Amazing about dolphins
• Amazing Dolphins
Dolphins have long been one of the most beloved person of ocean animals. They are highly intelligent and cheerful, friendly disposition. Most of us associate with dolphins funny acrobatic performances in the dolphinarium. However, some countries are seriously concerned about the issue of dolphins in captivity and even pass laws to protect them.
Why did the dolphins in many nations deserve such respect and become an integral part of human culture? Try to understand by examining the interesting facts about these marvelous animals.
Dolphin in the aviary.
India has become the fourth country to ban dolphins in captivity. Previously, similar action took Costa Rica, Hungary and Chile. The Indians called dolphins "person or person other origin than homo sapiens". Accordingly, the "person" should have their rights, and its commercial exploitation legally unacceptable. Scientists analyzing the behavior of animals (ethologists), said that it is very difficult to define the line that separates the human intellect and the emotions of the nature of the dolphins.
Dolphin - the only mammal whose birth begins literally with the tail, not the head! Young Dolphins stay with their mother for two or three years.
In nature, there are almost forty species of dolphins, their closest relatives - the whales and sea cows. Dolphins have evolved relatively recently - about ten million years ago, during the Miocene. Most species of dolphin live in salt water, but there are freshwater animals.
Adults dolphins reach sizes of 1, 2 m in length and weight of 40 kg (river dolphin) to 9, 5 m and 10 tons (Orca). Brain - the largest organ in the body of a dolphin. During sleep, the part of the brain is awake, allowing the dolphin to breathe during sleep, so as not to drown. Life dolphin depends on the access to oxygen.
Dolphins faint smell, but excellent eyesight and hearing absolutely unique. Emitting powerful sound pulses, they are capable of echolocation, which allows perfectly guided in the water, to find each other and provide food.
The dolphins may swim at a speed of 25 miles per hour for a long time. This is about three times faster than the fastest athletes-swimmers in the world.
They also love to do ... surfing! For example, off the coast of Hawaii you can often watch the surfers dolphins.
The history of the interaction between man and dolphin starts with the first mention of these animals. Recently, it was found that the dolphin's body language is largely conforms to the rules of verbal communication rights. Communication with dolphins has a positive effect on the human body, especially in the child's mind. To such conclusion the British experts in 1978. Since that time, it began the development of "dolphin". Now it is used to treat many physical and mental disorders, including autism. Swimming with dolphins relieves chronic pain, improves the immune system and even helps the development of speech in children.
Dolphin and a pregnant woman at the coast in Ixtapa, Mexico. Ixtapa, MexicoPicture: CATERS Absolutely unique feature of the dolphins - they can "look inside" the human as an ultrasonic device, for example, they will quickly determine the pregnant woman. The feeling of "new life" is often very emotionally excite dolphins, they vigorously and joyfully respond to pregnant women. As a rule, in cages is not permitted to swim pregnant (though perhaps this is the best time to communicate), not to take away attention from other animals and visitors to avoid involuntary "emotional attacks" on the future baby.
A touching example of a person caring for animals: in a shelter feeding the 10-day dolphin who lost her mother.
He already appeared best friend - penguin.
Dolphins communicate easy and friendly with other animals, and they reciprocate.
Dolphins are studying the tiger safari park in ginseng, China.
An incredibly romantic fact of "personal" life of dolphins - ethologists studying the dolphins of the Amazon, found that males give gifts to potential mates. So, what gift is waiting for a female dolphin, to consider the male as a candidate for the continuation of posterity? Of course, a bunch of river algae!
With its graceful beauty of the dolphins have become popular models for photographers from around the world. Let's check, suddenly view stunning photos of these animals, too, has an effect similar to "dolphin"?