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Dolphins

Where There is One, There are More!

The occasional common dolphin can be spotted within the La Jolla Ecological Reserve. Where birds hover over the water in the masses, there are usually dolphins nearby!  Dolphins also swim through the area sporadically, but most sightings are early in the mornings and later in the afternoon.

Dolphins usually travel in pods, which makes it easier to spot them on our La Jolla kayak tours. When dolphins surface, they are usually traveling pretty quickly; dolphins can actually swim up to 40 km per hour. They have especially sleek skin that reduces interference while traveling at rapid speeds.

Dolphin Facts

  • Dolphins usually eat anywhere from 8-15 kilograms of fish per day!
  • The average lifespan of a dolphin is about 25 years, but the maximum lifespan of a dolphin is 40 years.
  • Dolphins have evolved over the years with adapted sensory specializations that enable them to monitor their environment and take advantage of their fast sleek swimming technique.
  • Dolphins have the basic senses of vision, hearing, taste and touch; however, they don’t have the sense of smell.

Dolphin Reproduction

Dolphins give birth to live young and nurse them with mammary glands like most mammals. The gestation period for dolphins is usually between 11 and 12 months.

Look for dolphins during your Kayak Tour at the local La Jolla Shores!

Call (858) 454-1010 or save money by booking online. Special pricing for advance reservations!