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    Terry Whittaker

Presenting Topic: The story of 'Dave'

Terry Whittaker has followed 'Dave' in Sandgate from soon after the dolphin's arrival in spring 2006 up to her departure in autumn 2007. At the conference he will be presenting his account of how this dolphin became increasingly interactive with human beings, a process which has been termed 'habituation' and which has allegedly led to the dolphin becoming  more vulnerable to harm.

 Click here to see some of Terry Whittaker's dolphin photographs
Website is dedicated to giving accurate information about 'friendly' or sociable wild dolphins (and whales) around the coastal waters of Ireland - i.e., those cetaceans who from time to time choose to interact with humans.. Dolphins include Fungie the Dingle Dolphin, Dony and Dusty.