Dolphin Bombing @ Kaikoura, New Zealand
2015 中國水下攝影大賽 (ADEX) 大動物組 金牌
First Prize Winner, Big Animal Category, 2015 ADEX China Underwater Photo Competition
Dusky Dolphin is very social, and their pods can be more than 1,000 members, while typically will range from 20 to 500 members. It is believed that the larger numbers come together for feeding and that there are plenty of subgroups within a larger pod.
They are very acrobatic and can be seen leaping out of the water. They are known to tumble in the air. They are also commonly found approaching boats so that they can bow ride. Playing and leaping are types of activities they often take part in as they socialize. They can swim very fast too. Communication includes the use of squeals, clicks, whistles, and squeaks. They are loud sounds and can be heard almost 2 miles away when they occur while the dolphins are out of the water.