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Vail, C. and Borobia, M. (2021). Implementation of the Action plan for the Conservation of Marine Mammals (MMAP) in the Wider Caribbean: A Scientific and Technical Analysis. SPAW-RAC, UN Environment, 165 pp. doi:10.13140/RG.2.2.22722.50880
Vail, C., Reiss, D. Brakes, P., & Butterworth, A. (2019). Marine Mammal Science and Ethical Dilemmas: The Case of Dolphin Drive Hunts. World Conference of Marine Mammals Poster Presentation, Barcelona, Spain, December 2019. doi:10.1314/RG.2.2.19277.79842
Vail, C. S., Reiss, D., Brakes, P., & Butterworth, A. (2019). Potential welfare impacts of chase and capture of small cetaceans during drive hunts in Japan. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 23(2), 193-208. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10888705.2019.1574576
Butterworth, A., Reiss, D., Brakes, P., & Vail, C. (2017). Welfare Issues Associated with Small Toothed Whale Hunts: An Example, the ‘Drive Hunt’ in Taiji, Japan. In A. Butterworth (ed.), Marine Mammal Welfare (Animal Welfare 17, Chapter 6, pp. 91-109). Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-46994-2_6
Vail, C.S. (2016). An overview of increasing incidents of bottlenose dolphin harassment in the Gulf of Mexico and possible solutions. Frontiers in Marine Science, 3(110). doi: 10.3389/fmars.2016.00110
Butterworth, A., Brakes, P., Vail, C. S., & Reiss, D. (2013). A veterinary and behavioral analysis of dolphin killing methods currently used in the ‘drive hunt’ in Taiji, Japan. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 16(2), 184-204. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10888705.2013.768925
Florida Marine Mammal Health Conference Poster Presentation. (2012): Jett, J., Ventre, J, Vail, C., Dodson, L. Evidence of lethal mosquito transmitted viral disease in captive Orcinus orca.
Society for Marine Mammalogy Biennial Poster. (2011): Vail, C.S., Aquino, J., Vasquez, O., Bordey, M., Tovar, E., Simon, M., & Michaud, E. Haiti Ocean Project: The development of a multidimensional research and education project in Grand Goave, Republic of Haiti.
Society for Marine Mammalogy Biennial Poster. (2011): Butterworth, A., Brakes, P., Vail, C.S., & Reiss, D. (2012). A veterinary and behavioral analysis of dolphin killing methods currently used in the ‘drive hunt’ in Taiji, Japan.
Society for Marine Mammalogy Biennial Poster. (2009): Horstman, S.C., Engleby, L.K., Powell, J.R., Bonnes, C.S., Carnes, K., & Vail, C.S. Dolphin SMART: Promoting Responsible Viewing and Advertising of Wild Dolphins Through Recognition, Incentives, and Evaluation.
Vail, C.S. & Risch, D. (2006). Driven By Demand: Dolphin drive hunts in Japan and the involvement of the aquarium industry. United Kingdom: Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society.
Frohoff, T., Vail, C.S. and Bossley, M. (2006). Preliminary Proceedings of the Workshop on the Research and Management of Solitary, Sociable Odontocetes convened at the 16th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, San Diego, California, December 10, 2005.
Vail, C.S. (2005). Socio-economic assessment of marine mammal utilization in the wider Caribbean region: Captivity, viewing and hunting. Regional Workshop of Experts on the Development of the Marine Mammal Action Plan for the Wider Caribbean Region, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Bridgetown, Barbados, 18-21 July 2005.
Vail, C.S. (2003). Biting the Hand that Feeds: The Case Against Dolphin Petting Pools. Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society.
Vail, C.S. (2001). WDCS: Promoting Responsible Non-Physical Interactions Between Humans and Cetaceans. In Viewing Marine Mammals in the Wild: A Workshop to Discuss Responsible Guidelines and Regulations for Minimizing Disturbance. 14th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Vancouver, Canada.
Maas, B. Fisher, S., Williamson, C., Stark (Vail), C., & Simmonds, M. (1999). Behavioural patterns exhibited by captive dolphins at feeding/petting facilities. Page 111-112 in Abstracts of the 13th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Maui, Hawaii.