Dolphins are powerful swimmers that are found in all seas on Earth. They are very intelligent creatures and have a lot of personality. Dolphins spend their days swimming through the seas looking for food. In one day, they can eat up to a third of their body weight in fish, shrimp, and squids. Dolphins have sleek bodies that move effortlessly through the water. They use their strong tail to move forward and to propell them out of the water to take a breath. Unlike fish, Dolphins breathe air through a blowhole at the top of their head. They take a new breath about every two minutes, but can hold their breath for longer. Dolphins communicate with eachother through a system of sounds. They make clicking and squeaking sounds to express themselves. They use very high pitched sounds to locate objects in the water. By listening for the echo of the sound, Dolphins can determine the location of any objects nearby. Scientists have found that dolphins are very smart and can learn quickly. Some scientists even believe that Dolphins could be taught a language in order to communicate with people. That is why the Dolphin is considered to be nearly as intelligent as some primates.
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