Dolphin video that is totally cool!

This video is of dolphins playing with silver colored rings which they have the ability to make under water to play with.

It isn’t known how they learn this, or if it’s an inbred ability.

The ring is a solid, donut shaped bubble about 2-ft across, yet it doesn’t rise to the surface of the water!

It stands upright in the water like a magic doorway to an unseen dimension. The dolphin then pulls a small silver donut from the larger one.

Twisting ring for one last time a bite is taken from it, causing the small ring to collapse into a thousands of tiny bubbles which head upward towards the water’s surface.

After a few moments the dolphin creates another ring to play with.

There also seems to be a separate mechanism for producing small rings, which a dolphin can accomplish by a quick flip of its head. An explanation of how dolphins make these silver rings is that they are ‘air-core vortex rings’.

Invisible, spinning vortices in the water are generated from the tip of a dolphin’s dorsal fin when it is moving rapidly and turning. When dolphins break the line, the ends are drawn together into a closed ring.

The higher velocity fluid around the core of the vortex is at a lower pressure than the fluid circulating farther away. Air is injected into the rings via bubbles released from the dolphin’s blowhole. The energy of the water vortex is enough to keep the bubbles from rising for a reasonably few seconds of play time.


About Fizz

*I'm a Northern Girl livin' in the South. *I graduated with a BS in Geophysics from Michigan Technological University (MTU). *I have critters: 2 dogs & 1 cat. *I love thunder and rain days. Too much sunshine gets on my nerves. (How I survive in Texas I do not know!) *I'm trying to remove swearing from my vocabulary (Good Luck!). *I'm the last single in my group of friends. The rest of the turn coats got married. *Sadly, the above friends are now procreating. Now the world will have yet more strange and twisted individuals that will have to go to an Engineering School to survive. *Yoopers do exist. Look on a map. *Marvin the Martian and I have a lot in common. We're both cranky when crossed and generally like our own way. *I will never be a model! (Thank god, that starvation stuff has GOT to be painful!!!). *I am not Fat! (Even though that little voice behind my right ear might tell me that every single day). *I am normal. Whatever that means! *Yes, you can be smart and not be a geek. *I've been told I'm not boring. We'll see. *Much to my irritation, I have been described as Eccentric. *I cannot spell! *Being Single is a frame of mind. *Who said life was fair?
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8 Responses to Dolphin video that is totally cool!

  1. Joe says:

    I’ve seen this before actually, isn’t it amazing?


  2. CAROL says:

    Wheeeeee I made it!!  It sounds lovely.. videos are lost on me with this slow dial up.. anyway.. just wanted to stop by and tell ya I am back for now on my space and I left that picture for all those who do not have the pleasure of being here in person to enjoy the show. Take care of yourself.. DID the dog get a home yet??  : )


  3. Patricia says:

    now, that is beautiful…love that we can share videos…so many things to see and learn about…thanks, Fizz…


  4. Ann says:

    Thanks for sharing this. It’s beautiful!


  5. Babblelot says:

    Oh this is awesome, seriously. I never knew they could do that.Thank you for teaching me something new. HUGS!


  6. Patricia says:

    checking to see how it’s going with you…hope you had a good weekend…have a great week…


  7. Rambling says:

    Sure am hoping you are feeling good these days. 


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