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Marine conservationist on what animals think and feel

Dolphins swim in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Sao Miguel island in the Azores on June 2, 2015. With its lush vegetation, lakes resting on the bottom of volcanic craters and colonies of sperm whales, the Portuguese Azores archipelago has everything what a lost paradise could offer to nature lovers, who flock en masse since the arrival of low cost airlines at the end of March, 2015. AFP PHOTO / PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA

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Dolphins swim in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Sao Miguel island in the Azores on June 2, 2015

Can animals think and feel? Anyone with a pet will likely say yes. Animal researcher Carl Safina is taking that question one step further by asking what and how do nonhuman animals feel.

Can animals think and feel? Anyone with a pet will likely say yes. Animal researcher Carl Safina is taking that question one step further by asking what and how do nonhuman animals feel.

His new book, “Beyond Words,” documents Safina’s journey to Amboseli National Park in Kenya to study how elephants survive poaching; to Yellowstone National Park to observe a pack of grieving wolves; to the Pacific Northwest to figure out how killer whales communicate with each other. It gives readers a glimpse into the range of emotions animals are capable of feeling.

In addition to writing, Carl also hosts the PBS series 'Saving the Ocean,' which you can watch for free at PBS.org.

Carl Safina will be discussing his book tonight, August 25, at 7:00pm at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. Click here for more information

Guests:

Carl Safina, a marine conservationist and the author of numerous books, including his latest, “Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel” (Henry Holt and Co., 2015)

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