The main mechanisms dolphins use to protect themselves include avoiding natural predators by detecting them with echolocation and traveling in numbers for safety. When they cannot avoid attacks or scare off predators, do... More »

The 400 living species of sharks defend themselves in a variety of ways that vary from species to species. Large species, such as great whites, basking sharks and whale sharks derive protection from their size; they are ... More »

The Arctic fox protects itself with its sharp teeth and claws and with its thick coat. The fox uses its teeth and claws not only during hunting, but also for self-defense against bigger predators. More »

Dolphins are active, opportunistic predators that feed on many different kinds of fishes, squids and crustaceans. Their diet varies according to what is geographically available. Fishes and squid are staples for offshore... More »

Although dolphins are apex predators, they are sometimes eaten by sharks and killer whales; however, their primary predator is mankind. Dolphin pods attack sharks on sight, circling protectively around the weakest member... More »

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Dolphins are close to the top of their food chain with few natural predators other than sharks. When faced by a predator, dolphins often circle, head butt or use their tails to hit the other animal in self defense. Accor... More »

Seals protect themselves from predators by propelling through the water when predators threaten them. With their streamlined bodies, sensitive ears and strong flippers, seals can detect predators and swim at high speeds ... More »