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Title:
Meeting dolphins : my adventures in the sea
Author:
Dudzinski, Kathleen.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Washington, DC : National Geographic Society, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
64 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Summary:
The author describes her work studying dolphin communication and her invention of a listening device that allows researchers to tell which of a group of dolphins is vocalizing underwater.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.0 1.0 45690.
ISBN:
9780792271291
Format :
Book

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Who can resist dolphins? They're so smart, and they have that mysterious smile. But they're wild animals -- possibly friendly, potentially dangerous. And only a very few people get a chance to meet them in the wild. Kathleen Dudzinski is one of them.Dudzinski has studied dolphins all over the world. Everywhere she goes, she observes gestures, sounds, and behaviors to try to figure out how dolphins communicate. She has watched mother dolphins teach their babies how to hunt and swum with a pod of dolphins to figure out how they all know to turn at the same time. She's even built an underwater camera housing with microphones to record and study dolphin sounds in stereo.In Meeting Dolphins, Dr. Kathleen Dudzinski, marine biologist and subject of the large-format film Dolphins, tells her own story and the story of the dolphins she has come to know and love.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 3^-6. Marine biologist Dudzinski provides an engaging, informative introduction to dolphin life and behavior as seen through her own experiences and scientific research. The lively, first-person narrative incorporates abundant facts and entertaining anecdotes, infused with Dudzinski's infectious enthusiasm for her subjects and her work. Beautiful, full-color photos are breathtaking and well chosen for explication, showing diverse dolphins and the complex equipment. There are also many stills from the IMAX film in which the author was featured (and which readers may clamor to see). The challenges, responsibilities, and rewards of studying dolphins are detailed and well conveyed in text and visuals, allowing children to get up close and personal with the fascinating creatures. The book includes a two-page spread portraying dolphins of the world, as well as a list of organizations. A very effective and appealing approach to the subject. --Shelle Rosenfeld


School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-7-An eye-catching, informative chronicle by a marine biologist whose specialty is studying dolphins in their natural environment-the open ocean. Many of the sparkling, full-color photos were a natural outgrowth of Dudzinski's work on the IMAX film Dolphins, in which she is featured, and their sharp clarity is a pellucid window into a watery world often glimpsed only in dim mystery. The readable narrative includes biographical and career information, giving young enthusiasts a glimmer of what it takes to become a marine biologist, as well as descriptions of the author's research projects and scientific equipment. Threaded throughout is a raft of detail on dolphins-their socialization, communication, feeding behaviors, physical characteristics, and more-all accompanied by those limpid color photos. Notes on the Marine Mammal Protection Act regarding dolphins, a list of resources, and a bright two-page pictorial chart of the world's dolphins are appended (sadly, sizes are not noted). Laurence Pringle's fine Dolphin Man (Atheneum, 1995), Wayne Grover's mystical Dolphin Adventure (Greenwillow, 1990), and Don C. Reed's very personal The Dolphins and Me (Little, Brown, 1989; o.p.) are already in most collections, but libraries will still want to make room for this bright, clearly written entry.-Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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