Joshua Horwitz: "War Of The Whales: A True Story"

Four of the 14 beaked whales that were stranded on the Canary Islands during NATO sonar training exercises in 2002 - Photo by Vidal Martin of SECAC.

Four of the 14 beaked whales that were stranded on the Canary Islands during NATO sonar training exercises in 2002

Photo by Vidal Martin of SECAC.

Joshua Horwitz: "War Of The Whales: A True Story"

The story of a marine researcher and an environmental lawyer who set out to prove what's behind many mass strandings of whales. Their fight to limit Navy sonar in whale habitats.

Whales ruled the oceans for tens of millions of years. Until man came along. Like other great creatures on Earth, they may have met their match in modern-day weapons and technology. A new book tells the story of a fight for survival that pits whales against the U.S. Navy. It has been described as an eco-thriller, except it's non-fiction. It begins in the Bahamas with a mass stranding of whales. A researcher passionate about marine mammals teams up with a relentless environmental lawyer, and together, they seek to prove that Navy sonar is harming whales. We discuss their battle as it goes to the U.S. Supreme Court - and continues today.

Guests

Joshua Horwitz

science and environmental writer; he spent six years doing research for his current book on whales.

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From WAR OF THE WHALES: A True Story by Joshua Horwitz. Copyright (c ) 2014 by Joshua Horwitz. Reprinted by permission of Simon & Schuster, Inc.. All rights reserved.

War of the Whales, Chapter 1

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