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Finding a Natural Home for Captive Whales and Dolphins - The Whale Sanctuary Project

Updated: Apr 14

Lori Marino is a neuroscientist and expert in animal behavior and intelligence. She co-authored a ground breaking study that showed that bottlenose dolphins can recognize themselves in the mirror. This altered Lori's career path, she stopped working with captive animals after this - it was too difficult to know their intelligence and see them confined to small concrete enclosures.


Lori moved on to become Director and Founder of the Kimmela Center for Animal Advocacy. She also appeared on the documentary Blackfish about captive killer whales and the sequel documentary, Long Gone Wild. Her current project, The Whale Sanctuary Project begins where Long Gone Wild left off.


The Whale Sanctuary is the first of its kind. It will be located off the coast of Nova Scotia and offer previously captive whales and dolphins a natural place, with no concrete walls, to live out the rest of their lives. It is an amazing project and a major undertaking. Listen to this week's episode to hear more about this work.


Contact Lori with questions: lorim@whalesanctuary.org


Here is the audio of my podcast interview with Lori Marino of the Whale Sanctuary Project





Great video Whales Without Walls - a must see!!


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