Super Smart Dolphin Answers Questions | Extraordinary Animals | Earth
The Echo Location Visualization and Interface System (ELVIS) allows Dolphins to make choices and answer questions. Luna the young Dolphin grasped the concept quickest and is eager to choose her own meals and please her trainers.
The Creative Dolphin: What Dolphins Do When Asked to Vary Their Behavior
Summary: The variability of dolphin behavior is evident in their communication, foraging, and play. Dolphins can also vary their behavior when asked to do so by humans. Following the work of Karen Pryor and her colleagues, this ability is commonly referred to as creative behavior, a bit of a misnomer since dolphins need not always create a new behavior to succeed on this task. Nonetheless, when given a task in which success depends on not repeating what one has already done, dolphins are able to remember what they have done and successfully produce a new behavior, sometimes even a completely novel one. In this paper, we report similarities and differences in the performance of three bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) given such a task, the results highlighting the need for continued investigation of individual differences in cognitive style and performance. Original Publication: Kuczaj, S.A. and Eskelinen, H.C. 2014. The "Creative Dolphin" Revisited: What Dolphins Do When Asked to Vary their Behavior? Animal Behavior and Cognition 1:66-76. DOI: 0.12966/abc.02.05.2014 Link to Publication: static1.squarespace.com/static/55d8cdaee4b02c0cfcea3dc6/t/55db5544e4b05c60e8783356/1440437572083/05.Kuczaj_Eskelinen_FINAL.pdf
CNN: Dolphins see themselves in mirror
CNN's Randi Kaye goes down in an underwater lab to see how dolphins react to themselves in a mirror.
Just how smart are dolphins? | Inside the Animal Mind | BBC - Dolphins are one of the smartest animal species on Earth. In fact, their encephalization quotient (their brain size compared to the average for their body size) is second only to humans. But exactly how smart are they? Lori Marino details some incredible facts about dolphins.
Could we speak the language of dolphins? | Denise Herzing
For 28 years, Denise Herzing has spent five months each summer living with a pod of Atlantic spotted dolphins, following three generations of family relationships and behaviors. It's clear they are communicating with one another -- but is it language? Could humans use it too? She shares a fascinating new experiment to test this idea.
Dolphins: Even Smarter Than You Thought | Nat Geo Live - From learning English symbols to teaming up to trick their prey, dolphin intelligence continues to surprise researchers. National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry catches the dolphins' remarkable behavior in action.
Dolphins Come Together to Greet Newborn | BBC Earth
Dolphins trick fish with mud "nets" | One Life | BBC
Dolphins interacting with a violin player:
Dolphin listening to flute music
Dolphins singing with clarinet player
Cat and Dolphins playing together
Cat and Dolphin playing together. Theater of the Sea, a marine animal park in Islamorada, Florida in 1997. The dolphins are Shiloh and Thunder and the cat is Arthur. http://www.theaterofthesea.com/
Where whales and dolphins go to play! 🐋 🐬 @jaimenhudson captured this beautiful interspecies behaviour off the coast of southern Australia. #OurBluePlanet #NationalPlayDay pic.twitter.com/4CfBRXPur9— BBC Earth (@BBCEarth) August 1, 2018
Crazy Laughing Dolphin!
Under water laughing? Certainly seems to confirm that Dolphins laugh;
Girl Makes Dolphin Laugh (EXTENDED) ORIGINAL VIDEO
SeaWorld's Dolphin Show (voted "Best on YouTube")
Amazing DOLPHIN SHOW - Official Full Episode
Dolphin Days (Full Show) at SeaWorld San Diego on 8/30/15
Many modern dolphin brains are significantly larger than those of humans and second in mass to the human brain when corrected for body size, says a scientist. Some dolphin brains exhibit features correlated with complex intelligence, including a large expanse of neocortical volume that is more convoluted than that of humans, extensive insular and cingulated regions, and highly differentiated cellular regions. This has ethical and policy considerations.