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About Dolphins

Graceful, beautiful creatures that have an universal appeal, symbolising, freedom, joy, calm, serenity.

"Pushing through green waters, symbol of joy, You leap from the depths to touch the sky, scattering spray like handfuls of jewels, not caged by union rules, unfettered by sales target, no trains or planes to catch, your time is set by the flow of the sea's tides & the moon's glow You give us images of ecstasy, that we lock away, Behind the doors of memory, for quiet moments... when released from our possessions, We dream of a freedom like yours".


Dolphins are a part of the Delphindae family, which contain various highly intelligent, aquatic mammals. They are NOT fish as they breath using lungs and NOT gills, and they also give live birth as opposed to laying eggs.

Some dolphin facts that you may find interesting...

  • Dolphins live for about twenty years.
  • They sleep in a semi-alert state, resting one side of their brain at a time.
  • They can hold their breath for 5-8 minutes at a time.
  • Dolphins can dive as deep as 200 m (that's 650 feet)!
  • Dolphins will help sick or injured dolphines as much as they can.
  • Dolphins work as a team if there is danger.
  • Their eyesight is not very good, therefore they rely on sound to navigate, find food and communicate (this techinique is known as "echolocation"). Also each dolphin has its own signature whistle to help in identification.
  • Some species of dolphins can swim upto speeds of 56 kmh. It's no wonder they can keep up with speeding boats!
  • A group of dolphins which swim, hunt and play together is called a "Pod".
  • Dolphins shed their skin every TWO hours!

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