Denise Herzing has been studying dolphin communication in the wild since 1985, when she founded the Wild Dolphin Project and began her unprecedented, long-term study of Atlantic spotted dolphins in the Bahamas. She received her Ph.D. in Behavioral Biology and Environmental Studies from the Union Institute Graduate School and is currently a professor in biological sciences at Florida Atlantic University.
Denise has been a scientific advisor to the Dolphin Research Center, American Cetacean Society, and California Marine Mammal Center. She is the author of numerous articles and papers and in 2008 received a John S. Guggenheim Fellowship in Science Writing to write Dolphin Diaries which was published in 2010 by St. Martinâs Press.
She is the co-editor along with Dr. Christine Johnson, on the upcoming textbook, Dolphin Communication and Cognition, and her next book, Is Anyone Listening? What Animals Are Saying To Each Other and To Us will be published by the University of Chicago Press.