Humans and dolphins have a unique bond. We know that dolphins are highly intelligent, intensely sociable beings who recognize their own reflections, introduce themselves by name, form close friendships, communicate constantly, feel despondent, rescue one another (and humans), deduce, infer, throw tantrums, gossip, joke, and scheme. Many who have swum with them describe the experience as life-changing. They are heralded as magical creatures, and yet we force them into starring roles at theme parks, trade them on the black market and put them to slaughter.
Voices in the Ocean is at once a celebration of these beloved animals and a devastating chronicle of the damage wrought when human and dolphin worlds meet. Through Casey's illuminating portrayal of these beguiling creatures we encounter the best and worst of ourselves.
Susan Casey is author of the New York Times bestsellers The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean and The Devil's Teeth: A True Story of Obsession and Survival Among America's Great White Sharks. An award-winning journalist, her work has been featured in Esquire, Sports Illustrated, Fortune, Outside and National Geographic. She lives in Hawaii.