Interesting facts about dolphins and their incredible ability

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Dolphins are much more diverse than you probably think. In the world there are about 40 species of dolphins. And now get ready to grab the head in surprise. Ready? Guess who is the nearest relative of the dolphins? You guessed it?

This behemoth. No, we're not kidding. Dolphins and hippos split in the evolutionary development of nearly 40 million years ago. And even killer whales, which belong to the family of dolphins, are actually more closely related to hippos than with their larger cousins ​​the whales. And yet they are more closely related to us than any other marine life.

In fact, the Dolphins have the "human" cognitive ability and behavior that some scientists have proposed a new classification for them - an inhuman person.

When it comes to intelligence, there are only a few the most intelligent animals, the brain which is not even close to be compared with the brain of dolphins. Even the dog will fail if they are compared with the dolphins. So get ready to plunge into the very exciting world of underwater mammals, because in front of you - 25 interesting facts about dolphins and their incredible ability.

Interesting facts about dolphins and their incredible ability

25. Like all mammals, dolphins have hair - at least when they are still cubs (hairs around the beak).

Interesting facts about dolphins and their incredible ability

24. Dolphins actually disguised (technically, it's called "antishade"). They have a dark back and underbelly light. Thus, they can not be seen on the background of the dark bottom surface, when viewed from above, and on the background of the bright surface of the water when viewed from below.

Interesting facts about dolphins and their incredible ability

23. The dolphins are opportunistic eaters. In essence, this means that they can eat anything.

Interesting facts about dolphins and their incredible ability

22. Killer whales, along with black dolphins are the only species of mammals, other than humans, females who are going through menopause and live a few more decades without producing offspring.

Interesting facts about dolphins and their incredible ability

21. Starting in 2005, went missing 36 armed dolphin killers terrorists, trained by the US Navy.

Interesting facts about dolphins and their incredible ability

20. Some scientists have proposed to provide the dolphins 'rights' as men, given their similar brain structure and social structure. They even called the "non-human persons".

Interesting facts about dolphins and their incredible ability

19. In 2008, a dolphin named Moko spent two sperm whales through a narrow channel after several failed attempts by the rescue team.

Interesting facts about dolphins and their incredible ability

18. The researchers found that dolphins give each other names (by whistling).

Interesting facts about dolphins and their incredible ability

17. In the Brazilian municipality of the Lagoon, at least since 1847, the dolphins help local fishermen to chase schools of fish into their nets.

Interesting facts about dolphins and their incredible ability

16. Because the dolphins are not automatically breathe, to breathe, they should always be kept in mind. That is why during sleep they always rests only one hemisphere of the brain.

Interesting facts about dolphins and their incredible ability

15. Maui Dolphins - the rarest and least numerous subspecies of dolphins. On Earth, there are about 55 species of Maui dolphins.

Interesting facts about dolphins and their incredible ability

14. In the Soviet Navy had once trained dolphins to attach to the side of the ship magnetic mines. Sometimes they even lowered by parachute to the desired area.

Interesting facts about dolphins and their incredible ability

13. Dolphin, who played the role of Flipper in the eponymous television series in 1964, committed suicide, stopped breathing.

Interesting facts about dolphins and their incredible ability

12. In 2013, scientists found a dolphin, which was "being adopted" a family of sperm whales.

Interesting facts about dolphins and their incredible ability

11. Since dolphins are mammals, they have lungs, they breathe like a man. It also means that they, like people, can drown.

Interesting facts about dolphins and their incredible ability

10. The male-female dolphins are sometimes isolated from their families and keep starvation until they agree to mate with them.

Interesting facts about dolphins and their incredible ability

9. The sexual dissatisfaction dolphins have been known to start killing.

Interesting facts about dolphins and their incredible ability

8. Dolphins sometimes ride on the backs of whales.

Interesting facts about dolphins and their incredible ability

7. In 2006, after a series of unsuccessful attempts undertaken to the highest person in the world Mr Bao (Bao Xishun) trainers turned the water park from Fushun (China) to help get out of the stomach of two dolphins foreign bodies from the plastic. Due to his long arms (1, 06 m), a man saved the lives of two dolphins.

Interesting facts about dolphins and their incredible ability

6. There is an organization called the "Anti-Dolphin" (Anti Dolphin), which believes that the Dolphins are a threat to humanity and must be exterminated.

Interesting facts about dolphins and their incredible ability

5. Dolphins, apparently able to recognize the person under the water thanks to its sonar. They can use it for the recognition of our skeletal structure.

Interesting facts about dolphins and their incredible ability

4. It is known that dolphins saving people, shipwrecked, keeping them on the water surface and even fending off sharks.

Interesting facts about dolphins and their incredible ability

3. There is a subspecies of dolphins, which are born blind in the river Ganges in Asia. They have a highly developed echolocation system (Indies subspecies of the Gangetic river dolphin).

Interesting facts about dolphins and their incredible ability

2. In Calcasieu Lake (Lake Calcasieu), Louisiana, United States, home to pink dolphin albino.

Interesting facts about dolphins and their incredible ability

1. Dolphins quickly heal injuries such as wounds from the bites of sharks.