- They understand us, but we don't understand them. They do what we ask them to do once we teach them what we want, but what do they want from us?
- They are proven to be self-aware. They recognize themselves in a mirror....not that they see a dolphin looking back at them, they recognize themselves. Flipper's trainer, Ric O'Barry from the award winning documentary, "The Cove", (you should watch it if you haven't already), states that the dolphins he trained (there were three of them who played flipper) would look at the TV he would plug in for them at the end of the pier and knew if it was them or not in that particular episode.
- They have families who are close knit called pods. I've seen videos on youtube about dolphins who have been separated from others in their pod and mothers separated from their babies (calves) and could have left them behind, escaped sure death from Japanese fisherman in Taiji, Japan, but stayed to try and help the one or more trapped. They care for each others well being. I don't know about you, but I've never seen a FISH do that. They scatter! Run for your life! Every man or fish I should say, for themselves!
- They grieve! It has been documented on video several times seeing a mother dolphin carrying her dead calf on her nose for weeks. THEY GRIEVE!
Check back for more info on dolphins and whales coming soon!