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Erich Hoyt

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Erich Hoyt has spent much of his life on or near the sea, working with whales and dolphins and marine conservation. An award-winning author, he has written or co-written 22 books and hundreds of magazine articles on whales, dolphins, as well as the deep sea, ants, insects, wild plants and other subjects.

His latest book — an expanded, updated edition of Orca: The Whale Called Killer (2019) — is lavishly illustrated with 90 all new photos, illustrations and maps. Before that book, Encyclopedia of Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises (2017) chronicled the 40-year revolution in whale research with first-hand stories and insights into the lives of these highly social, intelligent mammals and the drive to save their habitat. In October 2020, Hoyt will
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Erich Hoyt The best thing about being a writer is being able to sit in a cafe, stop the clock, move inside your head and daydream until the words come.
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Erich Hoyt As a boy growing up in the Midwest, I promised myself I would always live near the ocean. I move out to Vancouver Island, British Columbia to a cottag…moreAs a boy growing up in the Midwest, I promised myself I would always live near the ocean. I move out to Vancouver Island, British Columbia to a cottage on the beach when I was 18 and I've mostly kept that promise since then. When you look out at sea all the time, you start to wonder what's going on out there. I was lucky to be invited to help make the first film on orcas and after meeting 3 families or pods of orcas in the wild, I was hooked, returning for 10 summers and writing the book Orca: The Whale Called Killer. That led to many other adventures and books about whales, deep sea creatures and the mysteries of the ocean.(less)
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Orca: The Whale Called Killer

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Creatures of the Deep: In S...

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Weird Sea Creatures

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“JULY 20. I've just walked into the opera house. I have no programme. Strange new players are premiering a piece by a flamboyant new composer. Front and centre, three, maybe four, whales begin — a swelling string section — discordant, irresolute harmonies fill the concert hall. Then two more whales, stage right, come in, playing eight octave clarinets, counterpointing the string section. And then they, too, are counterpointed by occasional glissando slurs and passages played pizzicato by whales at the rear of the stage. But suddenly, a programme change: The orchestra members switch clothes and pull new instruments from their cases. The French horn players begin wailing on shiny, sleazy saxophones. The trumpeters spit rapid-fire bursts into an underwater echo chamber — the deep, rocky corridor of Johnstone Strait.”
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