By: Shreya

Dolphin Underwater Audio Sounds
Dolphin Sounds Meditation

How long can dolphins stay underwater?

We can’t stay underwater for a long time, but dolphins can! Usually, they can stay underwater for 30 seconds to 2 minutes. The max a dolphin can be underwater is 6 to 10 minutes. There has been a record. The Port Stephens dolphin dived into the bay for 40 minutes! Dolphins are experts being underwater for a long time.


The Indus dolphin, the river dolphins, and the Chilean dolphins are the three main dolphins that are endangered.

How do dolphins keep warm when they are underwater?

No heaters for dolphins to use! Dolphins have to warm their bodies up themselves. They are lucky because they have a thick layer of fat called blubber. That provides them insulation from the cold. The layer of blubber is under their skin. That’s the only thing they have to warm themselves up.


Herding is when dolphins surround a school of fish and each dolphin gets a turn to go and eat some fish, while the others wait.
Dolphins herding fish


Corralling is when a school of fish is being chased by dolphins and being brought to the shore.