Pioneering Dolphin Researcher on Talking Animals
My guest on "Talking Animals" Jan. 18 will be DR. DENISE HERZING, a pioneering researcher who has spent 27 years in Bahamian waters studying Atlantic spotted dolphins, and is considered the world's leading authority on the species.
The focus of this extended study, the Wild Dolphin Project, has been tracking three generations of the same dolphin family, with the research ranging from social structure to mating behavior to language and communication--an area in which Herzing appears poised to make an astonishing breakthrough, which will cement her position as an animal researcher of international prominence.
Indeed, in a recent profile, The Palm Beach Post wrote, "It's not a stretch to say Herzing, 54, is doing what Jane Goodall did for our understanding of chimpanzees, what Dian Fossey did for gorillas."
Herzing, who was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2008, is also the author of the book, "Dolphin Diaries: My 25 Years With Spotted Dolphins."
Dr. Herzing will speak with us live on "Talking Animals" Jan. 18 at 11am ET, and listeners are invited to participate in the conversation by calling (813-239-9663) or e-mailing (DJ@wmnf.org).