Join Hardy Jones in his crusade to protect dolphins in NATURE’s The Dolphin Defender.
Nearly three decades ago, filmmaker Hardy Jones became fascinated by wild dolphins. Even though many said it couldn’t be done, he set out to film these sleek sea mammals in the open ocean. Along the way, he became closely involved with his subjects and came to appreciate dolphins as highly intelligent creatures worthy of careful protection.
Eventually, Jones turned his camera into a tool for conservation. He filmed dramatic dolphin hunts, and the documentary footage made headlines and sparked international protests. Jones also discovered the effects of chemical pollution on dolphins and orcas, the largest species of dolphin. He came to realize that threats to these marine mammals were threats to the ocean itself, and to us all.
Now, in NATURE’s The Dolphin Defender, Jones shares some of his most dramatic and beautiful images, and tells the moving personal story of his journey into the world of dolphins. It is a memorable voyage revealed with the energy and elegance of the dolphins themselves.
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Additional Photography by
Original Music by
Special Thanks to
WHALE AND DOLPHIN CONSERVATION SOCIETY
ELSA NATURE CONSERVANCY
WORLD SOCIETY FOR PROTECTION OF ANIMALS
RICHARD O’BARRY MARINE MAMMAL SPECIALIST FOR ONE VOICE
CENTER FOR WHALE RESEARCH
JULIE SCHAPIRO THORMAN
PATRICK GAMBUTI, JR.
Sound Mix and Edit
Executive In Charge
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MARY HOPE GARCIA
About the Writer
David Malakoff is a journalist covering research discoveries and the politics of science for SCIENCE MAGAZINE in Washington, D.C. His writing has appeared in a wide range of venues, including THE ECONOMIST, THE WASHINGTON POST, and ABCNews.com.
Photos from The Dolphin Defender.
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