Things you may not know about dolphins

Things you may not know about dolphins

We all know that dolphins are just super cute sea creatures. But, what else do you really know about them? There are many different interesting facts that play a part in as to why dolphins are the best in the entire sea. For instance, did you know that the first generation dolphins, about 50 million years ago, lived on land and looked similar to the wolf? Yes it’s true. The animal hunted in shallow water and as it became more adapt to life in the water, the paws became flippers and so on.

That plays a part in why dolphins come to the surface every couple of minutes to get a breath of air. Dolphins can actually stay under water for 15 minutes, yet it is seldom that they do. A dolphin usually returns for a fresh breath about every 2-3 minutes, generally staying close to the surface of the water.

Another interesting fact about dolphins is how they locate food. Dolphins send out a click that is made were their mouths. The click bounces off the objects and back to them, allowing them to determine what the object is. This method is very similar to that of an echo.

As you may have noticed, dolphins swim in skools. The skool is always led by the oldest female dolphin. When they are trying to protect their young or traveling a great distance, dolphin families may join with other families in order to create a large dolphin pack and keep themselves safe from predators.