Indus River Dolphin: Swimming techniques
Unique swimming behaviour
After 30 to 60 seconds, when it needs to breath, it swims to the surface, rotates upright to take in the air, and then rotates thorough 90 degrees again as it swims back to the bottom.
This unique side swimming behaviour is not consistently seen in any other dolphin except the Ganges River dolphin.
Indus River Dolphin: Swimming Action
Click on the Play button to view the swimming cycle of the Indus River
Dolphin. You can also view the step by step movement by clicking on the
rewind and forward buttons.