Dolphins are considered to be one of the smartest creatures in the world. They are mammals known for their friendless and their capacity to learn to perform some impressive tricks. Below are some fascinating facts about dolphins. Did you know any of them?
Dolphins have their own unique whistle and each dolphin responds to its own name
They are considered to be very social creatures, and some scientific have discovered that dolphins have friends. Each dolphin has its own unique whistle (name) and they use their signature whistles to call out to one another.
Dolphins swim in superpods that can consist more than 1000 dolphins
Dolphins live in groups called pods, which contains more than hundreds of dolphins. Dolphins use to swim in pods so that they can work together to hunt prey, evade predators and care for sick or injured dolphins. They sometimes form superpods which contain more than 1000 dolphins
Dolphins communicate with clicks and whistles whistles which are total mystery for men
Dolphins communicate with each other underwater by making variety of vocalizations, that are total mystery for men, although so many marine scientist have studied and recorded their vocalization. Dolphins whisper to each other in order to find prey and navigate the ocean.
Dolphins are champion power nappers
As you know, dolphins can’t breathe underwater, so they need to swim up to the ocean’s surface to get air. In order to not drown, dolphins don’t sleep for several hours at a time, but they rest one hemisphere of their brain for 15 to 20 minutes at time, several times at a day. That way they take some short “naps”, while they swim, breath at the same time.
Dolphins don’t use their teeth to chew food
Dolphins do have teeth, but they don’t use them to chew food. They instead use their chompers to catch fish, crustaceans and other food, and shallow it whole
There are 44 different dolphin species
There are 44 dolphin species existing in the world. Although the most well-known among them are the bottlenose dolphins, there are 43 other dolphin species, that can vary considerably in their physical attributes and behavior. The most of them live in tropical oceans, although there are some species that live in colder oceans and rivers.