In Listening to Whales, Alexandra Morton stocks spellbinding tales approximately her occupation in whale and dolphin analysis and what she has realized from and approximately those fantastic mammals. Within the past due Nineteen Seventies, whilst operating at Marineland in California, Alexandra pioneered the recording of orca sounds by way of losing a hydrophone into the tank of 2 killer whales. She recorded the various language of mating, childbirth, or even grief after the delivery of a stillborn calf. On the similar time she made the startling commentary that the whales had been inventing glorious synchronized actions, a conduct that used to be quickly identified as a defining function of orca society.

In 1984, Alexandra moved to a far off bay in British Columbia to proceed her analysis with wild orcas. Her recordings of the whales have led her to a deeper figuring out of the thriller of whale echolocation, the vocal communique that allows the mammals to seek out their approach in the dead of night sea. A captivating look at of the profound communion among people and whales, this guide will open your eyes anew to the wonders of the wildlife.