Tag: "Bottlenose Dolphin"


Bottlenose Dolphin with Deformed Spine ‘Adopted’ by a Pod of Sperm Whales

When you think about dolphins, you probably imagine highly social animals that enjoy basking in the lime light. For the most part, you’d be right. Sperm whales, on the other hand, tend to be on the opposite end of the socialization spectrum; they’re shy, reserved, and they rarely mingle with other sea creatures.


Bacteria Attacks Bottlenose Dolphins

Since February 2010, 580 dolphins and whales have been stranded – and subsequently died – on the northern shores of the Gulf of Mexico (Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama). The majority of these dead mammals were bottlenose dolphins, and the unexplained and unexpected number of deaths caused the scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to test some of the dead dolphins to try to solve the mystery.


The Great Dolphin Rescue

A father and son team are being credited with saving a bottlenosed dolphin’s life in Leeman, Australia. The vacationing duo came across the beached, juvenile dolphin in Western Australia and quickly went about their great dolphin rescue.