Human-Marine Mammal Contact During Experimental Conditions: Modifications in Behavior of the Participants
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.
KeywordsBehavioral Experiment Aggressive Reaction Bottlenosed Dolphin Defensive Reaction Successful Participation
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