Did you know…bottlenose dolphins have names and friends?

Sound travels 4 TIMES FASTER in water than air and most whales and dolphins rely on sound to communicate and find food.

Bottlenose dolphins can develop individually distinctive SIGNATURE WHISTLES in the first year of life. Somewhat like a NAME, these whistles are used to help dolphins stay in contact and address each other.

Bottlenose dolphins also use ECHOLOCATION CLICKS to find and track their prey.

Small groups join together and split up frequently. This is called a FISSION-FUSION SOCIETY.

Some individual dolphins consistently associate with each other- much like friends

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