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Alexandra Morton

Last mentioned in Powell River : Canada
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Alexandra Morton's Biography

In the beginning of her study of sea mammals, Morton focused on the bottle-nose dolphins, under the direction of Dr. John Lilly, a pioneer in the field. Lilly became a mentor and friend to Alexandra, allowing her access to his vast files on dolphin behavior; she was the only person to whom he ever granted this honor. Soon she became interested in orcas (which are believed to have a higher intelligence than dolphins). She studied them in captivity, attempting to decode their language.

After logging hundreds of hours observing whale behavior in captivity through photographs and tape recordings, she realized her next step was to study them in their natural habitat. She spent the summer of 1979 in Canada studying whales in the wild. The next summer, she met underwater photographer Robin Morton, a long, tall, cool sip of water with whom she fell madly, wildly, deeply in love.

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  • Look Them in the EYE - alexandra morton

      Blog Source: alexandramorton.typepad.com | 2 years ago
    There are moments in history and in the lives of people where threat creep towards them without cause for alarm, like the long sweep of a tsunami far out to sea and then suddenly makes landfall. History is full of them, human lives are ended ...
  • Dear CFIA why are you ignoring ISA virus? - alexandra morton

      Blog Source: alexandramorton.typepad.com | 2 years ago
    There is an article featuring my work on the cover of the Seattle Times today Below is a letter sent to The Canadian Food Inspection Agency today: Dear Nathalie Bruneau: On May 14, 2012, I attended the CFIA meeting in Port Hardy, to inform ...
  • Gorilla Radio - Chris Cook

      Blog Source: www.gorilla-radio.com | 2 years ago
    Alexandra Morton is founder of the Raincoast Research Society, Director of the Salmon Coast Field Station, and co-founder of the activist organization, Salmon are Sacred. She is famously based in the Broughton archipelago, where her ...

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