Margaret Howe Lovatt’s relationship with a dolphin in the 1960s became fodder for Hustler in the ’70s and ended in tragedy.
Lovatt was working with scientist John Lilly, on the Caribbean Island of St. Thomas, to better understand dolphins, and she hoped to teach one of them to speak English. To that end, she began living with a dolphin named Peter for 24 hours a day, six days a week, writes Christopher Riley, who recently filmed a documentary about Lovatt’s story, in the Guardian. The young Peter had sexual urges: “He was very, very interested in my anatomy,” Lovatt says. Getting him to other dolphins was a cumbersome effort, so she relieved his urges manually.
Jamaica’s Rare Wildlife (in pictures)
The Portland Bight protected area is home to the iconic Jamaican iguana and 20 other endangered species. It’s fragile coastal ecosystem and wildlife faces the risk of being lost forever as Jamaica approves a Chinese company to build a port.
(photos by Robin Moore)
The World’s first Bottle made with / from Ocean Plastic