Dolphins are a highly unique species, here on the mighty mother earth. Maintaining safety within our high seas, bringing living joy to the world, in beautiful warmth and serenity.
Dolphins from creation are from the family of ‘ toothed whales’. This family includes: Orcas and Pilot Whales. Mainly acclimatising within the waters of the continental shelves, from the shallow, more tropical parts of the oceans range. There is the number of forty – extant named species of dolphins to date. (Still in existence today.)
The name ‘Dolphin’ deriving from the Greek name – (delphis) as when related to the terminology of the Greek translation, transpose into (“delphis” / “womb”). Part of this translation can therefore be interpreted as ‘fish with a womb.’
In total there are six species of dolphin, which are more thought of as whale species, more widely recognised as ‘blackfish‘. Categories of such mammals also commonly known -are killer whales. All equipped with an amazing intelligence. This is incorporated within their mammalian brain capacity.
On the scales compared with other animals, dolphins have a slightly higher vibrational frequency than other animals / mammals of their stature. With a full brain mass of around: 1,500 – 1,700 grams. They also hold ‘spindle cells’. These are neurons which do not branch out excessively, us humans, great apes and elephants are the only other physical origins here on earth who have spindle cells. Having such spindle cells, points to a high intelligence level within the species. Within the human race they play a most forefront role in the structure of highly intelligent development. This intelligence is know as: Cetacean Intelligence.
Due to the ‘ego’ of mankind, it comes with a sadness that such dear dolphins are endangered due to the hunting that mankind carries out. Man always finds a way, an excuse to kill, slaughter the natural world, without giving or maintaining much, balance back to the natural eco cycle itself. There are two species of dolphin that are in mortal danger of extinction levels, with a further fourteen also on a ‘critical list’, due to human callous behaviour. A total of SIXTEEN endangered species…
Playful by nature the dolphin being more of the – ‘energetic species’ race, they continually bring warmth and love to oceans that they inhabit. Their intermingling with human contact is second to none. Dolphins – much like our canine friends,have a loyal, trustworthy nature. This also plays back to the intelligence sector of their genetic makeup. They are so good natured, that it is even on record, that they create games to play with their whale counterparts – this itself demonstrates the amazing uniqueness which these incredible mammals have.
Dolphins diet from the ‘carnivore’ food group. Feeding on anything as small as the shrimp, right through to such creatures such as fish, squid and crustaceans. Their intelligence once again, making them reign supreme, as highly effective hunters of the high seas.
Naturally, a dolphins relationship with a human in captivity to one where it s free in the ocean sea – is a little different. A relationship of one and human counterpart in a training environment is much more of an ’emotional’ level. Adding to the fact where dolphins are used within the means of therapy too, such bonds between dolphin and humans can become extremely strong. The instinct for instance within the dolphin species is simply this: that when a dolphin approaches a pregnant woman, they shall do so with due care and attention. The internal, maternal instinct of the dolphin being second to none!