[MARMAM] Course Announcement - Dolphin Research Center

Emily Guarino emily at dolphins.org
Wed Jul 16 11:44:56 PDT 2008

Dolphin Research Center, a not-for-profit research and educational
organization, would like to announce a late summer course in Cognitive and
Behavioral Marine Mammal Research. The program is a seven-day, in-depth,
hands-on immersion into the field of marine mammal science. The course
material surveys a wide-range of knowledge, theories and ongoing research
concerning dolphins. By working with staff on DRC research studies, students
gain a greater understanding of dolphins' cognitive abilities and social
behavior, as well as deeper insight into research concepts and methodology. 
Seminar Topics & Focused Activities Include: Review of Dolphin Anatomy &
Physiology, Physiological Research, Research Project Design, DRC's Current
Research, Marine Mammal Cognition, Research Law Requirements, Behavior &
Ecology, and Research in  Acoustics & Communication.

Hands-On Activities Include: Assisting research staff in conducting current
cognitive research sessions, learning and conducting observation sessions,
participating in additional research activities.

Cost: The cost of the course is $1700.00 (US).  Tuition includes all
seminars, activities, meals and lodging.

Dates: August 30th - September 5th, 2008.

For more information please visit  <BLOCKED::http://www.dolphins.org/>
www.dolphins.org. Click on the visit DRC bar, followed by the link to
DolphinLab, or  contact us at 305/289-1121 x 225 or
<BLOCKED::mailto:education at dolphins.org> education at dolphins.org. 

DRC Publications:  Jaakkola, K., Fellner, W., Erb, L., Rodriguez, A. M., &
Guarino, E. (2005). Understanding the concept of numerically "less" by
bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). Journal of Comparative Psychology.


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