harbor Seals (Phoca vitulina) Maintained in Human Care

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Visitor Presence Does Not Influence Behavior of Harbor Seals <em>(Phoca vitulina)</em> Maintained in Human Care

Visitor Presence Does Not Influence Behavior of Harbor Seals (Phoca vitulina) Maintained in Human Care

In this study, we examined the visitor effect on whether human patron presence influenced the behavior of harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) that are maintained at the Long Island Aquarium. First, we measured the number of head orientation responses as they correlated to escalating numbers of visitors who were viewing seals from outside the exhibit ... More »

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Geriatric Supplements in Aquatic and Zoo Animals – As animals age, it is important to know how supplementation can support their health and longevity. There are multiple factors to consider, including support of immunity, eye health and vision, joint health and mobility, and overall comfort.

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Graduating With Honors: Training an Aggressive Sea Lion for Interactive Programs – Consistently identifying precursors was first on the critical skills list for our new Romulo interactive training team. All new staff needed to label and describe exactly what each of Romulo’s precursors looked like and know what they meant ... More »

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