Why are sharks afraid of dolphins?

Who are the killer whales?Many epithets don’t reward these amazing marine animals (Anas falcata Georgi).
Who is it? This is absolutely not a whale, as some mistakenly believe. Killer whales are the largest toothed dolphins.

It is known that killer whales are divided into 3 groups:
Big whale – the largest of the males reach 9.5 meters length. Animals have a spectacular appearance – black body with a white belly and a spot at the base of the dorsal fin.

The black whale is like a big whale, only without any white spots. Reaches up to 6 m in length and up to 1.5 tons of weight. Inhabits the temperate oceanic waters. Continue reading

Dolphins - diplomatsStill scientific society believed that the whistles were the main sounds made by these mammals, and did not even know about the importance of using pulse-explosive sounds. Scientists of the Research Institute of Dolphins (Bottlenose Dolphin Research Institute BDRI), based on studies conducted in the waters of Sardinia (Italy), showed that these sounds are vital to public life, and vividly reflect their behavior.

“Pulse-blasting sounds are used in the life of a bottlenose to socialize and maintain their position in the social hierarchy to warn them from physical conflict, and this is also a significant energy savings,” said one of the leading researchers BDRI. The analysis, published by the publishing house Nova Science Publishers, in the book about dolphins: anatomy, behavior and risk, represents the most complete set of these pulse-explosive sounds and whistles collected through the use of bio acoustics since 2005 in the waters of Sardinia (Italy). Continue reading

The language of dolphinsDolphins can emit echolocation signals to investigate the situation and detection of obstacles, and the so-called “whistle”. These signals they tell each other about your condition. For example, “I’m in trouble” is a great melodic whistle, following a short and dull. “I’m angry” – it sounds like barking. There are sounds that indicate a greeting, farewell or disturbing. Those signals dolphins recognize members of his clan. Proven fact was that each Dolphin has its own name, which receives immediately after birth and responds to it all his life.
The most talkative representative of the Dolphin is the Beluga, or white whale. They povizgivayut, whistling at high frequencies, produces a melodic shimmering trills and sounds like a cackle, chirp or mauganui. Belugas can even imitate bell ringing or voices of birds, which have never been seen. These competencies often referred to as “sea Canaries”. Continue reading

How to photograph dolphins in the wildThe most important thing to remember: do not rush immediately to capture dolphins when you are near them. Dolphins are social creatures, and they are generally well configured to communicate with people. However, in their natural habitat they prefer to communicate with us on their terms.
Your shots will be much more successful if the dolphins will show to you a lively interest. After all, very few people impress pictures of dolphins swim away in panic away.

Photographing dolphins in the open sea keep in mind that the sea waves and the salty mist at any moment can hurt you and your equipment, especially if you are traveling on a small boat. So try to protect yourself and your camera from falling into the water. Continue reading

Scientific facts about bottlenose dolphins (bottlenose dolphins)Adult dolphins reach a length of 1.5 to 3 meters and can weigh from 200 to 400 kg. and more Dolphins that live in cold waters (e.g., near Scotland), usually larger than those that live in warm seas and oceans. Adult males usually larger than females.

Bottlenose dolphins are grey color: dark top and light (almost white) on the bottom. Bottlenose dolphins typically swim at a speed of 10 to 12 km per hour, but may run up to 30-50 km per hour. For breathing dolphins rise to the surface of the water. As they breathe, on average, every 5-8 minutes. Continue reading

As dolphins detect underwater minesSuch as active sonar, unlike passive, not only picks up sounds that are distributed objects, but he sends call letters to them. Industrial fish finders are used during military operations to detect underwater enemy ships and navigation of the peace courts.

Unlike humans, dolphins use echolocation, also called biosonar, for the past several millennia. And needless to say, they are incredibly successful in this! The ability of the supersensitivity built into their DNA, so they can easily be distinguished in the water pneumatic BB gun from a little wheat grain at a distance of 15 metres or more. Continue reading

Each Dolphin is a person!Australian biologists a few years ago was watching bottlenose dolphins living in shark Bay and revealed very ugly facts: it turns out that the males of these dolphins in groups of three, to make them handier to drive females for mating. This friendship can last for years

The dramatic events begin to develop when a dispute over a female face two such triples – then each group begins calling his comrades to his side. In disassembly are drawn dozens of animals, sometimes they have a brutal mass slaughter. Scientists have dubbed these bunch of animals “Dolphin mafia”.
But as it comes to females, bottlenose dolphins behave peacefully and even friendly. Continue reading

Developed brain of dolphinsThe brain of a Dolphin is not only a lot of weight, but has a complex structure with a large number of convolutions of the cerebral cortex, the superior part of the brain responsible for complex mental functions. But the highly developed brain is a sign of high intelligence and highly organized, complex behavior. And the dolphins have confirmed this fact, because they are skillful hunters, caring parents, disciplined members of the pack, and if necessary – and competent leaders. Continue reading

Combat dolphinsThe military does not get tired to surprise and even shock of civilians with new types of weapons. The turn of the dolphins.

The Experience Of Russia

Oddly enough, the first attempts to train marine mammals for military actions have been taken in Russia, and the proposal made by Vladimir Durov, however, about the seals. Famous animal trainer suggested using animals as the bomb squad. Unfortunately, they all died in the result of sabotage by enemy of Russia – Germany. Case of poisoning combat seals investigated to the end and was not due to the revolution of 1917. Papers that reflect this learning, were eliminated, so they couldn’t use the enemies.

Then the idea of using marine animals caught the Americans that put together with other mammals and even dolphins. Initially, they served as a patrol, then became engaged in mining, simultaneously neutralizing floating people. Continue reading

Why are sharks afraid of dolphins?Shark is one of the world’s oldest inhabitant of the seas and almost a perfect weapon for killing. Its anatomical features like created to hunt and destroy their prey. That only is ominous and awesome at the same time the device jaws of a white shark.

The size of the teeth of this predator reaches 5 or more inches diagonally, and the number reaches three hundred. And there are teeth in the jaws of a white shark in several rows: the front are working, and the rest of the backup, so to speak as a reserve! Continue reading

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