Dolphins are magnificent creatures who live unique lives and they’re mammals just like us!
Humans are a big contributor to dolphins’ deaths year round, some places have even put a fine on the killing of dolphins to stunt its growth but only the people on this earth can stop it from happening.
Dolphins are truly amazing animals. Dolphins can swim up to 20 miles per hour if they work hard enough. People can often confuse them for sharks due to their fins and body shape but, dolphins tend to have a more bent in body shape and their fins are not as pointy as a sharks would be. Dolphins are competitors for food with sharks; however there are not many cases in which they kill each other. Dolphins feed thousands of people worldwide and thats one reason for their mass slaughtering. The oil from their skin is hunted all around the world by poachers which also caused a great decrease in their population. These are just some of the ways humans can desolate the dolphin population around the world.
Why are there so many dolphins dying?
"Because of the sheer number of animals [dying] over multiple states, people are very
concerned that this might be a repeat," said Trevor Spradlin, a marine mammal biologist for the
U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National
Marine Fisheries Service
. Trevor is a dolphin biologist who also cares for them and their survival. He knows about the death of the dolphins and how its not just diseases, and natural predators; it’s also because of human interaction with the dolphins.
Pneumonia often occurs in dolphins with low immunity. They get sick just like humans do. Imagine getting sick and not being able to receive help from anyone, they are basically ticking time bombs. On the topic of life and death, dolphins are mammals like humans and give birth to immature and helpless babies who they raise until they are old enough to fend for themselves. The mother