You may have seen articles on dolphin echolocation in the past, but science does march on. A recent article by Lynda Delacey at Gizmag contains information on the state of the art in understanding dolphin biosonar.
"A private dolphin research organization based in Miami sparked a minor sensation last month when it released a controversial image of an underwater diver that was reportedly created using data extracted from the high frequency clicks that dolphins emit when they perform echolocation."
A dog may be man's best friend, but a dolphin is a mermaid's best friend.
The article contains an image gallery and a 3.5 minute video entitled, 'What A Dolphin Saw'.
Secret World of Mermaids
I am a recent proud owner of the book, The Secret World of Mermaids by Francine Rose (Author) and Ryan Hobson (Illustrator).
This is a 1.25" (32mm) thick hardcover book of 35 pages. If the number of pages seems small, note that the book includes four mermaid figures.
"This scrapbook is a collection of writings and 'evidence' from Aunt Lydia. The four mermaid figures bundled with the book represent the four types of mermaids that can be found all over the world..."
The book features large pages, which allows it to include more content on each page.
Mermaids of Second Life might be interested in this book, as it describes the dialect of Mermish commonly used there. As I have mentioned before, only a handful of words are provided. Tala (hello) and Lusa Em (see you / goodbye) get the most use.
Look for The Secret World of Mermaids at Amazon. It appears that Barnes & Noble does not carry the book.
Best wishes and starfishes,
cynthia (at) goldmermaid.com