Ceta-Base exists to provide factual information to interested individuals, organizations and NGOs, regardless of their affiliation. Our consultation is done in an effort to provide reliable, up to date statistics and provision current data to interested parties or researchers. Testimonials regarding our work can be found below.
Ceta Base provides a professional, current record of captive marine mammals/ facilities and information provided is always reliable. From my perspective, having worked in the area of cetaceans in captivity for over 2 decades, I am only too aware of the difficulties in obtaining details regarding movement of animals, births and deaths within this industry, and applaud Ceta Base for their attention to detail and swift response to enquiries. Thank you for providing an invaluable service – not only for those working in the area of cetaceans in captivity but also for the animals themselves – you help us, help them. Margaux Dodds, Captivity Director, Marine Connection
Ceta-Base is an invaluable resource for scientists, students, and the general public that provides a dynamic on-line inventory of the current status and historical data on cetacean species in captivity around the world. The site also provides an accurate documentation of the current available data on cetaceans killed, captured and transported in the dolphin drive hunts in Taiji, Japan. I have found this to be an unbiased and extremely reliable database.
– Diana Reiss, PhD., Professor, Department of Psychology, Hunter College
In looking for the most reliable, current, and comprehensive data on cetaceans in captivity, there really is no other resource like Ceta-Base. Anyone who has attempted to track individual whales and dolphins, their status, and the international facilities that hold them understands what an immense challenge it is. Furthermore, the administrator is responsive to individual inquiries and is an invaluable and credible resource for all stakeholders.
– Courtney Vail, Campaigns and Programs Manager, Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC)
Ceta-Base is the #1 resource on captive cetaceans! The site design is clean and easy for anyone to use. The best part, you can use Ceta-Base to stay up-to-date with the latest news, learn more about the cetaceans at your local marine park, and more. I think the coolest thing about Ceta-Base is that it’s ultimately a collaboration. The admin receives information and photos from fans that together contributes to this excellent resource that helps everyone learn more about these amazing animals.
– Leo, Student, Marine Biology, University of California Santa Cruz
Ceta-Base is Australia for Dolphins’ go-to resource for reliable data on drive hunt fisheries and captive cetaceans. The service has saved us hours of research, providing a comprehensive database of hard-to-find primary sources not available anywhere else. The site administrators are friendly and easy to contact, going out of their way to provide trustworthy information. Ceta-Base helps numerous non-profit organisations and individuals around the world, and is an invaluable resource for anyone seeking information on captive cetaceans.
– Sarah Lucas, CEO, Australia for Dolphins
I routinely visit the site when writing articles for www.takepart.com and other outlets. Ceta-Base is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in whales and dolphins in captivity. The depth, breadth and range of information found on this site is unparalleled – nowhere else on the internet has so much data on captive cetaceans kept in one place.
– David Kirby, Author, “Death at SeaWorld, Shamu and the Dark Side of Killer Whales in Captivity”
Ceta-Base is an essential tool for any writer whose research involves captive cetaceans. The easy format and meticulous sources allow any researcher to narrow — or expand, their topic of focus. Ceta-Base has and will always be, my first stop for anything captive cetacean related.
– Elizabeth Batt, Journalist, Decoded Science & Digital Journal