In episode 3 of my 'Adventures in Biology' series, I travel to the Moorea Dolphin Center located at the Intercontinental Moorea Resort and Spa. Now, I've always been fairly skeptical about keeping large cetaceans in captivity - but I wanted to keep and open mind and hear what director Yann Martel had to say. I was very impressed. The outreach work and research being done at the facility is impressive. I left the center as a true fan of the program.
What do you think?
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Carin Bondar is a biologist, writer and film-maker with a PhD in population ecology from the University of British Columbia. Find Dr. Bondar online at www.carinbondar.com, on twitter @drbondar or on her facebook page: Dr. Carin Bondar – Biologist With a Twist.