Humans have long felt a kinship with the dolphin, an animal whose playfulness, sociability, and intelligence seem to mirror our own. We’ve learned that dolphins recognize themselves, count, grieve, rescue one another (and humans), adorn themselves, deduce, seduce, and call themselves by name. We still have much to learn about their sophisticated navigation and communication, and complicated brains.
While swimming off the coast of Maui, New York Times bestselling author Susan Casey found herself surrounded by a pod of spinner dolphins. The profoundly transporting experience inspired a two-year global adventure to explore dolphin’s natures, and their complex relationship to humanity.