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Aloha saturday from dolphin quest hawaii! dolphins have a layer of f*t that contributes to its streamlined shape, helps it swim and provides insulation - what is it called? #dolphinquest#dolphins#hawaii#trivia
One of the most important ways that dolphin quest marine mammal specialists ensure the excellent health and well-being of our dolphin family is by making sure that every day of their lives is enriching and reinforcing. very simply, enrichment means enhancing an animal’s environment by making it fuller and more meaningful. fortunately, the ways in which we can enrich our dolphins are virtually limitless! every training session, and guest interaction can be enriching and motivating.
additionally, marine mammal specialists frequently and creatively use what are called eeds (environmental enrichment devices). eed’s are objects or stimuli that are added to the animals’ environment, giving them the opportunity to problem solve, explore, play, and be creative. some examples of eeds include food foraging puzzles, auditory stimuli like music, or toys, like the ring you see lono playing with here. while trainers are often lucky enough to get to join in the playtime, one of the highlights of strong enrichment program is the animals’ ability to invent and engage in “games” independently amongst themselves. they constantly amaze us with their ingenuity, creativeness and enthusiasm.
Meet pele from dolphin quest hawaii! she is easily identified by her consistent gray coloration and freckled belly. pele’s name in hawaiian means “volcano goddess.” stop by dolphin quest hawaii to see if you can spot her. #hawaii#bigisland#dolphinquest#dolphin
Aloha saturday from dolphin quest hawaii! dolphins have a layer of f*t that contributes to its streamlined shape, helps it swim and provides insulation - what is it called?
Bottlenose dolphins have a well-developed sense of vision. although dolphins can see very well both out of water and in clear, sun-lit water, they have little ability to distinguish color.
swipe ➡for entire photo. a bottlenose dolphin's rostrum is clearly marked from the forehead by a sharp crease, and the line of the mouth is curved up at the back.
That’s pepper in the back of the group. if you’ve read up on the 3 types of child temperaments then you’ll know what i mean when i say that our daughter is “slow to warm up”. she’s a little more shy, observant & cautious than most children. anyway! she was super scared to get in the water with the dolphins today but a friend of hers took her hand and walked with her towards the rest of the group. it was absolutely heart melting & i’m so glad my daughter has friends like these in her life. 🐬💙 #hawaii#waikoloa#bigisland#dolphins#dolphinquest#dolphinquesthawaii
#endangeredspeciesday we believe in protecting what you love! by participating in our programs at dolphin quest, you’re supporting critical marine mammal conservation, education and scientific study.
many of the projects sponsored by dolphin quest are associated with renowned scientists from universities and organizations around the world. these studies provide new scientific information for a better understanding and conservation of marine mammals.