Dolphins have been a source of curiosity and have appeared in our stories and myths for thousands of years. We know they are intelligent animals, but just how intelligent are they, and how is this intelligence expressed?
Adam Walker, a long-distance swimmer, set out on an eight-hour swim to cross the Cook Strait off the coast of New Zealand. After several hours, he suddenly found himself surrounded by a group of dolphins. Little did he know that a Great White shark was also following him. The dolphins appeared to be protecting him from the predator, which left an indelible impression on Adam. What is the link between our two species? Why do we seem to be so interested and curious about each other? Could we have more in common than we believe?
Scientists around the world are asking themselves the same questions. Over the decades the focus on dolphin research has changed from asking «how intelligent are dolphins?» to «how are dolphins intelligent?»
Conversations with Dolphins brings us to the research sites of some of the most internationally renowned dolphin specialists, and alongside experts studying dolphins in the wild. Will we one day be able to communicate with one another? Yes, scientists think that in 20 years, we will be talking with them!