Scientists came across this slumbering pod of sperm whales off the coast of the Azores. It is still up for debate as to why this particular species of whale opts to sleep in a vertical position.
Sleeping sperm whales by Magnus Lundgren. Whales are voluntary breathers, so only half of their brain can sleep at any time - they have to think to breath! Scientists found this out the hard way when they tried to put a dolphin to sleep for an operation. Its whole brain was asleep so it could not think - it's time to take a breath!
Sleeping Whales by Magnus Lundgren
India Declares Dolphins as 'Non-Human Persons' It was a great day for animal rights activists around the world when India’s Ministry of Environment and Forests agreed to ban the use of dolphins and other cetaceans such as whales and porpoises for public entertainment and forbid them from being held captive anywhere in India. - See more at: http://www.collective-evolution.com/2013/09/17/india-declares-dolphins-whales-as-non-human-persons/#sthash.RG1j9OP5.dpuf
Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins
Just look at this face! What an expression! Love it!
Research reveals dolphins have extraordinary intellects and emotional IQs greater than ours. And...what research doesn't tell us is that they hold a considerable vibration for the planet that projects love and tranquility-an energy frequency that our earth needs from mammals. Thank you beautiful dolphins!! ~/\/\
Research reveals dolphins have extraordinary intellects and emotional IQs greater than ours.