Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Life of Dusky Dolphin

 
Life of Sea | Dusky Dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obscurus) | Dusky dolphins, a coastal city animal. It can be found near the coast of South America, South Africa and New Zealand. This species tends to near the continental shelf in cooler waters alive with sea surface temperatures between 10 ° C-18 ° C. In off the coast of Argentina, Dusky dolphins tend to stay near shallow waters about 200 meters. The Dusky dolphin is found in large groups generally known as pods in the coastal waters of Peru and Australia. 

 
The head slopes down from the blowhole to the snout, and this species has no outstanding bill. The ends of the snout and lower jaw are dark in color with a gray marker extends from the eye to the flipper. The dorsal fin is blunt and relatively straight. Dusky dolphins are dark blue-black color on the tail and back. They have a dark band running diagonally across the flanks of the dorsal fin to the tail. They also have two white stripes running diagonally from the tail at the base of the dorsal fin. The belly is light gray to white in color and reaches the sides slightly. 

 
The diet of this species is dominated by anchovy, hake and squid species. A variety of other small fish are also eaten. From South America, dark dolphins, feed on the south of anchovies, squid and lanternfishes. They feed on mackerel, hake, and sardines. In New Zealand, their diet is squid and Hoki. Dusky dolphins are the smallest of all dolphin species with the average adult dusky dolphin weighing a maximum of about 150 kg. Dusky dolphins may travel across the oceans. They do this as they search for food. 

 
The Dusky dolphin is best known for his striped-like appearance and his incredible acrobatic character. The dark dolphin often acrobatic displays and the fact that they are often seen in large groups, making the dark a favorite for dolphin watchers and tourists. In groups, if a dusky dolphin jump, the other members will jump too. They love making a splash of water when hunting. 

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