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Luxury Oahu Resort Provides Unique Opportunity for Scientists to Study Dolphins

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…

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July 21, 2015

Dolphin Quest Bermuda Celebrates With Kandice

Local Bermudian visits during 11-day birthday celebration This month, we welcomed a very special visitor named Kandice Douglas-Young. Kandice has a rare congenital heart disease and pulmonary vein stenosis and will be taking a trip to Boston this August to potentially have life-saving surgery. Her family, along with social worker Verdelle Dill, created a birthday…

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July 2, 2015

Dolphin Quest In The News – FINE Magazine

Best Big Island Luxury Hotel in Hawaii: Hilton Waikoloa Village Click here to read article

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July 1, 2015

Animal Trainer Career Workshop

Resume Review & Interview Skills Let us help you land a dream job in the animal training field by enhancing your resume writing and interview skills. Review your resume with animal training experts Receive valuable interview skills directly from professionals in the field Rehearse your new skills in an intimate interactive group setting Take advantage…

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June 23, 2015

Fight Ocean Pollution – Become the Solution

Join Us for ‘Our World Oceans’ Month and create a #DebrisFreeSea! We need your help! The extreme threat of marine debris with its devastating effects on marine life has been recognized by governments and environmental organizations around the world. Join members of the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums (AMMPA) and the European Association for…

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June 1, 2015

Dolphin Quest In The News –

LIVE Q&A – Dolphin Quest Research and Care Click here to watch

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March 26, 2015

Urgent – Hundreds of Starving Sea Lions Need Your Help!

An overwhelming number of malnourished sea lion pups are showing up on the California coastline. The stranding centers and marine mammal rescue response teams are stretched to the limit with available resources. They need public help as they diligently work to rescue and rehabilitate these starving animals with a goal of releasing them when they…

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March 5, 2015

Storytime at Dolphin Quest

Dates: February 11 – March 14 (Wednesdays and Saturdays) Time: 11am – 11:30am Target Audience: 3 to 7 years old Price: Free* Young audiences will love these delightful dolphin tales and entertaining stories of the sea. Fun interactive games will follow the reading. Afterwards, guests are invited to enjoy watching and learning about the dolphins…

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February 11, 2015

February Events at Dolphin Quest Bermuda

February is full of excitement at Dolphin Quest Bermuda, from our weekend shows to couples specials, we have something for everyone! Dolphins leap, splash and amaze in our weekend dolphin shows. Saturday our show is set to music and great time to for friends to meet up or bring the family out for an adventure –…

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February 4, 2015

A Dolphin Trainer’s Top Five Things to Do on Hawaii’s Big Island

By Danielle, Animal Trainer As a dolphin trainer at Dolphin Quest Hawaii, I’ve had the pleasure of exploring and living on the Big Island for 10 years. It has been my privilege to play tour guide for visiting friends and family, and I’ve even had the opportunity to assist some of our program guests with…

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January 28, 2015

Top 5 Tips for Breaking into the Marine Mammal Training Field

By Danielle, Animal Trainer “You are so lucky, you play with dolphins all day!” “You have my dream job!”  These are statements that marine mammal trainers hear on a daily basis. It’s true. We have the privilege of truly amazing, and rewarding careers, which we work hard at, and pursue passionately. That said, we worked…

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January 28, 2015

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 Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, shared the advancements made possible when renowned researchers collaborate with expert animal behaviorists within the marine mammal community. Fahlman, along with researchers from the MIT-Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute partnered with DQO to develop non-invasive methods for estimating wild marine mammals’ metabolic rate and lung mechanics under normal and stressed conditions. The data collected from DQO’s animals provided insights into how marine mammals manage oxygen, carbon dioxide and nitrogen in various scenarios including when the animals are wearing electronic data logging tags….

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December 22, 2014