Over 3 million people have already watched the YouTube video of dolphins engaging in their characteristic behavior of blowing bubbles, but if you haven’t seen it, I hope you will watch it immediately! It is delightful, interesting, intriguing, and fascinating, and there is commentary in a longer version about how and why they do it. There are several versions of this extraordinarily beautiful phenomenon, and a short segment of an “awesome underwater bubble ring” all by itself that I found spell-binding. There is a website devoted to dolphins and their bubble blowing you can find here.
Writer, editor, photojournalist, and cartoonist, Beverly Spicer is a diarist of almost 200 volumes of illustrated journals and author of two books. Her undergraduate degree is in physiological psychology and biology, and she holds a Master of Science in Architecture in interdisciplinary studies, combining architecture, neuroscience, and Middle Eastern studies. She is E-Bits Editor for The Digital Journalist, an online magazine for visual journalism. Earlier in her career, she was a researcher in animal physiology at the University of Virginia, later was programming associate at KRLU-TV Public Broadcasting Station, and before that worked at Texas Monthly magazine in Austin.