Dolphin facts

Dolphins Recognize and Admire Themselves in Mirrors.

Dolphins give each other names and will answer to it even when called by dolphins they don’t know.

Dolphins have the longest memory in the animal kingdom.

The U.S. Navy has 75 trained dolphins to detect enemy swimmers and underwater mines.

The average lifespan of a dolphin is 15 years. However, some of them lived 50 years.

Dolphins sleep with one eye open.

Only one-half of a dolphin’s brain goes to sleep at a time.

Dolphins can communicate with one another over a telephone, and appear to know who they are talking to.

Dolphins and whales give birth with the tail first instead of the head.

Male dolphins are called “bulls”, and females “cows”.

A 2-headed dolphin was discovered on a beach in Turkey in 2014.

Killer Whales are actually dolphins, not whales.



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