Surfing Dolphins @ Jeffreys Bay. Dolphin Saved by World's Tallest Man. Undertoad Thursday Dec 14 12:07 PM December 14, 2006: Dolphins saved by world's tallest man Veterinarians at the oceanarium in Fushun, China had a problem.
Two of their dolphins had taken up the habit of eating pieces of plastic off the edge of their pool. And some of the pieces were so large they couldn't be digested. The dolphins went off their food and became depressed. The vets tried to retrieve the pieces with surgical tools, but the dolphins' stomaches would constrict, making the job impossible. Then someone had a brilliant idea: let's get Xi Shun, the world's tallest man. at 7'9" (2.36m) and with arms 41 inches long (1.06m), and recognized by Guinness as the tallest living human, he should be able to reach right down in there. And so they wrapped towels around the dolphins' teeth and sent in Shun. The result: the dolphins are back to health. Dar512 Thursday Dec 14 12:14 PM And they all lived happily ever after.
Ibby Thursday Dec 14 12:18 PM wow. just... wow. Griff Thursday Dec 14 12:20 PM. Dolphins Understand Syntax. Happy Dolphins. Dolphins Name Themselves With Whistles, Study Says. May 8, 2006 Dolphins give themselves "names"—distinctive whistles that they use to identify each other, new research shows.
Scientists say it's the first time wild animals have been shown to call out their own names. What's more, the marine mammals can recognize individual names even when the sound is produced by an unfamiliar voice. Bottlenose dolphins appear to develop so-called signature whistles as infants (just for kids: bottlenose dolphin fun facts). The idea that they use these whistles to identify each other was first proposed in 1991 after individuals were heard to make their own unique sounds.
"The challenge was to show experimentally that the animals can use these independent voice features as signature whistles," said Vincent Janik of the Sea Mammal Research Unit at the University of St. Janik is the lead author of a study on the dolphin whistles to be published tomorrow in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Listening Dolphins.