Friday, August 14, 2015

All About Dolphins

All About Dolphins

One of the most exciting things about our tours is spotting Dolphins in the crystal blue waters we cruise on. We thought it would be fun to share some Dolphin facts with our Facebook followers. Compared to other animals, Dolphins are believed to be very intelligent. They have excellent sight and hearing and they have the ability to use echolocation to find exact location of objects. 
Bottlenose Dolphin is the most common and well known type of Dolphin, these are the ones you see on our cruises. Dolphins travel in pods. The females are called Cows and the males are called Bulls. Young Dolphin or calves stay with their mothers’ for about 2 years before going out on their own.
The popularity of Dolphins rose in the 1960’s after the movie ‘Flipper’ was made. Subsequently, it was made into a TV series. The series was filmed in Miami at Greenwich studios, and at Key Biscayne, Florida. Flipper was first portrayed by a female Dolphin named Susie. Kathy, Patty, Scotty, and Squirt followed. Females were chosen because their skin was smooth and free of scaring because unlike male dolphins, they are less aggressive and not prone to fighting. The only male dolphin used in the series was Clown. The females could not master the famous ‘tail walk’, so he was brought in to execute that now famous movement!

Book your next cruise and make sure to keep all these facts in mind when keeping an eye
out for them on board.

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