• Xara Hyter

15 Delightful Dolphin Facts!

  1. Dolphins can be found all over the world and in different environments

  2. The Amazon River is home to four species of freshwater dolphin, found nowhere else on Earth

  3. Noise pollution from the oil and gas industry and underwater construction is a serious threat to dolphins and their way of life

  4. They're extremely fast in short bursts, up to 30 mph!

  5. They love to blow bubbles



6. Dolphins are very chatty and social

7. They are very intelligent

8. They can turn off half of their brain

9. Dolphins can jump as high as 20 feet out of the water!

10. Dolphins use echolocation to find food and navigate



11. The “killer whale”, or Orca, is actually a dolphin

12. Dolphins have two stomachs

13. They can swim up to 100 miles a day

14. Dolphins can live up to 50 years!

15. There are around 40 species of dolphins



Sources:

WWF https://www.wwf.org.uk/

AquaWorld https://aquaworld.com.mx/en

Dolphin Research Center https://dolphins.org/




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