Dolphins and Humans
photo taken from stevenkontos.com
They are one of the most adored species on Earth. Whether you are glancing at one of the Earth’s seas or visiting a local aquarium, you may spot out some of these marine animals. Dolphins are closely related to whales and porpoises. They have almost forty species and vary greatly in size. They are considered to be the most intelligent of animals and have become popular by their playful attitude and friendly appearance. They are similar to humans in many ways.
Dolphins communicate through a broad range of sounds using their nasal air-sacs located just below the blowhole. Three categories of sounds have been found so far. They communicate to each other through whistling. Current research has shown that certain dolphin species are capable of sending identify information through signature whistles. Humans are making tremendous progress so far in learning how to communicate with these animals and understanding their structure of communication.
It has been told that dolphins are very protective of humans in extreme situations. It is said that they can sense female pregnancy and will form a protective circle around the woman. In many situations, it has also been told that dolphins will also help prevent humans from being attacked by sharks by hitting the sharks when in contact with humans and immediately run off to prevent being attacked. In a second-hand personal account, a man was hit hard on the side by a dolphin. After getting tests, medical personnel found a undiscovered cancerous tumor just above where the dolphin had hit. What exactly can these dolphins detect and will we be able to communicate with them? I guess only time will show us.
Dolphins are not completely friendly creatures. Many do bite and some can be harmful. It is not recommended to do any tests with dolphins without the proper equipment and experienced personnel.