Killer whales are actually dolphins animals.mom.com/reasons-o…
Dolphins sometimes play with Orcas, even though some Orcas eat Dolphins. Researchers believe this is because Orcas that eat red meat tend to avoid Orcas that only eat fish, so if they stay near the fish-eaters, they won't encounter the mammal-eaters. cbc.ca/news/technology/pa…
The U.S. Navy employed a dolphin, Tuffy, to regularly deliver tools and mail to scientists living in an experimental underwater laboratory. navalhistory.org/2019/04/…
In the late 1800's there was a dolphin named Pelorus Jack who guided boats through a treacherous stretch of water named French Pass in New Zealand. Once he was wounded by a gunshot from a ship's passenger - that same ship later ran aground in French pass claiming 75 lives teara.govt.nz/en/photogra…
Dolphins have a highly developed spoken language, similar to the human language. This indicates a high level of intelligence and consciousness in dolphins. In addition to this, dolphin brains are somewhat larger and more complex than human ones. sciencedirect.com/science…
Today I learned of the Byford Dolphin diving bell accident, where a human error caused an explosive decompression, killing 5 people. One of the divers was forced through a 60 centimetres (24 in) diameter opening created by the jammed interior trunk door by escaping air, violently dismembering him. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byf…
British sailors on the HMS Dolphin in the 18th century discovered that native Tahitian women were eager to exchange sex for iron, and they began pulling nails out. The resulting trade became so extensive that the loss of nails started to threaten the ship's structural integrity. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS…
Rich Anglo-Saxons ate dolphin anoxfordhistorian.com/pos…
Justin Timberlake played bass with the Flaming Lips on Top Of The Pops, while wearing a dolphin costume. mtv.com/news/1459666/just…
A pod of dolphins saved a group of swimmers from a great white shark by herding the swimmers together and doing tight circles around them to create a barrier. The dolphins kept this up for 40 minutes until the shark lost interest and was safe for the swimmers to swim to shore. theguardian.com/science/2…
In 2006, the Worlds Tallest Man saved two dolphins by using his long arms to reach into their stomachs and pull out dangerous plastics after all other attempts to use instruments had failed. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-…
An American Indian woman left behind during an evacuation in 1835 lived alone on a remote island off the coast of California for 18 years, inspiring the children’s novel Island of the Blue Dolphins. atlasobscura.com/places/s…
Southern elephant seals have been recorded diving to depths of OVER 2,300 meters (almost 1.5 miles) below the surface of the ocean, and can dive deeper and for longer duration than most cetaceans (whales, dolphins, porpoises)! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sou…
Pelorus Jack was a dolphin that used to guide ships through a notoriously dangerous channel in New Zealand. In 1904 someone aboard the SS Penguin tried to shoot Jack with a rifle, he survived and continued to guide all ships except the SS Penguin. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pel…
Hours before Hurricane Katrina, three dolphins, Katelin, Cayenne and Jonah, were relocated from the Marine Life Oceanarium in Gulfport, Mississippi to a local Best Western Hotel swimming pool (because the hotel had a higher elevation). cbsnews.com/news/dolphins…
Ric O'Barry transitioned from training dolphins for the TV show 'Flipper' to instead advocating against industries that keep dolphins in captivity, after one of the Flipper dolphins died in his arms. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ric…
In 1961, a handful of the world's top scientists gathered at the Green Bank Observatory in West Virginia, to give Dolphins LSD. They noted as soon as the dolphin on LSD had contact with another intelligent mammal, it wouldn't shut up. independent.co.uk/news/sc…
The US and Russian militaries don't just use dogs - they also use dolphins, sea lions, seals, and whales. nationalgeographic.com/ne…
Putting LED lights on float lines of 864 fishing gillnets reduced the bycatch of sea turtles by 74.4% & by 70.8% for dolphins, whales, & porpoises. The same amount of targeted fish were caught by both 864 lighted gillnets & 864 unlighted gillnets in a study of 3 ports in Peru from 2015 - 2018. in.mashable.com/science/9…
Today I learned of Kelly, a dolphin whose trainers gave her fish for bringing them litter/dead gulls to clean her pool. She started hiding fish under a rock in her pool, then used fish to lure gulls which she brought to her trainers to get more fish. She taught her calf the strategy, who taught more calves. theguardian.com/science/2…
Dolphins and orcas (a type of dolphin) like to follow boats to catch a free ride because the wake created by the boat's engine creates a wave that they can 'surf' and use less energy to propel great distances. fortmyers-sanibel.com/vis…
Adam Walker was protected from a great white shark by a pod of dolphins while swimming to raise money for dolphin conservation. About 10 dolphins surrounded him for about 1 hr in Cook Strait, 6th leg of the Oceans Seven: a marathon of 7 long-distance open water channel swims around the world. news.yahoo.com/blogs/tren…
Some dolphins form boy bands to that sing together to attract females and these "bands" can stick together for decades smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
Dolphins have learned to use rudimentary tools. For example, mother dolphins teach their young to cover their snouts with sponges while foraging on the ocean floor. This prevents them from being stung by venomous creatures. nbcnews.com/id/8121399/ns…
Whales and dolphins get sunburns too, sparking concern that the thinned ozone layer can lead to the development of skin cancer in these animals. sciencemag.org/news/2010/…
Dolphins develop self awareness quicker than apes and humans phys.org/news/2018-01-dol…
A Killer Whale learned to mimic human words such as 'Hello' and 'Bye Bye.' The first of its kind to copy human speech. Whales and Dolphins are among the few animals other than humans which can learn to produce sound simply by hearing them. bbc.co.uk/news/science-en…
Dolphins have names for one another, using a unique whistle to distinguish between different members within their pod. nationalgeographic.com/ne…
A 4-yr-old captive beluga whale who'd been living with belugas moved to a dolphinarium where her only companions were dolphins. In her early days with the dolphins, she made beluga "contact calls." Within 2 months, the beluga imitated dolphin whistles & dropped the beluga calls altogether. discovermagazine.com/plan…
A sloth can hold its breath for up to 40 minutes. 4 times longer than a dolphin. They sleep for 15 hours a day and internal organs like the heart, spleen and liver are arranged to accommodate living upside down.The grip of a sloth is so strong when they die they sometimes remain hanging on trees zsl.org/sloth-facts
Children belonging to the Moken tribe of Thailand have perfect vision underwater. They do is by constricting their pupils and changing their lens shape, just like dolphins and seals. They use this ability to hunt for fish, clam and shells to eat. bbc.com/future/article/20…
Since dolphins breathe manually, they cannot enter 'deep sleep' like humans. Therefore, dolphins only allow one half of their brains to sleep at a time, and never lose consciousness. us.whales.org/whales-dolp…
Biologists found that some dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico decapitate catfish before eating them in order to avoid injury from the catfish skull spines. Biologists studied a sampling of a half-kilometer trail of severed catfish heads bobbing in the wake of a dolphin pod. nationalgeographic.com/ne…
Today I learned about Moko, a bottlenose dolphin who became famous when he rescued two Pygmy whales in March 2008. Moko swam up to the stranded whales, who were trapped between a sandbar and a beach, and led them through a channel out into the open sea. nationalgeographic.com.au…
Orca (aka "killer whale") is actually the largest kind of dolphin en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kil…
, killer whales are actually a species of large dolphins! api.nationalgeographic.co…
Killer Whales are not actually whales. They're dolphins. oceanconservancy.org/blog…
Bats and dolphins evolved echolocation in the same way (down to the molΓ©cular level). An analysis revealed that 200 genes had independently changed in the same ways. This is an extreme example of convergent evolution. sciencemag.org/news/2013/…
Dolphins are actually small whales seaworld.com/orlando/blog…
There are no documented cases of wild orca whales attacking humans...and that orcas are...dolphins?! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kil…
Today I learned that scientists gave dolphins lsd as an attempt to communicate with them independent.co.uk/news/sc…
The USA spent $14mill researching marine mammals as weapons in 2017 (e.g. dolphins and sea lions) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mil…
In 1996, the Vancouver Aquarium became the first in the world to pledge to never again capture a wild whale or dolphin. Its first killer whale was captured in 1964, making it the first in the world to study orcas under human care bc.ctvnews.ca/archive-pho…
A dolphin and false killer whale can mate and create a hybrid β€˜wolphin’ en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Who…
Whales and Dolphins closest living relatives is the Hippopotamus, just as Chimpanzees are the closest living relative to Homo Sapiens. youtu.be/DP53WAkQ5Yc
Today I learned of beaked whales, a set of 22 species of whales with beaks like dolphins, some of which reach sizes of over 42 feet and which prey on colossal squid in the deep sea. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bea…
Once a year, fish swim to Mexico for an orgy so loud it can deafen dolphins and sea lions newsweek.com/corvina-mati…
A bottlenose dolphin could swim up to 22 miles per hour(35 kilometers per hour) and when they're asleep, they keep half of its brain awake in order to keep breathing montereybayaquarium.org/a…
Dolphins Are So Clever They Know The Reflection In A Mirror Is Not Another Dolphin But Their Own. youtu.be/6M92OA-_5-Y

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