Dolphins

Everyone loves dolphins, am I right? They spend their days eating and jumping through the waves. Seems like they are oblivious to the world around them. But do you really know a lot about them? If not, I’m here to answer all your questions.

First and foremost, dolphins are mammals, not fish. They can only stay underwater for about 8-10 minutes. Then they surface and use their mouths and blowholes to take a breath and dive back underwater. Dolphins can dive up to 1,000 feet! Did you know that dolphins have two stomachs? That would explain their appetite. They eat anywhere from 25-50 pounds of fish a day. Also, dolphins don’t chew their food. They swallow the whole fish, well, whole! Have you read my post about starfish? Well, if you don’t, starfish can live up to 35 years, but dolphins can live up to 50 years! Another fact: There are around 40 different species of dolphins. Nowhere near as much as the starfish, but still, WOW. Also, dolphins are SUPER smart. In fact, they are one of the most intelligent animals in the world. They can learn many different tricks, if you teach them the right way.  Want to learn more about dolphin training? Visit Training At Dolphin Research Center. Remember, do not try this out in the wild. It is illegal to feed and swim with dolphins. It’s best to watch these wonderful creatures from a distance. Dolphins are still wild animals, and wild animals can do unexpected things that can hurt you. But don’t get scared of dolphins just because of the chance of getting hurt. Dolphins are amazing, and amazingly smart, at that! I’m sure you know that they travel in pods. Have you ever been lucky enough to see them in the wild? It’s a beautiful sight. I love seeing dolphins jumping through the waves.

Dolphins are so cool, every fact I learn about them fascinates me! Comment if you have any questions about dolphins. Want to learn more about the other residents of the ocean? Check out my personal favorite, Don’t Fear the Fin. Not interested? There’s plenty of other options you can choose from! Thanks for reading!

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