Whilst dolphins may not teach us much more about animal navigation than other animals, humanity has been fascinated by the dolphin from the earliest times. They are a part of Greek mythology and we have continuous stories of sailors being rescued by dolphins as well as the legend of mermaids.
A book called Le Cinquieme Reve by Patrice Van Eersel covers a lot of recent work with dolphins. The key feature he underlines is the fact that in their interactions with humans it is the dolphin that comes out as the more intelligent of the two species; us and them.
Dolphins only need to spend about 10% of the time feeding so that they have lots of time to enjoy themselves, which they do. But how do humans connect with dolphins? The Aborigines in Australia have a soft spot for the dolphin, because they relate to them as fellow beings enjoying the universe.
Researchers on dolphins such as John Lilly believe that dolphins use their clicks and whistles as part of their echolocation and ultrasound “seeing”. It seems clear that like the Aborigines they communicate by telepathy. Both make noises and can “speak”, but what Aborigines really use to communicate with each other is “head talk”, which is telepathy and for them works much better.
Aborigines also have a very advanced sense of direction. I think that these attributes are ones that most of humanity shared but as modern life and technology has evolved access to this ancient demain has been dissipated.
Many oriental savants and people who inhabit the spiritual world know that telepathy works, but Science has a huge problem with this as it cannot find the why it works. Dowsing suffers from the same issues as does the existence of the spiritual world.
The point for us is that classic science which cannot accept things that cannot be measured has decided that what it cannot make sense of does not exist.
The point of this website is show that this ancient linked world exists today in some places. Of course, dolphins know where they are going and have fantastic memories of places. Some humans still have a sense of direction, but modern science such as GPS is killing off these senses that need to be honed and trained to work well enough to rely on.
In Marineland in Miami, they took delivery of a huge Tiger Shark, and decided as it was a bit groggy and it was safe to put it in the main pool to show him off. This pool was inhabited by six dolphins and lots of other inmates. The dolphins were their usual selves, larking about and teasing the others in the pool.
Immediately the shark (a vicious predator) arrived the dolphins instantly, as one, formed up at the other end of the pool observing the shark with rapt attention. When they realised that the shark was no threat they pealed off to continue their clowning around.
The point here is that the dolphins just like many other animals have a group sense as well as an individual one. Group-think can instantly trigger action. Shoals of fish can explode when under attack and starlings can flock and make their incredible patterns in the sky operating as if the whole flock was one.
Can humans operate in this way? Does this occur in orchestras and in riots and football crowds?