[MARMAM] Course Announcement - Dolphin Research Center

Emily Guarino emily at dolphins.org
Mon Jan 19 13:27:00 PST 2009

Dolphin Research Center, a not-for-profit research and educational
organization,  would like to announce a 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:  6/20/09 - 6/26/09  or  8/22/09 - 8/28/09  


For more information please visit
<http://www.dolphins.org/dolphin_lab_course_dates.php> , or  contact us at
305/289-1121 x 225 or  <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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