Salt Life…Florida Style Part 2
This is part 2 of “Rock the Boat” Series. We are on our way to Cabbage Key Island with Captiva Cruises. About half way to our destination, these beautiful creatures started giving us a great show. Bottlenose Dolphins are grey, varying from dark grey at the top near the dorsal fin to very light grey and almost white at the underside. This countershading makes them hard to see, both from above and below, when swimming. Adults range in length between 2 and 4 metres (6.6 and 13 ft), and in weight between 150 and 650 kilograms (330 and 1,400 lb). Males are, on average, slightly longer and considerably heavier than females. In most parts of the world, the adult’s length is about 2.5 m (8.2 ft), with weight ranges between 200 and 300 kilograms (440 and 660 lb).
However, one study of a population off Sarasota, Florida indicated an average lifespan of 20 years or less.
Dolphins have sharp eyesight. The eyes are located at the sides of the head and have a tapetum lucidum, or reflecting membrane, at the back of the retina, which aids vision in dim light.
By contrast, a Bottlenose’s sense of smell is poor,because its blowhole, the analogue to the nose, is closed when underwater and it opens only for breathing. Two for the taking…pictures that is. Be still my heart!
Lacking vocal cords, they produce sounds using six air sacs near their blow hole. Each animal has a uniquely identifying, frequency-modulated narrow-band signature vocalization (signature whistle).
But most of all, as you can see their interaction of humans! They love to show off and have fun!
Lucky for us, because they bring us such JOY! Bottlenose dolphins are not endangered. Their future is stable because of their abundance and adaptability.
Tips for Bloggers/Photographers:
Let’s Do Some Spring Clean Up….Tis the Season.
Clean up the side bar widget column. If possible move some of them to a external page.
This will leave a clean looking and uncluttered blog.
For example: I moved all the features/awards to their own page. This way,there is no distraction to the photography which is the main focus here at Pride in Photos.
What is your main focus on your blog? Can your followers clearly see this?
Friends, did you enjoy the Bottleneck Dolphin show? Aren’t they just amazing creatures?
I was squealing like a little girl taking these photos☺ I was so excited to share this with you!
Have a marvelous day!
If you liked this you will love part one:
Rock the Boat…