Dolphins Are Important Too
Effects of pollution on Dolphins
- Dolphins are found worldwide, in the continental shelves mostly or shallow tropical parts of the sea.
- These wonederful animals are carnivores. Their diet consist of mostly fish and squid.
- Dolphin coloration varies, but they are generally gray in color with darker backs than the rest of their bodies.
- They are in the the family of toothed whales.
- They are mammals.
- They are agile and very playful. In their pods they are a tight knit family.
- Dolphins use echolocation to navigate and hunt, bouncing high-pitched sounds off of objects, and listening for the echo.
How is pollution affecting one of the smartest mammals?
Pollution isn't a game keeping animals like these happy and healthy will take the effort and help of everyone.
With each and every last one of the people in the world we can help keep our seas and oceans clear of trash and debris.
Preserving the gift these creatures are is our duty. Together we can slowly change the current state of our oceans and once again return them to the peaceful clean bodies of water they were once before.
How pollution effects these creatures.
Believe it or not but the oceans have been filled with sounds from natural sources for tons of years. Squeaks, moans and clicks of whales and dolphins, the sound caused by wind and even the occasional rumble from earthquakes. Gradualism evoled the oceans into what they are today. Dolphins and creatures of their kind have their own hearing abilities, communication skills and echo abilities at natural sound levels. Hearing is as important to dolphins as sight is for humans. They can use this talent of theirs to warn others of potential dangers. Man-made sounds like army testing and drilling for certain things under the sea is drowning out the calls of mates, calves and other pods that these animals depend on. These noises can even prevent dolphins and whales to be thrown off their migration paths, leaving them seperated from their pods and family.
Oil and Chemical Spills