The following links provide valuable information related to Module 1

Resources for Module 1: For those interested in human– marine mammal feeding interactions, or human-wildlife conflict:

How does Australia’s largest dolphin-watching industry affect the behavior of Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins?:

Aug/Sept 2012. Three major newspapers in the U.S. have published articles over the past 2 weeks about the serious conservation issues facing dolphins in the wild from the careless and reckless actions of private boaters, commercial operators and tourists who feed or harass the animals:

Effects of tourist boats on the behavior of  Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins off the south coast of Zanzibar:

Swim Code of Conduct in Mozambique: please link to Swim Code of Conduct in Mozambique.pdf (pdf attached to e-mail)

Responsible Whale Watching Report 2012

The Water Planet Research Page – A Compilation of Local Research Projects:

Sarasota Dolphins:

Attitudes Toward Dolphin Feeding in Panama City :

Wildlife Viewing Economic Impact in Florida (Summary):

Outdoor Recreation in Florida:

NOAA/NMFS Resources:      

“Human-Dolphin Encounter Spaces: A Qualitative Investigation of the Geographies and Ethics of Swim-With-The-Dolphins Programs” by Kistin L. Stewart PhD, BTF Training Course Speaker:

Cetacean–human interaction, at sites where free-ranging dolphins approach humans, is occurring more than ever before. Management policies and strategies, and their underlying research, intended to protect both dolphins and humans during these interactive events, affect the quality and nature of interactivity. (link to media file Taylor Carter Agency of Dolphins Embassy.pdf

Long term biological sustainability of a dolphin watch industry in Lovina, Bali. (Link to media file Mustika 2011.pdf

2012 Report on Responsible Whale & Dolphin Watching. The commercial advantages of a sustainable approach (Planet Whale):    

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