Dr. Shawn Gerstenberger
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The Mirage Dolphin Environment opened in 1991. The Mirage has eight Atlantic Bottlenose dolphins. Four of these dolphins were relocated to the facility from other facilities that were either overcrowded or shutting down. The other four were born at the Mirage. The purpose and intent of the Mirage Dolphin Environment is to provide a nurturing environment for the dolphins and to educate the public about marine mammals and their ecosystems. The increased awareness associated with education will hopefully encourage public support for efforts to conserve and protect marine mammals and their environment.
Bottlenose dolphin behavior; Bottlenose dolphin parturition; Captive wild animals; Mirage Resorts; Incorporated
Aquaculture and Fisheries
Hanson, Stacey R., "Postnatal observations of behavioral patterns within the social organization of captive Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus)" (1997). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 377.