“Initially, like most animals, they’re a bit wary. But then curiosity gets the better of them. One individual seems particularly spellbound. She’s checking out the bubbles, not just with her eyes but also with clicks of sonar.”
“And then she braves the bubble ring. This courageous explorer has paved the way for the others. Just like human toddlers, it doesn’t take long for these imaginative creatures to make a game out of their new toy.”
This gem of a clip is from the BBC’s 2011 Ocean Giants documentary, in which “underwater cameramen Doug Allan and Didier Noirot embark on a quest to film the most amazing stories of whales and dolphins across the ocean world.”
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