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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:06 am    Post subject: Dolphins Reply with quote

Recent Dolphin news -

Two different species of dolphins-- Bottlenose and Guyana--often meet in the waters off the coast of Costa Rica. Bottlenose dolphins emit longer, lower frequency calls, while the Guyana dolphins use higher frequency whistles (it's the equivalent of a French speaker and an English speaker getting together and trying to communicate). The dolphins' solution: create a NEW language. In BBC News, Matt Walker quotes biologist Laura May-Collado as saying, "I wouldn't be surprised that they can modify their signals to mimic, and even possibly communicate with other species. Particularly when their home ranges force them to interact on a daily basis.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you really think they could do that? Imagine talking dolphins Shocked
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd love to see a dolphin mimicking other dolphin languages. Or a whole different language.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some dolphins in captivity have been known to create 'ring bubbles'. I believe that scientists have yet to figure out exactly how.. but dolphins know it quite well! Not only that, but after one did this, many others started to as well.
I'm sure dolphins are smart enough to either learn a different dolphin language or even learn our language. Not necessarily speak it themselves, but to understand it.
Maybe if they do start creating a new language so the two can communicate, we might be able to see not only how they work this out, but understand it ourselves.

Yayy for dolphins! <3

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, this is quite interesting! It would be amazing to see them actually communicate with other species.
Thanks for sharing weo! =D
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aww, That is very amazing.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is something. Sadly when I hear the word dolphins I think of all the dolphin killings going on but yeah. Dolphins are smart creatures and deserve respect!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember having to sit through a old and corny video in which they attempted to explain that animals could "think". The loud protests from some of my other classmates were laughable. I suppose it could be possible to think that other animals (non-humans) don't "think". In any case, its quite interesting to see that the speices-other-than-humans-that-actually-can-think do so in such amazing manners.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you know how dolphins get trained to jump through hoops in parks? well.... our teacher told us that the latest WILD generation of dolphins do that on there own in the wild just for the fun of it!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Døøm Dragøn wrote:
This is something. Sadly when I hear the word dolphins I think of all the dolphin killings going on but yeah. Dolphins are smart creatures and deserve respect!


I think about dolphins killing other creatures for fun. Neutral
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Raptor wrote:
Døøm Dragøn wrote:
This is something. Sadly when I hear the word dolphins I think of all the dolphin killings going on but yeah. Dolphins are smart creatures and deserve respect!


I think about dolphins killing other creatures for fun. Neutral


That's what I think of when I hear about PETA. Shocked

But back on topic, I do think that animals, especially dolphins, think... how would they 'function' like they do? Yes, they have instincts, but instincts don't always explain all actions?

Like sparky said, wild dolphins are starting to do it, and supposedly for fun, but instinct doesn't make them leap up out of the water randomly, for no good reason.

Sooooo yeah I definitely believe animals think, but perhaps their thoughts just aren't as complex as ours,
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe dolphins jump out of the water to look above the water and scan the area from above the surface. It could also be for communication for waves through the water, showing basically where they may be located (From a far distance).
Don't remember where I heard that..
Some dolphins just go out of the water vertically to scan the area, but I think most do it for fun. Maybe for speed? I know some dolphins like to ride in currents such as waves such as natural or waves made from boats/ships.
I'm glad the dolphins have/are deciding to make a new language!
I've even heard somewhere that a dolphin's brain is bigger than our own.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I say dolphins have a high intelectual brain.For one thing,I read,or watched,something where the dolphins would work together,I think with sharks and even birds,to corral groups of fish when they spawn.Same with other animals,they may not show it but they have bigger brains then most people I know lol.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

XD Come to think of it, I'd say the vast majority of dolphins are much smarter than the people I live near.

But yes, dolphins are even known to help a wounded dolphin. Usually it's two dolphins that support the injured one. They help the dolphin keep at surface so it can breathe and to help it relax.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wildwolf610 wrote:
For one thing,I read,or watched,something where the dolphins would work together,I think with sharks and even birds,to corral groups of fish when they spawn.


Yes, I've seen that as well.^^
It's neat that the sharks, dolphins, seals and birds all work together to eat large groups of fish off the coast of South Africa, I believe. =3

Dolphins are amazingly smart animals.:3
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