Here are 10 fascinating dolphin facts that will make you love them even more.Nearly 40 species of dolphins swim the waters of the world. ... Dolphins are carnivores. ... Known for their playful behavior, dolphins are highly intelligent. ... Dolphins are part of the family of whales that includes orcas and pilot whales.More items...
Distribution is generally limited to surface water temperatures of 10° to 32°C (50°-90° F). In the Pacific Ocean, bottlenose dolphins are found from northern Japan to Australia and from Southern California to Chile. ... Bottlenose dolphins live in a variety of habitats, from coastal waters to the open ocean.
The predators of Bottlenose dolphins are sharks(Tiger sharks, Dusky sharks, and Bullsharks)and Orcas. Killer whales also prey upon old, and weak dolphins.
Dolphins live in all oceans of the planet and even in some important rivers. While not all species of dolphins live everywhere, there is a species for each environment. Specifically one of the best-known species, the bottlenose dolphin lives in every ocean of the world except the Arctic and the Antarctic oceans.Oct 2, 2013
Dolphins generally sleep at night, and alternate which side of the brain is resting approximately every two hours for around eight hours. Some will stay close to the water's surface; others choose to rest on the ocean floor in shallow water.Dec 21, 2013
While some dolphins eat fishes like herring, cod or mackerel, some others eat squids or other cephalopods. Even more, large dolphins like killer whales, eat marine mammals like seals or sea lions and sometimes even turtles. Usually, the amount of fish that they eat depends on the kind of fish that they hunt.Oct 2, 2013
It is often assumed that animals do not have sex for pleasure, or alternatively that humans, pigs, bonoboes (and perhaps dolphins and one or two more species of primates) are the only species that do. This is sometimes stated as "animals mate only for reproduction".