Amazing facts about dolphins

Few interesting facts about the wonderful animals - dolphins

Dolphin in the aviary India has become the fourth country to ban the content of dolphins in captivity. Earlier, similar measures adopted, Costa Rica, Hungary and Chile. The Indians called dolphins "person or person other origin than the« homo sapiens ». Accordingly, the "person" should have their rights and their exploitation for commercial purposes legally unacceptable. Scientists analyzing the behavior of animals (ethologists), said that it is very difficult to define the line that separates the human intellect and the emotions of the nature of the dolphins.

Dolphin - the only mammal whose birth begins literally with a tail instead of head! Young Dolphins stay with their mother for 2 or 3 years.

In nature there are almost forty species of dolphins, their closest relatives - whales and sea cows. Dolphins have evolved relatively recently - about ten million years ago, during the Miocene. Most species of dolphin live in salt water, but there are freshwater animals.

Adults dolphins reach sizes between 1 and 2 m in length and weight of 40 kg (river dolphin), 9, 5 m and 10 tons (killer). Brain - the largest organ in the body of a dolphin. During sleep, the part of the brain is awake, allowing the dolphin to breathe in a dream not to drown! Life dolphin depends on the access to oxygen.

Dolphins faint smell, but excellent eyesight and hearing absolutely unique. Emitting powerful sound pulses, they are capable of echolocation, which allows you to navigate well in the water, find each other and food.

The dolphins may swim at a speed of 25 miles per hour for a long time. This is about 3 times faster than the fastest athletes and swimmers in the world.

They also love to do ... surfing! For example, off the coast of Hawaii, you can often watch the dolphins surfers.


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