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.”