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PRINT AND VIDEO  IMAGES

The licensing fees for EarthTrust video and still images support our wildlife advocacy work.  Our images have been licensed to appear  in everything from nationally distributed TV shows, Japanese  and German magazines, scientific magazines and journals,  as well as  educational magazines and curriculum.

Not only will you and your readers/viewers enjoy and/or learn about wildlife, they will be actively helping to protect it through your licensing fees. Thanks for caring about wildlife!

Our unique images and footage includes:

1. Campaign footage of imperiled wildlife  such as baby dolphins and fish in driftnets (ET High Seas Driftnet Campaigns) and the fires of Kuwait (Gulf War Campaign)

2.  Happy dolphins:  Primarily bottle nose dolphins blowing bubble rings  taken during our ET dolphin cognition program.  Very delightful and compelling images – great for entertaining  your viewers/readers. Perfect for marketing purposes.

3.  Other images are available. We have thousands of hours of archival environmental video being slowly transferred to digital accessibility.

The majority of our images are not yet  on our website. If you don’t see what you need, please contact us at and we will search our files for you.

Please note that  not all images on the website are EarthTrust’s.

Licensing Fees for  Our Images and Video Footage

Our images are copyrighted. No images are to be used without a written agreement  or before payment (sadly, we learned that lesson already).  Help to support our programs and entertain/educate your audience.

Commercial Uses: marketing, publications, productions

Licensing fees for images and footage vary depending on the intended use  When contacting us (link) Please describe the publication or production that the images will be used in and how widely it will be distributed. We  will request that we receive a copy of your production/publications when it is finished as well as control how  Earthtrust is credited. We will  work with you on the contract details.

If the article/ production is about our EarthTrust and /or is an advocacy piece, images fees will be negotiated at a very special rate.

Students, Teachers, & Non-profits

We appreciate that students,  teachers  and nonprofits are on tight budgets (just like ET!)  We are happy to work with you  if your project is for  a non-commerical project. Please remember, all the photos on this site are copyrighted and it is illegal to download them without our consent. The licensing fees fund programs that help to protect the species that appear in them. In order to continue to do so, we have to control their usage.

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For  Educators and Students

Hawaii’s Marine Wildlife – Whales, Dolphins, Turtles, and Seals – A Course of Study Based on a curriculum written by Emily Gardner, M.S. May 1993. For EarthTrust and the Hawaii State Department of Education.

Click here to read it with neat formatting.  

Click here to read the archive HTML version.

Note: written in 1993, this curriculum still remains relevant for teaching the basics about Hawaiian wildlife. Educators or potential interns wishing to help update and improve it should contact suewhite.earthtrust@gmail.com

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Scientific, Research and Advocacy Publications of EarthTrust

Below is a selection of the scientific and advocacy papers created by Earthtrust and/or about Earthtrust projects.

DOLPHINS
By Earthtrust Researchers:
Ring Bubbles of Dolphins
Published in: Scientific American
Marten K, (Earthtrust) Shariff K (NASA Ames Research Center), Psarakos S (Earthtrust)  and White DJ (Earthtrust)  (1996) Ring bubbles of dolphins. A number of bottlenose dolphins in Hawaii can create shimmering, stable rings and helices of air as part of play.  Scientific American, 275 (2): 82-87.  Full text: http://www.pubtext.ru/tw_files2/urls_1/177/d-176705/7z-docs/31.pdf
Evidence of self-awareness in the bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)
Published in : Self-Awareness in animals and humans: Developmental Perspectives
Marten, Kenneth (Earthtrust)  Psarakos, Suchi (Earthtrust) Evidence of self-awareness in the bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus).  (1994). Self-awareness in animals and humans: Developmental perspectives. , (pp. 361-379). New York, NY, US: Cambridge University Press, xviii, 442 pp. doi: 10.1017/CBO9780511565526.026 .
Lateralized visual behavior in bottlenose dolphins

Published in : Behavioural Processes
Delfour, F., & Marten, K. (Earthtrust) (2006). Lateralized visual behavior in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) performing audio–visual tasks: The right visual field advantage. Behavioural Processes, 71, 41- 50.  Abstract: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16246503

Using Self-View Television to Distinguish between Self-Examination and Social Behavior in the Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops Truncatus)
Published in: Consciousness and Cognition
Ken Marten (Earthtrust)  Suchi   Psarakos, (Earthtrust) Using Self-View Television to Distinguish between Self-Examination and Social Behavior in the Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops Truncatus)Consciousness and Cognition  Vol 4, Issue 2, June 1995 pg 205-224 Abstract:  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1053810085710264
Mirror image processing in three marine mammal species: killer whales (Orcinus orca), false killer whales (Pseudorca crassidens) and California sea lions (Zalophus californianus)
Published in : Behavioural Processes
Citation: F Delfour (Earthtrust)  K Marten (Earthtrust)  Behavioural Processes
Volume 53, Issue 3, 26 April 2001, Pages 181–190 Abstract:  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0376635701001346    Full text available from publisher.

WILD SPINNER DOLPHINS :
Mixed-species associations between Pantropical spotted dolphins (Stenella attenuata) and Hawaiian spinner dolphins (Stenella longirostris) off Oahu, Hawaii
Published in: Aquatic Mammals
Suchi Psarakos (Earthtrust) Denise L. Herzing (Florida Atlantic University)  and Ken Marten (Earthtrust) Aquatic Mammals 2003, 29.3, 390–395. Abstract :http://www.aquaticmammalsjournal.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=229:mixed-species-associations-between-pantropical-spotted-dolphins-stenella-attenuata-and-hawaiian-spinner-dolphins-stenella-longirostris-off-oahu-hawaii&Itemid=157
Long-term site fidelity and possible long-term associations of wild spinner dolphins (Stenella longirostris) seen off Oahu. Hawaii
Published in :  Marine Mammal Science
Marten, K.  (Earthtrust)  and S. Psarakos (Earthtrust) 1999. Long-term site fidelity and possible long-term associations of wild spinner dolphins (Stenella longirostris) seen off Oahu. Hawaii. Marine Mammal Science 15:1329–1336. Abstract available: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1748-7692.1999.tb00894.x/abstract
Patterns of Use of Maku’a Beach, O’ahu, Hawai’i, by Spinner Dolphins (Stenella longirostris) and Potential Effects of Swimmers on Their Behavior
Published in :  Aquatic Mammals
Danil, Kerri,  Maldini, Daniela, Marten, Ken (Earthtrust),  Patterns of Use of Maku’a Beach, O’ahu, Hawai’i, by Spinner Dolphins (Stenella longirostris) and Potential Effects of Swimmers on Their Behavior. Aquatic Mammals 2005, 31(4), 403-412, DOI 10.1578/AM.31.4.2005.403
The Effects of Human Interactions on the Population of Wild Spinner Dolphins, Stenella longirostris, off the Waianae Coast of Oahu
K Sayles, Psarakos, Suchi (Earthtrust)  The Effects of Human Interactions on the Population of Wild Spinner Dolphins, Stenella longirostris, off the Waianae Coast of Oahu  For The Marine Option Program University of Hawaii, Manoa and Earthtrust.  1997

Acoustic Predation
The acoustic predation hypothesis: linking underwater observations and recordings during odontocete predation and observing the effects of loud impulsive sounds on fish.
Published in : Aquatic Mammals
Marten, K., (Earthtrust)  Herzing, D.L., Poole, M. and Newman-Allman, Kelly (2001). The acoustic predation hypothesis: linking underwater observations and recordings during odontocete predation and observing the effects of loud impulsive sounds on fish. Aquatic Mammals, 27 (1): 56-66.

WHALES
WHALE SPECIES IDENTIFICATION USING DNA to identify illegal whale meat
Published in :  Journal of Heredity
Species identification using genetic tools: the value of nuclear and mitochondrial gene sequences in whale conservation
AR Palumbi,  F Cipriano (Earthtrust),  Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Center for Conservation and Evolutionary Genetics, Harvard University, USA and  Earthtrust (Cipriano) Kailua, HA, USA Species identification using genetic tools: the value of nuclear and mitochondrial gene sequences in whale conservation Journal of Heredity Volume 89, Issue 5Pp. 459-464.  Monitoring of whale meat markets and staff support was funded by Earthtrust. Full Text: http://jhered.oxfordjournals.org/content/89/5/459.full.pdf+html
Which Whales Are Hunted? A Molecular Genetic Approach to Monitoring Whaling
Published: Science
Published in Science
Baker, C.s and S.R. Palumbi. Which Whales Are Hunted? A Molecular Genetic Approach to Monitoring Whaling. Science, New  Series, Vol 265, Issue 5178 (Sep. 9, 1994), 1538-1539
Full Text: http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/oceanography/courses_html/OCN331/Baker%26Palumbi.pdf
Advocacy Publications by Earthtrust  (a selection)
BEAR  FARMING
Bear Farming and Trade in China and Taiwan. A report by
Earthtrust Taiwan. Highley, Keith, Suzie Chang, Earthtrust Taiwan. Full Text:  http://earthtrust.org/archive/bear.html
China’s Bear Farms and the Trade in Bear Parts
Published in:  Proceedings of the international symposium on the trade of bear parts for medicinal use
Highley, K. Highley, S. C. Earthtrust.  China’s bear farms and the trade in bear parts. In Proceedings of the international symposium on the trade of bear parts for medicinal use. TRAFFIC USA/World Wildl. Fund, Washington, DC. 1995.

FISHERIES
International Trade in Shark Fins, & Illegal Unreported and Unregulated Shark Fishing
Linda Paul,  (Earthtrust and Hawaii Audubon Society. ) International Trade in Shark Fins, & Illegal Unreported and Unregulated Shark Fishing. 2009
High Seas Driftnetting: The Plunder of the Global Commons
Published by Earthtrust Paul, Linda. High Seas Driftnetting: The Plunder of the Global Commons. Earthtrust. 1994.  Available: http://earthtrust.org/archive/dnpaper/contents.html
TIGERS
The Market for Tiger Products on Taiwan, A Survey

Highley, Keith, Director Earthtrust Taiwan, The Market for Tiger Products on Taiwan, A Survey. March 1993. Earthtrust Report.  Available:  http://www.earthtrust.org/tiger.html
WHALE MEAT SMUGGLING
ET REPORTS

Saving whales with DNA: a global strategy for whale conservation. Earthtrust 2004. http://www.earthtrust.org/dnaproj.html

Tracking the Pirates:  new DNA results and undercover research expose the illegal whalemeat trade Published by Earthtrust and Environmental Investigative Network  Available upon request. 1995
Articles by Earthtrust  for popular media:  ( a small selection)
Mystery of the Silver Rings.  Don White, Earthturst. http://www.tony5m17h.net/SpheromakDolphin.pdf
Do dolphins perceive television as reality.   Marten, K., and S. Psarakos. Earthtrust Chronicles 8.(1992).

Thesis Projects and Scientific Papers: partial funding and/or use of ET lab and staff:  (a selection)

Thesis:
Burgess, Timothy FR. Investigation of an Artificial Neural Network for Recognition of Simulated Dolphin Whistles. Diss. University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2001.Conducted at Earthtrust dolphin cognition lab at Sea Life Park. 2001

Norris, Thomas F. “Effects of boat noise on the singing behavior of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae).” (1995).

Scientific Papers – partial funding of research/tissue sample collections   ( a selection)

Borelli, A , Aguilar, A. Organochlorine concentrations declined during 1987–2002 in western Mediterranean bottlenose dolphins, a coastal top predator. 2006.

Carreras, Carlos, et al. “Living together but remaining apart: Atlantic and Mediterranean loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) in shared feeding grounds.” Journal of Heredity (2011): esr089. http://jhered.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2011/09/20/jhered.esr089.full.pdf+html

Dollar, Maria (principal author), et al. Directed Fisheries for Cetaceans in the Philippines. Reports International Whaling Commission 44, 1994. Earthtrust co-sponsored investigation and monitoring of the whale fishery from 1991-1993.

Palumbi, S. Cipriano, F, and M. Hare. Predicting Nuclear Gene Coalescence from Mitochondrial Data:  The Three-Times Rule. 2001. (Monitoring of whale meat markets was co-supported by Earthtrust)  Full text: http://www2.dnr.cornell.edu/HareLab/pdf/2001a.pdf