By Rania Watts I was watching a video of engineers who created a robotic dolphin for the purpose of a side show exhibited at a theme park. As a child we would constantly go to aquariums to see all the beautiful fish in tiny tanks that are maintained and regulated [we hope]. It seems veryContinue reading “The evils of captivity and theme parks with cetaceans”
By Rania Watts They are Aquatic animals with large brains and as a result, there is also a dolphins versus humans’ intelligence discussion; Also a big debate on the sensory evolution of these creatures, who are impacted by environmental and social issues. Dolphins have the capacity to exhibit various human characteristics, and mirror self-recognition. SAs humans we thinkContinue reading “Dolphins really are that smart!”
By Rania Watts Why is it that when I hear the term ‘lone dolphin’ I think of the word renegade? Or one who fled away from their dolphin family. There have been 90 or so cases globally of lone dolphins. 14 are in New Zealand alone. Solo dolphins are classified as outcasts. However, others postulateContinue reading “What are Lone dolphins?”
By Rania Watts Like the Beluga Whale, Dolphins seem to have a permanent smile on their face but it is not by choice. It does seem easier, I guess, to the mind to contemplate the smile of a dolphin and not the misery they feel being stuck in a cement pool and probably with poorlyContinue reading “Why one should never swim with dolphins in captivity”
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