All posts tagged dolphins

Dr. Lori Marino, founder of the Kimmela Center for Animal Advocacy

Dr. Lori Marino—founder and executive director of the Kimmela Center for Animal Advocacy, as well as a neuroscientist and expert in animal behavior and intelligence—explains exactly what a neuroscientist is, and how that academic orientation informs her thinking about animal behavior as opposed to, say, an animal behaviorist without that scientific training. Read more…

Ric O’ Barry- Dolphin Advocate Extraordinaire

Ric O’ Barry–the nominal star of “The Cove,” the acclaimed and award-winning documentary-thriller that partly functions as an expose of the “secret” dolphin slaughter that takes place annually in the small Japanese town of Taiji–discusses his involvement in the film (when the movie was completed, he was surprised he was at the center of it), how he began as a dolphin trainer (most notably, the dolphins used in the TV series “Flipper”), how the “Flipper” experience compelled him to renounce that world and become in the ensuing 40 years arguably dolphins’ chief protector/rescuer/advocate, not only trying to generate attention toward the tightly-guarded Taiji carnage, but also staunchly opposed to any form of dolphin captivity. Read more…