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Dr. Naomi A. Rose

Marine Mammal Scientist

Animal Welfare Institute

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Animal Welfare Institute

900 Pennsylvania Avenue Se

Washington Dc, District of Columbia 20003

United States

Company Description

The Animal Welfare Institute ( is a nonprofit charitable organization founded in 1951 and dedicated to reducing animal suffering caused by people. AWI engages policymakers, scientists, industry, and the public to achieve better treatment of ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Marine Mammal Scientist

The Humane Society of the United States


Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

Member of the Scientific Committee
International Whaling Commission

Sigma Xi

Society for Marine Mammalogy

Committee Member
Acoustic Ecology Institute

Member of Addition To Board
US Newswire


Master of Fine Arts Program in Illustration

Academy of Art University

Associates Degree

Visual Communication

Bachelor's of Fine Arts Degree

Northwest College of Art




UC Santa Cruz



University of California , Santa Cruz



University of California at Santa Cruz

bachelor's degree

biology and French

Mount Holyoke College

Web References (198 Total References)

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Naomi Rose, Ph.D., Marine Mammal Scientist

Kimmela News | The Kimmela Center for Animal Advocacy, Inc. | Page 3 [cached]

After hearing testimony from scientists and advocates for the orcas, including from Dr. Naomi Rose of the Animal Welfare Institute and Dr. Deborah Giles of University of California, Davis, and then from SeaWorld officials and lobbyists, the committee requested an interim study and undertook to revisit ... Continue reading Next Steps for the Orca Welfare and Safety Act→

Lori Marino | The Kimmela Center for Animal Advocacy, Inc. | Page 2 [cached]

On December 13th, Dr. Lori Marino of The Kimmela Center and Dr. Naomi Rose of the Animal Welfare Institute, presented a day-long public workshop entitled Sea-Pen Sanctuaries: Progressing Toward Better Welfare for Captive Cetaceans.

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Naomi Rose

Naomi Rose
Naomi A. Rose, Ph.D., Marine Mammal Scientist, Animal Welfare Institute, Washington D.C.
Dr. Naomi Rose is a world-renowned marine mammal scientist for the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), one of the oldest animal protection organizations in the nation. Dr. Rose coordinates several marine mammal programs for AWI, including protection of marine mammals in the wild and captive situations.
Dr. Rose leads an extremely important campaign to enlighten the public about the plight of captive marine mammals. She has prepared numerous documents analyzing the unnatural conditions of captive marine mammals, including those in "swim-with-dolphin" programs. She has met with government officials of several countries to discuss marine mammal welfare and regulatory issues related to live-capture and captivity.
Dr. Rose engages audiences around the globe with her presentations on the welfare of captive killer whales.
Dr. Rose has authored/co-authored more than 80+ publications, including peer-reviewed journals and chapters in several books. She lectures annually at three universities. She has been widely quoted in print media, including the New York Times, Time,Life, and New Yorker magazines, and has appeared on Larry King Live, CBS This Morning, Good Morning America, ABC World News, ABC Nightline, NBC Nightly News, Fox News, CNN, CBC News, Anderson Cooper's 360, the Discovery Channel, The Learning Channel, PBS' Frontline and Chicago Tonight, "Straight Talk" with Derek McGinty, the Joy Behar Show, and various local news & radio programs, including National Public Radio. She was featured in David Kirby's book, Death at SeaWorld about the sad truth of captive orcas. Dr. Rose is also frequently cited in John Hargrove's book, Beneath the Surface and the award-winning documentary, Blackfish.
Most recently, Dr. Rose presented a compelling TEDx talk on captive orcas in April 2015.
During her graduate career, Dr. Rose conducted several studies on the behavior of wild marine mammals. She led a five-year research project in British Columbia for her dissertation, studying the social dynamics of male orcas. Dr. Rose earned her B.S. in biology and French from Mount Holyoke College in 1984 and her Ph.D. in biology in 1992 from UC Santa Cruz. She worked for 20 years at The Humane Society of the US and Humane Society Intl. Dr. Rose joined AWI in 2013.
Speech Topics (Partial list only):
"The Plight of Captive Marine Mammals"-Dr. Rose outlines the scientific reasons why dolphins, whales and other marine mammals should not held captive for entertainment purposes. "We are Family"-Discover the fascinating similarities between orcas and humans-strong family bonds, elaborate vocal communication and complex brains. "Polar Bear Conservation Issues" -Dr. Rose provides compelling insights about polar bears-including challenges the Arctic icons face, such as sport hunting and climate change. "Ocean Noise and Negative Impacts on Marine Mammals"- Rose discusses adverse effects of ocean noise, including military sonar, on marine mammals.
In her TEDx Talk entitled, "Let's Throw Shamu a Retirement Party," Animal Welfare Institute marine mammal scientist, Dr. Naomi Rose, advocates for the gradual phasing out of exhibits and shows featuring orcas, highlighting the species' complex family structure in nature as a primary reason why orcas cannot thrive in captivity. n her presentation, Dr. Rose discusses how orcas in the wild share intricate family bonds, with members serving distinct roles to help one another survive, reproduce, and flourish. In contrast, Dr. Rose explains, orcas in captivity-sometimes held alone or with orcas from different populations-are denied natural family life. In discussing the separation of family members at different marine theme parks, Dr. Rose says, "We all have family. How can it be morally right to do to others-even when those 'others' aren't human-what we would consider devastating if it happened to us? This comparison is not anthropomorphism; it's empathy."
One of Dr. Rose's many papers:
Killer Controversy: Why orcas should no longer be kept in captivity
Prepared by Naomi A. Rose, Ph.D., Senior Scientist
"Naomi Rose is the 'go-to'source for marine mammal captivity; a fount of knowledge."Tim Zimmerman, Former Senior Editor, US News & World Report
"Naomi Rose is a powerful voice for cetaceans everywhere.
"Dr Rose has sound scientific and moral responsibility.

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Renowned marine mammal scientist for the Animal Welfare Institute, Dr Naomi Rose, has eloquently talked of how she believes facilities like SeaWorld can work with experts around the world to create sanctuaries where captive orcas can be rehabilitated and retired (

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