Dolphin Adventure (Dolphin Adventure #1) by Wayne GroverOne thing I truly enjoy about being a homeschooling mom is access to books via the curriculum weve chosen; which, for us, has meant Sonlight. Dolphin Adventure, like so many other books weve received through that route, did not disappoint!
If youve been following along with any of my reviews, theres just something about true stories that has my heart (and those of my children, thus far, too.) Having someone share a piece of their life with us is an adventure in and of itself!
To realize that someone not only swam with dolphins; but, that these dolphins were wild, is amazing all on its own. To add into the mix that these particular dolphins made up a family unit, and were seeking out human intervention, was even more astounding!
You never know who, or what, God is going to place into your path to help. Be kind, empathetic, and compassionate; be ready to give an assist, with a willing heart, and without expectation of receiving anything in return. The joy is found within the giving!
A great read for elementary aged kids and early middle grades alike. Dolphin Adventure kept my almost 7 year old, 8, 10, and 11 year olds equally engrossed. 5 stars!
Whale Protects Diver From Shark - The Dodo
Do Dolphins Ever Save Humans From Sharks?
There are many legends and, in more recent times, news reports of dolphins coming to the aid of humans in peril. Victims of shark attacks tell of dolphins rushing to the scene and repelling sharks with high-speed blows, and drowning swimmers have testified that dolphins lifted them to the surface to breathe. A dolphin's sonar penetrates a human body, making our skeletons, lungs and heart visible dolphins are even able to hear an embryo's heartbeat, and are especially fascinated by pregnant women. As fellow mammals, it is possible that dolphins recognise similarities in humans, and understand that we are vulnerable to drowning and attacks from predators. According to Dr Diana Reiss, one of the world's foremost dolphin experts, what we can say is that rescue behaviour in dolphins is not automatic or purely instinctual. Hardy Jones, a wildlife filmmaker and longtime campaigner against the Japanese dolphin slaughters, is one human who has benefited from dolphins' ability to detect our distress.
For thousands of years, dolphins have interacted with humans in several ways that most animals do not. For example, what other animal helps fishers do their job? The intelligence of these cetaceans, highly developed and similar in some aspects to that of humans, places them in a position that no other species have. A quick glance in the media shows a considerable amount of people who claims to have lived an incredible experience, in which a dolphin or a group of dolphins saves them from the danger that the sea involves, even without realizing it. Do you want to know some? In , a year-old Australian man named Grant Dickson was fishing in northern Queensland along with other people. Hours later the vessel collapsed in the water, and Dickson found himself alone in the middle of the ocean, holding only to the remainings of the boat.
This tale is the latest in a long line of similar claims that dolphins save humans. The ancient Greeks told stories of dolphins protecting sailors.
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In Douglas Adams' acclaimed science fiction novel, So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish , dolphins yes, dolphins do mankind a great favor when, just before the Earth is demolished to make way for a hyperspace bypass, they create a replica of the Earth and transport everything to it. The super-intelligent dolphins, however, did not inhabit the new Earth because they had important business to tend to in an alternate dimension. Now, this whole situation is a tad ridiculous, but it isn't entirely fictitious. In reality, dolphins have saved humans on many occasions. In two sort of similar incidents, one in and one in , pods of dolphins circled imperiled surfers for over thirty minutes in order to ward off aggressive great white sharks. And in , a fourteen year old boy fell off a boat in the Adriatic Sea and nearly drowned before being rescued by a friendly dolphin. The marine mammal swam up alongside the boy and pushed him back to the boat from which he had fallen, where the boy's father promptly scooped him up.
Surfer Todd Endris needed a miracle. The shark — a monster great white that came out of nowhere — had hit him three times, peeling the skin off his back and mauling his right leg to the bone. The attack occurred on Tuesday, Aug. Nearly four months later, Endris, who is still undergoing physical therapy to repair muscle damage suffered during the attack, is back in the water and on his board in the same spot where he almost lost his life. The dolphins, which had been cavorting in the surf all along, showed up then. They circled him, keeping the shark at bay, and enabled Endris to get back on his board and catch a wave to the shore.
Move over Rover, let Flipper take over. News from New Zealand suggests man's best friend is in fact the bottlenose dolphin. It emerged yesterday that four swimmers were saved from a great white shark by a pod of altruistic dolphins, who swam in circles around them until the humans could escape. Rob Howes, a British-born lifeguard, had gone swimming with his daughter, Niccy, and two of her friends off Ocean beach near Whangarei on the North Island, when the dolphins suddenly appeared. At first, he thought the mammals were being playful, but he soon realised the danger the swimmers were in. He tried to drift away from the group, but two of the bigger dolphins herded him back - just as he spotted a three-metre [10ft] great white shark heading towards him.