Every single day we observe dolphins. At first, it was one or two. Then it became three and four. Now I walk a quarter mile with dolphins leaping, playing, cruising up and down the beach. I can’t imagine how many are in pods that stretch the length of my walk.
Every single day I try to get a video. They don’t do the dolphin magic justice. That is what they are to me. Magic. Or is it spiritual?
My husband was out catching waves with our son’s girlfriend. They both told me how they were out beyond the waves and a dolphin leaped out of the water right before their eyes. It’s mesmerizing.
I can spend hours starting at dolphins. I feel peaceful and in awe.
Here are four fun facts about dolphins from the Monterey Bay Aquarium followed by one fact from the Dolphin Project:
- Bottlenose dolphins in Shark Bay, Australia learned to wear sponges over their beaks while foraging among sharp coral — the only known case of cetacean tool use.
- As is true for all cetaceans, a dolphin’s nostrils have shifted to the top of its head, becoming a blowhole that permits easy breathing at the water’s surface.
- A bottlenose dolphin contains three times more blood than a human by body weight, increasing the dolphin’s oxygen-storage capacity during dives.
- When asleep, a dolphin keeps half of its brain awake in order to keep breathing.
Dolphins have very large brains– their brain to body size ratio is second only to our own! They also exhibit sophisticated forms of communication, tool use, cooperative feeding methods, culture and social learning, and play.https://www.dolphinproject.com/resources/about-dolphins/dolphin-facts/
I keep taking videos of dolphins with my phone. As soon as I stop the video one or two leap into the air. The best one was filmed on Labor Day.
What magical or inspirations sights have you seen lately?
Aww, it’s magical indeed.
It was inspiring to watch the woman who beat Serena . The crowd was horrible to her, a news article called her a villain, and she handled the whole thing with grace and determination. It takes a strong confident individual to withstand that.
I wasn’t aware of any of that. You’re right, that does take a strong person to handle that with grace.
I get that Serena is the greatest of all time…but come on…
Beautiful, so close to shore though. I would be afraid to go swimming. It’s hard to tell if they would be dolphins or sharks.
In person, it’s easy to tell they are dolphins because of how they move and leap. On the video it isn’t as clear.
We’ve had a flock of pinyon jays hanging around for several weeks (they are highly erratic birds, and threatened, too). They’re stocking up in pinyon nuts, breaking open the green cones and making a mess. I love it that our property is so appealing to wildlife.
So fun to watch!
Wow, that’s amazing. I’ve never seen a dolphin in real life.
They are so perfect!
True magic for sure! Thanks for the video! ❤
I love dolphins! How wonderful that you got to spend so much time with them! I’ve heard they’re very intelligent! And cute! 💕C
They have the largest brains next to us!
I love dolphins! They truly are magic ✨ and the waves are so relaxing!
It was a gorgeous evening.