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Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle Blessing and Release Celebration

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Four-year-old Hawaii green sea turtles Wailele and Momona, who were hatched at Sea Life Park and raised at Dolphin Quest, were released into the ocean on Saturday, April 16, 2016, as part of a collaborative conservation initiative to protect Hawaii’s native and threatened turtle species. These young honu (Hawaiian for green sea turtle) have been ocean…

Luxury Oahu Resort Provides Unique Opportunity for Scientists to Study Dolphins

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Results Published in The Journal of Experimental Biology On July 8, 2015, the prestigious Journal of Experimental Biology published a first of its kind study providing new insights into how bottlenose dolphins breathe and handle dive related respiratory challenges. This study, which would have been extremely challenging to conduct in the wild, was hosted by…

Award Winning Research Results Published in Scientific Journal

Dolphin Quest Oahu (DQO) was recognized this September with the prestigious Research Advancements Award at the 2014 International Marine Animal Trainer’s Association (IMATA) annual conference. Results from the study were also published in The Journal of Experimental Biology. During the IMATA conference, DQO Manager of Marine Animals, Julie Rocho-Levine, and Andreas Fahlman, a researcher with…

The Wait & Go Training Game

Dolphin Quest Oahu (DQO) presented a new training concept, Wait & Go, at the prestigious International Marine Animal Trainers’ Association conference in 2013. The Wait & Go game involves a series of three hand signals. The first signal cues the start of the game and asks the dolphin to wait for additional information. The trainer…