Earthwatch has supported dolphin research around the world, from South Africa to Brazil, and from New Zealand to Florida. Several Earthwatch-supported dolphin researchers contributed to Dolphins, the spectacular companion book to the IMAX feature film by the same name. Filled with stunning photographs that evoke all the beauty and grace of dolphins in their wild habitats, Dolphins explores the biology of the most intriguing inhabitants of the sea.
With a central story by best-selling travel and adventure author Tim Cahill, Dolphins includes many short sidebars by leading scientists in the field, many of them Earthwatch-supported scientists at some time and science advisors to the IMAX film. Dr. Bernd Würsig, principal investigator of New Zealand Dolphins, contributed pieces on dolphin biogeography, diversity, intelligence, and several aspects of behavior. Dr. Randy Wells, principal investigator of Wild Dolphin Societies, wrote pieces on swimming behavior and reproduction. Former Earthwatch principal investigators Dr. Lou Herman and Dr. Alejandro Acevedo-Gutiérrez contributed articles on dolphin senses and eating behaviors, respectively. Dolphins is the next-best thing to being on an Earthwatch dolphin research project.
Dolphins. Tim Cahill. National Geographic, 2000.