All About Dolphins
The Cutest Animals Of The Sea
Dolphins are highly intelligent marine mammals and are part of the family of toothed whales that includes orcas and pilot whales. They are found worldwide, mostly in shallow seas of the continental shelves, and are carnivores, mostly eating fish and squid. Dolphin coloration varies, but they are generally gray in color with darker backs than the rest of their bodies.
Dolphins are well known for their agility and playful behavior, making them a favorite of wildlife watchers. Many species will leap out of the water, spy-hop (rise vertically out of the water to view their surroundings) and follow ships, often synchronizing their movements with one another. They have charming personalty's too, making many people adore these sea life creatures.
here are 43 species of dolphins found in the world. There are 38 marine dolphins, and 5 river dolphins. They live mainly in saltwater such as the oceans but some of them live in freshwater and they are able to do very well there. They tend to live in the shallow water by the coast and they tend to live in warmer locations. The name dolphin comes from the word womb, and it is believed to be the Greek saying for fish with a womb.