Discusses recent findings indicating improvements in captive dolphin care, and potential sources of environmental enrichment, including “toys” and the human-animal bond.
Discusses the effect of vessel-based tourism on the welfare of bottlenose dolphins.
Discusses studies of the effects of human interaction on the welfare of bottlenose dolphins.
Looks at studies that show that boat-based dolphin-watching has a detrimental effect on the behaviour and, consequently, the energy demands and social cohesion of dolphins.
Animal welfare essay. Boat-based tourism implications for bottlenose dolphin welfare. Elsevier Prize Winner 2004