Although we’ve been fascinated by these animals for thousands of years, it wasn’t until approximately the 1940’s that research in the field of marine mammals began.
Studies that have been done to determine overall brain power put humans as #1 and dolphins as #2.
There are many studies out there that compare the size of brains from one living thing to the next.
Regardless the reasons behind bringing a dolphin into captivity, it is important to know that dolphins are resilient to captivity.
Bottlenose dolphins are probably the species of dolphins more researched of all and most of this research is oriented to find how intelligent are they