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Fun facts about dolphins

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Fun facts about dolphins

  • There are currently 42 species of dolphins in the wild.
  • The orca, also known as the killer whale, is the largest dolphin.
  • Dolphins are marine mammals, and they must surface to breathe air and give birth.
  • Dolphins eat fish, squid and crustaceans. They do not chew the food but may break it into smaller pieces before swallowing.
  • Dolphins have various vocalisations such as clicks, whistles and squeals, which they use for communication.
  • A dolphins lifespan varies from around 20 years in the smaller dolphin species to 80 years or more for larger dolphins. 
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