Dolphin Facts | Unknown Facts about Dolphins: Dolphins are a widely distributed and diverse group of aquatic mammals. There are 40 extant species of dolphins. There are plenty of unknown facts about Dolphins:
- Dolphins Recognise and Admire Themselves in Mirrors.
- Killer Whales are dolphins, not whales.
- Dolphins shed the top layer of the skin every two hours.
- In 2014, a dead two-headed dolphin was discovered washing up on shore in the waters off Turkey’s west coast.
- Infanticide has been observed in bottlenose dolphins.
- A dolphin’s stomach is compartmentalised for rapid digestion.
- The wolphin is the result of the union of a bottlenose dolphin and a false killer whale.
- The Dolphins and whales give birth to the tail first instead of the head.
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- Dolphins can communicate with one another over a telephone, and appear to know who they are talking to.
- A study shows that dolphins talk to each other in sentences.
- Dolphins give each other names and will answer to it even when called by dolphins they don’t know.
- The United States Navy has 75 trained dolphins to catch enemy swimmers and underwater mines.
Interesting Dolphin Facts:
- The usual lifespan of a dolphin is 15 years. However, some of them lived 50 years.
- Dolphin copulation happens belly to belly.
- There are albino bottlenose dolphins.
- Dolphins intentionally chew on toxic puffer fish to get high.
- Only one-half of a dolphin’s brain goes to sleep at a time.
- Male dolphins are called as “bulls”, and females “cows”.
- Dolphins have the longest memory in the animal kingdom.
- A two-headed dolphin was spotted on a beach in Turkey in 2014.
- Dolphin meat is consumed in Japan and Peru.
- Dolphins and whales squeal to express delight.
- A bottlenose dolphin may handle its tail flukes to flip a fish out of the water, and then retrieve the stunned prey.
- Dolphins sleep with one eye open.
These are the various facts about Dolphins.
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