I know it’s cliché to be like, “whoah, dolphins are cool,” but… whoah, dolphins are cool.
Dolphin lovers will want to check out the Uplift sf novels of David Brin. I believe the first in the series is Sundiver; my favorite(though God, it’s been years) was Startide Rising (http://www.davidbrin.com/startiderisingsample1.html)
Second that recommendation.
Why do genetically-enhanced dolphins make the best space pilots? Because they ALREADY know how to navigate in three dimensions!
OMG The Streaker’s crew of mutant space dolphins RULEZ LOLOOL!!!!!!
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