Dolphins Always Seem To Have A Smile

All About Me - Bottlenose Dolphin

I am called a Bottlenosed dolphin, I am the most common and well know out of us all, because many people have seen us at Seaworld and on tv and movies too !!!

We like to live in groups, we call them pods, normally there is about 10 - 30 of us dolphins in each pod, however we can include up to more than 1,000 !!!

We like to eat alot of fish, we have to hunt using our sonor, all we have to do is make these clicking sounds and listen for the echo sound, the echo sound help us determine where are food is and even the shape of it !!!

We also love to talk, communication is very important to us and since we can't speak words we use squeeks and make whistling sounds through our blowhole. We also can talk by using our body language, like when we slap our tails on the water means danger danger and when we jump and leap out of the water means we're happy, or we might just be showing off for someone we like !!!

And did I mention,... Bottleneose dolphins are one of the most intelligent mammals on Earth !!!! That's why we like to interact and play with humans. We entertain people too, not only in live shows but we have been on tv a lot too !!!

I also want everybody to know that some of us has even worked for the United States Military !!!!


There are almost 40 species of dolphins in the world!

Those included are,..
Long-Beaked Common Dolphin, Short-Beaked Common Dolphin, Common, Bottlenose Dolphin, Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin, Northern Rightwhale Dolphin, Southern Rightwhale Dolphin, Tucuxi,, Costero,.Indo-Pacific Hump-backed Dolphin, Chinese White Dolphin, Atlantic Humpbacked Dolphin, Atlantic Spotted Dolphin, Clymene Dolphin, Pantropical Spotted Dolphin, Spinner Dolphin, Striped Dolphin, Rough-Toothed Dolphin,, Chilean Dolphin, Commerson's Dolphin, Heaviside's Dolphin, Hector's Dolphin, Risso's Dolphin, Fraser's Dolphin, Atlantic White-Sided Dolphin, Dusky Dolphin, Hourglass Dolphin, Pacific White-Sided Dolphin, Peale's Dolphin, White-Beaked Dolphin Australian Snubfin Dolphin, Irrawaddy Dolphin, Melon-headed Whale, Killer Whale, Pygmy Killer Whale, False Killer Whale, Long-finned Pilot Whale, Short-finned Pilot Whale, Ganges and Indus River Dolphin, Amazon River Dolphin, Baiji , La Plata Dolphin


Some of us "dolphin's" are in the "Navy",... Down in San Diego, California, dozens of us dolphins are being trained to catch any attackers, that may be lurking in the water and locate "sea mines" that help keep our "American Sailors" safe and you at home too !!! 

Read More About Their Missions,...

Navy to Deploy Anti-Terrorism Dolphins
Associated Press  |  February 13, 2007,13319,125067,00.html?



Who Would Win Shark vs Dolphins?

Since us dolphins swim in groups, unlike the shark,.. that  pretty much always swims alone, scientifically dolphins would win hands down.  If a shark approches a group of dolphins, the dolphins will encircle the shark untll it goes away, and for the most part, the shark swims away quiety and quickly


The largest dolphin out of them ALL is the Orca, Also known as a "killer whale".

Killer whales grow up to be between 17 - 27 feet long and weighing up to 12.000 Pounds !!!
And,.... Did You Know ?

The dorsal fin of a male killer whale can reach up to 6 feet Tall !!!!
And,.. Did You Know ?
Their average life span in the wild is 50 - 80 Years !!!


The "Bottlenose Dolphin's" Brain Weigh's More Than Our's !!!!

The human brain weighs between 1200-1300 grams,.. But A Dolphin's Brain weighs between 1500-1600 grams. 


 Dolphins can jump to a height of 20 feet out of the water.


dolphin's teeth are very sharp and is used mainly to grasp it's prey, but once caught they either swallow the meal in whole or rip it into pieces,.. They don't chew their food like we do.

And,.. Did You Know ?
An adult dolphin can eat and consume up to 30 pounds of fish and sometimes even more in a single day !!!

More Facts coming soon !!!!

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