Sioux Falls Zoologists

"Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent!"

The mirror test is an experiment developed in 1970 by psychologist Gordon Gallup Jr. to determine whether an animal possesses the ability to recognize itself in a mirror. It is the primary indicator of self-awareness in non-human animals and marks entrance to the mirror stage by human children in developmental psychology. Animals that pass the mirror test are: Humans older than 18 mo, Chimpanzees, Bonobos, Orangutans, Gorillas, Bottlenose Dolphins, Orcas (Killer Whales), Elephants, and European Magpies. Others showing signs of self-awareness are Pigs, some Gibbons, Rhesus Macaques, Capuchin Monkeys, some Corvids (Crows & Ravens) and Pigeons w/training. (Sorry Kitty!)

Sioux Falls Zoologists endorse Into The Deep for
showing us what goes on in the ocean kelp forests.

Into The Deep
Close Encounters of the Oceanic Kind

Into The Deep (2007) - 35 minutes
Into The Deep at Amazon.com

Come on in, the water's fine. And full of amazing things. Things like: a hungry starfish loping voraciously across a panicked, living "shag carpet" of prey; a swarming frenzy of opalescent squid who mate, then die; plus things never before caught on film-including sea lions who just might be using kelp stalks as toothbrushes. Kate Nelligan narrates and renowned marine-life filmmaker Howard Hall directs this colorful foray with the kelp forests located off California's Channel Islands. So lights, camera, water. A cast of thousands is ready for its amazing close-up.

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Into The Deep
Close Encounters of the Oceanic Kind

Sioux Falls Zoologists endorse Into The Deep for
showing us what goes on in the ocean kelp forests.