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Living Things: the Dolphin

  • Date Submitted: 10/25/2016 04:41 AM
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Dolphins are one of the most intelligent marine mammals. They have a friendly form and play full character. I’m going to compare and contrast social groups, cooperation and the intelligence of dolphins in the wild and captivity.
Many people said that dolphins are extremely social creatures and actually seem to depend on this interaction while hunting, mating and defending themselves and their groups. Dolphins consume a variety of prey including fish, squid and crustaceans. It is really a large amount of food. Typically, dolphins live and travel in groups. Research has also shown dolphin groups as large as several hundred members. (Dolphins-world, 2014) Dolphins live in such big social groups of five to several hundred. So when a group of wild dolphins find something to eat, they will use their special communication ways to tell other dolphins .They use echolocation to find prey and often hunt together by surrounding a school of fish, trapping them and taking turns swimming through the school and catching fish. It means when dolphins are hunting, they will cooperate with others very well. But in the SeaWorld, the dolphins will be fed by people regularly.   So these dolphins don’t have to hunt food on their own. Instead, they only have to wait for the eating time or do tricks well to get the food as rewards.
Dolphins are very friendly, and they can get along well with people. Dolphins rescue and help humans. Dolphins are social creatures, living in groups called pods and taking loving care of their babies. They’re also known to be very friendly to humans. Also, they always help people who are in trouble. When people are sailing, they can always see dolphins around their ships. It has enormous possibilities to meet some dangers when sailing as well as swimming and suffering. At that time, the dolphins will help humans first. In 2004, a group of swimmers were confronted by a nearly ten-foot great white shark off the northern coast of New Zealand. A group of dolphins...


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