This species has the lowest teeth count of all dolphins

Dolphins typically have between 100 and 200 identical teeth. Their teeth are typically shaped like cones to grab, grip, and secure prey before swallowing it whole. One dolphin species has a remarkably low number of teeth: 14 teeth maximum! This species is the Risso’s dolphin. >> read more …

Risso’s dolphins killed in latest Taiji hunt

Barely a couple of weeks since the massacre of almost 1,500 Atlantic white-sided dolphins in the Faroe Islands comes more horrifying news of dolphins being hunted, this time on the other side of the northern hemisphere. >> read more …

Whales dive deep for profitable prey

‘Reconstruction of deep-sea squid communities reveals profitable hunting zones for extreme-diving whales.’ An international research team has investigated why dolphins and whales perform record-breaking dives to several kilometres deep. For the first time they were able to match hunting behaviour to the prey present in the hunting zones. The study of researchers from the Netherlands … Lees meer

Risso’s dolphin washes up in Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth (UK), 11 may 2018 – A dolphin pod had been observed off Great Yarmouth on Friday, the coastguard said on social media. HM Coastguard Gorleston said it believed the creature, found on Great Yarmouth South Beach, was a Risso’s dolphin. Photo: HM Coastguard Gorleston