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Jan 21, 2008

OK, I know this isn't 'Beautiful' Overload, but check it

Violins + dolphin bubbles...

[Drifting off into Never Never Land]

Melanie P., I'd say 'thank you' in dolphin squeaks if I could.

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How do they make 2-d bubble rings?

Kat
 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 08:07 AM

well thats was truly cute they are having fun chasing bubbles around and making them all at the same time.

Thanks CO I needed that...

Leah B.
 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 08:13 AM

so beautiful. aaaaah. thanks co

jen
 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 08:18 AM

Lol, that was cute; never seen them do that before :P

K.T.
 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 08:19 AM

Oh wow,

Its like smoke rings for dolphins!

Now THAT is totally COOL!

Catsquatch
 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 08:23 AM

Beautiful, I've never seen this before.

Hon Glad
 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 08:23 AM

OMG STEPEHEN SONDHEIM!!!!!

::musical theatre major spaz::

SONDHEIM ON CUTEOVERLOAD! WITH DOLPHINS!!!! YES!!!!

::spaz spaz::

...

::spaz:: sondheim yes

Jill
 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 08:33 AM

Wow, that was so gorgeous. Thank you!

Dana
 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 08:34 AM

I never knew dolphins could do this! Isn't nature just utterly amazing!!!! My 4 year old couldn't watch enough!

Wendy, Jane, and Alice
 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 08:38 AM

...

So... so OK, how...?

I mean, they... just... holy crap did you $%@^!*& SEE that!???

Theo
 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 08:41 AM

Man! How do they DO that?!?!? I loved the one shot where the bubble looked like a halo over the dolphin's head. St. Dolphinus!

Leilani
 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 08:41 AM

That's awesome!
AND THE MUSIC.
*spazzes with Jill*
Sondheim! And dolphins!
And bubbles!!

Christine
 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 08:43 AM

Baroo?! DOLPHINS ROCK! That's a real neat trick, and they look so dang happy doing it!

An Oni Mouse
 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 08:43 AM

we must have some CO/Metafilter cross-over here. Saw this yesterday on Mefi, and my first thought was "OMG I must forward this to CO...oh wait, I bet someone already has...."

THANKS, "someone." Everyone should see this video. I don't understand how we can live in a world with war and terror and whatnot, with beautiful scenes like this to ponder.

*shuffles off to sit under tree*

DLT
 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 08:48 AM

I personally have just been hearing all the violent, and "human" things dolphins can do that we are just learning about. I like this better, lol! Sweet peaceful dolphins = yes. Violent baby killers = no.

Thanks CO!!

Shannon
 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 08:48 AM

WOW... Just....WOW.

Beavis's Human
 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 08:48 AM

i loveee eeet!
what song is playing? it all broke my heart in such a good way :)

rachel cullen
 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 08:49 AM

Wow, that is a beautiful video, I also love the music!

Holy Cuteness
 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 08:50 AM

Very cool! I hadn't seen this before, either. Now I want to find a place they do this regularly and see it in person!

D.

David
 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 08:51 AM

Wow-- Animals other than humans (specifically dolphins) can create.

This is mindblowing.

And beautiful!

angela
 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 08:51 AM

I want to know why the bubbles don't immediately float to the surface! What are they made of ... "heavy" air?

Julia (the one in BC)
 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 08:53 AM

rachel cullen--The song is an instrumental version of No One Is Alone from Into the Woods.


By Sondheim.

::spaz::

Jill
 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 09:00 AM

That may be the most beautiful, magical thing I've ever seen, and the music was perfect. Thank you, thank you, thank you...

Lisa
 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 09:02 AM

ok......ok....umm, yeah. what the...
what are.....umm, how do they.....bubble hoops? OMG.
and Sondheim!
oh, man.

charliewabba
 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 09:07 AM

So beautiful, so relaxing, I wish it was longer...

Emma
 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 09:15 AM

"Who can make the sun shine? Sprinkle it with dew..." The music reminded me of the candy man song.

Sorry, I guess I'm just incoherent from watching such spectacularly cute dolphin-bubble footage. Dive dive dive! *jumps in tank*

Fegli
 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 09:19 AM

How anyone can still think of dolphins (and other cetaceans) as 'lesser animals' after seeing something like this baffles me.

And yes, SONDHEIM! on CO! my Monday is complete... :)

katsea
 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 09:24 AM

thanks Jill!!!

rachel cullen
 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 09:24 AM

I love dolphins! Beautiful (and cute) video.

Mel
 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 09:27 AM

help me figur out this yahoo site!

Megan
 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 09:28 AM

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!! *claps with alarming enthusiasm*

Raegan
 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 09:35 AM

Oh my goodness...doesn't that just make you smile??
Perfect for a Monday morning! Thank you!

Uilleand
 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 09:37 AM

I want to be a dolphin.

CB
 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 09:43 AM

Dolphins are so much more beautiful than us.
[wipes away joyous tear]

liz
 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 09:44 AM

2-D bubbles???! So sooo cool. Dolphins are so beutiful.

tj
 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 09:51 AM

Love eet! 'Cept now I'm all tie-tie...(lays down with a blanky)

robin b
 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 10:00 AM

Absolutely Beautiful. I Love How It Splashed To Make A New Bubble. ;0)
Roberta

Roberta
 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 10:08 AM

Here's a link I found that explains the dolphin ring thing a bit: http://www.earthtrust.org/delrings.html

It has some science-y jargon that I couldn't really focus on, but it sounds like it's basically the energy created by the rings' spinning that keeps them from rising to the surface immediately. So cool!

bees on pie
 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 10:14 AM

Aw, I lubs dem. Someday I must pet a dolphin...

A thinker
 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 10:28 AM

"impossibubble?" Nah -- INCREDIBUBBLE!!

turbofloof
 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 10:31 AM

We saw the dolphins do this at Sea World in Orlando. They would blow the ring out their blow hole and then race through it or bite it. It was amazing!

Amy
 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 10:35 AM

bees on pie: thanks for the link! This is one time that the scientific explanation doesn't destroy the magic.

I really need to get some housework done, but I keep wandering back to my computer to watch this again (and again and again). Like Liz, I find myself with tears streaming down my face from the sheer beauty.

Lisa
 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 10:36 AM

I'm knocked out! I've never seen anything like it. Tears streaming down my face.

Tricia Garrett
 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 10:42 AM

That was so beautiful, it made me cry. Therious.

betsysf
 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 10:50 AM

Fantastic! Fantastic! Fantastic!

Great joyous , glorious, life-affrirming googly-ooglies!

And the best link ever, bees on pie;

THANK YOU EVERYBODY!!!

Andrea|Nash
 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 10:56 AM

If you pause the video at 21 seconds, you can see a rock shaped like a human profile in the background.

Amazing video!!

Lady Chroe
 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 11:05 AM

I must be feeling extra emotional today.

That gave me chills and made me tear up at the same time.

Just amazing.

Sleeping Mommy
 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 11:06 AM

made me a little teary as well. T.T beautiful beyond words.

happypiano
 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 11:17 AM

I saw this yesterday and I absolutely love it. Thanks for sharing :-)

Kevin L.
 |  Jan 21, 2008 at 11:53 AM

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