Dolphin Facts

Learn more about these lovable and intelligent sea creatures.

  • 1Dolphins are marine mammals that are closely related to whales.
  • 2They breathe through a blowhole on the top of their head.
  • 3There are almost 40 species of dolphin...
  • 4...and they are found worldwide, mostly in shallow waters.
  • 5Dolphins are carnivores, mostly eating fish and squid.
  • 6Dolphins are considered to be amongst the most intelligent of animals.
  • 7They are friendly, extremely playful, and are also easy to train.
  • 8These qualities have made them a favorite of many people.
  • 9Most dolphins have a long lifespan...
  • 10...and it is estimated that some may have lived for more than 100 years