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Marine mammal links

This page contains a number of links to marine mammal related pages and some general biology sites. It is by no means a comprehensive listing. Others have already tried to compile complete lists of links and there is no reason to duplicate that effort here. The list has been alphabetized. A number of non-marine mammal links are provided on the Other Links page

This list is intended to present a wide variety of information sources. On this list you'll find scientific information, educational material, information about organizations as well as personal web sites with marine mammal, wildlife and conservation related material. The list contains sites of both supporters and opponents of whaling, captive display, dolphin assisted therapy, dolphin swims and whale watching. Some sites present documented information, other present personal opinions, propaganda or rhetoric. I'll leave it up to you to decide which is which. You can apply Carl Sagan's Baloney Detection Kit to help you make the distinction. See chapter 12: "The Fine Art of Baloney Detection" in:

Carl Sagan 1996.
The daemon-haunted world. Science as a candle in the dark. Headline Book Publishing, London. 436 pp.

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Marine mammal links, Table of Contents

Recommended links
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H, I
J, K, L
P, Q
R, S
T, U, V
X and beyond
Starting points

Recommended marine mammal links

This is a list of links to sites which can help you get started in your search for more information on marine mammals. Their inclusion here does not necessarily mean that I support the site or share its view. I have included these site because they highlight a certain aspect of marine mammals or focus on a unique group of marine mammals.
Carl Sagan's Baloney Detection Kit
A must-read for everyone involved in discussions about controversial issues, including whale and dolphin issues. This is an extraction from The Fine Art of Baloney Detection.
Animal People Monthly
Animal People reports on animal issues and tries to present a balanced view.
Aquatic Mammals Journal
Aquatic Mammals is a peer-reviewed journal sponsored by the European Association for Aquatic Mammals (EAAM), the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums (AMMPA), and the International Marine Animal Trainers’ Association (IMATA). It features scientific papers on all aspects of the biology of marine mammals, both captive and wild.
One of the very few animal information resources in Dutch. The site is set up and maintained by a group of volunteers. I did the original marine mammal section of the Animal Database. Now most links refer to Wikipedia.
Monachus Guardian
A site dedicated to a group of endangered seal species.
New England Aquarium
The Neaq site is a well-designed site and has a good list of links (Aquatic Resources)
Seal Conservation Society
This site has lots of information about all pinniped species, and is richly illustrated
Sirenian International
An excellent site with tons of information about an often overlooked group of marine mammals
The Society for Marine Mammalogy
The site of this scientific organization includes a good career guide for people interested in marine mammal biology. Of course there is also information about its publications (including the journal Marine Mammal Science), the Society itself and conference updates.
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Aalborg Zoo
Acoustic Thermography of the Ocean (ATOC)
The Acoustical Society of America
Agreement on the Conservation of Small Cetaceans of the Baltic and North Seas (ASCOBANS)
The Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums
American Association of Zoo Keepers
American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
American Cetacean Society
American Society of International Law - Wildlife Interest Group
Animal Concerns
Animal People
Animal Welfare Information Center
Animal's Agenda
Año Nuevo
APHIS Home Page
Aquarium of the Pacific
AquaThought Foundation
Aquatic Mammals Journal
Aquazoo Friesland
Ark Animal Tracks
Artis Zoo - Amsterdam
BBC Earth
Birmingham Zoo
Blue Dolphin Alliance
Born Free Foundation
Bottlenose dolphins in the Adriatic Sea
Brookfield Zoo
Burgers' Zoo
William H. Calvin's Books and Articles
Cape Cod Dolphin Fleet Whale Watch
Captain Dan McSweeney's Year-round whale watching
Cascadia Research
Center for Bioacoustics
Center for Marine Conservation
Center for Whale Research
Centre de Recherche sur les Mammifères Marins
Cetacean Alliance
Cetacean Research Technology
Cetacean Society International
Cetasea: Creative Evolution Through Animals Sanctuary European Association
Coalition for No Whales in Captivity
Conservation Breeding Specialist Group
CSIRO Division of Marine Research
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E, F, G

David's Dolphin Images
Volker Deecke
Deafwhale Society, Inc.
Dierenpark Amersfoort
Dolfinarium Harderwijk
Dolphin Communication Project
Dolphin Connection (Hawk's Cay)
Dolphin Connection - Joan Ocean
Dolphin Discovery
Dolphin Discovery Centre
Dolphin Encounters
Dolphin Experience
Dolphin Institute
The Dolphin Project, Georgia
Dolphin Project
Dolphin Quest
Dolphin Reef Eilat, Israel
Dolphin Research Center
Dolphin Research Institute (Victoria, AU)
Dolphin Synergy
Dolphin World
DolphinEAR Hydrophones
Dolphins - The Oracles of the Sea
Dolphins Plus
Earth Island
Earth Trust
Earth Trust - Flipper Fund
Earth Trust - Save the Whales International
Eric's Web Zeezoogdieren
European Association for Aquatic Mammals
European Association of Zoos and Aquaria
European Cetacean Organisation
European Cetacean Society
Expert Center for Taxonomic Identification (ETI)
Fjord- & Bæltcentret i Kerteminde
Florida's Gulfarium
Fondazione Cetacea
Friends of the Sea Otter
Gesellschaft zur Rettung der Delphine
Gorilla Foundation - Koko the Gorilla
Greenlife Society
Greenpeace International
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H, I

J, K, L


Van Hall Instituut
Humane Society of the United States
Institute of Cetacean Research (ICR)
Instituut voor Bos- en Natuuronderzoek
International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine (IAAAM)
International Dolphin Watch
International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)
International Marine Animal Trainers Association (IMATA)
International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN)
International Whaling Commission
International Wildlife Coalition Trust
Intersea Foundation, Alaska whale research expeditions
Interspecies homepage (Jim Nollman)
Irish Dolphins
Island Dolphin Care
Israel Marine Mammal Research & Assistance Center
Karen Pryor Clicker Training
Kolmårdens Djurpark
Kristiansands Dyrepark
Dr. John C. Lilly's Home Page
Lowry Park Zoo
Marine Animal Rescue Society
Marine Mammal Center
Marine Mammal Protection Act (Cornell)
Marine Mammal Protection Act (NOAA)
Marine Mammal Stranding Center
Marine Mammals
Marine Mammals Council
Marineland of Florida
Marineland Right Whale Project
Maritime Research Institute Netherlands
Don McMichael - Marine Artist
Mediterranean Monk Seal
Metsähallitus - Forest and Park Service, Nature Protection
Miami Seaquarium
Minnesota Zoo
Monachus Guardian
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Mote Marine Laboratory
O Mundo dos Golfinhos
Mystic Aquarium
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P, Q

National Aquarium in Baltimore
National Marine Educators Association
National Marine Mammal Laboratory
National Oceanic and Admospheric Administration (NOAA)
Natural Resources Defense Council
Naturalis Biodiveristy Center
Nederlands Instituut voor Biologie
Nederlandse Vereniging tot Bescherming van Dieren
Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
NetVet Veterinary Resources - Marine Mammals
New England Aquarium
New England Aquarium Right Whale Research
NOAA Fisheries
North Atlantic Marine Mammal Commission (NAMMCO)
North Pacific Universities Marine Mammal Research Consortium
North Sailing, Husavik, Iceland
Ocean Park Hong Kong
The Oceania Project
Orca Lab
Orca Network
Oregon Coast Aquarium
Ores Foundation
Ouwehand Zoo
Pacific Whale Foundation
Pinniped Research in Cognition & Sensory Systems - Long Marine Lab
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)
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T, U, V


Rettet die Delphine - Gesellschaft e.V.
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA)
The San Diego Wild Animal Park
San Diego Zoo - Zoological Society
Save the Manatee Club
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Sea Shepherd
Sea World
Seal Conservation Society
Shedd Aquarium
Sirenian International
The Society for Marine Mammalogy
Stacey's Wag'N'Train
Stichting De Noordzee
Suomen Luonnonsuojeluliitto Ry
Tallinn Zoo
Tethys Research Institute
Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network
United Nations Environment Programme
USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service World Wide Web Site
US Navy Marine Mammal Program
Valaiden Puolesta
Vancouver Aquarium
Vereniging voor Zoogdierkunde en Zoogdierbescherming
Vereniging Natuurmonumenten
Wal und Mensch
Water Planet USA
Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society
Whale Museum, Friday Harbor
WhaleNet at Wheelock College - Boston
Whalesafari Andenes
Whales on the Net
Whaling Library
Wildlife Tracker
Wolf Haven
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
World Conservation Monitoring Center
World Wildlife Fund
The World-Wide Web Virtual Library - Veterinary Medicine (Biosciences)
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X and beyond

Starting points

Zeehondencreche Pieterburen
Zoo Duisburg
Zoocheck Canada Inc.
101 Dolphin Questions Dierenlinker
Studyweb - Links for learning
Cyber-Express - La bibliothèque
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