quote: By doing this, they found that a dolphin breathes in a "heliox" mixture that consists of 80 percent helium and 20 percent oxygen.
quote: In seawater, the concentration is only 4 parts per trillion.
quote: And I feel certain that dolphins would love the chance to speak with us -- if for no other reason than self-preservation."
quote: So I'd agree that it isn't a stretch to say that dolphins would "love the chance to speak to us", even if they don't realize it yet.
quote: They are animals slightly more intelligent than other animals.
quote: Save the dolphin's from what? Most are doing just fine on their own, thank you. The ocean is huge, they don't need us chasing after them trying to "save" them.
quote: ...they don't need us chasing after them trying to "save" them.
quote: They do, when the threat comes from us.
quote: Did you watch the little mermaid too many times as a kid or what? Do the phytoplankton have a strong opinion about man's effect on the oceans too? Why not? You only have faith that dolphins have an opinion. You want to believe it because it makes you feel better.
quote: 1. Your assumption that our language (being hierarchical) must be superior to that of dolphins when in fact that's not necessarily the case and future research may prove just the opposite.
quote: 2. Your misguided belief that dolphins are only slightly more intelligent than some other animals.
quote: If you can't understand that, you may quite possibly be one of the least intelligent organisms on the planet.