There are some people who assume that aquatic animals are not very smart simply because they do not get exposed to these aquatic animals often. There are some that are known to be very smart. The most intelligent has to be the dolphin. This can be trained and it has managed to make people captivated with its antics for a long time.
They also have the ability to help those who are in need because they are naturally empathic. There are different funny stories and touching stories about dolphins that humans love so much. There are still other aquatic animals that are considered to be very smart like the octopus and the penguin.
Many scientists believe the most intelligent aquatic animal is the dolphin. They have been studied extensively both in captivity and in the wild. It may be possible that there are other perhaps equally intelligent animals, such as whales. Whales belong to the same group as dolphins. However, it has not been easy to study whales.
A dolphin’s brain size relative to its body size is second only to humans. A dolphin uses sounds such as clicks, whistles, and chirps or squeaks to communicate with other dolphins. They also have an ability to learn new things and can somehow pass this new knowledge on to their offspring. They can mimic people, express emotion and even mourn their dead.