10 Interesting Facts About Dolphins.

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There is no doubt that dolphins are one of the most interesting forms of aquatic life out there. They are easy to recognize and you likely already know they are very smart. Yet there are plenty of great facts about them that you may not know. That will all change though when you get done reading this!


1
The dolphin is the only mammal that gives birth with the tail first instead of the head.

2
There are two stomachs for dolphins just like for cows. The first one stores the food for them and the second one is where digestion takes place.

3
The dorsal fin on every dolphin is very unique and it can be used to identify them from each other.

4
A dolphin needs to get air at different intervals. Some need air every 20 seconds but others only need it every 30 minutes.

5
The bonds of dolphins in a group are very intense. They have been observed carrying for the sick, the elderly, and those that have been injured with great care.

6
There are about 100 teeth in the mouth of a dolphin. They use the teeth to grab their prey but they don’t chew it. All food is swallowed whole.

7
Up to 20 feet in the air is the distance that a dolphin can leap.

8
Global warming continues to be a problem for dolphins as it has reduced their food supply significantly.

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The smallest dolphins are about 4 feet long with the longest being 30 feet long. They can weigh from 90 pounds to more than 11 tons.

10
The dolphin's most dangerous enemy is humans.