TONI FROHOFF IDENTIFIES THE ORCA AT SEA WORLD AS A VICTIM, NOT A "VILLAIN" (MSNBC, February 25, 2010) Read the articleInside the Mind of a "Killer Whale".
TONI FROHOFF INTERVIEW ON SANTA BARBARA'S "CREATIVE COMMUNITY" (February 26, 2010) Toni Frohoff was interviewed on "The Creative Community" TV Show by David Starkey, Santa Barbara's poet laureate. Toni spoke about her years of research on dolphins both in the wild and in captivity, as well as the launch of her new non-profit, Protect Our Dolphins (POD). See the interview here.
POD CELEBRATES DEBUT EVENT IN SANTA BARBARA: GROUP TO PROMOTE DOLPHIN SAFETY (UCSB Daily Nexus, January 26, 2010) POD (Protect Our Dolphins), a dophin research group founded by Toni Frohoff, will hold a fundraising celebration on January 30, 2010, at the Santa Barbara Whale Museum. Read the article here. To attend the fundraiser event, please click here.
TONI FROHOFF INTERVIEW ON LUNA, THE ORCA WHALE (November 28, 2009) Toni Frohoff was interviewed (along with Marc Bekoff and Temple Grandin) for an exclusive web article about "Luna", the young whale separated from his mother and pod in a remote British Columbia inlet. Toni was a scientific advisor and liaison as Canadian government officials, tribal peoples and scientists attempted to find a safe resolution to Luna's difficult situation. Read the article here.
Simon Hutchins (Expedition Director on The Cove) Toni Frohoff (marine mammal biologist) Moderator: Janet Walker (Film & Media Studies, UCSB) Wednesday, November 4 / 5:00 PM IV Theater II Sponsored by the Carsey-Wolfe Center for Film, Television and New Media, the Dept. of Film and Media Studies, and the IHC’s Oil + Water series.
TONI FROHOFF FEATURED IN DISCOVERY CHANNEL MAGAZINE Reader's Digest Australia features Toni Frohoff in the cover story of Discovery Channel Magazine. "The surprisingly sociable and extroverted gray whales of Baja California have a new best friend - us. But why?"
A KILLER CASTING CALL (The Santa Barbara Independent - Santa Barbara, CA, September 1, 2009) At a recent screening in Santa Barbara, "The Cove" Producer Charles Hambleton spoke of the ways people can change the practice, and he and dolphin expert Dr. Toni Frohoff answered questions. Read the article here.
TONI FROHOFF SPEAKS AT SANTA BARABARA PREMIERE OF MOVIE "THE COVE" (August 29, 2009) TerraMar supports the Sundance-award winning film, "The Cove", with Toni Frohoff introducing the film on its premiere Friday, August 28, 2009, at 7:30 pm at the Plaza de Oro Theater. Ocean Future's Jean-Michel Cousteau introduced the film on Saturday at the same time. Both will facilitate discussion following the film. Each ticket purchased helps to send a message to both the movie industry and the people who have the ability to put an end to this massacre that will begin again in September unless something more is done. Please spread the word and visit www.thecovemovie.com to learn more.
On the second night's showing of "The Cove", The film's Associate Producer, Charles Hambleton and Frohoff were joined by the movie's Expeditions Director, Simon Hutchins, and Jean-Michel Cousteau of Ocean Futures.
TONI FROHOFF INTERVIEWED ABOUT WHALE WATCHING FOR ANIMALTOURISM.COM (August 17, 2009) Toni Frohoff was interviewed for Animaltourism.com's blog about "What is Collaborative Whale - Watching and Wildlife Viewing?" Read the interview here.
TERRAMAR EXHIBITOR AT WILDLIFE CONSERVATION NETWORK EXPO TerraMar will be an associate exhibitor at the Wildlife Conservation Network conference in San Francisco on October 3, 2009. For details on the conference, please click here. We hope to see you there!
TERRAMAR MOVES MAIN OFFICE TO SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA (May, 2009) TerraMar Research is transforming to TerraMar Institute of Research and Learning and relocating our main office to Santa Barbara. Near a local marine mammal population facing unique challenges and adjacent to University of California Santa Barbara, we can now improve our local efforts to protect wildlife and provide enhanced educational opportunities. However, we continue to maintain a presence in the Seattle area and will continue our national and international work as well. TONI FROHOFF FEATURED IN NY TIMES MAGAZINE COVER STORY ON BAJA WHALES (July 11, 2009) Toni Frohoff's work with whales and other marine mammals was highlighted recently in a New York Times Magazine cover story by Charles Siebert (July 12, 2009). In the article, Watching Whales Watching Us, Siebert explores the world of the gray whale in their breeding grounds, the lagoons of Baja California, Mexico. Frohoff's research and perspectives on interspecies communication figure prominently in the narrative. Download the pdf file here. TONI FROHOFF INTERVIEWED ABOUT BAJA WHALES ON NPR's FRESH AIR (July 12, 2009) An interview with Toni Frohoff and journalist Charles Siebert aired July 13, 2009 on the nationally-syndicated radio program, Fresh Air, from National Public Radio. Many of the topics explored in The New York Times Magazine article, Watching Whales Watching Us (See July 11, 2009), were discussed in depth, as well as the plight of captive chimpanzees.Listen to the interview here. EARTH DAY 2009! We ventured to Santa Barbara, California, for the 2009 Earth Day Festival on April 19th. We express our sincere thanks to the Santa Barbara Inn for sponsoring our presence in Santa Barbara this year. They offer beautiful seaside accommodations and professional conference center facilities that are perfect for our efforts in this sunny community! We are also grateful to Patagonia for their generosity in supporting this event. Not only do they make the best clothing and gear we can always rely on, but they exemplify great environmental ethics in their business.
EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE NEEDED FOR SOLITARY ORPHANED BELUGA WHALES Solitary, orphaned beluga in Eastern Canada needs your help now. As you read this, baby beluga "Q", as he is known, is trying to survive without his mother, with no other belugas in sight. He is only one of an increasing number of lost belugas who, every year, stray from threatened and endangered populations and show up in our busy harbors, thousands of kilometers from their families. These belugas need our help - and the Whale Stewardship Project has a plan - but they need your immediate support. Read more about Q here.
TONI FROHOFF AND CO-AUTHOR KATHLEEN DUDZINSKI DISCUSS NEW BOOK DOLPHIN MYSTERIES ON NPR AND PBS AFFILIATE (November 18, 2008) University of Illinois Public Radio featured an interview with Toni Frohoff and Kathleen Dudzinski discussing their new book, Dolphin Mysteries: Unlocking the Secrets of Communication. Listen to the interview here.
TONI FROHOFF INTERVIEWED ON TALK RADIO, "ANIMAL TALK NATURALLY" (October 2, 2008, at 11:30 am PST / 2:30 EST Animal Talk Naturally featured a Special Edition show with guest Toni Frohoff talking about Baby Q and her work with marine mammals. Listen here.
NEW PUBLICATIONS As we continue to update our new website, we will review and share news of many publications, DVDs, and audio CDs.
BOOK RELEASE! Toni’s new book with co-author Kathleen Dudzinski (foreword by Marc Bekoff) is now available at your local bookstore or at www.dolphinmysteries.com
"This enthralling book takes us into the dolphins’ world beneath the sea to discover details of their lives, their methods of communication, and how they interact with one another and with humans. Drawing on decades of firsthand research, the authors unveil one of the most intimate and scientifically accurate portraits of dolphins to date." ~Amazon editorial review Click here to visit the Dolphin Mysteries website and to view a video about the book.
The following book has just become available: The Encyclopedia of Tourism and Recreation in Marine Environments. 2008. Edited by Michael Lück. CABI Press, Wallingford, UK. We are very excited about this book as it fills a much-needed niche in the library of any marine professional or enthusiast. Also, our Research Director, Toni Frohoff, contributed a section titled, “Welfare of Captive Marine Wildlife” which discusses the welfare of marine non-mammals (such as fish, penguin, octopus, sharks) as well as mammals.
RECENT JOURNEYS AN ANIMAL PLANET ~ ESPECIALLY IN IRELAND! Toni just returned from New York where she worked with Animal Planet for an upcoming television show, exploring the world of people and animals whose lives are deeply touched by one another.
Then, off to lovely Dingle, Ireland, home of “Fungie”, the legendary and longest-lived solitary, sociable dolphin. IrishDolphins.com convened an international workshop on these unique solitary, sociable dolphins (who rarely, if ever interact with other dolphins but seek sociable contact with people). The conference brought together over 50 people together from over 15 countries. Toni was invited to speak about the various species and individual characteristics of sociable dolphins and whales she has studied over the years.
In addition to seeing wonderful colleagues again, she met many wonderful new people from various disciplines. Suzanne Chisholm also showed the beautiful and poignant film about a solitary, sociable orca she made with Michael Parfit, “Saving Luna”, on the eve of its debut in Cannes (www.SavingLuna.com). The opinions and perspectives shared varied at times, but one thing that everyone enthusiastically agreed upon is that dolphins deserve more consideration in our global society. Fungie truly is the rock star of sociable, solitary dolphins. Should they all survive close contact with people for at least 25 years as Fungie has (bottlenose dolphins can live more than 50 years but solitaries often seem to die untimely deaths). Perhaps other dolphins knew about the conference in Dingle since other dolphins themselves descended upon the harbor in great numbers during our visit. This was apparently unprecedented and it was superb to watch Fungie cavorting with others of his kind ... a truly rare event, especially for a ‘solitary’ dolphin!
BAJA WHALE-BOUND AND LA JOLLA SEALS (March 2008) TerraMar directors Robin Lindsey, Janette Wilson (our two communications and technical specialists), and Toni Frohoff went with the always wonderful Baja Expeditions to help Toni and her co-author, Brenda Peterson, prepare for an exciting new project. Read more.