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Voices in the Ocean: A Journey into the Wild and Haunting World of Dolphins

Voices in the Ocean: A Journey into the Wild and Haunting World of Dolphins

by Susan Casey


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Inspired by a profound experience swimming with wild dolphins off the coast of Maui, Susan Casey set out on a quest to learn everything she could about these creatures. Her journey takes her from a community in Hawaii known as “Dolphinville,” where the animals are seen as the key to spiritual enlightenment, to the dark side of the human-cetacean relationship at marine parks and dolphin-hunting grounds in Japan and the Solomon Islands, to the island of Crete, where the Minoan civilization lived in harmony with dolphins, providing a millennia-old example of a more enlightened coexistence with the natural world.
Along the way, Casey recounts the history of dolphin research and introduces us to the leading marine scientists and activists who have made it their life’s work to increase humans’ understanding and appreciation of the wonder of dolphins—the other intelligent life on the planet.

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ISBN-13: 9780345804846
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/28/2016
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 317,578
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Susan Casey, author of New York Times bestsellers The Wave and The Devil's Teeth: A True Story of Obsession and Survival Among America's Great White Sharks, is the former editor in chief of O, The Oprah Magazine. She is a National Magazine Award-winning journalist whose work has been featured in the Best American Science and Nature Writing, Best American Sports Writing, and Best American Magazine Writing anthologies; and has appeared in Esquire, Sports Illustrated, Fortune, Outside, and National Geographic. Casey lives in Maui.

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Table of Contents

A Note on Dolphin Species xiii

Prologue: Honolua 1

Chapter 1 The Meaning of Water 17

Chapter 2 Babies in the Universe 40

Chapter 3 Clappy, Clappy! 66

Chapter 4 The Friendlies 92

Chapter 5 Welcome to Taiji 116

Chapter 6 A Sense of Self 154

Chapter 7 High Frequency 176

Chapter 8 The World's End 207

Chapter 9 Greetings from Hawaii: We're Having a Blast! 250

Chapter 10 Change of Heart 282

Chapter 11 Thera 308

Acknowledgments 335

Notes 339

Selected Bibliography 361

Photography Credits 367

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