25 Cool And Absolutely Extraordinary Dolphin Facts

Dolphins are often considered the most amazing and popular of all sea animals. These adorable marine mammals are famous for their superior intelligence and cheerful disposition. But there are many more interesting dolphin facts that you might not know. For example, did you know that dolphins only use half of their brains while sleeping? Or did you know that Dolphins can eat about 30 pounds of fish a day? These are just a couple of dolphin facts. So if you are a dolphin fan (the animal), or simply like to learn about nature in general, check out these 25 cool and extraordinary dolphin facts (you wont be sorry).

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Dolphins are capable of making a broad range of sounds using nasal air-sacs located just below the blowhole. Roughly three categories of sounds can be identified: frequency modulated whistles, burst-pulsed sounds and clicks. The clicks are amongst the loudest sounds made by marine animals.

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Dolphins are an increasingly popular choice of animal-assisted therapy for psychological problems and developmental disabilities.

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Dolphins are famous for their playful behavior and one of the most fascinating playful display is creating bubble rings. They can produce all sorts of bubbles by releasing air from their blowholes under water. They create large bubble clouds, bubble streams, and even individual bubbles. Many of these serve as visual displays, a kind of communication signal.

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The Killer Whale is the largest member of the dolphin family. They can reach 30 feet in length and swim as fast as 30 miles per hour.

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Next to bonobos and humans, dolphins are the only animal species that can have sex just for pleasure.

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