The striped patterns on their body leaves no mistake about which species of dolphin you happen to be looking at. Responding to sharks with both avoidance and aggression, dolphins have a tendency to attack and sometimes even kill tiger sharks in the wild. Pygmy right whale C. In the case of the males, sexual maturity occurs between 7 and 15 years. With your support, most marine life and their ocean habitats can be protected, if not restored to their former natural levels of biodiversity.
What has been noted is that without conservation tactics then their numbers could be threatened in as little as 5 years.
Tropical bottlenose whale I. Most of them are mating around the time they are 7 feet in length. In order to conserve energy, dolphin pods swim alongside ships in a practice called bow-riding. All appendages are black, as well. They live around the Gulf of Mexico and they have a very diverse habitat. Striped dolphin  A striped dolphin in full flight Size compared to an average human Conservation status. Arnoux's beaked whale B.