Dolphin Intelligence Day 5

So, how intelligent are dolphins? I’ve taken this bit from understanddolphins.tripod.com. An appropriate IQ test to measure dolphin intelligence does not exist. It is impossible to fully assess this animal’s level of intelligence in this manner. But another way which has been suggested to measure intelligence is by determining the measure of relative brain size […]

Dolphin Intelligence Day 4

While it is probably becoming evident to our readers, that the stories about what dolphins can do when given a command or sign, multiple steps, various orders, factoring in other dolphins are endless. This story takes dolphin intelligence to another level! “Another example of interesting behaviour suggesting intelligence concerns a dolphin named Kelly at the […]

Dolphin Intelligence Day 3

Yesterday, the video we posted demonstrated the ability for dolphins to problem solve, understand sign vocabulary, complete multiple step instructions with note to order, communicate problem solving to each other, acknowledge other dolphins by name, answer concrete yes and no questions. This video demonstrates a dolphin successfully carrying out multiple step instructions via a 2 […]

Dolphin Intelligence Day 2

Yesterday, we were able to see video from BBC of dolphins identifying objects that they could not see with their echolocation, See them categorize multiple objects, and see synchronicity in behavior and movement. We also saw the dolphins’ creativity. As we move deeper into understanding the very basics of dolphin intelligence, we begin to see […]

Dolphin Intelligence Day 1

I have decided that it might be a fun idea to really dive into dolphin intelligence for all of our readers, sharing research, articles, experiences and videos. Thanks to BBC America for posting this series Dolphins – Deep Thinkers? Here is part 1 to their video presentation. This is just scratching the surface of dolphin […]

Dolphin Anatomy

I really wanted to post about dolphin anatomy, especially after talking about the similarity and dolphin and human brains in my last post. You will see in the two images below that the organ system, spine, and muscle system is very similar to that of humans. With all of these similarities, it makes me think […]

Consciousness

Consciousness is defined (according to Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary) as: 1 a :  the quality or state of being aware especially of something within oneself b :  the state or fact of being conscious of an external object, state, or fact c :  awareness; especially :  concern for some social or political cause 2 :  the state of being characterized by sensation, emotion, volition, […]