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New study examines dolphins’ respiratory well-being

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    At Kahala Resort - Dolphin Lagoon. Dr. Andreas Fahlman, a specialist on the workings of dolphin lungs, measuring their lung capacity in and out of the water. Julie Rocho-Levine, left, manager of marine animals, Dolphin Quest, has trained Liko, to beach himself for the experiments. With her is Allie Etter, dolphin trainer.

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    At Kahala Resort - Dolphin Lagoon. Dr. Andreas Fahlman, top, a specialist on the workings of dolphin lungs, measures the lung capacity of, Liko, the dolphin. With Dr. Fahlman is Julie Rocho-Levine, manager of marine animals, Dolphin Quest.

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    Julie Rocho-Levine, manager of marine animals, Dolphin Quest, plays with Nainoa, one of the porpoises being studied by Dr. Andreas Fahlman, a specialist on the workings of dolphin lungs. The experiments involve measuring a dolphins lung capacity in and out of the water.

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    Andreas Fahlman, left, research director at the Oceanographic Foundation, and Julie Rocho-Levine, Dolphin Quest’s manager of marine animals, measure the lung capacity of a dolphin at the Kahala Hotel and Resort’s lagoon.

The Dolphin Quest Oahu team at Kahala Hotel and Resort is working with a marine biologist to study the respiratory health of marine mammals. Read more

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