Dolphins are those tanned, fit, beautiful people who populate the background scenes of Baywatch. They are annoyingly healthy; eating and drinking with abandon and never becoming overweight.
Undoubtedly it's their active lifestyles that keep them so trim, but their good genes have something to do with it too. Even though dolphins subsist on junk food, their hair is shiny and their skin always glossy.
Street Smart but Arguably Unwise
Though their large brain is capable of solving almost any problem, the dolphin's reputation for intelligence is overrated. They place little value in cerebral pursuits and avoid mental challenges. Dolphins are nonetheless able to hold their own in debates, they simply prefer cavorting and surfing to discussing weighty philosophical issues.
Dolphins expect nothing from life other than time to enjoy it. As highly sexual individuals they spend a great deal of time in the pursuit of bodily pleasure, and their aggressive quest for sex sometimes dominates social interactions.
The Dolphin's Career
Dolphins were not designed for manual labor. Their bodies lack the skillful hands of the land mammal personalities, but their intelligence and social abilities give them advantages in people-oriented careers.
Rarely found in nine-to-five office jobs, their outgoing personality makes the dolphin a capable public relations representative or outside salesperson. Other recommended careers include professional sports figure, fitness instructor and actor.
A natural sonar gives dolphins the ability to accurately read the hidden intentions of others by picking up their subtle body language. This talent makes them ideal psychologists or crime investigators.
Dolphins in the Wild
Dolphins live in schools containing males and females of all ages. There does not appear to be any particular leader, but males do observe a hierarchical structure on size. Dolphins are highly social animals and will assist an injured member of the school, raising it to the surface to breathe. This behavior has been reported by injured swimmers who have been helped to safety by these gregarious creatures.
Dolphins have an insulating layer of blubber, but because they have no sweat glands and are unable to pant, they must dispel their excess heat through their tail flukes and flippers. This is why these parts of their bodies are warmer to the touch. It is believed that dolphins have little or no sense of smell, although their excellent hearing ability and built-in sonar more than compensate for this deficiency.