By Richard O'Barry

ISBN-10: 1608871053

ISBN-13: 9781608871056

Behind the Dolphin Smile is the heart-felt real tale of an animal lover who committed his existence to learning and coaching dolphins, yet within the procedure came upon that he finally had to set them unfastened. Ric O’Barry stocks his trip with dolphins and different sea mammals during this beautiful autobiographical glance again at his years as a dolphin coach for aquatic topic parks, video clips, and tv. additionally integrated is a preface relaying a first-hand account of his adventures filming the 2010 Academy Award–winning documentary The Cove, which covertly exposed Japan’s inhumane dolphin-hunting practices. O’Barry, a profitable animal coach who had had everything—money, flashy autos, beautiful women—came to gain that dolphins have been effortless to coach, no longer due to his nice expertise, yet simply because they possessed nice intelligence, and that holding them in captivity was once merciless and morally improper. O’Barry now dedicates his existence to preventing the exploitation of those remarkable mammals through retraining them to come back to their traditional habitats.

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He was still in the pen. 舠Come on, Charlie Brown. 舡 Like all dolphins, he was curious and came over to the edge of the pen to 舠see舡 what was going on, but also he was cautious and held back. One of the most difficult things I ever tried to get dolphins to do in the Flipper series was to go under something like the four-by-eight-inch beam. There was no fence below the beam now舒except perhaps in Charlie Brown舗s mind. I think the problem is that they don舗t see an inside-outside relationship as we do.

The End of the World Saloon. The Bahama Mama Hotel. The native settlement of Alicetowne. My eye went to where I was headed, to the Lerner Marine Lab and its dolphin pen protruding out into the harbor. MEETING CHARLIE BROWN As the plane cocked itself on its port side to come in for a landing, I squinted down for a glimpse of Charlie Brown alone in his pen and remembered spending time with him on my last trip here a couple of months earlier. I was here then to get underwater photos of what some people have called the Ruins of Atlantis.

His back was cut here and there. Grooved with old scars. Male dolphins often get battle scars in play or in their quest for suitable mates. That舗s one reason we used females in the Flipper series: fewer scars. The other reason is that dolphins are an amorous breed and producers don舗t want an unscheduled erection to mess up a scene. Many adult dolphins in the wild have scars from shark bites, and for that reason we used young dolphins in the role. Charlie Brown kept me in range with his good eye.

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