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One of our companions on yesterdays boat trip. they look so chilled and ever so slightly smug at this age. Laughing

Posted at 12th Sep 2017 - 12:48PM   Posted by Fairy Nuff   Pic of the day. Comments: 6

Fennie's Avatar Still it's nice for them to have the sun on their backs. I wonder whether they would like a hot bottle? Would they try to eat it or play with it like a toy, or would they tuck it under a flipper and curl up.

Funny that they don't sleep with their heads out of the water, the way they could breathe easily in the night - or maybe they do. If the water were the right depth, they could stand on their tails like mermaids and rest their flipppers on the bar like seals. Very Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 12th Sep 2017 at 01:56PM

Camilla's Avatar Super pic FN thanks for sharing with us. I do believe Fennie the wild Dolphins can stand on their tails in the water and they do it just for fun like humans would do with their dancing, Google BBC Planet Earth.Very Happy

Posted by: Camilla on 12th Sep 2017 at 03:37PM

Lampworkbeader's Avatar They do look like they are smiling.

Posted by: Lampworkbeader on 12th Sep 2017 at 09:37PM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar Technically they sort of do sleep with their blowholes out of the water Fennie. They float just on the surface and shut down half their brain at a time and catnap throughout the day, the other half has to stay conscious enough to remind them to breath since it's not an automatic reflex like ours is.
They probably would play with the hot water bottle, they play with squid and jelly fish and dress up in seaweed sometimes. Laughing

The tail walking wild dolphins are a fascinating phenomenon Camilla, one of them was held in captivity for a short while after getting stuck in a lock and saw the captive trained animals do it, she then taught the wild ones the same trick when she was released.
It's not something they do anywhere else (there's no reason to) it's unique to the small pod off Adelaide. Very Happy

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 13th Sep 2017 at 10:29AM

Camilla's Avatar How fascinating FN

Posted by: Camilla on 13th Sep 2017 at 05:30PM

Faith's Avatar Lampie, I thought that tooSmile

Yes that is fascinating FN, and shows how intelligent they are.

Posted by: Faith on 13th Sep 2017 at 06:12PM

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