2007: Year of the Dolphin

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The year 2007 has been declared as (International) Year of the Dolphin by the United Nations and United Nations Environment ProgrammeUNEP).[23] The idea was launched by the UN’s Convention on Migratory Species and the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society ( (WDCS).


Therapy

Dolphins are used in animal-assisted therapy, to help with various psychological and neurological problems such as autism, depression, Down syndrome and various development problems, and has shown to be beneficial for the participants.



References

  1. ^ The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, online entry at Dictionary.com, retrieved December 17, 2006.

  2. ^ Dolphin Safari (2006) sightings log, page retrieved December 17, 2006.

  3. ^ Texas Tech University (1997), Mammals of Texas – Rough-toothed Dolphin, article retrieved December 8, 2006.

  4. ^ Robin’s Island Dolphins at SeaWorld California, page retrieved December 17, 2006.

  5. ^ Denise L. Herzing, Kelly Moewe and Barbara J. Brunnick (2003), Interspecies
    interactions between Atlantic spotted dolphins, Stenella frontalis and
    bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, on Great Bahama Bank, Bahamas
    , article retrieved on December 17, 2006.

  6. ^ Louis Herman, interviewed for Associated Press, article by Jeanette J. Lee (2005), Livescience.com – Whale-Dolphin Hybrid Has Baby Wholphin, article retrieved April 26, 2007.

  7. ^ Associated Press / FOX news (2006), Japanese Researchers Find Dolphin With ‘Remains of Legs’, article retrieved November 6, 2006.

  8. ^ Goodson, A.D. and M. Klinowska. « A Proposed Echolocation Receptor for the Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus): Modelling the Receive Directivity from Tooth and Lower Jaw Geometry », in Thomas and Kastelein, eds, NATO ASI Series A: Sensory Abilities of Cetaceans, vi.196:255-267 (Plenum NY, 1990) ISBN 0-30-643695-7

  9. ^ SeaWorld, Bottlenose Dolphins – Senses, article retrieved December 17, 2006.

  10. ^ Bjorn Mauck, Ulf Eysel and Guide Dehnhardt (2000), Selective heating of vibrissal follicles in seals (Phoca Vitulina) and dolphins (Sotalia Fluviatilis Guianensis), article retrieved March 11, 2007.

  11. ^ Laurie Stepanek (1998), Amazon River Dolphin (Inia geoffrensis), article retrieved March 11, 2007.

  12. ^ Rowan Hooper for New Scientist (2005), Dolphins teach their children to use sponges, article retrieved December 17, 2006.

  13. ^ CBC News (2004), Dolphins save swimmers from shark, article retrieved March 11, 2007.

  14. ^ Dr. George Johnson (date unknown), Is Flipper A Senseless Killer?, article retreived December 17, 2006.

  15. ^ National Geographic’s Dolphins: The wild side documentary (1999), IMDb entry / National Geographic website entry

  16. ^ Amy Samuels, Lars Bejder, Rochelle Constantine and Sonja Heinrich (2003), Marine Mammals: Fisheries, Tourism and Management Issues, chapter 15, pages 266 to 268, Cetaceans that are typically lonely and seek human company. Retrieved December 17, 2006.

  17. ^ « Coastal Stock(s) of Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin: Status Review and Management, »
    Proceedings and Recommendations from a Workshop held in Beaufort, North
    Carolina, 13-14 September 1993. U.S. Department of Commerce, National
    Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries
    Service. pp. 56-57.

  18. ^ M.B. Santos, R. Fernández, A. López, J.A. Martínez and G.J. Pierce (2007), Variability in the diet of bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus, in Galician waters, north-western Spain, 1990–2005 (.pdf), article retrieved April 3, 2007.

  19. ^ The Telegraph (2006), Brazil’s sexiest secret, article retrieved March 11, 2007.

  20. ^ Christian Antonioli and Michael A. Reveley, (2005), Randomised controlled trial of animal facilitated therapy with dolphins in the treatment of depression.

  21. ^ Douglas Williams for Shanghai Daily (2006), Yangtze dolphin may be extinct. Article retrieved December 9, 2006.

  22. ^ Clover, Charles. 2004. The End of the Line: How overfishing is changing the world and what we eat. Ebury Press, London. ISBN 0-09-189780-7

  23. ^ 2007: (International) Year of the Dolphin – Official website, website retrieved on January 14, 2007.

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