I recently saw a dolphin and it inspired me to write about the common bottlenose dolphin.
Here are five interesting facts about them:
- These beautiful animals grow to up to almost four metres long and can weigh up to 650 kg. Males are much larger than females.
- They are powerful swimmers and can reach speeds of up to 35 kph and jump very high into the air. I’ve seen a dolphin show and they are very acrobatic.
- Common bottlenose dolphins are very intelligent animals and their brains are larger than a human’s brain. They are very social animals, often living in pods of up to 100 dolphins. They use their intelligence to communicate with each other and help each other to catch fish.
- Because they are mammals, they have to come to the surface to breathe. For this reason, they can’t fall asleep or they would drown.
- Common bottlenose dolphins are found in most tropical and temperate oceans around the world and are not in danger of extinction, although they are sometimes hunted by people.
I hope that you found these facts interesting and learned something new.
Are there any other interesting facts that you would like to share about common bottlenose dolphins?