Saturday, 5 September 2015

Here are some of the interesting facts you never knew about bottlenose dolphins

Fact 1-Bottlenose dolphins are known for their short, blubbery beaks – appropriately the name “bottlenose”.

Fact 2-The bottlenose dolphin is about a aphotic gray on the upper part of its body
 Fact 3-Dolphin’s are opportunistic feeders & they will eat most any species of fish obtainable.
Fact 4-  An adult dolphin may eat 15 – 30 pounds of food each day.
 Fact 5-Despite the fact that they live underwater and can hold their breath for up to 7 minutes, dolphins must come to the surface to breathe air.
 Fact 6-Bottlenose dolphins generally swim in groups
 Fact 7-Bottlenose dolphins love to ride the bow waves of boats
Fact 8-Bottlenose dolphins have been known to interact with humans.
 Fact 9-The average bottlenose dolphin brain weighs 1500-1600 grams.
 Fact 10-Dolphins have been spotted jumping high in the air, landing on their sides or back with a great splash.
 Fact 11-Dolphins can dive down to more than 1,000 feet (300 m) and can jump up to 20 feet (6 m) out of the water.
Fact 12-The brain of a bottlenose dolphin is larger than a human brain.
 Fact 13-Bottlenose dolphins can live up to 40-50 years.
 Fact 14- Sharks and killer whales are natural predators of dolphins.
 Fact 15-Bottlenose dolphins are found in tropical oceans and other warm waters around the globe.

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