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The Highest Tide by Jim Lynch

Fluke by Christopher Moore

Voices in the Ocean by Susan Casey

Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery

Coral Reefs in the Microbial Sea by Forest Rohwer and Merry Youse (Most boring title ever imagined but such fun and Douglas-Adams-y writing style. Perhaps Dr. Rowher thought that universities would reject anything entitled, “Outnumbered and Uncared for: Behind the Scenes Battles Between the Counters of Big Creatures vs. the Counters of Itty Bitty Things”).

Last Chance to See by Douglas Adams (speak of the devil)

Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel by Carl Safina
Untamed: The Wildest Woman in America and the Fight to Save Cumberland Island by Will Harlan. One of our most beloved books of all time. We could not put it down, and for a while, it wrecked our lives. 

The Dolphin in the Mirror by Diana Reiss

Spying on Whales by Nick Pyenson

Listening to Whales by Alexandra Morton

Bayou Farewell by Mike Tidwell

The Sea Around Us by Rachel Carson

Of Orcas and Men by David Neiwert

The Devil’s Teeth by Susan Casey

The Wave by Susan Casey

The View from Lazy Point by Carl Safina

The World is Blue by Sylvia Earle and Susan Middleton

Spineless by Susan Middleton

Under Water to Get Out of the Rain by Trevor Norton

Shadow Divers by Robert Kurson

The Sex Lives of Cannibals by Maarten J. Troost

West of Jesus by Steven Kotler

The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw by Bruce Barcott (not ocean-themed, but a great piece of environmental journalism)

Titles for Kids/Young Adults:

Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell

The Black Pearl by Scott O’Dell

The Arm of the Starfish by Madeleine L’Engle

A Ring of Endless Light by Madeleine L’Engle

The Call of the Wild by Jack London


Life Among Whales

The Cove

The Whale

Following Seas

Chasing Coral

The End of the Line

The Blue Plane

Whale Rider
Step into Liquid

A River Below

The Coconut Revolution

Waste Land


At the Edge of the World
Sonic Sea
Mission Blue 
The Last Ocean

Plastic Bag , film short by Ramin Bahrani. Narrated by Werner Herzog.

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