Dolphins are aquatic mammals of the order of cetaceans.

There are two types of dolphins: oceanic and freshwater.

Dolphins interesting facts

1. Dolphins live in groups of several to several hundred individuals.

2. Dolphins have the ability to echolocate.

3. The dolphin species Coastal Satolia has the ability to electro-receive.

4. Dolphins communicate with each other through sounds.

5. Dolphins sleep, floating in the water at a depth of about 50 cm, with one eye open.

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6. Dolphins hunt with shoals, sometimes with sharks.

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7. The dolphins’ greatest enemy is the killer whale.

8. Dolphins are trained to do tricks in the dolphinariums.

9. In India, dolphins have been granted the legal status of “non human person”, which gives them legal sanction of the right to freedom.

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10. The US Navy began military training of dolphins in 1959.

11. During the Vietnam War, dolphins escorted American ships.

12. Dolphins have been observed several times to “play” with whales by riding on their backs.

13. In order to catch a breath, the dolphin has to emerge from the water.

14. A dolphin’s brain weighs about 2 kg.

15. Dolphins are the only animals that have sex for pleasure. There have been cases of homosexuality and bisexuality. Sometimes dolphins take part in group orgies.

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16. Malcolm Brenner wrote the book “Wet Goddess” in which he detailed the history of his sexual relationship with a dolphin named Dolly.

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17. 5 species of dolphins live in rivers.

18. There is a pink albino dolphin in Lake Calcasieu in the US state of Louisiana.

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19. In the Baltic Sea there is a mammal very similar to a dolphin – the Harbor porpoise.

20. The intelligence of a dolphin can be compared to that of a chimpanzee.

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21. Dolphins can’t sneeze.

22. Dolphins give themselves names.

23. The dolphin is the fastest aquatic mammal. Able to reach speeds of 55 km/h.

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Dolphins questions and answers

What do dolphins eat?

Dolphins feed on fish, squid and crustaceans.

Answer: Heron

How many dolphins live?

Dolphins live from 7 to 21 years.

Answer: Heron

How long is the dolphin?

The dolphin is 1 to 5 meters long.

Answer: Heron

How long does a dolphin pregnancy take?

Pregnancy in a dolphin lasts from 9 to 12 months.

Answer: Heron

Why are dolphins sometimes found near the shore in shallow water?

Dolphins usually go to shallow water when they are injured or sick, so as not to drown.

Answer: Mati

Do dolphins have bones?

Dolphins have bones. They are much lighter than the bones of land mammals.

Answer: Marta

Why are the dolphins smiling all the time?

It is an illusion resulting from the positioning of their jaws. Dolphins look smiling even on a “bad day”.

Answer: Ola

How do dolphins sleep?

In a dolphin, one or another hemisphere of the brain goes into the sleep phase. Thanks to this, he is always active.

Answer: Ola

Dolphin can kill a man?

It can kill, but it’s mostly by accident or in self-defense. Dolphin attacks on humans are rare.

Answer: Ola

How many dolphins can withstand on land?

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