WHAT ARE BOTTLENOSE DOLPHINS AND WHAT ARE "PODS" ?
The Bottlenose Dolphin is a type of marine mammal that lives in the ocean.
Usually they live in "Pods". A pod is a coherent long-term social unit.
The size of a pod varies because of its composition. In general the size
of pods tend to increase with water depth and size of habitat. Several
pods may join temporarily (for a couple of minutes) to form larger groups
called "herds" or "aggregation". In the wild, pods are based largely on
age, sex, and reproductive conditions of the dolphins.
Bottlenose Dolphins live in the Pacific Ocean. They are usually found in
Nothern Japan, California, Australia, and Chille. Bottlenose Dolphins can
also be found in the Mediterranean Sea, and in the Indian Ocean.
Bottlenose Dolphins have a well-developed, acute sense of hearing. The
auditory cortex of the brain is highly developed. Bottlenose Dolphins can
detect sound of less than 1 kHz. The Bottlenose Dolphin makes conversations
by their usual hearing sounds. Others use body-movements to show another
way to talk. Some people at Sea World can pronounce the language that the
Bottlenose Dolphins use. A female Bottlenose Dolphin can bear a calf every
2 years, but calving intervals generally average 3 years.
HOW MUCH DO THEY WEIGH & WHAT IS THEIR USUAL HEIGHT?
Bottlenose Dolphins measured off Sarasota, Florida averaged 2.5 to 2.7
m (8.2 ? 8.9 feet) and weighed between 190 and 160 kg. (419 ? 573 lb.)
(Read, et. al., 1993. Large Bottlenose Dolphins, in the Pacific may be
3-7 m (12 ft.) and weigh 454 kg. (1,000 lb.) In the Mediterranean Bottlenose
Dolphins grow to 3.7 m (12ft.) or more. That is a lot!
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