It is amazing to see just how human dolphins are. This video captures a mother dolphin who reportedly carried her dead calf for three days at sea, using her dorsal fin. It is an emotional sight – a display of love and affection that one simply cannot duplicate anywhere else in the animal kingdom, save humans and chimpanzees/gorillas. For an animal so distantly related to apes and humans, it is fascinating to observe the mental capacity and sheer intelligence of the species as a whole. They are sentient beings.
The ocean (and world at large) is a fascinating place. Let’s remember that, and do our part to work towards a brighter future for all life on this planet, which includes respecting the natural habitats of the dolphins – the calf may have sustained a fatal injury from a boat propeller.