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Lori Marino
Senior Lecturer, Neuroscience and Biology, Emory Centre for Ethics
Lori Marino is a neuroscientist at Emory University. She is executive director of the Kimmela Center for Animal Advocacy in Decatur, Georgia. She has been studying dolphins and whales for 25 years.

Written by Lori Marino

Essay/
Biology
Dolphins are not healers

Dolphins are smart, sociable predators. They don’t belong in captivity and they shouldn’t be used to ‘cure’ the ill

Lori Marino