From the point of view of the trainers, imitation is a very useful quality of cetaceans. Because it significantly reduces the time of training dolphins. Furthermore, by imitating the stunts begin to perform even those animals that were not conducted special classes, just that they were near relatives, and observed their tricks.
So, in the Californian small aquarium whale learned the tricks just on the basis of the observation of his companions-the bottlenose has worked with coaches. In another case, Atlantic bottlenose dolphins are placed in one pool with tropical revolving prodelphinidin, adopting their manner of spin-axis during the high jump body into the air. Because the ranges of both species do not coincide, the animals can learn this technique in the wild. Such examples can be cited. Continue reading