Bottlenosed Dolphin Small Journal
The following description appears on the inside cover of your small journal.
The bottlenosed dolphin is a streamlined swimmer with a gentle nature. The intelligence and complex social structure of dolphins and whales often have been dismissed as we cannot readily find images of ourselves in these creatures. However, bottlenosed dolphins have a brain size and structure comparable to our own. Human intelligence is largely measured by the ability to manipulate our environment. Without manipulatory appendages, whales and dolphins do not express their intelligence in ways we can understand. But some scientists believe that dolphins may actually be more intelligent than humans. The dolphin mind seems oriented towards perception, relationships, contemplation and playful open-mindedness, the kind of mind which leads to truly creative thinking.
Are beings who may look and act far different from us worthy of our friendship? Making friends with the dolphins and whales might be a good start at humanizing ourselves. Perhaps these animals can teach us to live more in harmony with nature.
artwork and text by Steve Sierigk