Listening to Whales What the Orcas Have Taught Us

ISBN-10: 0345442881

ISBN-13: 9780345442888

Edition: 2004

Authors: Alexandra Morton
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Description: In Listening to Whales, Alexandra Morton shares spellbinding stories about her career in whale and dolphin research and what she has learned from and about these magnificent mammals. In the late 1970s, while working at Marineland in California, Alexandra pioneered the recording of orca sounds by dropping a hydrophone into the tank of two killer whales. She recorded the varied language of mating, childbirth, and even grief after the birth of a stillborn calf. At the same time she made the startling observation that the whales were inventing wonderful synchronized movements, a behavior that was soon recognized as a defining characteristic of orca society. In 1984, Alexandra moved to a remote bay in British Columbia to continue her research with wild orcas. Her recordings of the whales have led her to a deeper understanding of the mystery of whale echolocation, the vocal communication that enables the mammals to find their way in the dark sea. A fascinating study of the profound communion between humans and whales, this book will open your eyes anew to the wonders of the natural world.

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

<p class="biography" <b Alexandra Morton</b is a biologist, photographer, artist, and writer who is well known for her slide shows, films, television appearances and books: <i Listening to Whales</i ; <i Siwiti: A Whale's Story</i ; <i In the Company of Whales</i ; and <i Heart of the Raincoast</i (co-written with Billy Proctor). She says of her home in the Broughton Archipelago, "It is my place on the planet." Please visit <a href="http://www.alexandramorton.ca" target="_blank" www.alexandramorton.ca</a .</p

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