Dolphin Fun with Facts and Photos

We are sure, you have heard that the dolphins are highly intelligent marine mammals. They are part of the family of toothed whales including orcas and pilot whales and are carnivores, mostly eating fish and squid. Dolphins live worldwide, mostly in shallow seas of the continental shelves and tropical oceans; only five species live in the world’s rivers. Although their color varies, in general, they are grey with darker backs than the rest of their bodies. Their size can vary from 1.2 m and 40 kg, up to 9.5 m and 10 tonnes such is the orca or killer whale. Since they are mammals, they need to come to the water surface to breathe and unlike land mammals that breathe and eat through their mouths, dolphins have separate holes for each task. Dolphins have acute eyesight both in and out of the water and can hear frequencies 10 times the upper limit of adult humans. Their sense of touch is well-developed, but they have no sense of smell. Dolphins are well known for their agility and playful behavior. They like to leap out of the water, rise vertically out of the water to view their surroundings and follow ships, often synchronizing their movements with one another. Even though they are usually very mild tempered, dolphins can also be aggressive. Dolphins live in social groups of five to several hundred. They have few natural enemies, and humans are their main threat. Here are some facts and photos of dolphins…
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There are about 100 teeth in the mouth of a dolphin. They use them to grab their prey but they don’t chew it – the food is swallowed whole.

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