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The Mariner, August, 2018. The importance of Dolphin Research.

Jamaica Gleaner, November 4, 2018. No Dolphin Doodoo In Discovery Bay!  

Smithsonian, June 20, 2018. Study Suggests Dolphins and Some Whales Grieve Their Dead.

National Geographic Ocean Views, January 10, 2018. Wondering about the economic impact of ecotourism on marine mammals? Read here… (400 KB)

The Mariner, December, 2017. Where dolphin research and art collide.

Houston Chronicle, November 26, 2017. Galveston Bay dolphins struggle to recover from Hurricane Harvey: Researchers observe lesions covering the marine mammals.

The Dodo, November 26, 2017. Wild dolphins lead rescuers to drowning girl after epic 3-mile chase.

Miami Herald, November 20, 2017. Lolita may never go free. And that could be what’s best for her, scientists say.

National Geographic Ocean Views, August 26, 2017. The birth of a research project: desperately seeking dolphins. (4.6 MB)

National Geographic Ocean Views, April 7, 2017. Dolphin feeding techniques: how to eat an octopus when you don’t have hands. (6.5 MB)

L’Italo-Americano, December 2016. Maddalena Bearzi and her mission to protect SoCal dolphins.

Scholastic News Online, October 26, 2016. A new home: The National Aquarium is creating the country’s first dolphin sanctuary.

Corriere dell’Umbria, Settembre 27, 2016. Maddalena, “l’avvocato” dell’orca Lolita. (In Italian)

AZ Central, August 20, 2016. Montini: Would aquarium visit benefit dolphin prison?

AZ Central, July 28, 2016. Montini: Protesters aim to be 'thorn in the side' of dolphin prison near Scottsdale.

National Geographic Ocean Views, July 15, 2016. Look into this dolphin’s eye and tell me that’s not grief! (1.3 MB)

The Sewanee Review, June 30, 2016. Dolphins and distraction. Spilt Ink No. 8.

Care 2 Causes, April 2, 2016. Why is Disney performing research on captive dolphins?

The Mariner, March 2016. Ocean Conservation Society celebrates SeaWorld's decision regarding killer whale captivity. Issue 158, Page 7. (238 KB)

National Geographic Voices, March 18, 2016. The dark era of orca showing is ending. (1.2 MB)

Graffiti Blog, January 23, 2016. Il delfino tursiope si mescola al maculato per sopravvivere alle calamita`. (In Italian)

National Geographic Voices, December 15, 2015. Flipper, where art thou? Tracking dolphins up and down the coast. (3.8 MB)

The Mariner, November 2015. Local dolphin researchers need help. Issue 153, Page 22. (3.2 MB)

The Mariner, October 2015. Ocean Conservation Society recognized. Issue 152, Page 6. (496 KB)

RedOrbit, September 18, 2015. Humback whale breaches on kayakers. (356 KB)

RedOrbit, September 17, 2015. Seal hitches a ride on the back of a humback whale. (290 KB)

UpSocl, September 10, 2015. 7 razones que harán que lo pienses dos veces antes de nadar con delfines. (In Spanish)

The Indipendent, September 9, 2015. Dolphins often seem to want to befriend us - do they know something we don't?

Councilmember Mike Bonin, 11th District - News, August 26, 2015. Ocean Conservation Society honored in Council Presentation. (917 KB)

Alto Adige, August 2015. Ricercatori bolzanini in campo a difesa di balene e delfini. (In Italian)

Vice, May 26, 2015. Southern California seafood's industry is chocking on oil. (258 KB)

National Geographic Voices, May 22, 2015. Santa Barbara oil spill: What will we learn?. (476 KB)

LAist, May 7, 2015. Pollution causing tumors in Santa Monica Bay dolphins. (205 KB)

Sustainable Santa Monica Newsletter, May 1, 2015. A load of whale sightings in our waters. (1.9 MB)

National Geographic Voices, December 30, 2014. Meet the dolphin society. (1.3 MB)

The Redlands Daily Fact, October 1, 2014. Dolphin, whale expert talks at the University of Redlands. (78 KB)

The Argonaut, September 24, 2014. 2014 Editor's Picks: Best way to adopt a dolphin and buy an organic necklace. (532 KB)

The Dodo, September 9, 2014. Dolphins experience delight, but do they actually giggle. (598 KB)

National Geographic News Watch, September 5, 2014. Unusual encounters: Sea turtles roaming off Los Angeles. (596 KB)

Care 2 Causes, September 5, 2014. Another aquarium says no to dolphin shows. (578 KB)

The Log, August 29, 2014. Sea turtle sighting in Santa Monica Bay is a rare event. (430 KB)

National Geographic News Watch, August 21, 2014. Are you kidding? Larger tanks won't cut it for killer whales. (560 KB)

The Argonaut, August 21, 2014.Endangered sea turtle spotted in Santa Monica Bay. (197 KB)

National Geographic Weird & Wild, August 13, 2014.Whales and dolphins squeal with delight, study finds. (299 KB)

National Geographic News Watch, August 12, 2014.There aren't always smiling: Skin lesions and physical deformities plague wild dolphins. (1.7 MB)

National Geographic News Watch, July 10, 2014. More big whales in ocean could mean more fish, scientists find. (270 KB)

Il Giornale dell'Umbria, July 7, 2014. A Paciano, la "regina" degli oceani (in Italian). (429 KB)

The Daily Mail, June 4, 2014. Did dolphins save a girl from SUICIDE? Mammals formed a ring around drowning swimmer after guiding boat to her aid, claims scientist.

In the News, May 6, 2014. Dolphins save suicidal teenager from drowning herself.

Canyon News, April 24, 2014. More dolphins and whales in Santa Monica Bay.

National Geographic Newswatch, April 24, 2014. How to view Marine Mammals Responsibly. (408 KB)

National Geographic News Watch, April 8, 2014. Debunking captivity: 3 reasons not to keep dolphins in a tank. (316 KB)

National Geographic News Watch, March 15, 2014. Vanishing innocents: Fish, dolphins, and other sea creatures in troubled waters. (1.3 MB)

The Mariner, March 2014. Watching whales the right way. Issue 133, Page 6. (266 KB)

National Geographic News Watch, October 11, 2013. 5 simple tips for communicating science. (2.1 MB)

The National Geographic News Watch, September 16, 2013. Wanna be a marine biologist? Here's how. (380 KB)

The Mariner, March 2013. Whale report: Gray, fin & humpback whales sighted locally. Pages 10-11. (582 KB)

The Argonaut, February 7, 2013. Gray whale migration in full swing in local waters. Page 34. (127 KB)

The Mariner, December 2012. Dolphin Tracking. Issue 118, Page 6. (434 KB)

The Harvard Crimson, October 28, 2012. Scientist addresses risks to dolphins. (365 KB)

National Geographic News Watch, October 22, 2012. Following dolphins' flukeprints: A woman's battle to protect the animals she loves. (624 KB)

The Mariner, September, 2012. Respecting their world: The Ocean Conservation Society discusses appropriate manners in which to interact with local wildlife. Pages 12-13. (442 KB)

The Argonaut, August 25, 2012. Endangered blue whales spotted in local waters. (229 KB)

Oakland Tribune, August 24, 2012. Marine biologist Maddalena Bearzi on the company of dolphins. (430 KB)

Zócalo Public Square: Where I Go, July 27, 2012. L.A.'s metropolitan dolphins: Working off Malibu with creatures who are a lot like us. (213 KB)

The Mariner, May, 2012. Dolphin tales. Pages 10-11. (1.2 MB)

The Huffington Post, April 19, 2012. What I learned from working with dolphins. (57.3 MB)

The Argonaut, March 29, 2012. Local marine biologist "confesses" about dolphin population. (274 KB)

Blue Water Sailing Magazine, February, 2012. Should I donate my boat: The nuts and bolts of vessel donation. Pages 20-21. (1.2 MB)

Clearing Magazine, November 21, 2011. Gertschen interview: Charles Saylan talks about the failure of environmental education. Pages 4-7. (4.4 MB)

Take Part: Inspiration to Action, May 17, 2011. Environmental education is broken. Now what? (393 KB)

Yale Environment 360, May 26, 2011. Green failure: What's wrong with environmental education? (242 KB)

Dolphin: To Celebrate and Protect. Summer, 2010. Beautiful minds. Issue 2. Pages 10-15. (268 KB, article), (112 KB, cover)

Dolphin: To Celebrate and Protect. Summer 2010. In the Wild. Issue 2. Pages 16-19. (200 KB, article), (112 KB, cover)

Go UpState, August 14, 2010. Hollywild chimpanzee learns pleasure of painting.

The Mariner, June, 2010. Freedom plea. Issue 88. Pages 15, 21. (1.3 MB, cover and full article)

Easy Reader, August 6, 2009. Wild things: The fin you want to see. (244 KB)

The Wall Street Journal, December 25, 2008. Among dolphins, tool-using handymen are women. Page A9.

The Mariner, March-April, 2008. Meeting of the minds. Pages 10-11. (complete Issue, March - April 2008, 7.5 MB)

The Mariner, 2008. Making sense of boat donations. Page 14. (478 KB)

The Argonaut, April 17, 2008. Local biologist co-authors book on dolphin/ape behavior. (144 KB)

The Mariner, July 20, 2007. Blue whale. (380 KB)

The Argonaut, April 26, 2007. 40 marine animals thought to be suffering from domoic acid poisoning found within past month. (152 KB)

The Mariner, Aug - Sept, 2006. Follow the leader; a newly published report details the sea lion - dolphin relationship in the S.M. bay (1.5 MB, article), (4.1 MB, cover)

UCLA Magazine, July, 2006. The dolphin detective. (160 KB)

The Malibu Times, June 23, 2006. Getting to know S.M. Bay's residents. (400 KB)

The Argonaut, May 11, 2006. Uncommon dolphins sighted in local waters . (194 KB)

Daily Breeze, March 10, 2006. Private citizens hit the ocean with researchers as they study dolphin life. (Web link, 180 KB)

Boating News, February 10-23, 2006. L.A. Dolphin Project is a rare species. (3 MB)

Los Angeles Times, Westside Weekly, April 6, 2001. Cetacean teachers. (2.1 MB, p. 1) (792 KB, p. 2)

Los Angeles Times, April 23, 2001. Kayak cleanup. (4 MB)

La Opinion, Ciudad, April 23, 2001. El dia de la tierra. (668 KB)

Santa Monica Mirror, April 18-24, 2001. Marina clean-up to take place on Earth Day. (372 KB)

Los Angeles Times Magazine, January 23, 2000. Bay wash. (2 MB)

Los Angeles Times, Regional News, 2000. Earth: residents plant trees. (1.1 MB)

Los Angeles Times, Local News, April 23, 2000. Volunteer turn out for earth day cleanup. (564 KB)

The Argonaut, April 27, 2000. Earth Day cleanup of water pulled in 1,600 pounds of trash. (472 KB)

The Argonaut, May 4, 2000. Cleaning up Marina. (668 KB)

The Log, May 21-June 3, 1999. Hal Haenel joins the Ocean Conservation Society as director. (784 KB)

Daily Breeze, August 2, 1999. Following their (bottle)noses. (3.3 MB, p. 1), (4.5 MB, p. 2)

Los Angeles Times, Westside Weekly, October 4, 1998. Tailing Flipper. (2.4 MB, p. 1), (496 KB, p. 2)


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Il Corriere di Los Angeles, August-September 2013. Review: Dolphin Confidential: Confessions of a Field Biologist. (5.5 MB)

Ocean Magazine, January 2013. Review: Dolphin Confidential: Confessions of a Field Biologist, by D. Bucchieri. (213 KB)

Science News, June 16, 2012. Book review: Dolphin Confidential: Confessions of a Field Biologist.

Choice Review, October 2012. Review: Dolphin Confidential: Confessions of a Field Biologist, by J.C. Briggs. (98 KB)

Southeastern Naturalist, Volume 11, Issue 2, 2012. Noteworthy Books: Dolphin Confidential: Confessions of a Field Biologist. (422 KB)

Toronto Star, July 23, 2012. Arrivals: New Books to Watch For. Page 2. (385 KB)

Zocalo Public Square, May 10, 2012. Bulk up your Beach Bag: Zocalo Top 10 Summer Reads. Review: Dolphin Confidential: Confessions of a Field Biologist. Page 4. (541 KB)

Library Journal, March 26, 2012. Review: Dolphin Confidential: Confessions of a Field Biologist, by Judith B. Barnett. Page 4. (152 KB)

Psychology Today, March 26, 2012. Dolphin Confidential: A Woman and the Dolphins She Loves, by Marc Bekoff. (483 KB)

Audubon Magazine, May-June, 2011. Review/Essay: Making the Grades, by Micheal Nijhuis. (455 KB)

American Journal of Human Biology, March 4, 2009.  Review: Beautiful Minds, by Joan C. Stevenson.Page 413-414.

Library Journal, May 15, 2008. Review: Beautiful Minds: The parallel Lives of Great Apes and Dolphins, by Cynthia Knight.

Imperial Valley News, May 26, 2008. Complex Societies May Lead to Big-Brained Animals Like Dolphins, Apes and Humans.

Times Higher Education Supplement, May 22, 2008. Review: Beautiful Minds by Debbie Custance. (744 KB)

State News Service, June 6, 2008. More in Common Then You Think. Review: Beautiful Minds.

The Globe and Mail, August 30, 2008. Review: Beautiful Minds.

Open Letters: A Monthly Arts and Literature Review, 2008. Review: Beautiful Minds. Heisenberg was a Human – pass it on!, by Becka Podlertz.

Integrative and Comparative Biology Journal, September 16, 2008. Review: Beautiful Minds: The parallel Lives of Great Apes and Dolphins, by Michael Kruetzen. Page 546.

Metapshycology, October 14, 2008. Online Reviews: Beautiful Minds, by Mary Hrovat. Vol 12, issue 42.

New Scientist, April 26, 2008. Review: Beautiful Minds by Adrian Barnett. (312 KB)

Publishers Weekly, week of 1/28/2008. Review: Beautiful Minds: The parallel Lives of Great Apes and Dolphins. Page 3. (580 KB)


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89.3 KPPC - June 12, 2017 - Trump administration overturns rule limiting by-catch of whales, sea turtles and dolphins. Transcript.

91.5 KJZZ, June 3, 2016. Dolphins in the desert: Process of bringing dolphins to Arizona complicated, controversial. Radio Interview.

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, March 4, 2016. When in doubt, just keep swimming. Radio Discussion Forum with Patt Morrison.

89.3 KPCC - Sanden Totten, May 7, 2015. More lesions, tumors showing up in Santa Monica Bay. Audio Archive.

Friends of Clearwater Production, August 29, 2014. A dolphin truth.TV Interview.

Al Jazeera America, June 25, 2014. Baltimore's aquarium: the latest battlegorund in the dolphin debate. TV Interview.

UCLA, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Symposium, May 15, 2014. Dr. Maddalena Bearzi talks about her book "Dolphin Confidential: Confessions of a Field Biologist". YouTube.

The Wolverine Way, January 14, 2014. Charles Saylan Interview on environment and education. Radio Interview.

Take Part Live, October 30, 2013. "Dolphins in captivity: How harmful is it?". TV interview with OCS President M. Bearzi.

KZYX Radio Program, Consider This, August 16, 2013. Environmentalism & Education. Radio Interview.

Hallmark Channel/NBC, April 18, 2013. "Home & Family" TV show. TV interview with OCS President M. Bearzi.

Southern California Marine Mammal Workshop, February 2-3, 2013. Dr. Maddalena Bearzi - The Art of Communicating Science. Panel talk.

Long Beach Aquarium, Lecture Series, October 12, 2012. Book Talk: Dolphin Confidential. Live Podcast.

New England Aquarium, Lecture Series, October 25, 2012. Dr. Maddalena Bearzi present "Dolphin Confidential: Confessions of a Field Biologist". YouTube.

NBC4 News, September 26, 2012. Dolphin research off the coast of Southern California. TV interview with OCS President M. Bearzi.

The Commonwealth Club of California, August 29, 2012. Book Talk: Dolphin Confidential: Confessions of a Field Biologist. Live Podcast.

CBS2 / KCal9 News, May 18, 2012. "Dolphin Confidential" author talks about recent encounters off LA waters. TV interview with OCS President M. Bearzi.

RedeTV, April 19, 2012. Los Angeles trouxe de volta ilustres moradores do mar (in brazilian) .TV interview with OCS President M. Bearzi and OCS Executive Director C. Saylan.

White House Summit on Environmental Education, April 17, 2012. White House Summit on Environmental Education (with OCS Director C. Saylan and OCS Scientific Advisor DR. D. Blumstein, Panel 1). Live stream from the White House.

Southern California Marine Mammal Workshop, February 3-4, 2012. Dr. Maddalena Bearzi - Data Integration: Marine Mammals and their Ecosystem. Panel talk.

Southern California Marine Mammal Workshop, February 3-4, 2012. Dr. Maddalena Bearzi - Every Picture Tells a Story: Studying Whales and Dolphins with Photographs. Panel talk.


Green Technology - School Summit 2011, October 18, 2011. Live keynote speech.

The Tavis Smiley Show, 2011. Charles Saylan: The Failure of Environmental Education? Radio Interview, Audio Archive.

Radio EcoShock, May 6, 2011. What is wrong with environmental education? Radio Interview, Audio Archive.

Southern California Marine Mammal Workshop, February 3-4, 2011. Dr. Maddalena Bearzi - Research Collaboration and Data Sharing. Panel talk.

Living on Earth - Public Radio International, May, 2008. Beautiful Minds. Radio Interview.

89.3 KPCC - Patt Morrison Show, April 22, 2008. Apes and Dolphins: More Alike Than They Seem. Radio Interview, Audio Archive.

Animal Voices - Alternative Radio in Vancouver, April 18, 2008. Radio Interview.

North Star Guardians Podcast Series, 2008. Beautiful Minds. Radio Interview.

CNN, February 23, 2000. Italian Biologist Bonds with L.A. Dolphins. Transcript.

CNN - World Report, September 24, 2000. New Research Group takes Initiative to Study California's Dolphins. Transcript.


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