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The Intelligence of Dolphins

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keiki dolphin by bluewavechris.

Fascinating new research on dolphins shows that our sea mammal friends could possibly be far more intelligent than we once thought. For example, dolphins apparently have a very well developed sense of play:

At a dolphinarium, a person
standing by the pool's window noticed that a dolphin calf was watching
him. When he released a puff of smoke from his cigarette, the dolphin
immediately swam off to her mother, returned and released a mouthful of
milk, causing a similar effect to the cigarette smoke. Another dolphin
mimicked the scraping of the pool's observation window by a diver, even
copying the sound of the air-demand valve of the scuba gear while
releasing a stream of bubbles from his blowhole.