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Interesting Dolphin Facts

Every dolphin has its own signature whistle to distinguish it from other dolphins, much like a human fingerprint.

Deep within a dolphin's body it's temperature is normally 35 degrees to 36.9 degrees, while it's outer body temperature is usually cooler.  In comparison, a human's body temperature is 37.3 degrees.

Dolphins usually live up to about twenty years, but have been known to live for about forty.

Dolphins sleep in a semi-alert state by resting one side of their brain at a time.

Dolphins can help other sick or injured dolphins as often as they can, and they work as team if danger is nearby.

A dolphin can hold its breath for 5 to 8 minutes at a time.

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Featured Species Profile: Bottlenose Dolphin

Bottlenose dolphins are well known as the intelligent and charismatic stars of many aquarium shows. Their curved mouths give the appearance of a friendly, permanent smile, and they can be trained to perform complex tricks.

Bottlenose Dolphin Facts: In the wild, these sleek swimmers can reach speeds of over 18 miles (30 kilometers) an hour. They surface often to breathe, doing so two or three times a minute. Bottlenose dolphins travel in social groups and communicate with each other by a complex system of squeaks and whistles. Schools have been known to come to the aid of an injured dolphin and help it to the surface.

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