​Thanks to:


SC - for taking all the photographs during our visit to Dolphina Park, thank you, and thank you for being my rock.

Don't Swim With Dolphins in Playa Del Carmen - for the use of a photograph illustrating manual collection of semen in captive breeding.

AB - thank you for being there and your help, calmness and telling me to "keep it together".

WDC - for brilliant information simply presented to which we could direct readers.

Dolphins-World - for information on Dolphin Assisted Therapy to which we could direct readers.

Dr Naomi Rose - for advice on show behaviours.

Dr Ingrid Visser - for advice, guidance and showing that anything is possible.

Suzanne Rogers - for advice, guidance and pulling it all together.

WW & DH - for being there and asking the right questions, proof reading and support. 

NDH & RD - for endless hours of hard work, keeping us sane and roughly on track.

AE - for translation and encouragement along the way.

Born Free Foundation - for help, advice and guidance.

Marine Connection - for help, advice and guidance.

Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises ​by Kenneth Stafford Norris - about corneal clouding.

Veterinary Ophthalmology: Two Volume Set, Volumes 1-2 edited by Kirk N. Gelatt, Brian C. Gilger, Thomas J. Kern - about dolphin cataracts.

Handbook of Marine Mammal Medicine: Health, Disease, and Rehabilitation by Leslie A Dierauf - about diseases of captive marine mammals.

Dolphins in Captivity: Realities and Perspectives by Ligia Dorina Dima, Carmen Gache - about Constanta Dolphinarium, marine trips in the Romanian waters of the Black Sea.

Mr Martyn Stewart - for giving his permission to share his video, "The Dolphins of Taiji and the Captive Trade"



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