Scientists in seven countries will collect data to increase understanding of health and welfare of cetaceans in professional care.
Dolphins are famous for their social skills, agility, abilities and curiosity. When they are born, like babies, dolphin calves need the company and guidance of their mother to begin their development.
Did you know that dolphins can 'see' you through sounds - just like some superheroes like Daredevil or Aquaman do? Yes, they use this ability both to find food and get to know their environment. It also works to defend themselves against predators.
The morning of December 19th, 2016, a big stranding occurred and we had the chance to lead the re-introduction of three Steno bredanensis dolphins, also called “rough teeth dolphins”. According to press releases, there might’ve been up 20 animals during this group stranding.
The group of cetaceans is comprised of whales (Mysticeti), dolphins and porpoises (Odontocetes). There is a third subgroup that includes those species that gave rise to the existing cetaceans, extinct today, the Archaeoceti. Learn more about this family!
Stranding is an event in which one or more marine mammals arrive to the coast line, whether dead or alive, showing an inability to return to deep waters in which they can move. Discover how to help them!
Dolphins are mammals that have a very thick layer of fat under their skin, which runs through most of their body. In addition to contributing to the constitution and shape of the body, this layer performs the functions of regulating the internal temperature, providing a secondary source of energy and protecting internal organs from blows or wounds caused by predators.
Stranding are events in which one or more individuals of marine mammals reach the shore line, either living or dead, or are located in surrounding shallow waters, showing an inability to fend for themselves to return to deep water.
The planet is an incredible place where many species cohabit in a unique space. Although the human being is by far the most intelligent species, certain animals are also distinguished for their rational, social and emotional skills. Do you want to know which are the 5 most intelligent animals on the planet?
Dolphins never cease to amaze. As researchers delve into the underwater world of these brilliant cetaceans, we're learning how full of surprises these creatures are, from their intricate social lives to their intelligence. Here are just seven of the ways dolphins are exceptional, both physically and mentally.