Communicating With Orcas: The Whales' Perspective

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Trafford on Demand Pub, 2002 - Nature - 231 pages
In the universe of whales, orcas are definitely stars. Beautiful, graceful, friendly, awesome in their size, strength and intellect, they amaze everyone who sees them. Yet with all the fame, the study and the interest, orcas remain fundamentally mysterious. What if you could ask them what you would most like to know and have them answer you directly?
You can, and they did.
Communicating with Orcas - The Whales' Perspective is the true story of an amazing journey into the unknown world of orcas by two curious and dedicated women. Written by a respected whale naturalist and professional animal communicator, Mary J. Getten, takes the reader on a voyage with her and a colleague. Together they use their telepathic skills and communication abilities to interview wild and captive orcas including Granny, a 90 year old whale the scientists call J2.
This is a book like no other. It is a captivating story of an encounter between two open-minded, seeking women with a wise elder who calls them her daughters, even when she is describing the horrendous whale captures of the 60's and 70's. It explores the many mysteries of orca life, providing some answers and suggesting many areas for future research. It is a moving description of a close family group, where all members travel, work, eat, play and even sleep as a family. Most of all, it takes you inside their world allowing you to see things from their perspective and to understand another way of life - the orca way.

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When I recieved this book in Christmas of 2007, I was elated. I had read books such as "Listening to Whales" by Alexandra Morton and "Swimming with Orca" by Dr. Ingrid Visser. I was really looking ... Read full review

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