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Some Interesting Facts about Dolphins
Dolphins are of the aquatic mammal family Delphinidae. It is estimated there are between 30 to 40 species of dolphins.
Although they live in water, dolphins are mammals and breath air through their blowhole, which is located at the top of their head. Some types of dolphins must rise to the surface to breathe every 20 to 30 seconds while others can hold their breath as long as 30 minutes.
Dolphins are highly social, playful, curious and intelligent. They live in groups or families called Pods.
Dolphins sleep by resting one half of their brain at a time so that one eye is always open. This allows them to rise to the surface to breathe and to protect themselves from predators.
Male dolphins are called Bulls and female dolphins are called Cows.
A baby dolphin is called a calf. Baby dolphins are born tail first and suckle from their mother for up to 4 years. Mother dolphins produce milk that is extremely rich in fat, often up to 50 percent.
Each dolphin has its own signature whistle to identify itself.
Dolphins have excellent vision and well-developed eyes.
Dolphins are carnivores eating mostly fish and squid and sometimes crustaceans.
Dolphins have a thick layer of fat under their skin called blubber, which helps them to keep warm.
Once again, the DNA comparison requires context to be meaningful. Granted that a human and ape are over 98% genetically identical, a human and any earthly DNA-based life form must be at least 25% identical. A human and a daffodil share common ancestry and their DNA is thus obliged to match more than 25% of the time. For the sake of argument let’s say 33%.
The point is that to say we are one-third daffodils because our DNA matches that of a daffodil 33% of the time, is not profound, it’s ridiculous. There is hardly any biological comparison you can make which will find us to be one-third daffodil, except perhaps the DNA
Originally posted by SumnerKagan
that is such a silly idea, it actually hurts me.
Originally posted by Sahabi
This isn't something I'm going to stand behind, I'm just adding speculation and ideas