Tag Archives: stress in dolphins

Oct
15
2017

The Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin is a well-known species that’s strikingly similar to the common bottlenose dolphin.

An Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin

An Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin, Port River, Adelaide, Australia (Photo: Aude Steiner)

The Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin is another species of bottlenose dolphins.

Though they appear somewhat similar to the common bottlenose dolphin at first glance, a closer examination shows some clear differences.

For instance, although its back is also dark gray, its belly is lighter a gray shade or nearly white with gray spots. In addition, the Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin is typically smaller than the common bottlenose dolphin. The Indo-Pacific species also has more teeth than the common species.

Just like the common bottlenose dolphins, this species has a stout and muscular body, and tall,

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Jul
13
2017

The sudden transition from the sea to the cage is traumatic for dolphins. Here are the most common signs of stress in captive dolphins.

Dolphins at a dolphinarium: stress in captive dolphins

Captive Dolphins At A Dolphinarium. They Are Kept For Profit And Entertainment.

Imagine how you would feel if you were suddenly taken away from your friends and family to another place. No prior information. No warning. Nothing.

Worst of all, on getting there you are forced to remain in confinement against your will!

This is the plight of dolphins in captivity though their captors would want to convince you otherwise. The signs that a dolphin or other cetacean is undergoing stress are noticeable, some more noticeable than others.

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