Hugh Bollinger / Thursday, September 15, 2011 / Categories: Uncategorized The Dolphin in the Mirror The Dolphin in the Mirror is a newly published book by marine mammal researcher Diana Reiss, dolphin research director at Baltimore's National Aquarium. Her radio interview on the Diane Rehm Show was an excellent introduction to marine mammal intelligence and issues of dolphin conservation worldwide. It is well worth capturing the podcast for later listening. In particular, the interview focused on self recognition in dolphins-- one of the cognitive psychological keys to an animals intelligence --and the dolphins ability to understand and navigate a computer keyboard using graphic symbols to communicate their needs and interests. What we do to protect these big-brained mammals will say a lot about who has the real intelligence and ability to show compassion towards other self-aware sentient beings. WHB Previous Article 24 Hours of Reality Next Article Sharks require another update Print 20 Rate this article: No rating Tags: marine mammals marine conservation Diane Rehm Show Diana Reiss marine research self recognition research The Dolphin in the Mirror Related articles Underwater Astonishments Dolphin Discovery Blue Whales as Marine Engineers World Oceans Day Fishing for Plastic Please login or register to post comments.