A wonderful article in the July 12th issue of The New York Times Magazine, witten by Chalres Siebert, with illustrations by Ivan Chermayeff.
“In a Baja lagoon, something unusual is going on between gray whales and the humans who study them. Is it interspecies communication?”
“Human-whale relations have long been defined by this stark dualism: manic swings between mythologizing and massacre; between sublime awe and assiduous annihiliation, the testimonies of their slayers often permeated with a deep sense of both remorse and respect for the victims.”
More on this article from NPR’s Fresh Air, with Terry Gross. Listen to her interview with author Charles Siebert and wildlife biologist Dr. ToniFrohoff.