The most important part of a marine mammal caregiver’s job is keeping routine records of all of the animals.
“We have sheets for each of the animals. We’ll write down what they did that day, their behavior that day and how they are interacting with the other animals they are living with,” said Dan Macdonald, marine mammal caregiver.
These records are used to communicate with other caregivers and veterinary staff, so they can stay up to date with each animal.
The bond between a caregiver and marine mammal is strong. The Marineland caregivers feel connected with the animals and love getting to know the individual personalities.
Check out this video to find out what a typical day is like for a marine mammal caregiver: