More on dolphin language. The well-known Denise Herzing has given a TED Talk about the language abilities of dolphins. In her session titled “Do they have a language? If so, what are they talking about?” she shared her research in communicating with dolphins.
Read this TED blog post about the development of a wearable keyboard to communicate with the dolphins. Visit her website to find more information about her work.
Another strong reminder not to handfeed dolphins or in fact any wild animal. A dolphin called “Beggar” is setting a bad example with wide reaching consequences. It might look cute on the pics but it does not any good for the wildlife. Interesting is the comparision of rewarding schoolkids with unhealthy food for good results.
The New York Times article features the Wild Dolphin Project run by Dr. Denise L. Herzing in the Bahamas. She has been studying the dolphins for 25 years as part of the Wild Dolphin Project, the longest-running underwater study of its kind. Nice video as well – some of the dolphins look very familiar.
Here is our May favourite – one of the pod of Atlantic Spotted Dolphins just hanging and sonaring. Wonder what it makes out of us!
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A while back we found this mail in our inbox and we are more than happy to share it with you:
Greetings Amlas and Atmo,
It is me Michael who I don’t even know if you will remember; I cannot remember even when it was exactly that I visited you back in the late 90s, but the experience has always stayed with me. Continue reading →
The first 2012 participants will arrive tomorrow to Bimini.
We’ve been working hard to get our boat DolphinQuest and our Retreat Center ready for the season. We are all very excited and looking forward to meet all the beautiful dolphin souls who will come to see us in Bimini to swim with the wild dolphins. Yahoo!
Love from Jwala, Atmo, Atosh, Amlas, Sudi, Tara, Vijan and Sukhama -
the WildQuest Dream Team