At times, the story seemed almost too neat a microcosm of the s, as well meant if not necessarily practical ideas about transforming life on earth — and beyond — gave way to something much darker. At others, it brought to mind that hippie Californian scientist in The Fast Show. At no point, however, did it cease to be astonishing. Like many classic Sixties tales, it had its roots in the s, when John Lilly, an American scientist of impeccable credentials, was studying dolphins in Florida. Then one night in his wife heard one of them apparently attempting to mimic human speech — a moment that seems to have struck Lilly with the force of a divine revelation. As a result, he was given enough funds to build and staff a dolphin communication lab in the Virgin Islands.
Woman who had sex with DOLPHIN during lab experiments speaks out for first time
The girl who had sex with dolphins | The Spectator
Margaret Howe Lovatt tried to teach Peter the dolphin how to speak English but their relationship progressed to a whole new level. A woman who had sex with a dolphin as part of a scientific study has spoken out for the first time. During the swinging 60s, animal researcher Margaret Howe Lovatt was part of a Nasa-funded experiment on the US Virgin Islands to teach the intelligent sea creatures how to speak English. In she helped turn a house into a domestic dolphinarium by flooding it with knee-deep water, where researchers could study the animals from their home. It was there she met Peter, an adolescent dolphin she described as 'sexually coming of age'.
Woman Became So Close To Dolphins That One Tried To Have Sex With Her
A woman who took part in a NASA -funded experiment in the s revealed she became so close to the dolphins she was working with that one even tried to have sex with her. Margaret Howe Lovatt recalled how one dolphin used to 'rub himself' on her knee, hand and foot, explaining: "It was sexual on his part - it was not sexual on mine, sensuous perhaps. Margaret has been a huge animal lover since she was a child , which led her to take part in a NASA-funded experiment nearly six decades ago.
Margaret Howe Lovatt born Margaret C. Howe, in is a volunteer naturalist from Saint Thomas, U. Virgin Islands. In the s, she took part in a NASA -funded research project in which she attempted to teach a dolphin named Peter to understand and mimic human speech.