HOW DO PINK DOLPHINS PROTECT THEMSELVES?

What Are The Pink Dolphin's Enemies, And How Do Pink Dolphins Protect Themselves? Photo: Stephanie Triltsch

What Are The Pink Dolphin's Enemies, And How Do Pink Dolphins Protect Themselves? Photo: Stephanie Triltsch

What Are The Pink Dolphin’s Enemies?

What are the pink dolphin’s enemies, and how do pink dolphins protect themselves?

Dolphin species that live in the ocean have a few enemies—mostly the larger, more aggressive species of sharks and perhaps the occasional killer whale. The pink dolphins of the Amazon, however, live in fresh water where there are no sharks and no whales. Consequently the answers to the questions “What are the pink dolphin’s enemies?” and “How do pink dolphins protect themselves?” are almost none, and, they really don’t have to.

However, if the question concerns people rather than natural predators, then the answer to “What are the pink dolphin’s enemies?” changes. We are the pink dolphin’s enemies—at least some of us are. The pink dolphins of the Amazon are threatened by habitat loss caused by dam building and deforestation. In addition, sometimes pink dolphins get caught in fishing nets and drown, and some Amazon fishermen intentionally kill dolphins to prevent them from eating some of the fish that the fishermen want to catch.

And how do pink dolphins protect themselves from humans? Unfortunately, the really don’t have a defense.

Read more about the pink dolphins of the Amazon.

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