Susan Casey Quotes.

1. "No one knew exactly why the seals ate stones, but maybe, some thought, it was for ballast. Or to help digestion. Or to stave off hunger. Or, as Brown had written in the journal, 'maybe they're just weird."
- Susan Casey, The Devil's Teeth: A True Story of Obsession and Survival Among America's Great White Sharks

2. "While chasing birds, he had hitchhiked through some of the most desolate places imaginable. Nicaraguan jungles, Indian slums, Samoa fruit bat colonies. But when asked to name the least likable place he'd seen in the world, he instantly pointed to an affluent California suburb: Walnut Creek, no question."
- Susan Casey, The Devil's Teeth: A True Story of Obsession and Survival Among America's Great White Sharks

3. "The jellies living nearest the surface had transparent bodies, but their edges twinkled and flashed, as though traced by fiber-optic cables, blinking and undulating like neon signs. They were delicate; if you weren’t looking"
- Susan Casey, The Devil's Teeth: A True Story of Obsession and Survival Among America's Great White Sharks

4. "UC Santa Cruz biologist had discovered elevated levels of radiation in fish swimming among some of the 47,500 barrels of nuclear waste that the navy had dumped in a 540-square-mile area around the Farallones between 1946 and 1970."
- Susan Casey, The Devil's Teeth: A True Story of Obsession and Survival Among America's Great White Sharks

5. "One little known fact: The water that spouts out of a whale’s blowhole in such a picturesque way reeks like the most toxic fart imaginable."
- Susan Casey, The Devil's Teeth: A True Story of Obsession and Survival Among America's Great White Sharks

8. "inexperienced Rat Packer who constantly sidled up to the boat, was laden with so much electronic gear that he came to be known as Radio Shack. The lone"
- Susan Casey, The Devil's Teeth: A True Story of Obsession and Survival Among America's Great White Sharks

9. "slime eel, a primitive creature with five hearts and no eyes that bores its way inside fish, devouring them from within,"
- Susan Casey, The Devil's Teeth: A True Story of Obsession and Survival Among America's Great White Sharks

10. "All three dolphins were magnificent, absolute marvels of the ocean, and by all rights they should have been out in the Pacific, doing what 55 million years of evolution had designed them to do in the most important ecosystem on earth, instead of in here, leaping to the beat of cheesy pop songs. As I watched, sweat trickled down the back of my neck but something else was rising: anger. The show was soul-crushingly stupid. It was plainly and inanely stupid- all of this was stupid, everything that went on at the cove, the entire arrogant, selfish relationship we had with these animals and with all of nature, as though every bit of life existed only for our purposes. We behaved as though we were gods, deciding the fate of everything, but we weren't. We were just dumb. I felt a wave of despair wash over me."
- Quote by Susan Casey

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