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Old 01-22-2008, 10:06 AM
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Dolphin bubbles - YouTube video

If you love dolphins, you will love to watch this one blow bubbles and then play with them:
Click here --> Dolphin Play - Bubble Rings



Additional - from Project Delphis: http://www.earthtrust.org/delrings.html

"The young dolphin gives a quick flip of her head, and an undulating silver ring appears--as if by magic--in front of her. The ring is a solid, toroidal bubble two feet across--and yet it does not rise to the surface! It stands erect in the water like the rim of a magic mirror, or the doorway to an unseen dimension. For long seconds the dolphin regards its creation, from varying aspects and angles, with its vision and sonar. Seemingly making a judgement, the dolphin then quickly pulls a small silver donut from the larger structure, which collapses into small bubbles. She then "pushes" the donut, which stays just inches ahead of her rostrum, perhaps 20 feet over a period of up to 10 seconds. Then, stopping again, she regards the twisting ring for a last time and bites it--causing it to collapse into a thousand tiny bubbles which head--as they should--for the water's surface. After a few moments of reflection, she creates another.

This isn't fantasy, it's real. And it isn't magic, just marvelous. It is a rare dolphin behavior, and we first saw it in the play of two baby dolphins. It gives us a little more insight into the superb level of control dolphins can exercise on their water environment, and underscores the fact that we can still discover things about dolphins by simply watching them..."
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Old 01-22-2008, 10:13 AM
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Re: Dolphin bubbles - YouTube video

Oh that is lovely, I love dolphins

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Old 01-22-2008, 10:26 AM
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Re: Dolphin bubbles - YouTube video

Thanks for the link, CJ. Ya just made my day!
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Old 01-22-2008, 02:20 PM
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Re: Dolphin bubbles - YouTube video

I knew there were dolphin and bubble lovers here!

Glad you're enjoying it, and glad a friend sent it to me.
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Re: Dolphin bubbles - YouTube video

KEWL...

Thanks CJ
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Old 01-22-2008, 07:50 PM
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Re: Dolphin bubbles - YouTube video

i have never seen that before and i watch a lot of nature programs, very interestting...
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Old 01-22-2008, 08:44 PM
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Re: Dolphin bubbles - YouTube video

Beautiful and fascinating! Thank you so much for sharing this rare phenomenon.

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Old 01-22-2008, 09:21 PM
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Re: Dolphin bubbles - YouTube video

Fascinating. Thanks for sharing it.
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Old 01-22-2008, 09:33 PM
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Re: Dolphin bubbles - YouTube video

just when you thought you'd seen it all... that was wonderful, CJ. thank you

here's another in case you all didnt look around more on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCAUleX5h8A&NR=1
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Old 01-23-2008, 01:47 AM
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Re: Dolphin bubbles - YouTube video

In the wild they blow the bubble rings to corral shrimp and other small food that swim in groups. This futile exhibit of hunting behavior is actually quite common among various animals growing neurotic due to confinement.
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