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The Dolphin Doctor: A Pioneering Veterinarian Remembers The Extra Ordinary Dolphin That Inspired His Career

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Published by Yankee Publishing, Inc. (first published 1987)
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Cherilyn Willoughby
Jul 30, 2007 Cherilyn Willoughby rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone interested in marine mammals/Navy
This was something I won at the IMATA conference in 2004 and may have never come across it otherwise.

It is the personal story of Sam Bridgeway, one of the first Vets to work with marine mammals for the Navy. It was hilarious to hear about the relationship he had with the dolphin that inspired him to write his story. I really enjoyed the learning about the history in that time era, when dolphins were first being brought into oceanariums and marine parks. It is a short story, comical, and sometim
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Terri Kempton
Feb 23, 2010 Terri Kempton rated it liked it
This somewhat dated tale sheds light on some of the first captive dolphins, early behavioral experimentation, and friendships with humans. As a kid I thought it was cool beyond cool; as an adult I raise an eyebrow at the Navy's involvement and the assumption that dolphins are "just" animals that we have the right to treat as we see fit (capturing them, keeping them in small containment areas, etc).
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