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Dolphin Behavior


Dolphins are highly social, playful, curious and intelligent. They are fast learners and can learn to understand language-like commands. Dolphins are living in pods ("schools") of up to a dozen individuals.

Dolphins communicate using a variety of clicks, whistles and other vocalizations. They also use ultrasonic sounds for echolocation. Each dolphin has its own signature whistle to identify itself.

Dolphins cannot go into a full deep sleep, because then they would suffocate. Dolphins sleep by resting one half of their brain at a time so that one eye is always open.