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Dolphin Quest Oahu Hosts University Level Scientists to Help Save Dolphin Species

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The United Nations report on biodiversity published this week reveals the alarming fact that extinction is now looming over one million species of plants and animals, including 1/3 of all marine mammal, shark and fish species. (https://www.ipbes.net/news/Media-Release-Global-Assessment) This staggering number is the highest in human history. While dolphins and whales in modern zoos and aquariums…

Dolphin Quest Collaborates with World-Renowned Researchers To Study the Secrets of Bermuda’s Deepwater Dolphins 

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Earlier this month, Dolphin Quest Bermuda and the Bermuda Aquarium hosted a team of wildlife biologists, cetologists and veterinarians to learn more about the health, behavior and diving physiology of Bermuda’s deep diving dolphins. Past results from this ongoing study included the deepest recorded dive for a bottlenose dolphin, with a depth over 900 meters!…

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…

Can Fish Can Be Trained?

Dolphin Quest’s expert animal behaviorists do an amazing job training our dolphins, but do you wonder if fish can be trained? At Dolphin Quest Hawaii, we are working on some amazing fish training in our new tide pool habitat. Right now, we have a gorgeous porcupine puffer fish, a very hungry snapper, a couple of lined…

Long-term Lung Research Gives Insight into Wild Dolphins

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As part of our commitment to global stewardship, Dolphin Quest is dedicated to conservation and the advancement of marine mammal research. Dolphin Quest Oahu (DQO) is currently participating in a groundbreaking long-term research project studying dolphin lung capacity. The scientific significance of this work is to develop non-invasive methods for estimating wild marine mammals’ metabolic…