Above the ocean floor, beneath the surface

When you stare out at the horizon, the last thing on your mind is the vast amount of creatures that live below the surface in a world underneath the sea. It’s extraordinary the way the creatures can somehow effortlessly glide through the water. The way the coral and sand create homes to these perfectly stunning creatures. The way each and every animal has their own language in order to communicate. The way their world seems completely serene compared to the hustle and bustle of the world above.

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One of many of the creatures that lives in the ocean is known as the Bottlenose Dolphin, a wonderful grey mammal capable of many things. Its smooth silver skin allows it to glide majestically through the waves of the water and it is streamlined physique makes it quick and agile. They live in many different waters across the world, but Bottlenose Dolphins inhabit the warm seas all over the planet.

Did you know dolphins could talk? It’s true, the sweet clicking whistle of a dolphin is how they talk. These clever creatures certainly are something wonderful. It is known that each dolphin has its own specific pitch of whistle, which is the equivalent of a name, and researchers are studying if they actually have a language we could learn.

Bottlenose Dolphin

These creatures travel together in what’s known as a pod, a group of up to 10-30 dolphins.  These highly intelligent animals use something known as echolocation in order to find prey. They send out a series of clicks and whistles and listen for the echoes to determine size and location of their prey. Dolphins also use this as a defense mechanism when being hunted by bigger fish. There are aspects of human interference within the oceans that threaten the lives of these creatures. Many dolphins are unintentionally being killed as a result of getting caught in tuna fishing nets, but it´s not the biggest reason why dolphins are threatened. Global warming and climate change seems to be a major player in the endangerment of these creatures. As the water temperatures decrease due to the melting polar ice caps, this will no doubt cause the dolphins slowly freeze in the arctic water temperatures, when they are used to the likes of the Mediterranean water temperatures.