Captivity of dolphins and whales

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My last presentation in college to educate people against dolphins and whales in captivity.

My last presentation in college to educate people against dolphins and whales in captivity.

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