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Dusky Dolphin South Africa

Dusky Dolphin South Africa

What you need to know about the Dusky Dolphin

The dusky dolphin is a dolphin found in coastal waters in the Southern Hemisphere. Its specific epithet is Latin for "dark" or "dim". These dolphins are quick and energetic swimmers. They generally move in groups of three to 10, yet sometimes in bands of up to 20 or even over 100. They are a highly intelligent species and use sound both for communication and to hunt for food.

Dusky Dolphin: Interesting facts

These dolphins can reach speeds over 30km an hour and dive as deep as 250m.

They mostly eat fish, but will also eat crustaceans such as shrimp and squid.

Being social creatures, bottlenose dolphins travel in “pods".

Dusky Dolphin: Pictures & Videos

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Dusky Dolphin

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