From the beginning the site and its resources have been maintained entirely out-of-pocket by its administrator who works full time on the database. It's a project that was born from a passion for captive cetaceans and the history surrounding the industry.
Today, Ceta-Base continues to be a leader in the online community, providing consulting, information and statistics to interested individuals and organizations on a volunteer basis. Your donation will help cover growing day-to-day costs including research materials, document processing, archival news memberships and other services that are crucial to the continuous operation of Ceta-Base. Donation Disclaimer.
"Ceta-Base is an invaluable resource for scientists, students, and the general public that provides a dynamic on-line inventory of the current status and historical data on cetacean species in captivity around the world. The site also provides an accurate documentation of the current available data on cetaceans killed, captured and transported in the dolphin drive hunts in Taiji, Japan. I have found this to be an unbiased and extremely reliable database."
- Diana Reiss PhD., Professor, Department of Psychology, Hunter College
"I routinely visit the site when writing articles for www.takepart.com and other outlets. Ceta-Base is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in whales and dolphins in captivity. The depth, breadth and range of information found on this site is unparalleled - nowhere else on the internet has so much data on captive cetaceans kept in one place. "
- David Kirby, Author, "Death at SeaWorld, Shamu and the Dark Side of Killer Whales in Captivity"
Ceta-Base is the #1 resource on captive cetaceans! The site design is clean and easy for anyone to use. The best part, you can use Ceta-Base to stay up-to-date with the latest news, learn more about the cetaceans at your local marine park, and more. I think the coolest thing about Ceta-Base is that it's ultimately a collaboration. The admin receives information and photos from fans that together contributes to this excellent resource that helps everyone learn more about these amazing animals.
- Leo, Student, Marine Biology, University of California Santa Cruz
In looking for the most reliable, current, and comprehensive data on cetaceans in captivity, there really is no other resource like Ceta-Base. Anyone who has attempted to track individual whales and dolphins, their status, and the international facilities that hold them understands what an immense challenge it is. Furthermore, the administrator is responsive to individual inquiries and is an invaluable and credible resource for all stakeholders.
- Courtney Vail, Campaigns and Programs Manager, Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC)
Ceta-Base is an essential tool for any writer whose research involves captive cetaceans. The easy format and meticulous sources allow any researcher to narrow -- or expand, their topic of focus. Ceta-Base has and will always be, my first stop for anything captive cetacean related.
- Elizabeth Batt, Journalist, Decoded Science & Digital Journal