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Bottlenose dolphins, the genus Tursiops, are the most common and well-known members of the family Delphinidae, the family of oceanic dolphins. Bottlenose dolphins live in groups typically of 10–30 members, called pods, but group size varies from single individuals up to more than 1,000. Their diet consists mainly of forage fish. Dolphins often work as a team to harvest fish schools, but they also hunt individually. Dolphins search for prey primarily using echolocation, which is similar to sonar. They emit clicking sounds and listen for the return echo to determine the location and shape of nearby items, including potential prey. Bottlenose dolphins also use sound for communication, including squeaks and whistles emitted from the blowhole and sounds emitted through body language, such as leaping from the water and slapping their tails on the water surface. (From Wikipedia) Taken at Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at the Mirage Resort & Casino.

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  • Copyright: Eleu Tabares (eldancer1) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2844 W: 0 N: 6674] (36343)
  • Genre: Lieux
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2011-12-24
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposition: f/5.0, 1/400 secondes
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  • Date Submitted: 2012-01-05 6:27
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