Dolphin Facts – Fascinating Facts About Dolphins

Interesting Facts About Dolphins

Dolphins take care of their young ones for a period of 2 or 3 years.

The average lifespan of the dolphin is 17 years. However, some of them in the wild have been observed to have lived for about 50 years.

Dolphins usually very mild tempered, but they can be aggressive.

The dolphin’s brain is #2 in terms of size compared to its body size. It’s only behind the human.

Killer whale is the largest member of the dolphin family. They can be up to 30 feet in length.

Boto is the largest fresh water dolphin. They can be up to 10 feet long.

Dolphins often use a hunting tactic of circling the fish in a school so that they make a tight ball. Then they will take turns going through the center of it to feed as they do so.

Only one side of the dolphin’s brain sleeps at a time, allowing them to breathe and watch for threats while they are resting.

Dolphins are playful and socializing animals. They play with seaweed or other pod members. Sometimes they will tease other living creatures in the water.

Global warming has significantly reduced food supply for dolphins and is a dangerous threat to its numbers.