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Sea Sanctuaries for Cetaceans: A Growing Reality

On December 13th, Dr. Lori Marino of The Kimmela Center and Dr. Naomi Rose of the Animal Welfare Institute, presented a day-long public workshop entitled Sea-Pen Sanctuaries: Progressing Toward Better Welfare for Captive Cetaceans.

The workshop focused on key issues relevant to developing and maintaining a coastal sanctuary for formerly captive and injured/sick whales and dolphins. There are sanctuaries for other large highly social and wide-ranging mammals, such as the Performing Animal Welfare Society, but there are none anywhere in the world yet for dolphins and whales.

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