Before watching the video try this quiz, then watch it and compare your answers.
How many species of dolphins are there?
What’s their ideal habitat?
How fast are they?
How long can they stay underwater?
Can they feel emotions like grief or joy?
Can they make friends with people?
What are their main predators? What threat do they face nowadays?
Watch the video and answer this question: What does the woman dream of?
True or false?
Dolphins swam these waters hundreds of years before we were here.
Like us, they`re mammals.
They`re completely at home on land.
There are over forty species of dolphins, which have adapted to every sea on Earth, and many of her great rivers.
Complete the sentences .
1) The slim spinner dolphins revel ________________________________.
2) The stout duskies swim _________________________________________.
3) The pink and long-beaked Amazon River dolphin has lived _______________ for 15 million years.
4) The bottlenose seems to be one of the most ____________ dolphins and therefore one of the ________________.
5) No other animal their size has such a __________ and _________________ brain.
Correct the mistakes and translate the sentences. We can measure an animal's IQ, and tests show that dolphins are the smartest animals on Earth or close to it. Here, the dolphin must choose the correct letter and reject all the rest. This dolphin batted a thousand, 27 correct answers in a row .
Why does the narrator think that dolphins defy the laws of physics?
Terry Williams studies physiology. She has measured Primo’s oxygen consumption.What has she resumed? Does he use very little or very much oxygen to generate tremendous power?
How long can he stay underwater?
How fast is he?
How deep can he dive?
Translate these sentences:
Terrie is testing the dolphins tail to see if is spring-loaded, like a kangaroo's legs. An anatomical spring could give the dolphins the speed and endurance to outswim all the other ocean creatures. Their unrivalled intelligence and strength make dolphins so well-adapted to their environment that their basic anatomy hasn`t changed much in over five million years.
Answer the questions: What has been dolphin’s main predator for many years? What threat do dolphins face nowadays? What reduced the slaughter? What makes dolphins increasingly vulnerable.to disease? What’s the matter with Hercules and Holly?
Complete the sentence: In Hawaii, Dr. Lou Herman studies dolphin intelligence. What does his research show? His research shows______________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Answer the questions: There`s no doubt dolphins are intelligent and creative.
But do they feel emotions, like grief? Or joy?
Can they make friends with one of us?
Watch the video and answer these questions.
What is an ideal dolphin habitat?
What do dolphins do there?
Why do they like that place?
Kathleen Dudzinski studies dolphin communication and social behavior. What is her research aimed at? What adjectives does she use to describe dolphins?