LPHIN FACTS FOR KIDS

  • DOLPHINS ARE MAMMALS; THIS MEANS THAT THEY NURSE THEIR BABIES WITH MILK FROM THE MOTHERS.

  • DOLPHINS CAN SWIM UP TO 260 M. BELOW THE SURFACE OF THE OCEAN.

  • DOLPHINS CAN STAY UP TO 15 MINUTES UNDER WATER, BUT THEY CANNOT BREATH UNDER THE WATER.

  • DOLPHINS USE A TECHNIQUE CALLED ECHOLOCATION TO FIND FOOD AND NAVIGATE.

  • DOLPHINS LIVE IN GROUPS FORMED BY 10 TO 12 INDIVIDUALS.

  • THERE ARE 32 DIFFERENT KINDS OF OCEAN DOLPHINS AND 4 SPECIES OF RIVER DOLPHINS.

  • THE LARGEST DOLPHIN IS THE “KILLER WHALE” (ALSO KNOWN AS ORCA).

  • THE MOST KNOWN DOLPHIN IS THE “ BOTTLENOSE DOLPHIN”.

  • DOLPHINS ARE WARM-BLOODED.

  • DOLPHINS COMMUNICATE THROUGH SOUNDS AND WHISTLES.

  • DOLPHINS EAT FISH AND SQUID.