Welcome to the Dolphins in Paradise Blog

Dolphins in Paradise has become for me a preferred state of mind.
This blog is about co-creating an on-line space where people can share,
and perhaps remember, our connections to our cetacean allies
and the feeling of upliftment and sense of community which is the result of that.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Robotic sea turtle spies on dolphins

Footage of a pod of bottlenose dolphins is taken from a hidden "spy" camera in a robotic sea turtle. John Downer’s new documentary for BBC1, “The Dolphins: Spy in the Pod,” is the result of 900 hours of such footage from cameras hidden in robotic sea turtles, fish and squid.

In one instance a pod of bottlenose dolphins was observed getting high on toxins produced by a specific kind of puffer fish. The dolphins were seen carefully chewing on a puffer fish and passing it around before entering an apparent “trance-like state.”

Monday, August 26, 2013

India grants "personhood" to dolphins

See article on NaturalNews.com
According to NaturalNews, dolphins have been given "non-human personhood" by the Indian government. India is the first nation in the world to officially recognize intelligence and the capacity for self-awareness in cetaceans.

Friday, February 22, 2013

7-mile long super pod of dolphins seen off S. CA

A pod of over 100,000 dolphins were spotted off the coast of San Diego creating a spectacular show for viewers. Feb., 2013

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Dolphin hooked in fishing line asks for help

Manta ray diver Keller Laros cuts free a dolphin that had become tangled in fishing wire off the west coast of Hawaii on Jan. 11, 2013.

You can read more at NY Daily News