Dolphin Behavior Research Laboratory, Dolphin Reef, Eilat.
Research on dolphin intelligence provides valuable information that reveals the reasons for their particular behavior. These cetaceans can perform unusual activities within the animal world and perform complex actions. FROM DAY TO NIGHT.
In coastal regions, dolphins run the risk of colliding with boats. Researchers of the Bottlenose Dolphin Research Institute first quantified data about solitary bottlenose dolphin diving behavior in the presence and absence of boats. Dolphins responded more to tourist than fishing vessels.
So all of the cutting edge research on dolphin and whale lives and behavior and psychology is coming from the wild, not from captive labs. Ric O’Barry says that the captive dolphin industry as a whole fuels the dolphin hunting industry.
Mirror-self recognition (MSR) is a behavioral indicator of self-awareness in young children and only a few other species, including the great apes, dolphins, elephants and magpies. The emergence of self-awareness in children typically occurs during the second year and has been correlated with sensorimotor development and growing social and self-awareness.
Dolphins may seem cute and cuddly, but dolphin mating and reproduction is a different story. This lesson explores the basics of dolphin mating and reproduction, and delves into some little-known.
The trick to studying dolphin behavior is observing what they are doing in a systematic way, so we can determine meaningful patterns. At DRC, we have a unique opportunity to observe our dolphin family up close and on a consistent schedule that's not possible in the wild.
Wild dolphins grasp fishermen’s paddles, rub against canoes, pull grass under water, throw sticks, play with logs, clay, turtles, snakes, and fish. They are known to react protectively to injured or captured individuals. Dolphin research is also conducted in captivity, but that does not show their true range of behaviors.