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FUTURE TALK #54
Talking with Dolphins
This episode features wildlife activist Dean Bernal, who has maintained a unique 30 year friendship with a wild dolphin named JoJo who lives near the Turks and Caicos Islands in the Caribbean. Their friendship has been portrayed in numerous books and television shows, and even an IMAX movie that was nominated for an Academy Award. Part of Dean’s work with JoJo is an attempt to study dolphin intelligence and the way dolphins communicate among themselves and with other species, and he’s also involved in developing new methods to decipher the language of dolphins and whales. Dean has been described as a cross between Dian Fossey, Jane Goodall and Crocodile Dundee. He’s worked with marine life in many parts of the world, and is also well known for leading whale encountering expeditions. The program includes several videos of Dean in action, and part of his message is that humans can learn a lot from observing the behavior of dolphins and other marine mammals. Martin Wasserman hosts.

Entire program
Divided into 3 shorter segments
Segment 1
Dean Bernal discusses his 30 year friendship with JoJo the dolphin

Segment 2
Dean discusses his rescue work with dolphins around the world
Segment 3
Dean discusses his work with whales and his efforts at interspecies communication