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 Ocean Odyssey for
showing the ocean life in twelve marine ecosystems.

Ocean Odyssey

Ocean Odyssey (2010) - 60 minutes
Ocean Odyssey at Amazon.com

A Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Presentation

Commissioned by the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, Ocean Odyssey takes viewers on an undersea journey to remote and magical places. Follow Feodor Pitcairn, a pioneer in underwater HD cinematography, as he explores the marine ecosystems of the Galápagos Islands, Raja Ampat in Indonesia, the Maldives, the Azores, Hawaii, the Caribbean, the Bahamas, the Channel Islands, British Columbia, the Gulf of Mexico, French Polynesia and Belize. Filmed in high definition, with commentary by Feodor Pitcairn and fellow cinematographer Bob Cranston, Ocean Odyssey is a stunning film that reveals some of the most amazing underwater footage ever seen and offers reflections by two of the most prominent cinematographers at work today.

The Marine Ecosystems:

  • The Galápagos Islands
  • Raja Ampat
  • The Maldives
  • The Azores
  • Hawaii
  • The Caribbean
  • The Bahamas
  • The Channel Islands
  • British Columbia
  • The Gulf of Mexico
  • French Polynesia
  • Belize

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Ocean Odyssey

Sioux Falls Zoologists endorse Ocean Odyssey for
showing the ocean life in twelve marine ecosystems.