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Dissertation information wanted! please help!

corinne

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Hi everyone
My name is Corinne and i am a student in England studying for my final year of an Honors Degree in Animal Behaviour and Training.
As part of this year i am required to complete a dissertation,
I am wanting to carry out enrichment for a GPO that i have access to at work, using feed trials
if anyone has or knows of any good trails and/or papers that they could inform me of it would be greatly appreciated! :read:
thank very much
Corinne :grad:
xxx
 

Nancy

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Hi and welcome to TONMO.com! :welcome:

Contact the Seattle Aquarium in the State of Washington. They keep a lot of GPOs and I know they have an enrichment program. I believe they're the ones who give their GPOs on display a different dog toy each day! At any rate, they might be able to help you.

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Hello Corinne,

Is the GPO at a public aquarium by any chance??

Ive been wantin to see one for moons, someone told me there was one at London Aquarium but then another told me there wasnt so I cancelled my visit :bugout:

Nice one
 
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Hi, where are you studying at? I graduated from HUll last year in Marine Biology... did whelk's penis study for dissertation.

If you live anywhere near me I could try and get you into my place of work so you can see some of the things we are doing with our GPO Madge.

I'm sure that I can find some papers that I used to use, a lot of the stuff is written pn O. bimaculodies but can easily be transferred!

Good luck with the dissertation, I remember doing mine and you will love it, honestly!

~Andy
 
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Not many places in the Uk display GPOs sue to the size of tank they need Scouse!

Newquay usually have one but not too sure at the moment, Brighton Sea Life Centre (part of the company I work for) do definatly have one so maybe take a trip down there??

~A
 
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Cheers Andy and Colin,

Whey hey the missus just bought a new car and is eager to get out of London for a few spins...ha haaa she wont know what hit her!!!!

Newquay....hmmm an excuse we've been lookin for to swing into Monkey World aswell :lol: excellent!!!
 

corinne

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sorry i have not replied to any one sooner but i've not been able to get to college for the internet as i managed to pop my knee cap out! ooch!
i have the chance to study a new GPO where i work (at The Deep) but it won't go on display until march when the extension is completed.
the GPO's display tank is not completed yet so i wanted to provide things to keep it occupied,
idealy i would like to compare natural v's man made toys eg live food to placing food in a shape fit toy etc
i want to compare the interaction times and state what its doing with the item, eg play, holding, ignoring etc
the only possible problem is that work want to only use natural types of enrichment when its on display so i dont want to get it used to toys then not allow them when its on display
im studying at Bishop Burton College
 

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