Human-Marine Mammal Contact During Experimental Conditions: Modifications in Behavior of the Participants

  • Alexander V. Zanin

Abstract

Close contact between experimenters and animals is necessary for the successful participation of marine mammals in complicated behavioral experiments. Therefore, the preparation for the experiment usually begin with the establishment of contact during the process of training of experimental animals. Naturally, characteristics of this contact can have affects both the course and on the results of the behavioral experiment and it can change and influence them. There are many well-known cases confirming this point of view, however, behavioral experiments rarely take it into account.

Keywords

Transportation Hunt Defend Tame 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexander V. Zanin
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  1. 1.Karadag Department of Institute of Biology of Southern SeasCrimeaUkraine

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