Bottle-Nose-Dolphin

The world’s only pink Bottlenose dolphin which was discovered in an inland lake in Louisiana, USA, in 2009 has become such an attraction that conservationists have warned tourists to leave it alone. “Surprisingly, it does not appear to be drastically affected by the environment or sunlight as might be expected considering its condition, although it tends to remain below the surface a little more than the others in the pod.” Says a tourist who spotted it.

Cetacean teeth

It’s not only orca teeth that suffer. Orcas grind down and break their teeth from chewing on concrete out of boredom. Therefor, there are lots of orcas out there with drilled teeth. Those teeth not to be flushed daily.

However, it is not only orca teeth that suffer. Cetaceans like beluga whales, bottlenose dolphins and others have broken teeth or barely any teeth at all.

Belugas:

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Captive beluga teeth:

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Bottlenose Dolphin teeth:

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Captive Bottlenose dolphin teeth:

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Pacific white-sided dolphin teeth:

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Captive pacific white-sided teeth:

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Pilot whale teeth:

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Captive pilot whale teeth:

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Bottlenose Dolphins in Surf

Photograph by Andrew Wong

Dolphins are known to jump out the back of big waves as they break against the shores. This pod of bottlenose dolphins was leisurely surfing in the waves as the offshore wind blew against the incoming waves, creating an atmosphere that was most unique and magical. At a place called Waterfall Bluff in the Transkei, South Africa.

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Today is Pacino’s 14th birthday! In honour of the occasion, have a video that I filmed this past August of him and his other San Diego buddies at the Georgia Aquarium!

Pacino was born October 13, 2000 at Seaworld San Diego to Scarback, sired by Crunch. He was moved to the Georgia Aquarium along with three other captive-born male dolphins on May 31, 2014.