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Woman and Dolphin: Margaret Howe and Peter, Pam, & Sissy

Margaret Howe with Peter the Dolphin

Margaret Howe with Peter the Dolphin (src)

In 1965, Margaret Howe, a research assistant to Dr. John C. Lilly at St. Thomas Laboratory, participated in two human-dolphin cohabitation experiments. The second has grown infamous, as Margaret reported engaging in activities of a questionable nature with her male dolphin companion.

Her account of the second experiment is reproduced below, all on one page for reading convenience. Missing text and OCR errors from Lilly’s website have been corrected, using a copy of Mind of the Dolphin for reference. Remarks in square brackets are from Lilly.

For further reading see Lori Marino’s article, Dolphins are Not Healers.

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