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:

Dolphin Facts:

  • Dolphins Recognise and Admire Themselves in Mirrors.
  • Killer Whales are dolphins, not whales.
Dolphin Facts | Unknown Facts about Dolphins

Killer 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.
Dolphin Facts | Unknown Facts about Dolphins


  • The Dolphins and whales give birth to the tail first instead of the head.

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Dolphins Language:

  • 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.
Dolphin Facts | Unknown Facts about Dolphins

Dolphin Facts

  • 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.
Dolphin Facts | Unknown Facts about Dolphins

Beautiful Dolphins

  • 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”.
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Pink Dolphins

Unknown Facts:

  • Dolphins have the longest memory in the animal kingdom.
  • A two-headed dolphin was spotted on a beach in Turkey in 2014.
Dolphins Facts

Two Headed Dolphins

  • 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.
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These are the various facts about Dolphins.

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