In the Name of Allah, The Most Gracious, Most Merciful

The Female Dolphin Takes Upon Itself Protecting its Calves.

Today scientific topic is about a marine mammal called the dolphin. Dolphins are the best examples of mothering while they teach their calves how to face danger. The female dolphin sometimes behaves in a tough manner towards its calves not because it is merciless but because it should protect them. The calves sometimes race one another along sailing ships, and thus one of them might come too close to these ships without noticing the danger coming from the propeller that might cut the calve. The female dolphin is fully aware of the danger surrounding this racing game, so it storms towards its calf and pushes it in the deep water then it sends from its bottlenose high frequency whistles and pulsed sounds towards its baby's body. These sounds express the mother's anger leaving the calf in pain and sadness. Afterwards, the mother swims with its calf and touches its calf's fins with its fins as a gesture of forgiveness, and that it still loves the calf. Allah's Knowledge encompasses all these creatures everywhere. Allah Exalted and Sublime be He says:

{ The learned men) refer to Him (Alone) the knowledge of the Hour. No fruit comes out of its sheath, nor does a female conceive (within her womb), nor brings forth (young), except by His Knowledge. And on the Day when He will call unto them (polytheists) (saying): Where are My (so-called) partners (whom you did invent)?They will say: We inform You that none of us bears witness to it (that they are Your partners)! ﴿ }

[ [Fussilat, 47] ]


Praise be to Allah, the Lord of Creations