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For the love of dolphins

Updated on February 2, 2013

Why we Love Dolphins

For the Dolphins lovers, out there, we are mesmerized by their shape, movements and grace. Their playful nature and seemingly constant smile. :) Some have believed that they hold a certain spiritual power and have painted, and drawn their shape because of its sleek lines and overall attractiveness. Some find that the way they make people feel while watching them dance jump and swim, is such a unique experience that radiates a feeling of overall joy.

I personally find them to be simply beautiful, and after watching a show, or video on these great mammals I do feel truly calmed.

Dolphin Information

The longevity of the bottle nose dolphin can average thirty years. The older a dolphin becomes, it produces growth of a dental material that forms in layers. The age of a deceased dolphin can be guesstimated by counting these teeth layers.

Dolphin babies are born after a twelve month gestation period. The do not have twins. Babies are mostly delivered tail first. The average length of the babies can be 36 to 48 inches, and weigh up to forty pounds. Dolphins live in pods, or groups and these pods are made up based on their reproductive stages, ages, and sex. They develop strong bonds socially . Mother and baby bonds are often long lasting and staying together for six years or more is not uncommon.

They communicate by sounds, which are at a high frequency of .025 to 150 khz. The clicks and whistles they make are such a beautiful sound. If you have ever listened to a cd or a music track of their 'voices' you have no doubt been pulled in and intrigued by the sound of the dolphins. There are many tropical places to find dolphins, and if you have ever swam with them, please leave a comment of where , and what you felt with this experience.

Dolphin Lovers

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    • jaydene profile image

      jaydene 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      they are amazing, i didn't see that though is is on video?

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      ahorseback 4 years ago

      Jaydene , Did you see the dolphin and the diver tangled in fishing line , The dolphin seemed to be asking for help What an amazing animal !.......:-]

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      Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States

      A great read on one of my favorite animals. Thank you jaydene for exploring their traits and sharing with us. Voting this up, rating awesome and interesting, and sharing as well :)

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      Abdul Wahab 5 years ago from Yanbu Al-Bahar, Al Madinah, Saudi Arabia

      Love dolphins, they are such calm and happy animals. Nice post

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      Rebecca Mealey 5 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      We had a dolphin jump in our boat with us once! We were applauding the pod that it was jumping and playing with. Next thing we know, he jumps in the boat! Great information about why we like dolphins!

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      Rolly A Chabot 5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi jaydene... welcome to the Fireside and especially to Hub Pages... great to read this on dolphins... they are very smart and love people. I have some experience scuba diving with them and they are always interesting in the interaction with people.

      Hugs from Canada

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      wetnosedogs 5 years ago from Alabama

      What a wonderful first hub to start my day. Makes me want to go and meet some dolphins!

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      jaydene 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Hello Audrey, thank you so much for warm welcome, I look forward to posting as well as reading all the talent here. Thank you for your contributions :)

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Hi Jaydene! Welcome to the Hub! Thank you for the follow as well--my pleasure to follow you as well--sharing this to my hub friends