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!
"Our dolphins seem to really resonate with Radiohead music, and especially the song Lotus Flower. As soon as I put it on, they come up to the window and their play patterns become more fluid, friendly, and they are curious about what is going on in the yoga room. They rub against the windows, walls, and express more sensory connection. It feels like mutually shared experience as they appreciate the yoga and music together. I would say they are happy."
The instructor teaches yoga in a room with a giant glass window into the dolphin tank.
The instructor continued:
"The speakers do not go into the water, but through the windows the dolphins absorb the vibrations of the music. Dolphins don’t have great hearing, but hear and see through sonar resonance. It is how they interpret the world. They appreciate the music, the way it flows with the yoga practice, and their movements are more in tune with that."
What's amazing is the dolphins apparently even mimic her moves as she does her yoga!!
"When I first come in, I often do headstands. They swim down and wait at the window like happy puppies and wait for me to do a headstand. They often mimic my moves and go upside down like they are joining in. It is a very moving experience and I feel I have bonded with them."
That's so ahamayzing!! We wanna do yoga with dolphins!!
Sounds like a life changing experience!
[Image via Public Domain.]