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How much time do dolphins maintain their breath when they are under the water?
How much dolphins get to grow?
How many years do the dolphins live?
Do dolphins have their own language?
How many calves can have the dolphins?
How long lives the calves with their parents?
How many species of "bottle nose" dolphin do exist?
What is the interval between a birth and another one?
How much lasts the gestation of a dolphin?
How much do the dolphins eat per day?
How many species of dolphin do exist approximately?
What is the internal temperature of dolphins?
What is the speed of the dolphins when they are swimming?
How many teeth have the dolphins?
Until what distance can the dolphins see under the water?
When was settled down the first dolphin park?
When was the first birth of a dolphin under human care?
What is the difference between the pectoral fins and the dorsal fin of a dolphin?


How much time do dolphins maintain their breath when they are under the water?

They can maintain their breath an average of 12 minutes. The normal is about 3 breathings per minute.

How much dolphins get to grow?

They get to grow an average of 2 to 3.8 meters, it varies according to the place they are located and the temperature of the water. It also depends if they live near the coast or in open sea, being the firsts smaller than the seconds.

How many years do the dolphins live?

Dolphins in freedom get to live from 30 to 40 years, but when they are under human care, they live even more. It has been known a dolphin who reached 52 years of age.

Do dolphins have their own language?

This is one of the most frequent questions about dolphins and it is still a mystery under investigations. In fact, their way of communication cannot be called appropriately a language, since one contains syntax and joint of words. But it is also a wondrous fact that dolphins use a wide variety of sounds to communicate. And in the pod, each dolphin is designed by the others with a special sound: a name!

How many calves can have the dolphins?

Dolphin mothers have just one calf per birth.

How long lives the calves with their parents?

From 1 to 2 years is the time in which the parents take care of the calves before they become independent.

How many species of "bottle nose" dolphin do exist?

There are 2 main species: Tursiops truncatus y Tursiops aduncus.

What is the interval between a birth and another one?

That interval, usually goes from 3 to 4 years.

How much lasts the gestation of a dolphin?

12 months.

How much do the dolphins eat per day?

An average adult uses to eat from 20 to 32 lb of fresh fish per day. This may vary according to the age and reproductive state, among other factors.

How many species of dolphin do exist approximately?

There are between 30 and 40 species approximately.

What is the internal temperature of dolphins?

As every mammal, they have a hot blood level, the optimal core of a dolphin internal temperature goes from 34 to 37 C, in waters that vary between 0 and 32 C, according to the place where they live.

What is the speed of the dolphins when they are swimming?

The maximum velocity that the dolphins reach is about 30 kilometers per hour, and 6 km/h are their normal speed.

How many teeth have the dolphins?

They have from 88 to 100 teeth of the same type.

Until what distance can the dolphins see under the water?

The dolphins can see in a rank of distance up to 200 meters under the water (in clear waters).

When was settled down the first dolphin park?

In 1938 a group of dolphins were established in the first dolphin park. It was the Marine Studios, now Marineland, in Florida.

When was the first birth of a dolphin under human care?

In 1947 the first birth of a dolphin calf under human care was registered.

What is the difference between the pectoral fins and the dorsal fin of a dolphin?

The pectoral fins have the function of the rudder in the boats; it means that they give them the capacity of direction during the swim. The fins are very similar to the arms of the humans, since they are structured in the same way. The dorsal fin is like the keel of the boats, that it gives them stability during the swim, and besides the pectoral fins, this one does not have any bony, but a woven fibrous connective structure, that gives its shape and firmness

 

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The "bottlenose" dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) are a robust species of dolphin with a characteristic "bottlenose" beak. They fall into the Cetacea scientific order.