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Voices in the ocean : a journey into the wild and haunting world of dolphins

Casey, Susan 1962- (Author).

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  • 14 of 15 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Prince Rupert Library.

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Prince Rupert Library 599.53 Case (Text) 33294001967454 Adult Non-Fiction Volume hold Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780385679404 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: xiii, 302 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 25cm.
    print
  • Publisher: Toronto, ON : Doubleday Canada, 2015.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note: The meaning of water -- Babies in the universe -- Clappy, clappy! -- The friendlies -- Welcome to Taiji -- A sense of self -- High frequency -- The world's end -- Greetings from Hawaii : we're having a blast! -- Change of heart -- Thera.
Summary, etc.: "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."
Subject: Dolphins
Dolphins -- Behavior
Dolphins -- Research
Animal intelligence
Psychology, Comparative
Human-animal relationships
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