Dolphin Diaries: My 25 Years with Spotted Dolphins in the


Dolphin Diaries: My 25 Years with Spotted Dolphins in the Bahamas ☆ Dolphin Diaries: My 25 Years with Spotted Dolphins in the Bahamas PDF / Epub ✩ Author Denise L. Herzing – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Dr Denise Herzing began her research with a pod of spotted dolphins in the s Now, almost three decades later, she has forged strong ties with many of these individuals, has witnessed and recorded them Dr My 25 Years with eBook ç Denise Herzing began her research with a My 25 Kindle ´ pod of spotted dolphins in the s Now, almost three decades later, she has forged strong ties with many of these individuals, has witnessed and recorded them feeding, playing, fighting, mating, giving birth and communicating Dolphin Diaries is an account of Herzing s research and her surprising findings on wild dolphin behavior, interaction, and communication Readers will be drawn into the highs and lows the births and deaths, the discovery of unique Dolphin Diaries: eBook ç and personalized behaviors, the threats dolphins face from environmental changes, and the many funny and wonderful encounters Denise painstakingly documented over many years This is the perfect book for anyone who loves these incredibly versatile and intelligent creatures and wants to find out than the dolphin show at the zoo can offer Herzing is a true pioneer in her field and deserves a place in the pantheon of naturalists and scientists next to Dian Fossey and Jane Goodall.


10 thoughts on “Dolphin Diaries: My 25 Years with Spotted Dolphins in the Bahamas

  1. Thomas White Thomas White says:

    This book is important in three distinct ways It first shows that in order to do the kind of solid science that lets us understand dolphins, one has to commit to years of difficult, careful, patient research in the wild Herzing s accomplishment on this score alone elevates her to the same tier as such scientists as Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey and Cynthia Moss Second, the book provides an impressive amount of evidence for the richness and complexity of dolphin social life and social intelligence This book is important in three distinct ways It first shows that in order to do the kind of solid science that lets us understand dolphins, one has to commit to years of difficult, careful, patient research in the wild Herzing s accomplishment on this score alone elevates her to the same tier as such scientists as Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey and Cynthia Moss Second, the book provides an impressive amount of evidence for the richness and complexity of dolphin social life and social intelligence Herzing has been privileged to be allowed by this cetacean community to learnabout who they are and how they live, and the importance of the information that she conveys to the rest of us cannot be overstated Third, and most important, the ethical implications of Herzing s work are clear, profound and troubling Her research provides important support for those who argue that dolphins are nonhuman persons whose rights should be recognized Any reader who reaches the end of the book and is not convinced that the willful slaughter of dolphins, their preventable deaths in connection with human fishing and the captivity of dolphins for any purpose are ethically indefensible simply wasn t paying attention to Herzing s masterful exposition Thomas White, Fellow, Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics and author of IN DEFENSE OF DOLPHINS


  2. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    The information about dolphins in the book is worth five stars but the writing barely deserves three Denise Herzing has some amazing stories to tell about dolphin behavior after spending 25 years with them, and I was quite impressed with her love and commitment to the dolphins Although an extremely meticulous researcher, she seriously lacks storytelling talent This book is written in a very repetitious, choppy style and was very hard for me to get through She also has a tendency to be extrem The information about dolphins in the book is worth five stars but the writing barely deserves three Denise Herzing has some amazing stories to tell about dolphin behavior after spending 25 years with them, and I was quite impressed with her love and commitment to the dolphins Although an extremely meticulous researcher, she seriously lacks storytelling talent This book is written in a very repetitious, choppy style and was very hard for me to get through She also has a tendency to be extremely defensive about her work which started to get irritating at times With a little writing help and editing this book could have been absolutely amazing


  3. Jeanne Jeanne says:

    All I can say is, sign me up for this job Working in the Bahamas, on a boat all day, in the water frolicking with dolphins every day in the summer, for 25 years My dream job The book was packed with interesting information about dolphin life and extraordinary detail of their sex lives OK so there were a few hurricanes to deal with, but mostly it was a big slice of heaven.


  4. Kirsten Kirsten says:

    An excellent retelling of a longitudinal study It is presented almost like a diary, as the name implies, telling the highlights of the study each year I m always skeptical reading about dolphin intelligence studies, but I really appreciated the thoughtful way that this one is carried out and presented While it has aqualitative approach than you typically think of in a research study, it is done with careful, keen observation that leads to insight and understanding appropriate to the goa An excellent retelling of a longitudinal study It is presented almost like a diary, as the name implies, telling the highlights of the study each year I m always skeptical reading about dolphin intelligence studies, but I really appreciated the thoughtful way that this one is carried out and presented While it has aqualitative approach than you typically think of in a research study, it is done with careful, keen observation that leads to insight and understanding appropriate to the goal Loved the book and I d love to join them on a trip someday


  5. Jacquelin Jacquelin says:

    Dr.Denise Herzing describes her 2 and a 1 2 decades of studies with dolphins in a unique way I think that she has enough for describing everything perfectly I love how she described the Dolphins action as if she was the one doing it all I think I say that all her research will be helpful to people like me who want to be a cetologist I can tell that she loved dolphins and loves all of her work with them I think that she is a great author.


  6. Wendelle Wendelle says:

    Dr Denise Hertzing spent over 25 years to dolphin studies, with 1 3 of her year devoted to fieldwork in the open ocean observing dolphins Her methods and philosophy are heavily influenced by Jane Goodall and other pioneering primatologists namely, naming instead of numbering the dolphins, human habituation, tracing family trees, recording distinct dolphin personalities.


  7. Vrushali Khot Vrushali Khot says:

    Incredibly committed work, fascinating content, eye opening information Not so skilled story telling, however Deserves the five stars for the work that has gone into it and the increase in our understanding due to it.


  8. Fidelia Stables Fidelia Stables says:

    I was excited to read this book, I only got halfway thru before calling it quits Not sure if it was writing style but it was boring and not what expected.


  9. Heather Landskro Heather Landskro says:

    Great book and stories about dolphin


  10. Caroline Caroline says:

    This book reads like journal entries compiled into a book But it lacks the story and arc to pull it off There are numerous fascinating anecdotes and tidbits scattered throughout, about diving, about biology, about dolphins, about the Bahamas But I never got a sense of the author, except that she loves dolphins and hates paperwork I only remember 2 dolphins out of the many she describes, because she tries so hard to be dispassionate, and because her descriptions are so disjointed She does no This book reads like journal entries compiled into a book But it lacks the story and arc to pull it off There are numerous fascinating anecdotes and tidbits scattered throughout, about diving, about biology, about dolphins, about the Bahamas But I never got a sense of the author, except that she loves dolphins and hates paperwork I only remember 2 dolphins out of the many she describes, because she tries so hard to be dispassionate, and because her descriptions are so disjointed She does not tell stories rather, she goes chronologically through key events in each field year.If I was trying to model myself on Herzing, that would be helpful But as someone interested in the life of a field biologist and the biology and interactions with dolphins, it was frustrating In addition, there is a major verb tense problem that turned nearly every page into a wince as she went from past to present to future to past without any regard for the reader I suspect she wrote this to try to fund her ongoing research, and the research is awesome I want her to continue But the writing Meh


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