Dolphins are not fish (I said basic, didn't I). They are warm blooded (fish are cold blooded), give birth to live young and they suckle their young. This makes them mammals (you're learning already!). If you want to know about their physiology, behaviour or anything else then go to Tursi's page. Tursi covers probably more than you would ever want to know and then a little bit more.
There is some debate as to whether or not dolphins are intelligent. Most people think they are and I tend to subscribe to this school of thought. I follow the reasoning proposed by Douglas Adams in "So Long and Thanks For All the Fish" (funny book - highly recommended), he said something like :
"...man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much - the wheel, New York, wars and so on - whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins always believed that they were far more intellent than man - for precisely the same reasons."
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In the interest of faster loading pages, my collection of dolphin images have been moved to here. If you are wondering what is there its a collection of images which I have taken of dolphins which I have seen in Western Australia. (Total page size approx 80k)
My latest addition, well, in relation to me writing this has been a Meet the Dolphins page which will hopefully help you identify exactly which dolphin made that grey streak which shot pass you. Well, thats the idea anyway. Failing that, its another page of images.
Not to be used without permission, for profit, etc.
Last modified: July 15 2006 05:52:02.