Dolphin Food Chain

Dolphin food chain is similar to the food chain of some whales.

Plankton Such as Green Algae and Crustaceans
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Plankton eats the bodies of dead animals in the ocean.

Krill - small, shrimplike animals - eat plankton

Squid and small fish eat krill.

Large squid and fish eat small squid and fish.
Dolphins eat the fish and squid, and they also take crustacians and octopus.
Sharks and killer whales eat dolphins and

Killer whales eat sharks

The Problem
  • Unfortunately,  if the smallest of prey creatures is exposed to even low level toxins from pollution of the water, it moves up the food chain and becomes concentrated in the tissues of the larger predators like marine mammals. This is called "food chain magnification."
  •  Planktonic organisms and nektonic animals, (small creatures like krill), both range over great expanses. Both carry heavy metals, pesticides, sometimes even radiation and disease-causing organisms through all of the oceans on earth. More and more marine mammals are being poisoned by contamination of our oceans.
What can we do about it?
Visit my Save the Dolphins page to find out!

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