Dolphins are known as marine mammals and are part of the cetacean family which also includes whales and porpoises. Dolphins have many different colours ranging from killer whales, which have black and white patches, while bottlenose dolphins have a soft grey colour. Other species have lighter and darker colours on the belly. This kind of pattern is known as counter-shading.
Although wild dolphins face many natural dangers within the deep expanse of the ocean, the most overwhelming threat to their existence is man.As Swim With The Dolphin (SWTD) programs and Dolphin Assisted Therapy (DAT) continue to gain popularity, we’re seeing more and more dolphins being held in captivity than ever before. While some scientists claim that dolphin research is progressing in great strides, critics believe that holding wild dolphins captive is cruel and should be stopped.
Although some dolphin species are considered an endangered species, alarming statistics suggest that more and more dolphins are being killed by illegal dynamite fishing, being caught in fishing nets, collisions with boats and or propellers, marine pollution, disease and beaching due to sonar interference than ever before.
Research suggests that over 95% of dolphin deaths are directly attributable to man-related causes.
Dolphins are one of the most loved animals on earth. Therefore I think we should help the environment and stop polluting the seas.