Videobreak: Dolphin bubble play

I’m traveling for the next 6 days, so posting will be infrequent-to-nonexistent.


2 responses to “Videobreak: Dolphin bubble play

  1. Pretty cool. I had no idea of this behavior. How do they keep the buddles in the shape of a disk – are they using their sonar?

  2. TokyoTom,

    Their echolocation isn’t involved in the production of the bubbles themselves, but they may be using it to “sight” the bubbles after they form, as well observing them visually.

    McCowan et al. 2000 has some relevant info and references.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s