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Top Facts about Dolphins




Top Facts about Dolphins


Dolphins are mammals. They nurse their kids with milk from
their mothers.  Dolphins are cetaceans and they are classified in two
suborders, marine and river dolphins.  There are 41 species of dolphins according to Wiki-Species, being 36 oceanic and 5 fresh water dolphins.  Dolphins are social creatures and they live in pods of 10 to 12 individuals which group for protection and feeding.  Dolphins have very developed senses, including echolocation, a sonar-like sense used to locate food or dangers, but they lack of olfactory sense.  Dolphins breathe through a blowhole located at the top of their bodies which take the air directly to their lungs.  Dolphins eat fish like mackerel, herring, cod or squid.  Dolphin's gestation period ranges from 11 to 17 months
varying according to species.  The most common dolphin is the bottlenose dolphin.
Dolphin's biggest threat is human activity.






   
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