Bottlenose dolphins calves learning to swim.
We encountered a group of bottlenose dolphins on our boat trips this week. Most of these pods included a number of mother-calf pairs that our guests enjoyed watching as they surfaced together. The small calves are still learning to swim properly and often lift their bodies well above the water surface in an attempt to keep up with their mothers. Did you know that, like most dolphins, bottlenose dolphins have a matriarch (female leader) and the males form bachelor pods that move between female pods in order to reproduce?