Synopses & Reviews
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.
"Whether you are just starting your quest for a career or are someone besieged by questions regarding this type of career, I highly recommend this book." (-Animal Keepers' Forum, American Association of Zoo Keepers)
"Recommended to students or fans of marine mammal training of all ages. . . . Easy-to-read, informative. . . . Can even help professionals already in the field." (-Soundings, International Marine Animal Trainers Association)
About the Author
Terry S. Samansky has more than 20 years of professional, hands-on experience at accredited zoological and marine life facilities worldwide. He has been interviewed by CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, and the History Channel. He lives in Napa, California.