are sharks afraid of dolphins?

// April 23rd, 2009 // Dolphins for kids

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Not really, unless the shark is relatively smaller.
This is a common believe, based on the record of a bottlenose dolphin killing a leopard shark, that was publicized by Flipper TV show.

The truth is that dolphins will avoid natural predators whenever is possible. In the wild, dolphins and sharks pretty much leave each other alone, but 70% of wild dolphins show some degree of shark scarring.
In many cases, dolphins are able to elude attack by detecting through echolocation.

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3 Responses to “are sharks afraid of dolphins?”

  1. allison says:

    listen when you are collecting sharks teeth are you afraid that it will bite you!??

  2. LynM says:

    Haha! Well, we don’t usually collect sharks’ teeth, particularly if they are still alive, we let them keep all their choppers and we keep our distance from them.

    I’ll have to ask the shark dentist how he feels. ;-)

  3. 5secr et says:

    your guys are crazy of course they won’t bite you ( i know it’s a joke but retarded!

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