Bottlenose Dolphin Facts | Croatia & Slovenia Wildlife Guide
Graceful swimmers, bottlenose dolphins often reach speeds of around 7 mph when cruising together in pods. When threatened, individuals are strong sprinters, reaching speeds of more than 30 mph.
Kornati’s bottlenose population marks a success between Croatia’s coastal fisherman and their marine counterparts. Monitored by a group of scientists since 1987, the results of studies here have shaped current day’s efforts to protect the species in the Adriatic and beyond.
Dolphins communicate using whistles, clicks, squawks, squeaks, moans, barks, groans and yelps! Unique whistles identify each individual, clicks and echoes act as sonar when hunting, and they change their vocal range and patterns to communicate with other marine life.