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NMMF Scientific Snapshot - EVE: Enclosure Video Enrichment System
While U.S. Navy sea lions and dolphins complete complex tasks in the open ocean, which provide them with exercise and mental stimulation, we were interested in creating a new form of enrichment for the animals when they return home. Computerized tasks, such as puzzles or memory games, have been used with several zoological species, but were never adapted for marine mammals. EVE was created to allow marine mammals the opportunity to play cognitively challenging games that enrich their lives and allow researchers to learn more about their cognitive abilities.

NMMF's Dr. Kelley Winship and Amber Ramos will share how sea lions and dolphins were trained to use the system, and discuss potential future applications of the system.

Dec 6, 2022 04:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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