So, apparently dolphins are really into music… but only certain types of music!
The A-list dolphins at Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas get some seriously special treatment!
They have their own personal yoga instructor and their own music soundtrack.
So what's their favorite type of music??
Sitar music and… Radiohead!!
Maybe dolphins aren't so dumb after all!
The Yoga instructor said:
Justin Gregg is a biologist who has a pretty unpopular theory:
Dolphins are dumb.
Say whaaaaa?? We thought it was common knowledge that dolphins are crazy smart!!
Apparently chickens have some of the same behaviors as dolphins, which either means chickens are kinda smart or dolphins are a little on the dumb side.
Gregg wrote a book all about dolphin dumbness, claiming things like how when captured, goldfish will attempt to jump out of their bowl but when dolphins get caught, they never think to just jump out.
Hmm… that's kinda dumb, if true.
Dolphin lovers and scientists everywhere are obviously rushing to the dolphins' defense.
A marine biologist with the organization Whale and Dolphin Conservation said:
This is so crazy, but dolphins have been dying at an alarming rate… and no one knew why.
From New York to North Carolina, 357 dolphins have died between July 1st and August 26th of just this year!
There are normally only about 36 deaths during that time!!
That's awful?? What's going no?!
Apparently, it's a virus! Scientists have just discovered the morbillivirus, similar to measles, is weakening dolphins' immune systems.
The outbreak cannot spread to humans, so we're safe, but dolphins are still dying and there's no way to immunize wild dolphins!
Oh no! We better figure out some way to help them! Poor dolphins…
Check out the video (above) to learn a little more about this scary situation.
Just because "an elephant never forgets," it doesn't mean that they've got the BEST long-term memory.
A new study has found that dolphins might actually have an incredibly powerful long-term memory.
Dolphins have a signature whistle, it's the call they make, which is basically like a dolphin version of a name..
When a dolphin in Bermuda was played the whistle of a dolphin it had lived with over 20 years ago, he
A higher than average rate of bottle nose dolphin carcasses are being found on beaches on the east coast of the United States, and scientists are unsure what caused their deaths.
So far 120 dead animals have been discovered since June!
In Virginia alone 87 carcasses have been found since early June. Compare those numbers to last year's record of about 50 dolphin deaths, and that is quite a jump!
Here's what one expert said:
Whoa! Shakira and her lovely lover, soccer star Gerard Piqué are getting all kinds of freaky on their vacay!
The sexy couple has been having fun in Hawaii recently.
They've been parasailing, chowing down on giant king crab legs and hanging out with a dolphin.
But things got a little freaky with the dolphin…
This is so incredible!!
A dolphin named Sampal was originally caught by fishermen off Jeju Island, near South Korea.
She was then illegally sold to the Pacific Land Aquarium. There, she was forced to constantly perform tricks for food.
Ric O'Barry, a long time fighter for the rights of sea creatures and director of Earth Island Institute's Dolphin Project convinced the aquarium to give up their dolphins!