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Dolphin Facts for Kids Video


Dolphins, full aquatic marine mammals.

                                             Dolphin Facts

This is an easy to understand video about dolphins. They are highly intelligent and curious mammals. They are found globally, mostly in shallow seas of the continental shelves and are carnivores. They mostly eat fish and squid.

How many teeth do they have?

Some dolphins have 8 teeth and some are found with 250. Bottlenose dolphins have 72-104 teeth (approx.). They only get one set of teeth for their whole life. They do not use their teeth to chew their food. They only catch their food with the help of teeth and then swallow it whole at once.

Do they drink water?

No, they do not because they live in saltwater. They get their required amount of water from the fishes they eat. They choose the type of fish they are going to eat depending on the amount of calories and water they need.

Can they see Colors?

They can see colors in the shade of grey and blue-green spectrum.

Can they see above the water?

Yes they can. When they use their vision to look at objects under the water, they produce an oily substance which forms a layer of protection. They can also see very well at night like cats and dogs.

Do they have hair?

They are mammals so they must have hair. But they only have hair at the time of their birth. This hair is found on the top of the rostrum and falls out within two weeks.

Are Dolphins fish?

No, they are mammals.

Name the smallest dolphin.

In terms of length, New Zealand Dolphin and Vaquita are smallest and in terms of weight, Finless Porpoise is the lightest.

How do they sleep?

They only let one half of their brain sleep at time. They have to be conscious to continue breathing. If they went into a deep sleep, they would stop breathing.




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