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Dolphin Facts

Here are some interesting facts to know about dolphins:

- The maximum age for bottlenose dolphins is between 40 and 50 years.

- Fish and squid are the diet of the common dolphin.

- On average an adult dolphin will eat 4-9% of its body weight in fish.

- There are between 30 to 40 species of dolphins.

- Dolphins are highly social, playful, curious and intelligent.

- The largest dolphin species is the orca.

- Mother dolphins produce milk that is extremely rich in fat, up to 50 percent.

- Like bats, dolphins use echolocation to navigate and hunt.

- Dolphins have excellent vision and well-developed eyes.

- Five dolphin species live in rivers.