The Voice of the Dolphins by Hardy Jones

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HARDY JONES' riveting three decades experience with dolphins opens a portal into another universe - a universe of intelligent, social and friendly creatures. We accompany Jones as he first discovers a friendly school of dolphins he will come to know personally. And we travel to Japan with the author as he fights to end the slaughter of dolphins for food and captivity. After studying the toxins that are threatening dolphins worldwide Jones is diagnosed with a form of blood cancer that is linked to toxic chemicals.

JONES is a journalist with more than four decades experience. He has won Conservation Filmmaker of the Year from Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, A Genesis Award, Explorer's Club Award and Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Wildlife Film Festival. He has made more than 70 films for television and is director of, an organization dedicated to the protection of dolphins, whales and the oceans.

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Every movement has its genesis, a point where an action seeds an awareness that blossoms into inspiration that evolves into a crusade. In the Seventies, filmmaker Hardy Jones began to focus his eye on the dolphins, in a journalistic odyssey that first exposed the atrocities at Iki and Taiji in Japan, giving birth to this global campaign whose voice has become viral, global and compelling. Hardy's legacy will be a future for these magnificent and intelligent living treasures of the sea. – CAPTAIN PAUL WATSON, founder Sea Shepherd Conservancy Society, Whale Wars.

Hardy Jones has written a book that takes us through the phenomenal, almost unimaginable, world of dolphins in the wild and his thirty-year efforts to protect dolphins from the brutal hand of dolphin hunters and ocean contamination. - TED DANSON, actor, member board of directors Oceana, co-founder

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Hardy Jones has been a pioneer in filming dolphins, killer whales and sperm whales underwater in the wild. He began the struggle to end the slaughter of dolphins in Japan in 1979. Jones graduated from New Canaan Country School, Choate School and Tulane University. He was awarded a CBS News Foundation Fellowship to Columbia University where he studied international law. At CBS News, Jones worked as a researcher, writer and in the election and space units. He went on to become news director and on-air anchor at the CBS affiliate in Anchorage, Alaska. Prior to working at CBS Jones served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Peru.In 2003 Hardy Jones was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a form of blood cancer connected to chemical pollutants. He has fought to alert the public and governments to the danger of toxins in the marine food chain and their linkage to disease in dolphins and human beings. He was won numerous awards for his films, including Lifetime Achievement Award from International Wildlife Film Festival, A Genesis Award from the Humane Society of the United States, Wildlife Filmmaker of the Year from Wildscreen and an Explorerās Club Award as well as many others.Currently Jones is executive director of He is on the Ocean Council of Oceana. He and his wife Deborah Cutting live on Anastasia Island just off Saint Augustine, Florida. They share their lives with a Chow named Chou Chou, and two cats - Buddy and Gracie. From a nearby beach they frequently see dolphins and, during the winter, right whales.
Published June 7, 2011 by Imagewrite. 258 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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In this compelling memoir, Jones, best known for his documentaries on marine life, recounts his experience filming and interacting with dolphins.

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