Toni Frohoff

Toni Frohoff
Terramar Research and SONAR

Ph.D. Wildlife Behavioral Biology

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Introduction
Toni Frohoff, Ph.D. is the Founder and Research Director at Terramar Research and a Co-Founder of Sonar. She is an ethologist and behavioral biologist who has specialized in cetaceans (and more recently, elephants) for over 30 years. She has distinctive expertise in studying and addressing the psychological wellbeing of cetaceans and elephants in captivity and in wild - and human-animal interactions. Toni is recognized for advancing interspecies science and advocacy for animals and nature. Toni has co-authored two books on cetaceans (most recently Dolphin Mysteries: Unlocking the Secrets of Communication; Yale University Press; 2008, 2010).

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Abstract: Contemporary knowledge of impressive neu- rophysiology and behavior in cetaceans, combined with increasing opportunities for studying free-ranging ceta- ceans who initiate sociable interaction with humans, are converging to highlight serious ethical considerations and emerging opportunities for a new era of progressive and less-invasive c...
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The popular demand for encounters with dolphins has resulted in organized encounters around the world involving in-water interactions with both captive and free-ranging dolphins. Many concerns about these interactions have been raised with regard to the well-being of human and dolphin participants (e.g. Capaldo 1989; Iannuzzi and Rowan 1991). In th...
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This chapter discusses affect amidst the matrix of humans/elephants/plants/land in Sri Lanka, revealing intra and inter-species social and power dynamics. Inspired by Ordinary Affects (Stewart, 2007), we find that the terms ‘human-elephant conflict’, ‘habitat loss’, and ‘neoliberalism’ and the phrases that define these, cannot access the “weighty a...
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The Routledge Handbook of Ecocultural Identity (2020) is a timely book, as across the globe more and more of us awake to our always interconnected selves. The Handbook brings the ecological turn to sociocultural understandings of self and group identities, introducing an interdisciplinary, insightful assembly of original theory and research on plan...
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Dolphins at SeaWorld are confined to artificial, highly unnatural environments that prevent them from performing even the most basic, biologically driven behavior and routinely expose them to damaging psychological trauma, social stress, and physical injury. Their well-being is compromised when they are exposed to excessive anthropogenic noise and...
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In certain coastal areas of the world, humans and non-human coastal systems and species including marine mammals, live within a general trend of thriving and even at times, mutually collaborative cohabitation. In these areas, awareness increases among fishermen, ferry and tour boat operators, leisure boaters, farmers and other human residents as to...
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Wildlife management falls into the rapidly advancing field of human-animal relations. Three constructs in the social sciences have recently been applied to this arena, making them relevant to consider in wildlife management practices. Research on animal language, cognition and abilities has facilitated applications of these theories or constructs....
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This initial research is a component of the first comprehensive study on the occurrence, movement patterns, and behavioral ecology of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus gilli) in the coastal waters of the Santa Barbara Channel; specifically off the coast of Santa Barbara County extending into Ventura County, California. This marine environment...
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Individual striving as an ingredient of wellbeing: human-centered studies shed light on animal wellbeing Elizabeth Oriel, Toni Frohoff and Susan Wilson Antioch University New England, NH, USA; TerraMar Research, CA, USA, Tara Seal Research, Co. Down, UK Personal striving for goals has been associated with increased wellbeing in humans and may be...
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International Congress for Conservation Biology, Edmonton, Alberta 2010 INTEGRATING THE CONCEPT OF WELL-BEING INTO HARBOR SEAL (PHOCA VITULINA) CONSERVATION AND CAPTIVE CARE Oriel, Elizabeth, Antioch University New England, Keene NH, lizzieoriel@gmail.com Frohoff, Toni, TerraMar Research, Santa Barbara, Ca. toni@sonar.org Bradshaw, G. A., The Kerul...
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Dolphins have fascinated humans for millennia, giving rise to an abundance of stories and myths about them, yet the actual details of their lives in the sea have remained elusive. In this enthralling book, Kathleen M. Dudzinski and Toni Frohoff take us into the dolphins' aquatic world to witness firsthand how they live their lives, communicate, and...
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Defining ‘welfare’ involves more than simply looking at what an animal can endure or survive, although these are certainly important aspects of well-being (Frohoff, 2005). Assessment of welfare considers the mental, physical and physiological condition of the animal. The welfare of an animal refers to the degree of well-being or suffering that the...
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We studied a population of spotted dolphins that has regularly approached vessels and swimmers on the Little Bahamas Banks for over 20 years. Data on sightings (N=968) and in-water dolphin interactions (N=195) were obtained during a series of boat-based ecotour expeditions to this area between 1993 and 1995. Analysis of 10 hours of underwater video...
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The relative importance of expression and symbolic content in acoustic communication of cetaceans has been debated. These topics may be examined by observing how general rates of vocalizations change with excitatory state and how specific vocalizations vary independently of state and depend upon content. In this study, whistles (0.32 to 22 kHz) of...
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Thesis (M.S.)--Texas A & M University, 1993. Includes bibliographical references (p. 113-129). Photocopy.

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