Dolphin Chronicles

Dolphin Chronicles

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by Carol J. Howard
     
 

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Of all the mammals on earth, none has inspired our affection as much as the dolphin. Fascinated by these creatures of myth, magic and history, we have longed to penetrate the mystery that surrounds them and thrilled to the possibility of communicating with a species other than our own. In 1988 a group of researchers began a revolutionary experiment: they "borrowed"

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Of all the mammals on earth, none has inspired our affection as much as the dolphin. Fascinated by these creatures of myth, magic and history, we have longed to penetrate the mystery that surrounds them and thrilled to the possibility of communicating with a species other than our own. In 1988 a group of researchers began a revolutionary experiment: they "borrowed" a pair of wild dolphins from the sea, studied them in captivity, and then set them free to continue studying the animals in their home waters. This is the extraordinary story of that project, an ongoing adventure shared by a daring team of humans and two very special dolphins that has build a bridge between disparate worlds and very different creatures....

Dolphin Chronicles

Now, Carol J. Howard, a researcher and primary member of the team, invites you along on the coast-to-coast odyssey that began when two Atlantic bottlenose dolphins were captured in Tampa Bay Florida, and transported to Long Marine Laboratory in Santa Cruz, California. Touching, enlightening, and ultimately inspiring, it's a story filled with drama, humor, and heartbreak - one that offers breathtaking possibilities and poses crucial questions for anyone who cares about the future of the dolphins... and of the planet itself.

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Library Journal
This is an engaging, popular account of the author's two-year dolphin research dissertation project at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Captured off Tampa Bay in July 1988, two Atlantic bottlenose dolphins were transported to California, where the author and colleagues recorded their sounds, movement patterns, echolocation abilities, and social interactions, as well as trained them to carry out various tasks. Careful attention was devoted to easing the animals' transition between the wild and captivity, as well as to follow-up on their reacclimation to the wild from the time of their release in 1990 through early 1995. Howard discusses and reevaluates the work of John C. Lilly (Man and Dolphin, 1961. o.p.) in light of new animal behavior discoveries; she addresses the objections of animal-rights activists and acknowledges the findings of her major professor, Kenneth S. Norris (Dolphin Societies, LJ 6/15/91). The two dolphins are depicted as distinct individuals with varying temperaments and abilities, yet they are not anthropomorphized. The book would have benefited from a short, annotated bibliography, but it is suitable for public libraries and undergraduate collections.-Judith B. Barnett, Pell Marine Science Lib., Univ. of Rhode Island, Kingston

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553377781
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/01/1996
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)

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Dolphin Chronicles 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
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Looks like a good book. I may like it
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Its a goof book and i think for the people who has the oppertunity to read u should do that and sit down and read this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this as a young man growing up interested in dolphins, dolphin training and marine biology. This is a very good book for anyone looking into getting into this field.
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It wasnt my favorite book. I thought there could be some changes in the book.