Subject: Animal Trainer Assoc.: IMATA (fwd)

Mike Williamson (
Wed, 19 Nov 1997 11:45:11 -0500 (EST)


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Date: Wed, 19 Nov 1997 09:22:22 +0900
From: Lauren DOUAZE <>
Reply-To: Marine Mammals Research and Conservation Discussion
Subject: Re: IMATA

Hi Afke, dear fellow Marmarers,

The IMATA (International Marine Animal Trainers Association) address is:

1200 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60605, USA

You can apply for membership by requesting a form at this address indicating:
Secretary IMATA

To my knowledge, there is no web page for the IMATA nor any e-mail address
to write to.

IMATA has a quaterly newsletter called "Soundings" with articles on
training and marine mammal behaviour, regional reports, a training and a
conservation forums. This newsletter is sent to all members.
The IMATA organizes an international conference every year and publishes
conference proceedings, also distributed to members. Several regional
conferences are organized within the US as well.
A journal called "Marine Mammals: Public Display and Research" is also
published but not on a regular basis. This one has to be ordered by the
merchandise committee.

I hope this helps. Cheers,

Lauren Douaze