How Often Do Dolphins Give Birth?

    Dolphins give birth about once at every 2-4 years after a gestation period of 11 -17 months. Typically dolphins give birth to a single calf born tail first in most cases – not like other mammals do. If the calf is healthy, it will nurse for 1-2 years. Calves drink milk and they will swim along with […]

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    What Are Dolphins?

    For some time now, I am writing dolphin facts, but I forgot to add the answer at the first question about dolphins: What are dolphins? Are dolphins fish? Let’s see. Fish are cold blooded, they breathe through gills they reproduce laying eggs and they don’t have hair but scales. No, dolphins are mammals as humans […]

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    Do dolphins drink salt water?

    Ocean’s water is too salty for dolphins, that’s why they do not usually drink it. Most dolphins get their water in two methods: – from the food they eat – from the metabolic breakdown of food (water is released in the fat burning process) More, their kidneys are adapted to retain water as much as […]

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    Why Are Pink Dolphins Pink?

    Did you know that dolphins could be pink? Yes, they can be. Not only gray, black and white but pink as well. Pink dolphin is the common name of The Amazon river dolphin (Inia geoffrensis), that lives in Amazon, Orinoco and Araguaia rivers. It is an endangered specie due to pollution according to International Union for Conservation of […]

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    What Colors Are Dolphins?

    Gray. Pink. Blue. Black and white. Now, few words about each of them. We will discuss with pictures most of them. Black and white is the commerson dolphin. Its’ head is black, with a white throat and body. Its’ dorsal fin is also black. Gray is the best known dolphin: the bottlenose. The shade of grey […]

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    How Do Dolphins Communicate?

    Dolphins are really smart, some of the smartest water creatures. They are usually highly interactive with people and very social to each other. Their language is still a mystery to us, but biologists managed to study their behavior. Several studies even proved that dolphins employ a universal “sono-pictorial” language of communication. (http://speakdolphin.com/ResearchItems.cfm?ID=20) They do not […]

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    How Social Dolphins Are?

    Dolphins are usually highly interactive with people and very social to each other. They do live in large groups of 2-40 dolphins, but sometimes they can hang out in groups of hundred and thousands. The large groups could include more than one species that interact well together, species that are able to travel together without […]

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    What Dolphins Eat?

    Different dolphin species eat different food. Some of them eat fish: mullet, herring, cod; some eat squids. The large dolphins could even eat seals or sea lions. In some conditions they could eat turtles as well. They need large amounts of food. A dolphin will eat around 4-9% of this weight in fish, so a […]

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    Do Dolphins See Colors?

    Dolphins are colorblind, so they do not see colors. In theory it is possible that they have a limited form of color vision in some light condition. Let me explain you why they can’t see colors. To be able to see colors, the retina should have at least two different kinds of cones with different […]

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    How Fast Dolphins Swim?

    Dolphins’ fastest speed is around 30 miles per hour, but they usually swim at speeds of 7-8 miles per hour. When they swim really fast they will start jumping water to save energy.

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