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pollin Dear Abyss by Chill Carrier

Dolphins are marine mammals that are closely related to whales and porpoises. There are almost forty species of dolphin in seventeen genera. They vary in size from 1.2 m (4 ft) and 40 kg (90 lb) (Maui’s Dolphin), up to 9.5 m (30 ft) and 10 tonnes (9.8 LT; 11 ST) (the Orca or Killer Whale). They are found worldwide, mostly in the shallower seas of the continental shelves, and are carnivores, mostly eating fish and squid. The family Delphinidae is the largest in the Cetacea, and relatively recent: dolphins evolved about ten million years ago, during the Miocene. Dolphins are considered to be amongst the most intelligent of animals and their often friendly appearance and seemingly playful attitude have made them popular in human culture.

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Comments (12)

  1. Angela Marie wrote::

    I did a study once on the games dolphins play. They are wonderful creatures with a great sense of humor!

    Thursday, July 16, 2009 at 7:47 pm #
  2. ¡Espectacular! ¡¡La 4, la 15 y la 17 me apasionan!!

    Sunday, July 19, 2009 at 4:18 am #
  3. Dom wrote::

    Yeah, they look so cute…..

    Until they come up and rape you!

    But, pic 22 looks like it has wings!

    Thursday, August 6, 2009 at 3:20 am #
  4. anaaa wrote::

    They are fantastic !

    Thursday, August 6, 2009 at 3:24 pm #
  5. mike wrote::

    if they can attach cameras to dolphins they can attach guns and lasers, dolphin Apocalypse 2012

    Wednesday, August 12, 2009 at 9:40 pm #
  6. PDog wrote::

    …And, dolphin is mighty tasty…mmm!

    Sunday, August 16, 2009 at 8:08 pm #
  7. dan wrote::

    Great photos, really like them!

    Tuesday, September 8, 2009 at 1:21 am #
  8. What beautiful creatures. Thank you for the lovely photographs.

    Sunday, March 21, 2010 at 8:36 pm #
  9. pcbn2u wrote::

    Not to be ‘Debbie-Downer’ but you should watch the movie ‘Cove’ about how captivity dolphins are captured and sold to water theme parks. The original Flipper hated captivity so much she swam into the arms of the man who captured and trained her, made eye contact and then held her breath until she died. The ’smile’ on a dolphins face is not an indication of how happy thay are, it is their downfall.

    Sunday, May 30, 2010 at 3:23 pm #
  10. Abbie wrote::

    Some of these pictures make me sad. The animals that are put into swim with the dolphin programs were probably captured from the wild (before their fellow captives were slaughtered) and put into these programs for our entertainment.

    Saturday, June 12, 2010 at 3:39 am #
  11. Chris D'Silva wrote::

    Stunning photographs, and such an amazing animal to shoot!

    Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at 12:13 pm #
  12. Florin wrote::

    The dogs are our frends on the grond and the dolphins on the sea:-)

    Friday, May 11, 2012 at 9:27 pm #

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