The Orca (which is, of course, a species of dolphin) has the second largest brain on earth – only beaten by the sperm whale. At Dolphin, we may have relatively small human brains, but we like to think we’re a bit cleverer than our competitors, particularly when it comes to developing innovative washroom solutions.
When dolphins 'sleep', half of their brain always remains awake, so that they can continue to swim and breathe safely. Reminds us of the way we're always on the alert for ways of responding faster to what our clients need from us.
Dolphins use echo-location to navigate and hunt - emitting loud clicks, and listening for the echoes bouncing off objects. Brings to mind the way we always keep our ear to the ground for new ideas and innovations that will help our clients get even better performance from their washrooms.
To help them swim faster with less effort, dolphins have been observed 'slipstreaming' ships, a practice known as bow-riding. At Dolphin, we're very big on energy-efficiency -constantly seeking out ways to help our clients save power, water, time and money.
Dolphins are alert to any lurking danger, thanks to the way their eyes are positioned, which gives them 360° vision. Which we'd like to think we share at Dolphin - at least, when it comes to seeing the bigger picture, from every perspective, of what our clients want from their washrooms.
Once, apes were thought to be the only non-human species to use tools. Now brilliant dolphins have proved otherwise - for example, wearing sea-sponges on their snouts, to protect them while scavenging for food on the sea-bed. But if you're impressed with that, just wait till you see our washroom technical team in action.
Every dolphin has a unique 'signature whistle', enabling them to recognise each other, even when they haven't met for years. No need for that with Dolphin, because we're always working to maintain close contact with our clients, to ensure we can respond to their changing needs.