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Bottlenose dolphin

Pacific bottlenose dolphin

In the World Ocean there are no less than 4 sub-species of bottlenose dolphins, slightly different in appearance and features of the skull. Among them:

  • The Black Sea bottlenose dolphin (T.t.ponticus) lives in the Black Sea
  • Bottlenose dolphin (T.t.truncatus) lives in the Pacific ocean
  • Far-east bottlenose dolphin (T.t.gilli, Dall, 1873) lives in temperate North part of Pacific Ocean
  • Indian bottlenose dolphin (T.t.aduncus). Some zoologists allocate them to separate species (Tursiops aduncus). They have longer beak and larger number of teeth (28 pairs, instead of usual 19-24). They live in the Red Sea, in the Indian and the Pacific Oceans.

 

 

Main food of these marine mammals is different kinds of fish: trout, pink salmon, salmon, mackerel, anchovies, mullet, capelin, squid. Adult dolphin can eat 8-15 kg of fish per day.

 

Pacific bottlenose dolphins live sedentary or migrate in small flocks. Their tendency to coastal zone can be explained by their specific nutrition style. They breathe captive 1-4 times per minute and their heart beats 80-140 (average 100) times per minute. They can reach speed up to 40 km / h and jump to a height of 5 m.

 

These dolphins skillfully manage complex vocal apparatus to communicate with each other by making communication signals from 7 to 20 kHz. When searching for prey and for better orientation under water they produce echolocation click, with frequency of 20-170 kHz. American scientists have recorded 17 communicative signals of adult bottlenose dolphins, and only 6 signals of the pups.


They sleep like others cetaceans, at the water surface. During the process of sleeping only one hemisphere of dolphin sleeps alternately, the other at this time awake. After one hemisphere rest, it wakes up and another hemisphere goes to sleep, and so on during the entire time that is needed for the dolphin to rest. Both hemispheres sleep alternately, changing roles several times during sleep.

 


MikaMika

Mika - is the very spontaneity, pretty and amazing. She is a bit naive, but it will be gone with the age. When a person has talent, then they say that he has divine spark. Perhaps the same can be said about our young dolphin-girl. They predict a bright future for her "prima ballerina." Grace movements of Miki are already filled with grace and for uninitiated viewer seemed the acme of perfection, but she finds flaws and work out on them alone! It seems that it was told about her in the famous British proverb that success consists of 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration (sweat, labor).


HugoHugo

«Tender and gentle» this is how kids are calling Hugo. Hugo with the help of his ability to make friends became closer not only to kids, but also adults. Every time Hugo is welcoming adults with melodic and welcoming whistle. Hugo is very attentive to kids, he can tell them a story about himself, draw a picture or can dance. Tenderness and kindness exhibited by him during sessions with disable children – is his unique hallmark of his character. Performing on the stage – this is the element that fascinates Hugo and raises him up. He is a true artist who brings a smile and joy to the viewer.

 


HerculesHercules

Hercules is beloved by visitors for his temperament and intelligence that helps him to communicate with little children. Of course his mind, no doubt, allows him to act freely among people. Conversations and communication with a trainer and the audience expand his mental horizons. Sometimes during the sessions it seems that he has advantage over his coach. It seems that he can read his coach’s mind – and as a result he can perform the exercises by his own, without a coach. Feeling the love and attention of others, he is playing with swimming children, he gives his fins to children and brings the ball.


VitaVita

Vita - is making you to love her from the first glance, and she gives her love back. After having conquered hearts of children this pretty bottle nose dolphin tries her best to make little visitors to smile. Sometimes according to requirements that only Vita knows - she chooses special "object of love" and during all performance show she plays and give additional attention to this person and even can sing serenade for this person, of course in dolphin language. But if you are on the same page with our artists - you will understand everything without translation.

 


Northern fur seals

Northern fur seal or fur seal (lat. Callorhinus ursinus) — is a mammal from the group of predatory pinnipeds squad, from the family of eared seals. The only species from group of Northern fur seals (Callorhinus).

Almost every one of us at least once heard something about seal that is calling "fur seal". Northern fur seals during almost the whole cold period of the year travel around the Pacific Ocean. About seven months they don't go out from water, swimming too far from the shore. Fur seals adapted very easily to the life in water during evolution. The whole of their streamlined body is covered with warm, durable and waterproof fur. Instead of legs fur seals have leathery flippers. Even the ears, not to decrease their speed in the water, are created in the form of little, tightly adhering to the head tubes.


Ocean - is a homeland of Northern fur seals. They can masterfully swim, dive and even sleep on the surface of the water. Also while playing they can jump out of the water as dolphins. Fur seals hunt and eat only in water. Northern fur seals inhabit the Northern islands of the Pacific Ocean.

 


AlexAlex

Alex - is very cute and shy with very extraordinary mind. He is very talented artist of maritime theater "Nemo". He is very hard-working, and he can be very sad if he can’t get a complex element. But when he succeed to make an element - he never miss the chance to boast.


ElkaElka

Elka - is a Northern fur seal (Callorhinus ursinus). Unique feature if this beauty is in her communicability and sociability. Elka is needed by everyone during trainings, at the stage and during leisure time. Elka likes trainings a lot, in addition the stage is making her excited: many applauses, cheerful ovations and children screaming. Visitors like her a lot. When Elka see children, she shows her excitement by clapping with her front flippers. In a spare time she likes to chat with her friends, to discuss the latest news of the day.


Sea ​​lion

Southern sea lions are polygamous animals. In spring males come to the coast of Chile and occupy the most suitable territory for them. Of course occupation of the territory for the future family harem can’t pass without a fight. The strongest sea lions are fighting for more livable territories on the coast. When the territory is chosen males start to look for females. Shaking their beautiful crest and making vociferous roaring, lions are trying to attract females and intimidate weak males. After hard fight weaker males leave a place of love and mating. Making who have won the right to establish a harem, are taking care of it until the birth of baby lions. The number of females in harem can reach up to 10.

 

Of course females more interested in more stronger and courageous males, that will give sustainable generation to natural selection. They carefully look after their children and protect them from everyone. Kids recognize their mothers by smell. Mothers fed their babies 5 months.

Leaving disintegrated harems, animals go into the ocean. Mothers, leaving for fishing, are watching their babies very concerned. After all, there is a lot of danger in the nature fir for little babies: on the banks - there are predatory animals, hunters, sea storms, fishing nets, as well as predatory grampuses, who don’t mind catching sea lion baby.

 


NicholasNicholas

Nicolas – is a Patagonian sea lion. This male is natively from Chile. They have all the characteristics of a family of eared seals: strong bodies with sleek hair, large fins show the physical power of the lion. Nikolas demonstrates his leadership skills with self-discipline and respect for the animals around him. His South American temperament is manifested at the stage, where the festive atmosphere with cheers and applauses. Nikolas throws all his energy in the dance as a gift for the audience's attention and happy smiles.

 

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