That Clicking Sound

For me, a dolphin lover, I think one of the most beautiful sounds in the world are the sounds a dolphin makes. Their use of echolocation is still one of the most mind boggling mysteries surrounding these wonderful creatures. Dolphins release a focused beam of clicking sounds (sound waves) and then listen to the echo in order to determine the size, shape, distance, speed, direction, and internal structure of the object (such as a fish).

To hear the clicking sounds, check out the sound file to the right.

Wanna play?

Since I was a little girl and watched a telly show called "Flipper" way back in the 60s, I have always preferred to interprete this sound as an invitation to play.

To hear your invitation check out the sound file to the right.


So Long and Thanks for all the Fish!

Ya hadda know it was coming.......

This video clip comes from Touchstone Picture's 2005 film Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

I had never read any of the Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's series.
As an avid Alan Rickman fan, I was thrilled to find out that he (or at least his voice as Marvin the Paranoid Android) would be in a new film. So imagine my surprise when at the opening of the film there was this beautiful and funny dolphin tribute! Click the player to the right to see the video. I added the lyrics for ease of understanding some of the words.

A little bit more about the film:
Seconds before Earth is destroyed to make way for a new hyperspace express route, mild-mannered Arthur Dent is whisked into space by his best friend (an alien posing as an out-of-work actor). And so the misadventures begin as he and fellow travelers, including the cool but dim-witted President of the Galaxy, the Earth girl Trillian, and Marvin the Paranoid Android, search for answers to the mystery of life, the universe, and everything.

Jumping Dolphin