¶ Voices in the Ocean: A Journey Into the Wild and Haunting World of Dolphins || ↠ PDF Download by ☆ Susan Casey

By Susan Casey | Comments: ( 471 ) | Date: ( Jul 04, 2020 )

From Susan Casey, the New York Times bestselling author of The Wave and The Devil s Teeth, a breathtaking journey through the extraordinary world of dolphins Since the dawn of recorded history, humans have felt a kinship with the sleek and beautiful dolphin, an animal whose playfulness, sociability, and intelligence seem like an aquatic mirror of mankind In recent decadesFrom Susan Casey, the New York Times bestselling author of The Wave and The Devil s Teeth, a breathtaking journey through the extraordinary world of dolphins Since the dawn of recorded history, humans have felt a kinship with the sleek and beautiful dolphin, an animal whose playfulness, sociability, and intelligence seem like an aquatic mirror of mankind In recent decades, we have learned that dolphins recognize themselves in reflections, count, grieve, adorn themselves, feel despondent, rescue one another and humans , deduce, infer, seduce, form cliques, throw tantrums, and call themselves by name Scientists still don t completely understand their incredibly sophisticated navigation and communication abilities, or their immensely complicated brains While swimming off the coast of Maui, Susan Casey was surrounded by a pod of spinner dolphins It was a profoundly transporting experience, and it inspired her to embark on a two year global adventure to explore the nature of these remarkable beings and their complex relationship to humanity Casey examines the career of the controversial John Lilly, the pioneer of modern dolphin studies whose work eventually led him down some very strange paths She visits a community in Hawaii whose adherents believe dolphins are the key to spiritual enlightenment, travels to Ireland, where a dolphin named as the world s most loyal animal has delighted tourists and locals for decades with his friendly antics, and consults with the world s leading marine researchers, whose sense of wonder inspired by the dolphins they study increases the they discover Yet there is a dark side to our relationship with dolphins They are the stars of a global multibillion dollar captivity industry, whose money has fueled a sinister and lucrative trade in which dolphins are captured violently, then shipped and kept in brutal conditions Casey s investigation into this cruel underground takes her to the harrowing epicenter of the trade in the Solomon Islands, and to the Japanese town of Taiji, made famous by the Oscar winning documentary The Cove, where she chronicles the annual slaughter and sale of dolphins in its narrow bay Casey ends her narrative on the island of Crete, where millennia old frescoes and artwork document the great Minoan civilization, a culture which lived in harmony with dolphins, and whose example shows the way to a enlightened coexistence with the natural world No writer is better positioned to portray these magical creatures than Susan Casey, whose combination of personal reporting, intense scientific research, and evocative prose made The Wave and The Devil s Teeth contemporary classics of writing about the sea In Voices in the Ocean, she has written a thrilling book about the other intelligent life on the planet.From the Hardcover edition.

  • Title: Voices in the Ocean: A Journey Into the Wild and Haunting World of Dolphins
  • Author: Susan Casey
  • ISBN: 9780385367158
  • Page: 291
  • Format: Audio CD

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  • RitaSkeeter

    I was clearing out a cupboard recently, and found a box with my report cards from primary school. My grade 5 teacher wrote in my report that year of my obsession with dolphins, and she wondered if I dreamt of dolphins every night.I can’t name a time when I haven’t been obsessed with dolphins; it’s there for as far back as I can remember. It’s still there now. Looking up from my computer I can see the photos of dolphins I have stuck on my pinboard. I love dolphins, I feel an affinity with [...]

  • Jaylia3

    Susan Casey’s Voices in the Ocean made me fall deeply in love with dolphins, those intelligent, highly social mammals of the sea, then tore my heart out by describing the appalling abuses they receive at the hands of our species. Deeply sad after her father died unexpectedly, Casey was in the middle of a perhaps ill advised solo swim across Honolua Bay when she encountered a large pod, forty or fifty animals, of gently chattering spinner dolphins swimming toward her. Instead of just passing by [...]

  • Daniel Sigmon

    God, this is a difficult read. REALLY depressing, but very valuable. I wish I could say I enjoyed it, but it contains too much heart breaking information. It's very well written and wonderfully executed, but it's hard to swallow. I'm exhausted, sad, and angry now.

  • Kevin McAllister

    A number chapters in this novel were outstanding. In particular, the chapters dealing with Ric O'Barry's struggle to stop the massacres of dolphins in Taiji, Japan and Lawrence Makili's similar struggle in The Solomon Islands. Both men literally risked their lives for dolphins are are to be highly commended. But then on the other hand, we have a chapters dealing with the troubling, drug addled, shenanigans of Dr.John Lilly or the silly New Age meanderings of Joan Ocean, that in my opinion took a [...]

  • R K

    “How do you think humans got so cruel? We forgot. We forgot our responsibility. And we forgot that we are as equal as any living thing within the chains. There’s not hierarchy in this. Nah. We are part of the same family: living things. All the rest of it is just totally fucking bullshit.”“A creation by God. And we just kill. We kill that mammal that is created by God. For me, for my understanding, for my opinion, that’s not a blessing. It’s just a form of stupid.”“It’s true th [...]

  • Yaaresse

    One thing I do know is that if you can drag your child to the likes of Sea World after reading this book, you might want to do some serious contemplation about the health of your soul. Voices in the Ocean is one writer’s fascinating, infuriating, enchanting, depressing, altogether amazing foray into learning everything she could about dolphins. One magical, surreal dolphin pod encounter in Hawaii spurred Susan Casey’s curiosity. She wanted to learn everything she could about dolphins, to inv [...]

  • Katie Ziegler (Life Between Words)

    Oh boy. So many thoughts and feelings I don't even know where to start with this one right now. I'll come back to it tomorrow, maybe. Off to watch The Cove and continue to ball my eyes out at the injustice and cruelty of man.

  • missy jean

    Well, this stoked my misanthropy as much as any book ever has (which is saying something). Humans are a neverending nightmare; there's nothing/noone we won't kill, maim, eat, abduct, confine, torture, militarize, and pollute for money, for "pleasure," for "entertainment." All the other species must wish they could wake up and have us gone (except maybe some of the dogs--they love us, inexplicably.) As a species we plumb the depths of cruelty.And I love this book for not shying away from any of t [...]

  • Corinna Bechko

    Casey packs a lot of insight into this captivating book. I learned quite a bit about both dolphin ecology and the harrowing future they (we?) face. The chapter about the Solomon Islands was particularly eye-opening. Still, I could have done without some of the "woo" in the chapters that dealt with the spiritual connection some people believe they have to dolphins. While those passages did create a counterpoint to the horror of what humans are doing to the oceans, I would have preferred to hear m [...]

  • Bobby

    I really hate to complain about a book not being what I thought it would be, but based on the title and subtitle of this book I thought it would be about dolphins. It was not, not really. The author spends time with various people with wildly varying perspectives on dolphins. She also spends time in some significant dolphin related locales, like Taiji in Japan, a place I'd be afraid to go. And Voices In The Ocean ends up being an interesting book, just not one about dolphins. In reality, this bo [...]

  • Simone St James

    Heartbreaking and inspiring. Fascinating and harrowing. Susan Casey is a terrific writer and such a brave person. This is so, so good.

  • Tina

    The beginning of this book is fantastic. Around half way through this novel, I wondered, what happened? Casey knows her stuff. She has travelled to incredibly dangerous places and witnessed unimaginable horror, of that there is no doubt. I learned so much from this novel, yet at the same time feel cut short. The second half of her novel is a disjointed mess. She includes very fascinating information but leaves you hanging in places and moves you around. It was hard to find where I had been and w [...]

  • Jacque Williamson

    This book is written by an activist who clearly made no attempt at understanding of dolphin natural history or socialization. She pontificates about dolphins' magical capacities, likening them to ethereal beings who can do no wrong. But ignores the fact that, quite frankly, dolphins are assholes- they are the brute squad of the seas and will rape and murder other dolphins, seals, sea otters-pretty much anything that can swim. They're sharks with GREAT PR agents. Yes, also incredibly intelligent [...]

  • Mary

    I loved learning more about dolphins and truly believe that they are smarter than us. They can solve a maze faster than any other animal and can recognize themselves in a mirror. Their social networks make ours look primitive. However, this book was also very difficult to read because of all the terrible things we humans have done to dolphins. I want to go around to marine parks and free all of them. They are worse off than convicts in solitary confinement--at least the convicts don't have to do [...]

  • Britt

    You guys. Seriously, you guys. Read this book. I rate it with ALL THE STARS.Susan Casey has done it yet again. This book is about so much more than dolphins. It's about our stewardship duties to the seas, and how we are using up everything instead of learning to live in a way that will allow nature to flourish along with us. It's about our own greed, in thinking that other creatures have been put here for our amusement. She deftly points out that dolphins and whales have societal bonds that even [...]

  • Allan

    What a fascinating book. Since the death of Dawn Brancheau, books about whales and dolphins have almost become a new genre; with several titles being released over the last few years. I was expecting this book to cover mostly familiar ground. That is definitely not the case. Ms. Casey brings the reader to locations as diverse as the whale museum of Taiji, the Solomon Islands, the Big Island of Hawaii, and the coast of Santorini. The book makes a great primer to understand the relationship betwee [...]

  • Darkbutterfly

    This is an amazing book! Covers all the relevant information and studies regarding the issues and where they stand today. Information like this is the only way that anything will really get done for the welfare of dolphins and whales. Anybody who cares really needs to read this book!

  • John Caviglia

    Much as I liked this book, I wanted to like it better. As one who in a kayak has frequently “hung out” with bottlenose dolphins, I was hoping to understand these magnificent creatures better, and I did not get nearly as much of that as I hoped for. Much as I admire the author’s actual forays into the cetacean element, what I got from the “journey” of the title, mostly, is the author hopping a plane to go somewhere and better record man’s inhumanity to these supremely sentient beings, [...]

  • Elizabeth☮

    Ever since I can recall, I have loved dolphins. This is something my friends and family know about me (just recently my mother gave me a ring with a dolphin on it). Casey has sealed the deal with why dolphins are our elders. Their brains are intricate webs of understanding. They stay in pods and develop elaborate relationships within their families. Dolphins use tools, they grieve, they frolic, they are curious. Dolphins engage with their world in ways we can't even begin to fathom.Man's hubris [...]

  • Liam

    I wasn’t sure how I should review this book, but since I found it in the natural history section I will review as such.This book is fluff; it’s well written and occasionally engaging fluff but fluff nevertheless. Susan Casey makes it clear that she is not a scientist. To me, this does not excuse her from invoking words that she has clearly has no understanding of, such as evolution.The way she argues a point is also unsettling. Anyone who got as far as her ramblings on the intelligence of do [...]

  • Susan Allison-Dean

    I pre-ordered this book immediately once I read that Casey had a transformational experience that eased her grief while swimming with a wild dolphin. Once it came, I gobbled it up. Part memoir, part investigative journalism, Casey scoured the world past and present to try and identify just what is it that makes dolphins so magical? Her findings are thought provoking. There are some questions that I would love to have seen her ask the dolphin experts she had contact with. Susan, if you read this, [...]

  • Meri

    Dolphins are fascinating. They are some of the most intelligent mammals on the planet, and they inhabit a realm we still know little about. This book is as much about dolphins as it is about our own, often strange, reactions to them, which makes it all the more readable. Casey talks about dolphin brains and communication, speaks to dolphin researchers, activists, and new age gurus, and illustrates some lovely weird humanity. There is a strong conservation message in the book, which is hard to ig [...]

  • Kathleen Nightingale

    I liked this book but it left me lacking and wanting to know more. I found that Casey went in circles, kinda of like how Dolphins like to circle, as she told the story. I expected more scientific knowledge and being given a clearer understanding of Dolphins and except for coming to the conclusion that Dolphins are virtually as smart as humans I didn't get too much out of this book. I was just left disappointed.

  • Alexa

    Prayers have healed people? Get tf outta here with that nonsense. I hate to DNF a book about dolphins but maybe I can find one that doesn't try to tell me fairies are real too.

  • Melissa

    This was as hard to rate as a graphic WWII concentration camp memoir. However, since the world of money and marketing give the appearance that "smiling" dolphins love their captivity as much as you and I love our freedom, it is definitely worth a read. I'm giving it 4 stars because I highly recommend it to those souls who want to avoid being a theme park marketing shill after a "happy dolphin" encounter, and to those who are looking for that little nudge they needed to join PETA.I thought this b [...]

  • Lynne

    More of a summary than a review!This book is both fascinating and infuriating. The detailed and well documented information about the animals of the oceans; particularly whales and dolphins is fascinating. The data related to how humans continue to mistreat these amazingly intelligent, special, and endangered animals are both sickening and infuriating. Greed raises its ugly head throughout the examples of these negative behaviors. The reader travels with the author to Seaworld-type facilities wh [...]

  • John

    The author was inspired to research and write this book after a spontaneous encounter with a dolphin pod while swimming in Hawaii.I have also been lucky enough to have such an encounter in nearly the same place. While swimming pretty far out on a training swim for the Hawaii Ironman Triathlon I became surrounded by a pod of spinner dolphins who hung around for several minutes coming very close. And then they started JUMPING! Jumping WAY out of the water doing spins and flips. It was beyond incre [...]

  • Amanda

    Don't ever ask me to pick which Susan Casey book is my favorite because I can't and I won't. Her books always go above and beyond my expectations. This book was brought home ever more by the death of SeaWorld's last captive born calf, Kyara, on the day I finished this book (7.24.17). After reading through the comments on SeaWorld's press release of her passing, it's shocking how ignorant the general public continues to be on the issue of cetacean captivity. They seem to have no idea the horrors [...]

  • Sarah Ferguson

    I read this book so you don't have to!I really enjoyed Ms. Casey's book "The Devil's Teeth," so I was looking forward to reading this one. I would even say I was predisposed to enjoy it because of the other book of hers I had read.I hated this book. From its two chapters devoted to a woman who believes dolphins have underwater portals to communicate with aliens/travel to alien worlds (nearly 20% of the book!), to its wild speculations about Minoan civilization, this book is light on science (to [...]

  • Tatjana

    This book was kind of a rollercoaster ride for me.I'd just gone to a dolphin encounter and everything felt wrong to me- and then I saw a dolphin look at me with the eyes you see in dogs in sheltersThis happened to be on the shelf at the library and I picked it up. I enjoyed most of it. The parts I didn't enjoy were the ones that made me feel rotten inside for us all. I hoped it would leave me feeling hopeful but it didn't which is good because that tension means I'm on the hook. I appreciate tha [...]

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