Happy Dolphin Day from all of us at Delphi Steel! So what do dolphins have to do with Industrial Steel Buildings…well not that much! But we are located close to the Cromarty and Beauly firth in Scotland, famous for their dolphins. So as it’s Dolphin Day we’re sharing some pictures of our local aquatic residents. These guys attract visitors from all over the world to admire their playful activities out in the water.
An estimated 200 bottlenose dolphins patrol the area and are best spotted an hour after low tide as they chase fish into the firth. As you can see from the picutres they really do put on a spectaluar show. Typically growing from 1m in length as a calf to 4m as an adult they reach a weight 350kg. Chanonry Point on the Black Isle has been described as ‘the best Dolphin viewpoint in Britain’ so is definitely worth a visit. If you ever visit check out ecoventures in Cromarty who will take you out on a thrilling rib-boat ride around the firth to get up close to these amazing animals.
Here are some interesting facts about Dolphins:
- Bottlenose are the most well known and common species of Dolphin
- Up to 12 individual Dolphins live together in what are called schools or pods
- Their eyesight and hearing is very good plus they have the ability to use echolocation allowing them find the exact location of objects
- Communication between individuals is done through various sounds such as clicking and whistling.