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Spectacular Documentation: A Band of Dolphins Observed Off the Shores of Israel | Israel today

2021-10-28T14:09:05.033Z

Seven dolphins of the genus Dolphin are found, northwest of Ashdod • Dolphin flocks are usually composed of mothers and cubs or young items • Guy Levian, RTG inspector: And swallowing waste "



A group of seven dolphins of the common dolphin species, consisting of mothers and puppies, was observed northwest of Ashdod

as part of a monitoring tour conducted today by the Marine Unit of the Nature and Parks Authority and Dr. Aviad Sheinin of the Delphis Association.

Delphi researchers will try to identify their dorsal fin and see if they are known dolphins.

Guy Levian inspected the Nature and Parks Authority: "The common dolphin is the most common marine mammal in Israel. Its body structure is full and clumsy and its color is gray to brown, with a light belly. The average flock consists of five individuals and consists of females and puppies or young of both sexes. The males swim alone or in pairs and join occasional flocks. 400 details ".

The group of dolphins observed near the shores of Ashdod, October 2021 // Photo: Nature and Parks Authority spokeswoman

He added that "the Mediterranean subpopulation is classified as an endangered species, with the main risk threatening it being inadvertent trapping in fishing gear. Other threats include marine pollution, waste ingestion and damage to the food web. In 2017, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) declared territory "From the continental shelf off the coast of Israel's Mediterranean Sea as an important area for marine mammals (IMMA), following observations of found dolphins and dolphins found by observers of researchers and the Nature and Parks Authority."

The Delphis puppy said: "The common dolphin cub stays with its mother for about three years. For the first half year it feeds on breast milk only and later its mother teaches it to hunt fish and squid. After a few years to the mother band, to enjoy a babysitter attached to the new puppies that will be born to them. "

These days, the crowdfunding campaign of the Delphis Association, to save the Dolphin and the Sea Center, the association's educational center, has been launched.

Enter the campaign and you can help protect the marine mammals in Israel: https://giveback.co.il/project/65585

Source: israelhayom

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