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Beastie Bonds

Loyalty is a Two-Way Street

Jun 9, 2023

My guest, Maddalena Bearzi, has been actively studying the ecology of marine mammals with a strong conservation bias since the 1990s. One day, her research team was observing a pod of dolphins when all of a sudden, the entire group stopped feeding and rushed out to sea. Maddalena’s team followed, and were shocked by what they found.

Maddalena Bearzi is the President and co-founder of Ocean Conservation Society in southern California. She has authored many peer-reviewed articles and books. She was born and raised in Italy but now lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband and dog. 

Learn more about Maddalena Bearzi, PhD


Books authored by Maddalena Bearzi include:

STRANDED: Finding Nature in Uncertain Times

Beautiful Minds: The Parallel Lives of Great Apes and Dolphins

Dolphin Confidential: Confessions of a Field Biologist


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