Marine biologist Micheline Jenner discovered humpback breeding grounds off the Kimberley coast, has swum through orange golfball-sized pygmy blue whale poo to uncover a feeding spot, and is one of very few people to witness a humpback whale giving birth. In The Secret Life of Whales she reveals the unknown world of these giants of the deep and shares insights from her work with humpback, blue and pygmy blue whales, taking us from Australia to Antarctica and beyond.
Enlightening and eye-opening, The Secret Life of Whales reveals fascinating information about how whales live, tapping into Jenner's world-leading research and infectious enthusiasm for these magnificent creatures.
Micheline Jenner is a marine biologist and co-founder of the Centre for Whale Research (Western Australia) Inc., an organisation whose research is represented in more than 50 peer-reviewed scientific papers. She has studied humpback and blue whales and conducted biodiversity and cetacean (whale, dolphin and porpoise) observation surveys since 1990. With her husband Curt, in 2010 Micheline received a Lowell Thomas Award from the Explorers Club for their work protecting blue whales in the Perth Canyon, Western Australia. Micheline is also a Master Mariner with multiple captain's qualifications.
"Australia's whales are lucky to have had observers, admirers and protectors like Micheline Jenner. But so are the citizens of this island nation, for the Jenners have not only advanced our scientific knowledge, they've enriched our culture."