Dolphin Fish - Factins

 

  • Most dolphins live in shallow areas of tropical and temperate oceans and some in rivers.
  • Scientific names of Dolphin fish are Delphinadae (oceanic species) and Platanistoidea (river species).
  • Dolphin usually 1.2-10.0 m long.
  • They usually weighs between 50 kg – 7 tonnes.
  • Around 40 types of dolphin fish species in the world.
  • Dolphins are carnivores – meat eaters.
  • Fish, squid and crustaceans are foods that dolphins eat.
  • Dolphin eat food 10% of its weight.
  • Dolphins are highly intelligent.
  • They are as smart as apes, and the evolution of their larger brains is surprisingly similar to humans.
  • Dolphins are part of the family of whales that includes orcas and pilot whales.
  • Killer whales are actually dolphin fish species.
  • Killer whales known as Orca are the biggest kind of dolphin.
  • Orca or Killer whale is considered as one of the largest sea creatures on earth.

 

Killer Whale is Dolphin Fish - Factins
Killer Whale

 

  • Dolphins have good eyesight both in and out of the water.
  • They have good hear frequencies which is 10 times than adult humans.
  • Pollution, fishing and hunting are the real threats to Dolphins.
  • Dolphins can live up to 50 years.
  • Generally dolphins are mammals.
  • Dolphins have 2 stomachs.
  • Dolphins need to come to surface of the water to breathe.
  • Unlike land mammals, dolphins have separate holes for each task to breathe.
  • Dolphins eat through their mouths and breathe through their blowholes.
  • They dive up to 1,000 feet in ocean.
  • Dolphins are very friendly to humans and animals.
  • Dolphins never chew their food.
  • They some can swim at 20 miles per hour.
  • Dolphins can communicate with each other by clicking, whistling and other sounds.
  • Dolphins can jump as high as 25 feet out of the water.
  • Dolphins are very social, living in groups that hunt and even play together . Dolphins group can have 1,000 members or more.

 

 

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