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31 Oct 2017

Portsmouth wildlife expert launches new children’s dolphin book

Having spotted thousands of dolphins on ferry journeys from Portsmouth International Port and studied their behaviour in the wild, ORCA wildlife officer Anna Bunney has now written a children’s book all about them.

“Dolphins in the Wild” explains to younger readers where these magnificent mammals live, how they communicate and what threatens them. Anna has dedicated her working life to marine conservation, having become really interested in dolphins on a trip to Scotland aged 11. Most of her career has been spent with ORCA, the Portsmouth based charity that aims to protect and promote a better understanding of whales, dolphins and porpoises.

Anna is ORCA’s Education Coordinator and has organised special lessons for hundreds of school children visiting exhibitions at Portsmouth International Port. Her enthusiasm is infectious, and she has now channelled her knowledge and passion for dolphins into the new book.

"I'm so proud to have been given the opportunity to produce this book, and delighted that we will have the chance to reach thousands more children through this publication." said Anna. "Education is a huge part of ORCA's work and this type of outreach helps us to teach people about the amazing lives of these animals.”

“Dolphins in the Wild” is published by Cambridge University Press and includes information about dolphins’ habitats, behaviours and diet, as well as fascinating facts about the huge range of species found in our oceans. The book also contains full teaching support and includes learning outcomes, curriculum links and follow-up activities.

ORCA will receive royalties from the publisher to support its ongoing conservation work. 
The book is a follow up to "Giants of the Ocean" by Catherine Bowley.

"Dolphins in the Wild" is now available from Amazon and other booksellers.