← Dolphin Feeding
Since wild dolphins catch and eat their food underwater and research is expensive and often hard to do, most of the data regarding their feedinghabits has come from analyzing the contents of the stomachs of dead animals that wash up on the beach.
← Dolphin Predators
Dolphins are not chicken of the sea; yet it would appear that they make atasty meal for many predators. And why not? With an exceptionally high fat content, dolphin and other cetacean meat provides great nutrition for predators who stalk, or swim stalkingly, throughoutthe ocean.
← Dolphin Reproduction
Dolphins, like almost all mammals, give birth to live young, and nurse them with mammary glands, though it boggles the mind to imagine nursing underwater. Butthe birth of a dolphin starts long before his babyhood; it starts with how Mom and Dad first met.
← Dolphin Social Life
Many researchers agree that dolphins extremely
social creatures andactually seem to depend on this
interaction while hunting, mating and defending
themselves and their pods. Typically, dolphins live
and travel in groups ranging from 2-40 dolphins.
Research hasalso shown dolphin pods as large
as several hundred members.
← Dolphins Endangered
Although wild dolphins face many natural dangers within the deep expanse of the ocean, the most overwhelmingthreat to their existence is man.
12 Dolphin facts.
1. Dolphins are mammals.
As all mammals, dolphins nurse their young from mammary glands.
2. Dolphins can swim up to 260 m. below the surfaceof the ocean.
However they are mainly shallow divers as they need to reach the surface to breathe.
3. Dolphins can stay up to 15 minutes under water.
They only do this some times as theyusually stay only a few minutes diving before reaching the surface for air.
4. Dolphins use a technique called echolocation.
This technique uses the same principles of a radar, and it is used to...