June 24, 2013

Author Mary Alice Monroe discusses her new novel 'The Summer Girls'

For the past four years, Mary Alice Monroe has lived her life alongside the Atlantic bottlenose dolphin. The best-selling author volunteered at the Dolphin Research Center in the Florida Keys and with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Charleston. She helped researchers identify dolphins and facilitate a program that allowed children with special needs to interact with the animals. She saw their intelligence, their family bonds -- but she also saw how they're hurting.

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