For the love of dolphins
Why we Love Dolphins
For the Dolphins lovers, out there, we are mesmerized by their shape, movements and grace. Their playful nature and seemingly constant smile. :) Some have believed that they hold a certain spiritual power and have painted, and drawn their shape because of its sleek lines and overall attractiveness. Some find that the way they make people feel while watching them dance jump and swim, is such a unique experience that radiates a feeling of overall joy.
I personally find them to be simply beautiful, and after watching a show, or video on these great mammals I do feel truly calmed.
The longevity of the bottle nose dolphin can average thirty years. The older a dolphin becomes, it produces growth of a dental material that forms in layers. The age of a deceased dolphin can be guesstimated by counting these teeth layers.
Dolphin babies are born after a twelve month gestation period. The do not have twins. Babies are mostly delivered tail first. The average length of the babies can be 36 to 48 inches, and weigh up to forty pounds. Dolphins live in pods, or groups and these pods are made up based on their reproductive stages, ages, and sex. They develop strong bonds socially . Mother and baby bonds are often long lasting and staying together for six years or more is not uncommon.
They communicate by sounds, which are at a high frequency of .025 to 150 khz. The clicks and whistles they make are such a beautiful sound. If you have ever listened to a cd or a music track of their 'voices' you have no doubt been pulled in and intrigued by the sound of the dolphins. There are many tropical places to find dolphins, and if you have ever swam with them, please leave a comment of where , and what you felt with this experience.