Starting Your Career as a Marine Mammal Trainer

This behind-the-scenes look at careers in marine mammal care and training addresses questions such as What is it really like to be a trainer? and How can I become one, too? and offers strategies and alternatives to help identify potential career options in this field. It covers a variety of aspects involved in being a trainer, from typical days on the job and training different behaviors to the kind of education needed and the value of swimming and scuba skills. This thorough guide contains a comprehensive bibliography for additional reference and an invaluable resource directory with extensive contact information for more than 150 educational, governmental, and professional sources around the world.

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By Andrew (Dunedin, FL) · ★★★☆☆ · July 07, 2013
This is a difficult review to write – there's so much good here, but I also found myself disappointed as well.

Good: This book presents an accurate assessment of the pros and the cons of making a career as a marine mammal trainer. (In fact, that assessment is a little narrow – based on my experien... ...more
By Emily (The United States) · ★★★★★ · April 08, 2012
Wow! A great book that gave a lot of fantastic insights about being a marine mammal trainer! ...more