Dolphins surround swimmer; then he looks down and understands why

Although us humans like to think that we’re at the top of the food chain, the reality is that there are quite a few animals out there who will happily chomp away at us if they had the chance. Yes, we’re talking about the grizzly bear, sharks, tigers, lions, crocodiles – and even Komodo dragons! Although this rarely happens, we do have to keep an eye out for these carnivores who haven’t quite adopted the vegan lifestyle so many celebrities have endorsed. Thankfully, there are various carnivorous animals who don’t pose a threat. While they do love a bit of meat in their diet, they tend to opt for smaller animals such as insects, fish, and crustaceans. Phew! Because our modern society and concrete jungles are so far removed from the animal kingdom, few of us get the chance to interact with these friendly carnivores, but there is one animal that we just can’t stay away from. Of course, we’re talking about dolphins! In fact, one swimmer got more than he asked for when he was surrounded by dolphins…

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Categorized as aquatic mammals, dolphins are adorable little sea creatures that have some pretty nasty relatives. Indeed, the dolphins closest living relative is the hippopotamus. Thankfully, these guys don’t have giant jaws that will crush you in seconds. Instead, they have shown great compassion and friendliness to humans in the past. Many believe this is because of their intelligence – because they just know that we’re top-class people! Although it is impossible to fully test how intelligent a dolphin really is, scientists and marine biologists alike have spent their careers researching these impressive creatures, and have come to the conclusion that dolphins could be just as intelligent as humans. Alongside their impressive ability to learn tricks and solve problems while in captivity, scientists have also recorded the intricacies of wild dolphins. They have been overwhelmed to see the social communities that these pods of dolphins create, and have been utterly baffled by their communication skills, as well as their ability to use sonar to their advantage.


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Dolphins are typically harmless creatures – although, like all animals, they have been known to lash out if provoked or attacked. Because of this friendly and fun demeanor, humans have grown incredibly fond of dolphins. Every year, thousands of people travel across the world to swim with them and watch aquatic shows, and most of us spend our vacation time seeking out their tell-tale fins in the ocean. However, one swimmer got the shock of his life when he was surrounded by dolphins in the middle of the ocean. At first, he had no idea what the dolphins were doing and why they were swimming so close to him. It wasn’t until he looked down that he finally understood what these creatures were doing…

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