It's always a horrible sight when cetaceans strand on a beach. Why do they do this? The About.com Guide to Environmental Issues explores the reasons, including the potential impacts of Navy sonar.
Toothed whales use echolocation to find their prey, communicate with others and keep track of members of their pod. During echolocation, dolphins make high-frequency sounds that bounce off of whatever is in front of them. They receive these sounds and use them to sense the size, shape, density, distance and even the texture of the object in front of them.
Where can you see the Chinese white dolphin, popularly known as the pink dolphin? Check out this article
from the About.com Guide to Hong Kong / Macau Travel to learn about dolphin watching tours and when and where you can see this rare dolphin.
If you love dolphins, you've probably heard about the impacts that some fisheries, particularly the tuna industry, has on dolphin populations. Are dolphins now safe from tuna operations? Learn more here
According to the About.com Guide to Holistic Healing, dolphins teach the importance of deep breathing, sound healing, play and exploration.
Check out this informative post
by Doris Lin, About.com Guide to Animal Rights. In the post, Lin explores the intelligence of dolphins, and how that should influence our use of them in captivity.
Did you know that not all dolphins have a dorsal fin? Learn this fact and more as you explore more facts about dolphins in this article from About.com's Guide to Animals.
What happened between Demi Moore and a dolphin? The guide to Urban Legends answers this question.