Dr Vanessa Pirotta on a whale’s world in Humpback Highway

Acclaimed wildlife scientist Dr Vanessa Pirotta has been mugged by whales, touched by a baby whale and covered in whale snot. In Humpback Highway, Pirotta dives beneath the surface to reveal the mysterious world of humpback whales. From their life cycle and the challenges humans present, to the importance of whale snot and poo. Plus the cutting-edge new technologies that allow us to see where they swim, listen to them talk and spy on them underwater.

Whether you’re a whale lover or you’re simply curious about the underwater world, ‘Humpback Highway’ will inspire and give you a new respect for these majestic, marine giants.

In this episode Gregory Dobbs chats to Dr Vanessa Pirotta about how she became a whale scientist. Vanessa discusses why Australia’s ‘humpback highway’ is key to understanding whale behaviour what kind of parents whales make. She also chats about what the future holds for this incredible species.

 

Read a sample chapter here

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr Vanessa Pirotta, author, scientist, passionate about whalesDr Vanessa Pirotta is a wildlife scientist, woman in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths), science communicator and vessel operator. Vanessa has been studying whales in Australian waters and around the world for the last 14 years. Her work uses clever new technologies to help conserve wildlife in both marine and terrestrial environments. Vanessa has become a powerful role model for younger generations, connecting young minds with science around the world.

Visit Dr Vanessa Pirotta’s website

Author: Vanessa Pirotta

Category: Lifestyle, Sport & leisure

Book Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: NewSouth

ISBN: 9781742237978

RRP: $32.99

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