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Dolphin (Tursiops aduncus) Feeding System to Encourage Natural Behavior for Animal More

From Russia with Love:

How to Earn the Confidence of a Baikal Seal more

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IMATA Invited to Conduct Workshops at Japanese Animal College more

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Enrichment for Marine Mammals – Dolphin <em>(Tursiops aduncus)</em> Feeding System to Encourage Natural Behavior for Animal

Enrichment for Marine Mammals – Dolphin (Tursiops aduncus) Feeding System to Encourage Natural Behavior for Animal

In 2017, a variety of enrichment devices were developed and established at Ocean Theater with the goal to further enhance animal welfare, as well as optimize the living environment through mental stimulation.

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From Russia with Love: How to Earn the Confidence of a Baikal Seal

From Russia with Love: How to Earn the Confidence of a Baikal Seal

The Moskvarium Center of Oceanography and Marine Biology is home to nine Baikal seals (Pusa sibirica), 5 males and 4 females. They have lived in their current habitat at the aquarium since the summer of 2015.

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President's Corner

President's Corner

A few words from IMATA's President, Michael Hunt.

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IMATA Invited to Conduct Workshops at Japanese Animal College

IMATA Invited to Conduct Workshops at Japanese Animal College

During the last quarter of 2019, IMATA conducted a three-day workshop for over 150 students at the Osaka College of Eco and Animals (OCEA) in Osaka, Japan. OCEA is a two-year college program focusing on animal and behavioral sciences.

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Regional Reports

Regional Reports

Keep up on news from IMATA members around the world.

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Conservation Briefs

Conservation Briefs

Vaquita Update – Oceanic Whitetip Population Declines by Around 95% – Urchins help Hawaiian Corals Rebound

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Back to Basics

Back to Basics

Targeting the Senses: Sd Variability for Success - Omar is a 15-year-old South American Sea Lion (Otaria flavescens) who lives at Coral World Ocean Park in the United States Virgin Islands. Omar was the inspiration for this presentation at the 2018 International Marine Animal Trainers' Association conference in Algarve, Portugal.

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Research Briefs

Research Briefs

For Hawaiian monk seal researchers, the ability to observe underwater feeding behavior in a wild population can be exceptionally limited. The subject of their research prefers a solitary lifestyle, within a habitat range that includes some of the most remote locations in the Pacific Ocean.

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Notices and Announcements

Notices and Announcements

Due to COVID-19 there are no notices or announcements to be made at this time.

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President's Corner

A few words from IMATA's President, Michael Hunt.

IMATA Invited to Conduct Workshops at Japanese Animal College

IMATA conducted a three-day workshop for over 150 students at the Osaka College of Eco and Animals

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Back to Basics

Targeting the Senses: Sd Variability for Success

Research Briefs

Understanding Hawaiian Monk Seal Feeding Behavior

Notices and Announcements

Due to COVID-19 there are no notices or announcements to be made at this time.

Animal Facts

Gentoo Penguin

Scientific name: Pygoscelis papua

Green Conservation

Paper Consumption

As of 2002, paper industry emitted the fourth highest level of carbon dioxide among manufactures after chemical, petroleum and coal products, and primary metals industries.