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Module 3 Quiz

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Research studies of local populations on the Central West Coast of Florida are available in the resources section of this module

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How is a dolphin ID established?

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Photo Identification is a non-invasive technique

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Another study technique is photo ID and radio tracking which involves capturing the animals, biopsy, tagging and branding them (burning ID numbers by liquid nitrogen) and attaching a radio transmitter. This technique is invasive and the risk to kill the animals is involved

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Local study by Thibaut Bouveroux has identified 263 dolphins in the Bay County area in the course of 3 years between 2004 and 2007. The estimated population size is estimated to about:

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Average group size in our area is:

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Larger group sizes are observed :

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Larger group sizes are observed :

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Alliances in our area

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The highest probability of dolphin sighting is:

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Behavior observed during the study

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Dolphins begging behavior can be described as follows

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The begging behavior is a natural behavior when a dolphin is hungry

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The begging behavior is an acquired behavior and it is found only with animals that have been in contact with humans

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The % of conditioned or habituated dolphins in our area is estimated to be:

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Observations and facts you can share with your clients

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The BADTOFEED Program is open to any dolphin tour business owner, boat captain and guide willing to improve their industry while preserving the wild dolphin population of Bay County

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The BTF Program will continue to be offered as long as it is needed

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