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The Voice of the Dolphins Paperback – May 4, 2011
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But learning about the wonders of dolphins led me to understand the horrors they face at the hand of mankind. I have worked in Japan since 1979 to stop the slaughter of dolphins there. My films have appeared on National Geographic and PBS and we have had substantial success stopping these slaughters. But Taiji continues to kill dolphins and there is a huge kill of Dall's Porpoise in northern Japan.
During the spring of 2012 I documented a massive die-off of dolphins in Peru and discovered widespread hunting of dolphins by Peruvian fishermen. We are currently working to test dolphin-eating consumers for mercury levels in hopes of ending the dolphin hunt by proving that eating dolphin meat is not healthful.
The other area in which I work more and more is researching and exploring the contamination in the marine food chain and is threatening both dolphins and now humans.
In my early years as a journalist I worked for CBS News, United Pres International and was news director and anchor at the CBS affiliate in Anchorage, AK. I graduated from Choate School, then Tulane University and did a year at Columbia School of Law.
I live in Saint Augustine, FL with my wife Deborah and our Chow Chou Chou, and cats Gracie and Buddy.
Top Customer Reviews
Like all love stories, Jones' story with the dolphins--Atlantic spotted dolphins in the Bahamas, spinner dolphins in Hawaii and Tahiti, orca in the Pacific Northwest and Norway, to name a few--is full of beauty, discovery, and wonder. The book resonates with these passages, ebginning with Jones' description of swimming for the first time in the wild with dolphins who did not flee him... a feat even Jacques Cousteau considered impossible in 1978.
But like many love stories, Jones' with the dolphins is also full of pain and sickness. In 1979 he went to Japan to film the slaughter of dolphins. This was the first of many trips to talk, listen, and argue with the fishermen in defense of the dolphins--all done decades before "The Cove" filmmakers got there. Jones writes of being haunted by the two irreconcilable dolphin worlds he'd come to know: "Again and again, especially in early morning hours when I couldn't sleep, my thoughts returned to the brutal images of dolphins piled on the beaches of Iki...Read more ›
Your book arrived and I immediately sat down and read it. Of course I flipped to the beginning of your adventure with dolphins and was amazed by your photographic memory of the first DOLPHIN film. It was like being there again. The film has corrupted my sense of continuity so it was a delight to read things in chronological order.
I was very moved to see how your illness lead you to a bigger space of concern and care for dolphins and the pollution they face. Are you sure you are not a dolphin come back as a bodhisattva?
I am also very appreciative of your life long efforts on the behalf of dolphins and the oceans and your magnificent book certainly tells of this extraordinary adventure. I got off the 'dolphin boat' after our first film and went on to a myriad of other interests - kind of skipping the stone over the water - but you dove in and went deep.
I appreciate and admire you Hardy, what you've accomplished, the examples you've set, the high standards you keep, and your devotion to the Earth. I am glad to know you and to have been there at the beginning.
This is a must-read for anyone who cares about dolphins, the oceans, and the fate of the planet.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Outstanding book. Very well written. Amazing story. What he has tried to do for the the ocean cetaceans and environment is truly admirable.Published 19 months ago by Stephen Gill
Hardy Jones' account of his life with dolphins is a must read for all who care about these great creatures. The Voice of the Dolphins is a 2012 B.R.A.G. Read morePublished on August 1, 2012 by Amazon Customer
I loved this book, it is one of those that leaves you curious about what is going to happen next, wondering what the author's next life chapter is going to be. Read morePublished on March 19, 2012 by Candace Calloway Whiting
Updating my review. . . as I up my total copies of Hardy Jone's wonderful Voice of the Dolphins from five to eight. Read morePublished on January 30, 2012 by Kay Blanc
"The Voice of the Dolphins" is a lovingly-detailed chronicle of Hardy Jones' life-long dedication to filming dolphins in their native habitat, and his efforts to protect these... Read morePublished on August 7, 2011 by Gregory Block
Whether you've seen any of the films by Hardy Jones or not, this love story with dolphins and their vast cetacean family will captivate you. Read morePublished on July 18, 2011 by B. Hager
A most riveting and inspiring book that allows us to peer into the underwater world of Hardy Jones and his extreme quest for saving one of nature's most precious... Read morePublished on July 18, 2011 by preston goldfarb