10 Fascinating Dolphins Facts

Here are 10 fascinating dolphin facts that will make you love them even more.

  1. Nearly 40 species of dolphins swim the waters of our planet 🌍. Most of them live in shallow areas of tropical and temperate oceans, five species live in rivers.
  2. Dolphins are carnivores, squid, fish and crustaceans are included in their list of prey, they could eat at least 29 pounds of fish a day
  3. Dolphins has teeth, but they swallow the food without chewing it.
  4. Known they have two stomachs, with one to storing food and another one to for digestion 
  5. Dolphins are incredible social animals. They live in groups and cooperate with each other to get food and raising calves. 
  6. Dolphins sleep by resting one side of the brain at a time, this allows them to continues raising to the surface for air and to keep an eye open to watch out for predators.
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  7. Gestation period takes 9 to 17 months, giving birth a single calf who will feed by mom’s milk for almost 18 months, but calves will be near the mom for around 6 years, period where will learn all the hunting and survival skills.
  8. Dolphins can swim 5 to 12 km per hour, with a maximum speed of 32 km/h
  9. Dolphins are part of the family of whales, that includes pilot whales and orcas or killer whale.
  10. Dolphins has few natural enemies, the main one is the sharks even that they are very difficult to catch. The main threat now are the human. Pollution, hunting and fishing mean some dolphin species reduce the numbers and some are considering in danger of extinction and have an uncertain future. In 2006 the Yangtze River dolphin was name functionally extinct.

Amaze with this dolphins facts. Would you love to dive with them?

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