SCIENCE When captive beluga whale moved to a home where her only companions were dolphins, she adapted quickly. She started imitating the unique whistles of the dolphins, and stopped making a signature beluga call altogether. (Discover) What are other examples of interspecies communication? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas New research documents a fascinating account … Continue reading Whale Goes Native in the Dolphin Pool
SCIENCE In a scientific first, researchers have reproduced what a dolphin saw and heard as it encountered a human diver. (Discovery News) Use our resources to better understand the secret language of dolphins. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas The startling new image depicts what dolphins “see” as they use echolocation. What is echolocation? Echolocation … Continue reading What Do Cetaceans See?
SCIENCE Researchers have revealed how porpoises finely adjust the beams of sound they use to hunt. (BBC) Use our resources to learn more about porpoises and dolphins here. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Researchers profiled in the BBC article studied the way porpoises use echolocation to hunt fish. What is echolocation? Echolocation is the … Continue reading The Porpoise of Echolocation
SCIENCE Believe it or not, how dolphins can swim so fast has been something of a riddle since the 1930s. Now, thanks to innovative experiments using “bubble curtains,” we know the marine mammals use their powerful tails to propel them around the turbulent sea. (National Geographic News) Use our resources to better understand animals’ unique marine adaptations. Discussion Ideas Read through our activity “Animal Adaptations … Continue reading A Dolphin’s Speed Is All in the Hips