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Irishdolphins international conference in support of interactive dolphins
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Please note: Conference 2008 is now over but there are plans for another in 2009 so please call back here
    Irishdolphins conference programme: topics & extras
Topic Presenter  (click for profile)
Day 1  
  • Some internactive dolphin behaviour
- Ute Margreff
  •  Dolphins and the need to respectfully reconnect with nature.
 - Leah Lemieux
  • Is there a difference between 'English' sociable dolphins and 'Irish' ones?
- Margaux Dodds
- Terry Whittaker
(separate presentations)
Day 2  
  • Boat-based dolphin encounters: towards a win-win model for both dolphins and swimmers?
- Amanda Stafford
- Ruth Corner
(separate presentations)
  • Friendly dolphins around the world: many species, many cultures
- Dr Toni Frohoff
  • Life-changing dolphins: fact or fiction?
- Dr Monika Wilke
  • The psychology of dolphin and whale encounters: why have we been wanting to get close and personal for ages?
- Dr Jason Cressey
Day 3  
  • Dangerous to dolphins: snorkels or propellers?
- Graham Timmins
  • Why do some interactive dolphins show behaviour which has been labelled as aggressive?
- Edgar Hoffman
  • Dony : ethnologist or ambassador? Reflections from a biologist - and a healer!

- Gauthier Chapelle

- Frédérique Pichard
Other items on the programme  
Monday evening: film: The Dolphin's Gift  
Tuesday evening: film: Saving Luna   Suzanne Chisholm - Mike Parfitt
Wednesday evening: social event  
Film: The Last Giants of Europe by Birgitta & Armin Mück      
Video contributions - Zane Webb
Video contributions - Jan Ploeg
Dolphin Vision Quest (see additional programme)
Land-based whale watching (see additional programme)
Dolphin watching in the Shannon Estuary (see additional programme)
In and around the Great Blasket Islands (see additional programme)

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