Voices in the Ocean

A Journey into the Wild and Haunting World of Dolphins

Publisher: Anchor Canada
From Susan Casey, the New York Times bestselling author of The Devil's Teeth and The Wave, a breathtaking look into the mysterious world of dolphins and their conflicted history with man--now in paperback!


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.
     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 on the oceans. For two years Casey travelled the world, and has written a thrilling book about the other intelligent life on the planet.

PRAISE FOR

An Amazon Best Book of the Year
Nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award for Science & Technology
National Bestseller


"Remarkable stories." —The New York Times Book Review

"Voices in the Ocean comes as a timely and urgent call for the last act of the dolphin circus." —The Guardian (UK)

“Casey transports us through the many truths and myths about dolphins…Painstakingly researched and gorgeously written, Voices in the Ocean provides textbook-depth education that is based on Casey’s years of swimming the open seas with dolphins, interviews with leading experts and protectors, and harrowing trips to the nether reaches of the globe where horrific brutalities occur.”
USA Today 

"A meticulously reported global odyssey during which [Susan Casey] sets out to answer the simple question: why do dolphins elicit such intense emotions and behaviors in humans? . . . Fans of Casey's writing know that she has an inexhaustible curiosity and a knack for fully embracing her subject."
Outside Magazine

Casey reports with an open mind.... Casey’s moving writing left me with some hope for a better future for dolphins and humans.
Slate 


From the Hardcover edition.