Friendly dolphins

From: CORE (
Date: Tue May 09 2000 - 12:11:58 EDT

>Are dolphins really as friendly as people make them out to be in stories
>and movies?

Dear Nathan,

Dolphins are certainly very curious and gregarious animals. Humans have a
tendency to give dolphins "human" qualities like friendliness, or happiness.
It's very difficult to measure those qualities or to understand them in wild
animals like dolphins.

Thank you for your question!


Lisa Foerster
Center for Oceanic Research and Education

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