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10 Interesting Facts About Dolphins

Dolphin - derived from the Greek word "Delphos" - "brother." Under this name is well known 70 species of animals belonging to the order Cetacea, found in seas, oceans, bays and rivers all over the world. Greater pleasure for swimming with dolphins. They are good, smooth, beautiful, love them, not only children but also adults. But before visiting the dolphin is to read some interesting facts about these wonderful mammals.

Dolphin - derived from the Greek word "Delphos" - "brother." Under this name is well known 70 species of animals belonging to the order Cetacea, found in seas, oceans, bays and rivers all over the world. Greater pleasure for swimming with dolphins. 

They are good, smooth, beautiful, love them, not only children but also adults. But before visiting the dolphin is to read some interesting facts about these wonderful mammals.

 

1. Dolphins swim in circles, and one eye is always watching, so that they have not crept predators. After a certain period of time they begin to swim in the opposite direction and have already watched the other eye.

2. Average rate at which the dolphin swims 12.5 miles per hour. It depends on the species and situations, some of the fastest dolphins can travel at speeds of up to 32 km / h

3. Dolphins live in packs, in which everything - family, so they have developed mutual aid as well. They always help to keep weakened dolphin at the surface, so that he does not choke; known stories about how the Dolphins came to the rescue drowning people. They never behave with hostility.

4. The most sensational discovery was the presence of dolphins names by which they are differentiated counterparts. And each dolphin gets its name at birth. This was proved by experiments: the whistle of the recorded signal, indicating the name, responded the same dolphin.

5. Dolphins physiologically very similar to us humans. We both breathe easy, we both have four-chambered heart and brain weight is almost the same. And the Dolphins and the people are warm-blooded creatures, even the size we are about the same, because of its size, as a person reach a length of 1.5 - 2m.

6. Most of the dolphins can not see objects in front of him. Dolphins and killer whales, even when placing objects fall on the side and examine them with one or the other eye

7. Dolphins breathe air. They do not have gills like fish, but there is a blowhole on the lungs and upper body.It's blowhole whales and dolphins use to publish a variety of sounds. Bottlenose dolphins usually hold their breath on average 7.25 minutes. But can spend under water up to 15 minutes.

8. dolphins use echolocation function, it has the same principles as that of the radar, and it is used to search for food.

9. Dolphins are able to recognize themselves in the mirror.

10. In nature, only two species of mammals have sex for pleasure - the people and dolphins.

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Comments (4)

I like #9, it made me smile :)

My daughter told me about seeing a video of them observing themselves in the mirror she says it was adorable.

Delightful!

This is hard to understand due to the grammatical errors.

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