Impact of the Life Expectancy for Dolphins and Whales in Captivity <ul><li>Kathy Watkins </li></ul><ul><li>BUS 600 </li></...
Dolphins and Whales in Captivity <ul><li>The very first dolphinarium opened 70 years ago in the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>200...
Purpose of the Study <ul><li>It is estimated that dolphins can live up to 50 years old in the wild. </li></ul><ul><li>Orca...
Dolphin and Whale Capture <ul><li>Thousands of dolphins and small whales are encircled in a shallow lagoon </li></ul><ul><...
The Chosen Ones <ul><li>A quarter of the marine mammals in captivity over the past 30 years did not reach the age of 1 </l...
Dangers in the Ocean <ul><li>Dolphin and Whales have strong family bonds </li></ul><ul><li>Mother and baby will stay toget...
What can you do? <ul><li>Do not visit aquariums that have marine mammals in captivity. (dolphins, whales, and seals) </li>...
Conclusion <ul><li>Other ways the public can be educated on dolphins and whales </li></ul><ul><li>More research of the wil...
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  1. 1. Impact of the Life Expectancy for Dolphins and Whales in Captivity <ul><li>Kathy Watkins </li></ul><ul><li>BUS 600 </li></ul><ul><li>May 12, 2005 </li></ul>
  2. 2. Dolphins and Whales in Captivity <ul><li>The very first dolphinarium opened 70 years ago in the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>200 dolphinarium found worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>There are 14 swim with dolphin programs in the U.S. (up from 4 from seven years ago) </li></ul><ul><li>30 parks have opened in the Caribbean since 1990 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Purpose of the Study <ul><li>It is estimated that dolphins can live up to 50 years old in the wild. </li></ul><ul><li>Orca whales can live up to 80 years old in the wild. </li></ul><ul><li>In captivity, the life expectancy of dolphins and whales is between 2-8 years. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Dolphin and Whale Capture <ul><li>Thousands of dolphins and small whales are encircled in a shallow lagoon </li></ul><ul><li>The select few are transported </li></ul><ul><li>20,000 dolphins and whales killed </li></ul><ul><li>Many get tangled </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Chosen Ones <ul><li>A quarter of the marine mammals in captivity over the past 30 years did not reach the age of 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Half died before the age of 7 </li></ul><ul><li>83% died before the age of 20 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Dangers in the Ocean <ul><li>Dolphin and Whales have strong family bonds </li></ul><ul><li>Mother and baby will stay together for as long as 5 years </li></ul><ul><li>The capture of just one dolphin can upset the whole group </li></ul><ul><li>Navy Sonar-Marine mammals use sound to follow migratory routes, locate each other, find food and care for their young. </li></ul><ul><li>Noise that undermines their ability to hear can threaten their ability to function and, over the long term, to survive </li></ul>
  7. 7. What can you do? <ul><li>Do not visit aquariums that have marine mammals in captivity. (dolphins, whales, and seals) </li></ul><ul><li>Educate your friends and family </li></ul><ul><li>Research, join, and write your congressman on the navy sonar usage </li></ul><ul><li>www.dolphinproject.org </li></ul>
  8. 8. Conclusion <ul><li>Other ways the public can be educated on dolphins and whales </li></ul><ul><li>More research of the wild populations </li></ul><ul><li>Educate the public of the treatment of these mammals in captivity </li></ul>

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