Dolphins and porpoise are really neat. I have had them swim right along at the bow of my boat, they keep up at 11 knots. You gaze down through the water at them and they tilt thier heads and gaze back up at you. It is awesome to see them in thier enviornment.
However they are wild animals, despite the depiction of hollywood and miss informed enviornmentalists. They are not all trained performers like at sea world. They are a player in the food chain, they do eat other fish, they are not veggie heads. I think if they evolve some arms, legs, and hands in about a million years they will be able to compete with man. Untill that happens, I shall just sit back and enjoy thier company on that rare occation when I encounter them in the wild.
There has been a lot of work claiming that they use telepathy particularly in healing and soothing the injured and sick. And even a few people out there claiming they have great psychic powers and are in communication with off world aliens already.........who knows.
Thier sonar is amazing, who knows the depth of thier perception. Sound penetrates all objects differently allowing a dolphin to actually see inside something in the water. So maybe they are really perceptive creatures, however it seems like if they were so smart and if they really had a launguage we would be talking to them by now, rather then still training them like dogs. Dogs are pretty smart too, and a whole lot more fun to pet....LOL!
Edited by - libra_spirit on 16 August 2002 18:28:35