Date of Award

Fall 12-15-2012

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (BS)

Department

Interdisciplinary Studies

College

Honors College

First Advisor

Robert F. Young

Abstract/Description

Are marine mammal species better off today because of captivity? Is captivity ethical and should it be continued? As this debate grows stronger, both of these sides of the argument offer substantial evidence in their favor. In this paper, I discuss data for both sides and evaluate the justifications of marine mammal captivity. Ideally, no matter the outcome, this research will educate the public on influential factors of wild and captive populations.

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