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A Bond Like No Other

The relationship between the dolphins at the Aquarium and our marine mammal experts is built on trust.

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"When one of them stops and looks at you, and you can see a little bit of what they might be thinking or how they might be responding in their eyes."

Providing care for the dolphins at the National Aquarium goes beyond analyzing tests and diagnostics. It requires a close, meaningful bond between our Animal Care team and the animals they work with. In this video, you'll learn more about how our marine mammal experts build trust with our colony.

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