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Most Astounding Facts about Dophins

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Once thought to be fish these mammals are extremely intelligent.

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Dolphins have been known to save swimmers and divers in trouble. Report Abuse
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Dolphins have large brains and are capable of identifying pictures. Report Abuse
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The spotted dolphin is born with no spots. Report Abuse
As they get older they get more spots.
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Dolphins that live in the open ocean are larger than the ones that live closer to shore. Report Abuse
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Orcas are the fastest swimmers in the ocean. Report Abuse
They can swim up to 30 miles per hour for shot periods of time.
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Orca or killer whales are the largest member of the dolphin family. Report Abuse
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Dolphin babies are called calfs Report Abuse
A young dolphin can stay with its mother for up to two years.
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Dolphins eat fish and squid. Report Abuse
These mammals can't chew their food so they swallow it whole.
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Most dolphins prefer saltwater. Report Abuse
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Spyhopping is when a dolphin holds in head above the surface of the water. Report Abuse
Dolphins will spyhop if they want to see what's going on above the surface of the water.
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Dolphins use echolocation to find food. Report Abuse
Much like bats they uses the echolocation to find objects the size of pebbles on the ocean floor.
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Dolphins don't have ears but, they have openings in the side of their head for hearing. Report Abuse
Dolphins can hear high pitched sounds that humans cannot.
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Dolphins do not have a sense of smell but, they do have a sense of taste. Report Abuse
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Dolphins like to rub their bellies against the sandy bottom, it is called beach-rubbing. Report Abuse
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Some species of dolphin have as many as 250 teeth. Report Abuse
Other species have a few as 8.
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A dolphin's forehead is called a melon. Report Abuse
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There are over 26 different types of dolphins. Report Abuse
An orca or killer whale is considered a dolphin.
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Dolphins are part of the whale family. Report Abuse
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