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By Richard O'Barry

ISBN-10: 1608871053

ISBN-13: 9781608871056

Behind the Dolphin Smile is the heart-felt real tale of an animal lover who committed his lifestyles to learning and coaching dolphins, yet within the technique came upon that he finally had to set them unfastened. Ric O’Barry stocks his trip with dolphins and different sea mammals during this pleasing autobiographical glance again at his years as a dolphin coach for aquatic subject matter parks, videos, and tv. additionally incorporated is a preface relaying a first-hand account of his adventures filming the 2010 Academy Award–winning documentary The Cove, which covertly exposed Japan’s inhumane dolphin-hunting practices. O’Barry, a profitable animal coach who had had everything—money, flashy automobiles, lovely women—came to gain that dolphins have been effortless to coach, now not due to his nice expertise, yet simply because they possessed nice intelligence, and that maintaining them in captivity was once merciless and morally incorrect. O’Barry now dedicates his existence to preventing the exploitation of those remarkable mammals through retraining them to come to their common habitats.

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They舗re always trying to communicate with us,舡 O舗Barry says. 舡 Being the world舗s most intriguing animal, however, is a tough gig. Because we舗re so enamored of dolphins, we want to play with them, hang around with them, cuddle them舒the whole charismatic megafauna deal. We want dolphins to enlighten us, entertain us, and thrill our children (and, if possible, help heal their autism). And dolphins舗 smarts have made them useful for our lower purposes, too. S. Navy舗s practice of training dolphins for war.

They love to make out. Their sonar is more highly evolved than that of a nuclear submarine. And they express themselves in an intricate, complex language we can舗t understand. Anyone who has spent time around dolphins comes away with the impression of a powerful, almost otherworldly intelligence. 舠They舗re always trying to communicate with us,舡 O舗Barry says. 舡 Being the world舗s most intriguing animal, however, is a tough gig. Because we舗re so enamored of dolphins, we want to play with them, hang around with them, cuddle them舒the whole charismatic megafauna deal.

In the wild, dolphins swim together in family pods, groups of from three to ten individuals, pods upon pods or tribes of sometimes hundreds of dolphins, all swimming in a straight line, mile after mile. The kind of life that had befallen Charlie Brown in this small, ugly, and boring pen was worse than death for a dolphin. 舠Sorry, Charlie Brown,舡 I said, patting him on the head. He clicked and bobbed his head with that implacable dolphin smile, and I realized that it was I who had betrayed him to this and that I did not deserve his forgiveness.

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