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Where's Waldo?: The Dolphin Edition

We are able to provide enrichment as well as answer important questions about how dolphins think and perceive their world through thought-provoking research games. More

Mental vs. Medical Small Facility, Large Impact:

Creative Strategy For Expanding And Implementing Animal Husbandry Practices With Limited Resources More

Regional Reports

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2018 Conference Countdown

2018 will bring us IMATA in Portugal. Hope you had a chance to book your time off because from the 14-19 of October, the Algarve in sunny Portugal will be the place to be. You want to know more? more

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Where's Waldo?: The Dolphin Edition

Where's Waldo?: The Dolphin Edition

We are able to provide enrichment as well as answer important questions about how dolphins think and perceive their world through thought-provoking research games. Ranier, a common bottlenose dolphin residing at The Seas, Epcot, Walt Disney World Resort, has been participating in research projects for many years ... More »

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Mental vs. Medical Small Facility, Large Impact: Creative Strategy For Expanding And Implementing Animal Husbandry Practices With Limited Resources

Mental vs. Medical Small Facility, Large Impact: Creative Strategy For Expanding And Implementing Animal Husbandry Practices With Limited Resources

Onmega Dolphin Park is located in Marmaris, Turkey. For the last six years, every member of the training team pursued the same goal: trying to increase the welfare of our animals using positive conditioning techniques to retrain, recover and keep husbandry behaviors consistently.

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President's Corner

President's Corner

"And most of all, be proud of the work you do each day to promote marine mammal, and every animal, training with positive reinforcement to encourage public appreciation for wild animals even as you also ensure their higher animal health and welfare ... More »

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2018 Conference Countdown

2018 Conference Countdown

2018 will bring us IMATA in Portugal. Hope you had a chance to book your time off because from the 14-19 of October, the Algarve in sunny Portugal will be the place to be. You want to know more?

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Nominations and Elections

Nominations and Elections

Our Board members are involved in a multitude of fascinating projects. Each project and committee generates a diverse series of tasks, reports, and important decision-making related to policies.

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Regional Reports

Regional Reports

Keep up on news from IMATA members around the world with reports submitted for publication on 29 January 2018.

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Notices and Announcements

Notices and Announcements

Information on upcoming workshops, seminars, conferences, and more

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Conservation Briefs

Conservation Briefs

North Atlantic Right Whale Numbers Collapsing – King Penguins In Jeopardy – Warmer Beaches Mean More Female Sea Turtles

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IMATA Business

President's Corner

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

IMATA Board and Committees

Board Members and Committees at the time of this issue

Soundings Publication Details

The Editorial Staff

2018 Conference Countdown

More details for Portugal 2018

Nominations and Elections

Professional development that’s right for you!

Departments

Regional Reports

Keep up on news from IMATA members around the world.

Notices and Announcements

Information on upcoming workshops, seminars, conferences, and more

Conservation Briefs

Features conservation tidbits from around the world

Animal Facts

Green Sea Turtle

Scientific name: Chelonia mydas

Green Conservation

Energy Consumption

In the U.S., the pulp and paper industry is the second largest consumer of energy.  It uses more water than any other industry to produce a ton of product. (Paper Cuts: Recovering the Paper Landscape, Worldwatch Institute, 1999)