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Presentation on theme: "Bottlenose dolphin Bottlenose dolphins in Cardigan Bay are the smallest bottlenose dolphins in the world False."— Presentation transcript:

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2 Bottlenose dolphin

3 Bottlenose dolphins in Cardigan Bay are the smallest bottlenose dolphins in the world False

4 Bottlenose dolphins in Cardigan Bay are the largest bottlenose dolphins in the world

5 When one pilot whale gets stranded all the others follow True

6 False Bottlenose dolphins live in groups of up to 50 individuals

7 Bottlenose dolphins will form ‘super pods’ that are made up of individuals

8 Humpback whales sing to each other to attract a mate True

9 Risso’s dolphins get whiter as they age True

10 False 15 species of cetaceans have been seen in British and Irish waters

11 28 species of cetaceans have been seen in British and Irish waters

12 Some whales and dolphins blow bubbles in order to catch their prey True

13 Pilot whales can travel up to 9m per second when diving True

14 Male orca’s dorsal fin is only 40 cm tall False

15 Male orca’s dorsal fin can reach up to 1.8m

16 Captive whales and dolphins live longer than those in the wild False

17 Bottlenose dolphins in the wild live approximately 40 years, in captivity they live only 2-3 years!

18 Sperm whales are the deepest diving mammal on the planet, descending to 2000m below sea level True

19 Dolphins have been observed using tools True

20 Bottlenose dolphins, in Shark Bay, Western Australia use wild sponges to protect their beaks

21 Which species can you see around UK?

22 15 SPECIES ARE REGULAR IN UK WATERS Harbour Porpoise, Common Dolphin, White-beaked Dolphin, Atlantic White-sided Dolphin, Striped Dolphin, Bottlenose Dolphin, Risso’s Dolphin, Long-finned Pilot Whale, Killer Whale, Northern Bottlenose Whale, Sperm Whale, Minke Whale, Fin Whale, Sei Whale & Humpback Whale 11 SPECIES ARE RARE IN UK WATERS Rough-toothed Dolphin, Spinner Dolphin, Atlantic Spotted Dolphin, Short-finned Pilot Whale, Beluga, Cuvier’s Beaked Whale, Sowerby’s Beaked Whale, True’s Beaked Whale, Blainville’s Beaked Whale, Bowhead Whale & Blue Whale 9 SPECIES ARE VAGRANT IN UK WATERS Fraser’s Dolphin, Melon-headed Whale, False Killer Whale, Narwhal, Gervais’ Beaked Whale, Gray’s Beaked Whale, Pygmy Sperm Whale, Dwarf Sperm Whale & Northern Right Whale KNOW YOUR LOCALS!!!

23 HARBOUR PORPOISE

24 BOTTLENOSE DOLPHIN

25 COMMON DOLPHIN

26 RISSO’S DOLPHIN

27 MINKE WHALE

28 Species ID quiz! Decide what species is in each picture. Some of them may be a different species!

29 Minke whale

30 Beluga whale

31 Bottlenose dolphin

32 Harbour porpoise

33 Common dolphin

34 Minke whale

35 Risso’s dolphin

36 Bottlenose dolphin

37 Striped dolphin

38 Bottlenose dolphin

39 Orca (Killer whale)

40 White beaked dolphin

41 Harbour porpoise

42 Humpback whale Right whale Sperm whale

43 Bottlenose dolphin Atlantic grey seal Harbour porpoise Cardigan Bay

44 Bottlenose dolphin

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48 Harbour porpoise

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50 Cardigan Bay – hp killings May 2009

51 The Atlantic grey seal

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56 common dolphins Risso’s dolphins minke whales Other species around Wales

57 So what’s the harm in plastic?

58 Sea Watch Foundation


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