DIVING DOLPHIN SCULPTURE
Dolphins in British water often gather in schools of up to 30 individuals, and although once fairly common they are now threatened by coastal pollution and by capture in fishing nets, particularly with pair trawling as a recent study in Guernsey showed. In warmer waters tuna fishing sadly kills many dolphins because they follow the large shoals. Studies have shown that dolphins are extremely intelligent and can learn new tasks as quickly as many humans. They can also invent new strategies and
pass the learning onto others. One famous dolphin named Kelly in Mississippi learned to hide fish from feeding time and use it to lure and catch seagulls when her keeper was not there, a game which she passed on to her calf who taught other calves..seagull baiting become the hot game. They are very friendly and inquisitive creatures and often play alongside boats, with much leaping or ‘spy hopping’ to get a better look, and ‘bow- riding’, hitching a free ride in the wake.
This charming wooden dolphin sculpture from Archipelago would be the perfect finishing touch to your home. Each piece has been hand carved therefore making each sculpture unique.
- Archipelago carved wooden dolphin sculpture
- Decorative item only (not a toy)
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- Many of our products are hand-painted or hand-finished. Please allow for variations in colour and finish.
- Archipelago work with 3 different villages in Bali all highly skilled carvers and painters. All their Indonesian products are produced under fair trading conditions to benefit the village community. The products are environmentally friendly, using lead free paints and local replaceable softwoods.
- All Archipelago products are designed in the UK by British artists.