Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Friday, May 9, 2008
The year 2007 has been declared as (International) Year of the Dolphin by the United Nations and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in an effort to promote dolphin conservation. The idea was launched by the UN's Convention on Migratory Species and the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS).
Posted by Animal Addicted at 3:08 PM
Saturday, May 3, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
Dolphins are capable of making a broad range of sounds using nasal airsacs located just below the blowhole. Roughly three categories of sounds can be identified :
1. frequency modulated sounds which are usually just called whistles
2. burst-pulsed sounds
Whistles are used by dolphins to communicate, though the nature and extent of their ability to communicate in this way is not known. Research has shown however that at least some dolphin species are capable of sending identity information to each other using a signature whistle; a whistle that refers specifically to the identity of a certain dolphin. The burst-pulsed sounds are also used for communication, but again the nature and extent of communication possible this way is not known. The clicks are directional and used by dolphins for echolocation and are often in a short series called a click train, the rate increasing when approaching an object of interest. Dolphin echolocation clicks are amongst the loudest sounds made by animals in the sea
Posted by Animal Addicted at 3:04 PM
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Sunday, April 13, 2008
A group of dolphins can be called a "school" or a "pod".
Male dolphins are called "bulls".
Females dolphins are called "cows".
Young dolphins are called "calves".
Posted by Animal Addicted at 3:02 PM