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Laser Therapy as an Alternative to Medication or Surgery

Laser therapy works by accelerating the body's natural healing processes. There are three levels of interaction: cellular, tissue, and systemic. Light penetrates from the laser and creates a chain reaction at each of these levels. On the cellular level, one of the key points is that as the light is absorbed, cell metabolism and energy increases. More

Measuring Cetacean Welfare

Welfare can be generally defined as the balance between positive and negative affective states, where affective states are a combination of emotions and feelings. In an effort to contribute to the science of marine mammal welfare, we developed the first welfare assessment for captive bottlenose dolphins called the “Cetacean Welfare Assessment©”, or “C-Well”.
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Laser Therapy as an Alternative to Medication or Surgery

Laser Therapy as an Alternative to Medication or Surgery

Laser therapy works by accelerating the body's natural healing processes. There are three levels of interaction: cellular, tissue, and systemic. Light penetrates from the laser and creates a chain reaction at each of these levels. On the cellular level, one of the key points is that as the light is absorbed, cell metabolism and energy increases.

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Measuring Cetacean Welfare

Measuring Cetacean Welfare

Welfare can be generally defined as the balance between positive and negative affective states, where affective states are a combination of emotions and feelings. In an effort to contribute to the science of marine mammal welfare, we developed the first welfare assessment for captive bottlenose dolphins called the “Cetacean Welfare Assessment©”, or “C-Well”.

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President's Corner

President's Corner

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

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Nominations and Elections

Nominations and Elections

Read about the 2018 Board of Directors candidates for the positions of President Elect, Third Vice President and Secretary.

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2017 Conference Countdown

2017 Conference Countdown

We are less than six months from conference time! Hopefully you have already started making your plans because this is going to be a packed conference. Join us in Riviera Maya, Mexico on 1-6 October 2017.

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Regional Workshop Reports

Regional Workshop Reports

A recap of the Southwest Regional Workshop at Utah's Hogle Zoo, South Central Regional Workshop at the Texas State Aquarium, Northwest Regional Workshop at the Oregon Coast Aquarium, Northeast Regional Workshop at Seneca Park Zoo, and Midwest Regional Workshop at the Blank Park Zoo ... More »

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Regional Reports

Regional Reports

Keep up on news from IMATA members around the world with reports submitted for publication on 16 April 2017.

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Notices and Announcements

Notices and Announcements

Information on upcoming workshops, seminars, conferences, and more

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Research Briefs

Research Briefs

In today’s changing oceans, research on wild populations of marine animals is increasingly vital to understanding how species are adapting to survive, or in some cases, not adapting to inflicted challenges and potentially heading toward extinction ... More »

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Trainer's Forum

Trainer's Forum

For many facilities, gating can be a game changer for the animals in their care. The amount of variety we can create in their lives makes this potentially challenging behavior one worth the effort to train. Please share how your facility utilizes gating, or goals that you are working towards ... More »

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Off The Shelf

Off The Shelf

Book Review: Babylon’s Ark, by Lawrence Anthony & Graham Spence

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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

Nominations and Elections

Candidates for the 2018 Board of Directors

2017 Conference Countdown

More details for Riviera Maya 2017

Regional Workshop Reports

A recap of 5 recent Regional Workshops

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Regional Reports

Keep up on news from IMATA members around the world.

Notices and Announcements

Information on upcoming workshops, seminars, conferences, and more

Research Briefs

Animal Practice to Wild Science - Bottlenose Dolphins to Narwhals: Developing Scientific Instruments for Population Conservation through Animal Partnerships

Trainer's Forum

Please share how your facility utilizes gating, or goals that you are working towards.

Off The Shelf

Book Review: Babylon’s Ark, by Lawrence Anthony & Graham Spence

Animal Facts

Giant Pacific Octopus

Scientific name: Enteroctopus dofleini

Green Conservation

Energy Use

72,220,086 million BTUs, enough to power 694,000 households