ARTICLES

Dolphins World cites five possible reasons as to why dolphins jump out of the water: to get a better view over the water, to conserve energy, to play, to get rid of parasites and to communicate with others.

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The most common theories as to why mullets jump out of the water are because the mullets are attempting to shake away parasites, break open eggs during spawning season or avoid predators. Mullets, also called gray mullet...

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While scientists do not know for certain, there are several theories as to why whales jump out of the water. Common suggestions for the behavior include the attempt to communicate or an act of courtship. Humpbacks are kn...

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SIMILAR ARTICLES

According to the National Marine Life Center, dolphins move by pushing their powerful tail flukes up and down in the water. This tail movement pushes water back and propels the dolphin forward. To steer through the water...

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Coastal bottlenose dolphins that live in warm waters stay within their limited home range in the winter months and can be seen off the coast of Georgia, Florida, Texas and Southern California. Dolphins migrate with chang...

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Approximately 6 hours after dolphin calves are born, the mothers will begin to nurse their young below the water but close to the surface for at least 4 times each hour for the first 4 to 8 days. Each period lasts anywhe...

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Dolphins give off high frequency vocalizations or clicks using their nasal passages and listen for echoes reflecting from other surfaces in the water, as noted by Sea World. They use this ultrasound to help navigate thei...

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