What is a Bottlenose Dolphin? Sounds, Fun Facts, Pictures and Video
Bottlenose dolphins are the most common type of dolphins and other most well-known. Not to much larger than humans, they travel in pods, which are generally groups of 10 to 30 dolphins, although they can be as large as 1,000 or more. Dolphin survived by using teamwork to hunt schools of smaller fish, using a primitive form of sonar to locate their prey. The famous dolphin clicking noise is the sound they create that bounces off their prey and returns to them, giving them the location and shape of whatever it hits. The squeaks and whistles that dolphins make is a form of communication, emanating from their blowholes. Bottle nosed dolphins are considered to be extremely intelligent, able to understand such concepts as language, the sorting of objects, and recognizing themselves. Unfortunately, dolphins are sometimes hunted as food and killed accidentally when harvesting tuna.
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