When I stood at the edge of the boat off
the Monterey Bay and watched over 300 common dolphins bow hopping around me,
became lost in their world, unable to think about them in a scientific or
I was paralyzed by their beauty, and I still cannot find
words to describe that experience.
I realized that dolphins and all other marine
mammals need to be preserved,
not for biological research or so that we have
mammals to maintain whaling and sealing companies,
but because they have their
own unique habitat and possess natural rights to live just as humans do.