Full Name
Lori Marino
Job Title
Whale Sanctuary Project
Speaker Bio
Lori Marino is a neuroscientist and expert in animal behavior and intelligence, formerly on the faculty of Emory University. Lori is internationally known for her work on the evolution of the brain and intelligence in dolphins and whales (as well as primates and farmed animals). She has published over 140 peer-reviewed scientific papers, book chapters, and magazine articles on marine mammal biology and cognition, comparative brain anatomy, self-awareness in nonhuman animals, human-nonhuman animal relationships, and the evolution of intelligence. She is also an expert on marine mammal captivity issues such as dolphin-assisted therapy and the educational claims of the zoo and aquarium industry, as well as the intersection of animal law, policy, and science. She is also the founder and Executive Director of The Kimmela Center for Animal Advocacy, former lead scientist for The Someone Project on the sentience of farmed animals, and is currently a Creative Affiliate with the Safina Center
Lori Marino