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A Public Service Announcement reminds people to
stop feeding wild dolphins that can be injured or killed
when they become addicted to begging for handouts. Alliance members helped fund the PSA and are
incorporating it into their public education programs.
The Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums is an international association representing marine life parks, aquariums, zoos, research facilities, and professional organizations dedicated to the highest standards of care for marine mammals and to their conservation in the wild through public education, scientific study, and wildlife presentations.
Alliance member websites are windows to exciting information about the marine mammals in these zoological parks and aquariums. They feature many special education programs and unforgettable interactive programs offered by each facility, research that helps marine mammals in the wild, and programs to rescue stranded animals and nurse them back to health. Information is also available about how to find a career working with these fascinating animals. To learn more about our individual members and their work on behalf of marine mammals, click below.

Interested in an internship or career with Marine Mammals? Looking for Alliance members who offer internships? Find more information here.

2013 Alliance Annual Report

Former AMMPA Board President Billy Hurley discusses the Alliance’s condemnation of dolphin drive fisheries on Al Jazeera America

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Statement on Georgia Aquarium’s complaint seeking to overturn permit denial for beluga whale import

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International Code of Best Practices for Dolphin Facilities

The Alliance introduces its International Code of Best Practices for Dolphin Facilities addressing animal care, education programming, scientific advancement, responsible in-water interactive programs, and the conservation of dolphins in the wild. Learn more here.

Making More Than Just A Memory

National Poll Finds Accredited Marine Parks, Aquariums and Zoos Best Places for Children to Learn About, Connect with Marine Mammals. Learn more here.

Dolphin SMART

The Alliance is a Proud Supporter of Dolphin SMART and the program’s mission to promote responsible viewing of dolphins in the wild. Learn more here.

National Poll Finds Accredited Marine Parks, Aquariums and Zoos Best Places for Children to Learn About, Connect with Marine Mammals

According to a new national public opinion poll that says the public strongly believes seeing and experiencing live animals is the best way for children to learn about marine mammals. Learn more here.

More Inspiring, Life-Saving Stories From AMMPA Marine Parks’ Dedicated Doctors

If the movie Dolphin Tale inspired you, click here to learn more about true life-saving stories from marine park veterinarians.

Alliance opposes Japanese drive fishery

As strong, international advocates for marine mammals, Alliance members strongly condemn slaughter of dolphins and whales in the Taiji, Japan, drive fisheries, which is a practice criticized in the documentary film The Cove. Learn more about the Alliance's position on drive fisheries and how it opposes them.

"Don't Feed Wild Dolphins" Says Public Service Announcement

"Just stop feeding me!" says an animated dolphin in a public service announcement that highlights the dangers of dolphins getting hooked on human handouts. The PSA was produced by a coalition of government agencies and private organizations.

Alliance members are strong supporters of the Ocean Literacy Campaign designed to help people better understand what we can all do to help protect our oceans and the marine life that depends on healthy oceans to live. Test your knowledge by taking the survey.

To learn more about the ocean and its wonderful wildlife, check out the Alliance’s Ocean Literacy Reference Guide. Join our efforts to help keep marine mammals and their homes safe!

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