Lori Marino
Last update: August 2014

Lori Marino, Ph.D., is a neuroscientist and expert in animal behavior and intelligence on the faculty of Emory University.  She is internationally known for her work on the evolution of brain and intelligence in dolphins and whales and comparisons to primates.  In 2001 she co-authored a ground-breaking study offering the first conclusive evidence for mirror self-recognition in bottlenose dolphins (Reiss and Marino, 2001) after which she decided against further research with captive animals. She has also published numerous empirical and review papers on human-nonhuman animal relationships, including the psychological and philosophical bases of animal exploitation and, more specifically, critiques of dolphin assisted therapy and other captivity issues.

web site   The Kimmela Center for Animal Advocacy
e-mail   lorimarino#kimmela.org (replace # with @)