Dolphins are among the smartest creatures.
These outstanding mammalians almost always swim in groups, whether they’re playing in the waters or defending themselves against predators, such as sharks.
Due to this and their cheerful and friendly nature, tourists simply adore dolphins.
Many of these animals have taken to building relationships with people along the shoreline, who seem to live just for a glimpse of their human friends.
This special relationship has been proved by numerous people who openly show their affections to dolphins, but some are just not the same as others.
This is Mystique — a 29-year-old male humpback dolphin who has become a worldwide attraction as the dolphin treasure hunter.
Meet Mystique — The Sweet Talkin’ Dolphin
Mystique has spent extra time making an effort to woo visitors during the lockdown, hoping to get more fish from them by sweet-talking to them.
Mystique had to adapt his tactics during the controversial “lockdowns” that have robbed the area of many of its visitors by showing his generosity — now in the form of treasures from the bottom of the ocean.
He has created a one-stop-shop for all the latest tourist goods, with one condition: he’s the one that does the shopping.
This intelligent animal uses his mouth and nose to transport from pieces of wood, shells sea glass, and corals that it skillfully balances until it is delivered into the hands of the people that visit.
Every time an employee or other visitor approaches the shore to greet Mystique and play, the grateful animal usually treats him with a special gift.
The dolphin then dives into the depths of the water to collect the most curious items to share with people.
As Lyn McPherson, a volunteer dolphin feeder claims, the dolphin had shown this behavior before but increased his activity during the coronavirus situation to make sure he gets attention at all times.
Mystique has become a sort of local celebrity.
He surprises the visitors on many occasions with his detailed and intelligent mind.
The smart creature seems to remember things that others may forget.
“One male dolphin brings in objects on his rostrum, or beak, and then he carefully presents them to us,” McPherson said.
“What we have to do is give him a fish in return. We haven’t trained him, but he has trained us to do this.
“He gets under it [and] if he drops it too far out, or we say ‘come on, that’s not good enough’, then he gets underneath it and brings it to us.”
This dolphin is yet another example of the friendship and joy dolphins share with us.
Even though he’s been described as the strange one in his group, his human friends adore him!
He also reminds us that there are few things more important than preserving our oceans, which are living places for these amazing animals.