Dolphin Dangers and Threats

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Dolphins are exposed to multiple natural predators. However, the most dangerous and ruthless predator for dolphins is the human.
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Dolphin Dangers and Threats

  1. 1. Dolphin Dangers and Threats www.dolphins-world.com
  2. 2. In the wild, dolphins are exposed to multiple Natural predators. Their main threats are: Great White Shark Tiger Shark Bull shark Killer Whale Diseases and Parasites www.dolphins-world.com
  3. 3. www.dolphins-world.com The Amazon River dolphin,for example, has different natural predators such caimans, anacondas, and jaguars because they live in the Amazonas River.
  4. 4. However, the most dangerous and ruthless predator for dolphins is The human. Intentionally or not, man activity is responsible for the cruel slaughter and mass deaths of dolphins. www.dolphins-world.com
  5. 5. The aquariums for dolphins or “dolphinariums” are considered by some people like cruel prisons where they are forced to "work" and entertain audiences in exchange for food. www.dolphins-world.com
  6. 6. Dolphin threats Facts
  7. 7. Huge fishing nets kill nearly 10,000 dolphins and porpoises every year. 13,107 In 2007, dolphins and small whales were reported killed in Japan. www.dolphins-world.com
  8. 8. Live bottlenose dolphins have been sold for as much as $300,000 USD. A dead www.dolphins-world.com dolphin sold as meat has a profit margin of $ 600 USD
  9. 9. There are currently 45 orcas in captivity around the world. Around 950 Long-finned Pilot Whales are killed annually in the Faroe Islands. www.dolphins-world.com
  10. 10. 1,500-2000 dolphins Were killed in Taiji, Japan during the 2010-2011 hunting season. For long time in Japan, the method of killing theses dolphins was to cut their and let them bleed to death. www.dolphins-world.com Although lately the government has banned this action, the killing methods are still ruthless.
  11. 11. www.dolphins-world.com Scientists declared the Baiji dolphin functionally extinct because in 2006 during an expedition, failed to find any of them in their natural habitat.
  12. 12. In and around U.S. waters, all marine mammals are protected by the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972. Hector's Dolphin, South Asian river dolphin, Indus river dolphin are endangered species. Population data of many other species are insufficient, but that does not mean they are safe from extinction. www.dolphins-world.com
  13. 13. Information Save Japan Dolphins Organization Greenpeace Wikipedia
  14. 14. FIND US... WWW.DOLPHINS-WORLD.COM FACEBOOK.COM/BIOEXPEDITION TWITTER.COM/BIOEXPEDITION YOUTUBE.COM/BIOEXPEDITION PINTEREST.COM/BIOEXPEDITION BIOEXPEDITION.COM/ COPYRIGHT © 2013

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