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One interesting fact about dolphins is that they use many unique ways to communicate with one another. They also use high-frequency clicking sounds to investigate their surroundings. More »

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Dolphins are very smart and playful animals. Although they live in the water, dolphins are mammals just like humans and need air to breathe, which they do out of a blowhole on the top of their heads. In fact, dolphins ca... More »

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Some interesting facts about dolphins are that they belong to the order Cetacea, are mammals that can live in either saltwater or freshwater environments, depending on the species, and have very good hearing and vision. ... More »

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The Delphinidae family contains 36 species of dolphins, including killer whales. Dolphins travel in groups called pods and use echolocation to navigate the ocean. They communicate with one another using distinct whistles... More »

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Baby dolphins, or calves, are approximately 3.8 feet long and weigh around 40 pounds. Baby dolphins gestate for a period between 9 and 17 months, depending on the species. Calves are born live in shallow water and quickl... More »

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