Voices in the Ocean

Voices in the Ocean

A Journey Into the Wild and Haunting World of Dolphins

Book - 2015
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From Susan Casey, the New York Times bestselling author of The Devil's Teeth and The Wave, a breathtaking look into the mysterious world of dolphins and their conflicted history with man.
Since the dawn of recorded history, humans have felt a kinship with the sleek and beautiful dolphin, an animal whose playfulness, sociability and intelligence seems like an aquatic mirror of mankind. In recent decades, scientists have discovered dolphins recognize themselves in reflections, count, feel despondent, adorn themselves, rescue each other (and humans), deduce, infer, form cliques, throw tantrums, gossip and scheme.
Several native peoples trace their lineage to dolphins. They are the stars of multi-million dollar aquatic theme parks, money which has fueled a sinister illicit trade as shown in the documentary Blackfish . The U.S. Navy has a secret program using dolphins as undersea soldiers. The theory that they are a superior, extraterrestial species is popular among the new age fringe. They are the victims of brutal slaughters as depicted in the documentary The Cove . To swim with a dolphin is a transporting experience, an encounter with a being seemingly so like us, yet so alien.
No writer is better positioned to portray these magical creatures than Susan Casey, whose combination of personal reporting, intense scientific research, and evocative prose made The Wave and The Devil's Teeth contemporary classics of writing on the oceans. For two years Casey traveled the world, and has written a thrilling book about the other intelligent life on the planet.
Publisher: Toronto : Doubleday Canada, ©2015.
ISBN: 9780385679404
Characteristics: 302 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates :,illustrations (chiefly colour) ;,25 cm.


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Dec 30, 2016

I'm halfway through this and am loving it. Skipped the section about the Cove as it's too hard to read and I'm already familiar with it. But the scientific and spiritual understanding about dolphins is fascinating. This book is well-researched and the author is committed to telling the true story about dolphins. I plan to keep Reading more dolphin books as this has incited a keen interest.

ArapahoeAnna Aug 02, 2016

A hard read because of all the awful things humans have done to these beautiful, intelligent, creatures over the centuries. Casey seems to revel in the gory details. Did like her descriptions of swimming with dolphins.

No Words! Absolutely Amazing!!!!!!! Really informative, grabbing, and you won't want to take your eyes off it. 10 out of 10. Well done!!!!! |

Dolphins for life!!!!! ;)

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