Top 10 fascinating dolphin facts

  • Dolphins used to live on land before adapting to the water. When scientists studied their fins, they found out that they are actually formed like legs and toes
  • Considering that dolphins now live in the sea and us humans on land, it is interesting to know that just a tablespoon of water in a dolphin’s lung could drown it, while a human would drown after two tablespoons
  • Breathing is not an automatic response for dolphins like it is for humans; they must tell themselves when to breathe, just like your blond ex-girlfriend
  • While sleeping, a dolphin must stay at the surface so its blowhole is not covered with water and it only switches off one side of its brain to keep breathing and staying alert
  • Dolphins give themselves names; they develop their own individual whistles as names. Mariiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiia…
  • If you killed a dolphin during the time of Ancient Greece it was punishable by death, because to the Greeks, dolphins were sacred fish
  • Dolphins are carnivores and an average dolphin eats about 30 pounds of fish a day
  • Dolphin sonar is superior to bats sonar and man-made sonar
  • Dolphins have few natural enemies, and we are their main threat
  • They are as smart as apes
  • They might be even smarter than you flatmate

Oh, they were 11 dolphin facts, I apologise.

Whale shark

 

Whale sharks eat mostly plankton and, as they are the World’s largest fish, they eat a lot, but I mean a lot of plankton. Did I say that they eat mostly plankton? Well, I was about to be it’s second favorite dish, if the diver hadn’t pull my leg, and ruined my selfie with the whale shark. Part of me wants to thank him, and part of me will always hate him.

O tubarão baleia é o maior peixe não-extinto conhecido, e podem chegar a ter um comprimento de 12,65 metros e um peso de cerca de 21 toneladas. Isso é que é comer plâncton, macro-algas, krill, pequenos polvos e outros invertebrados. Normalmente não se alimenta de carne e por isso pensei em tirar uma selfie bem pertinho com ela ou ele (não consegui decifrar). O mergulhador puxou-me pela perna segundos antes de eu me ter tornado o seu segundo prato favorito. Não sei se agradeça ou se o odeie, a foto teria ficado fantástica.

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