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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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    Captivity of dolphins and whales Captivity of dolphins and whales Presentation Transcript

    • Impact of the Life Expectancy for Dolphins and Whales in Captivity
      • Kathy Watkins
      • BUS 600
      • May 12, 2005
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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