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10 Interesting Dolphin Fun Facts-You Should Know

You are here 10 Interesting Dolphin Fun Facts.When we hear the word 'dolphin', what comes to mind is the endearing and highly intelligent fish shown in movies and television shows.
Dolphins are one of the most popular animals in the world, and are very popular as aquarium entertainers. Their high intelligence has also resulted in them being used by armed forces for marine threat identification.Here 10 Interesting Dolphin Fun Facts-You should know

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A group of dolphins is called a "school" or a "pod". Male dolphins are called "bulls", females "cows" and young dolphins are called "calves".

Dolphins have conical shape teeth.These conical teeth are used to catch swift prey such as fish, squid or large mammals, such as seal.

Dolphins can establish strong social bonds; they will stay with injured or ill individuals, even helping them to breathe by bringing them to the surface if needed.

Dolphins communicate using a variety of clicks, whistle-like sounds and other vocalizations. Dolphins also use nonverbal communication by means of touch and posturing.

Dolphins have well-developed hearing.Their hearing is so well developed that some can survive even if they are blind. 

A modern human-dolphin partnership currently operates in Laguna, Santa Catarina, Brazil. Here, dolphins drive fish towards fishermen waiting along the shore and signal the men to cast their nets.

Dolphins are known to display non-reproductive sexual behavior, engaging in masturbation, stimulation of the genital area of other individuals using the rostrum or flippers, and homosexual contact.

Dolphins sleep with only one brain hemisphere in slow-wave sleep at a time, thus maintaining enough consciousness to breathe and to watch for possible predators and other threats.

The longest dolphin in the world is the orca that grows as long as 25 feet (nearly 8 m) and weights 19000 pounds.

The smallest dolphin in the world is the Maui dolphin, that is just 1.2 meters in length and weighs around 40 Kg.

These interesting fun facts about Dolphins give you a glimpse into the lives of these beautiful, intelligent creatures.Show your love towards Dolphins by sharing and subscribe us for more interesting facts.

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