Similarities Between Dolphins And Humans

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I am swimming to catch my brother, diving as much as we can, a thousand feet to be exact. We’re swimming at a speed of twenty-five miles per hour. Looking left, looking right, our mother is right behind us. Our pod has stopped to catch some food. With the two stomachs we have it 's hard to not be hungry. I sometimes wonder why we have so many teeth if we don’t use them? We swallow our food whole. I can recognize almost every dolphin because our fins are very unique. It helps us identify each other. We young dolphins stay with our mothers for a period of two or three years, and after we have fourteen years to explore the ocean or if we’re lucky enough about fifty. As other dolphins get older or sick, our pod always cares for each other. We don’t …show more content…
Dolphins and humans are very similar in many ways that in some places dolphins are treated like humans. Dolphins have their brain large and complex like humans (White, “In Defense of Dolphins” pp33). This means that dolphins have a large cerebral cortex like humans. Although dolphins don 't communicate like humans they have their own way of communication with one another. As the author Lindsay Patton says in her article “Dolphins and Humans are very similar then you think”, they are not calling other members of their pods by names like we do, but studies show that they do have personalized whistles from members of their pods (Patton). This comes to a point that Thomas Whites makes in his article “What 's it like to be a Dolphin”, where he shares with us that dolphins have an impressive level of cognitive sophistication- the ability to handle words, syntax, and grammatical (White, “What 's it like to be a Dolphin?”). Dolphins have also demonstrated evidence of problem solving in variety of hunting strategies that are devised by members of their community, and they transmit to the next generation (White, “What 's it like to be a Dolphin?” pp190). Just like humans, they evolve from generation to generation, teaching younger generations and those generations teaching the …show more content…
Therefore, they should “‘count”’ in a moral calculation on similar grounds that individual humans count” (White, “What 's it like to be a Dolphin?” pp

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