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Old 07-24-2013, 06:13 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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A very heartwarming story about the power of the public reaction to something they recognized as inherently wrong.

Dolphin escapes captivity, reunites with its pod in the open ocean : TreeHugger
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Old 07-24-2013, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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Hooray for the dolphin! Dolphins rank very high in intelligence, second only to humans. Nice to see a happy ending to this story.
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:36 AM
 
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Smart girl,way to go Sampal.
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:51 AM
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Location: Memphis - home of the king
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Hopefully this dolphin can survive in the wild.
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:25 PM
 
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Hooray for the dolphin! Dolphins rank very high in intelligence, second only to humans. Nice to see a happy ending to this story.
How do you know they are second only to humans? It would be pretty difficult to build a collective knowledge base around mathematics and science and develop advanced technologies without hands to write stuff down. In terms of raw brain power, we may not hold the top billing.
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:05 AM
 
Location: Central Bay Area, CA as of Jan 2010...but still a proud Texan from Houston!
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How do you know they are second only to humans? It would be pretty difficult to build a collective knowledge base around mathematics and science and develop advanced technologies without hands to write stuff down. In terms of raw brain power, we may not hold the top billing.
Dolphins obviously already do it and don't need hands or advanced technology in order to do so.
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:08 AM
 
Location: Central Bay Area, CA as of Jan 2010...but still a proud Texan from Houston!
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Hopefully this dolphin can survive in the wild.
"Sampal's handlers were initially concerned that the dolphin might not have fully reacquired the skills she would need to survive in the wild, but their worries were soon quelled. According to Korean media, researchers from Cetacean Research Center were able to track Sampal 60 miles from where she had been held, swimming free among 50 other dolphins believed to be members of her original pod."
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