Bow-Riding

TitleBow-Riding
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsWürsig, Bernd
EditorWürsig, Bernd, Thewissen J. G. M., and Kovacs Kit M.
Book TitleEncyclopedia of Marine Mammals
Edition3rd
Pagination135-137
PublisherAcademic Press
CitySan Diego, CA, USA
ISBN Number978-0-12-804327-1
EndNote Rec Number12636
Keywordshydrodynamics, play, Pressure wave, surfing
Abstract

Summary Dolphins ride bow waves and stern wakes of boats, probably as an adaptation from surfing on large waves and nearshore breakers. While easy travel has been postulated, it is more likely that bow-riding is more often simply for the fun of it, or play.