Dr. Denise Herzing, Research Director of the Wild Dolphin Project has completed 20 years of her long-term study of the Atlantic spotted dolphins inhabiting Bahamian waters. She received her Ph.D. in Behavioral Biology/Environmental Studies from Union Graduate School, Cincinnati, Ohio in 1993. She is Research Faculty in Biological Sciences and Psychological Sciences at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida and Scientific Advisor to the American Cetacean Society. Dr. Herzing has authored and co-authored many papers in the fields of whale biology, animal communication and human consciousness. Coverage of her work with the spotted dolphins has appeared in National Geographic, BBC Wildlife, Ocean Realm and Sonar magazines. Her work has also been featured on the Nature series in the U.S., Discovery Channel, PBS, ABC network television, BBC in England and NHK channel in Japan. Her fields of interest are animal consciousness, behavior and communication of cetaceans, and environmental ethics.