50pictures No. 49 - Dolphins

50pictures No. 49 - Dolphins

The Atlantic Spotted Dolphin, which can be found in tropical and temperate waters of the Atlantic along the US coast, the Gulf of Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, as well as the Canary Islands and the Azores, is very active, curious and tame. The adult dolphin is 2.30 m tall with a weight of 140 kg and lives in large groups of up to 50 animals. From the boat you can observe these dolphins very well because they love to play in their bow wave and delight their audiences with their talents: They swim seemingly effortlessly up to 18 knots (about 33.3 km/h), show some frolic somersaults while breathing only 2-4 times per minute.

50pictures No. 49 - Dolphins


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