Inscientist John C. Lilly embarked upon an experiment the likes of which had never been attempted before. It involved having a human woman live, day and night, with a bottlenose dolphin, studying how they communicated and even trying to teach the dolphin to speak English.
By Sophia Rosenbaum. Peter the Dolphin was just 6 years old when he fell in love — with a human. The bottlenose dolphin met research assistant Margaret Howe just as the free love movement was emerging in
James Walton. At times, the story seemed almost too neat a microcosm of the s, as well meant if not necessarily practical ideas about transforming life on earth — and beyond — gave way to something much darker. At others, it brought to mind that hippie Californian scientist in The Fast Show.
Margaret Howe Lovatt tried to teach Peter the dolphin how to speak English but their relationship progressed to a whole new level. A woman who had sex with a dolphin as part of a scientific study has spoken out for the first time. During the swinging 60s, animal researcher Margaret Howe Lovatt was part of a Nasa-funded experiment on the US Virgin Islands to teach the intelligent sea creatures how to speak English.
A new study has revealed that dolphins that spend too much time around humans have trouble mating. It might sound like a fun holiday activity, but going swimming with dolphins could be seriously harming the animals. Researchers from Murdoch University examined the impact of human interaction with Hawaiian spinner dolphins.
In the past, the predominant theory was that humans were the only animals who have sex for pleasure, and that others merely copulated to reproduce. That mindset is now changing and scientists presenting their work on Saturday at the Experimental Biology meeting add an important, stimulating female perspective. This, say the Mount Holyoke College scientists, suggests that sex is pleasurable for dolphins and facilitates social bonding.
Margaret Howe Lovatt born Margaret C. Howe, in is a volunteer naturalist from Saint Thomas, U. Virgin Islands.
Injournalist Malcolm J. Brenner released his autobiographical novel, Wet Goddess. I immediately thought of Brenner. Inwhen Brenner was a college sophomore, he was given open access to the now-defunct theme park Floridaland near Sarasota to take photos for a book about the dolphin show.
When a young Carl Sagan visited St. Also in the group was the eccentric neuroscientist Dr. John Lilly.