Dolphins are aquatic mammals which are closely related to whales and porpoises. There are almost forty species of dolphin in seventeen genera. They vary in size from 1.2 metres (4 ft) and 40 kilograms (88 lb) (Maui's Dolphin), up to 9.5 m (30 ft) and ten tonnes (the Orca or Killer Whale). They are found worldwide, mostly in the shallower seas of the continental shelves, and are carnivores, mostly eating fish and squid. The family Delphinidae is the largest in the Cetacea, and relatively recent: dolphins evolved about ten million years ago, during the Miocene. Dolphins are considered to be amongst the most intelligent of animals and their often friendly appearance and seemingly playful attitude have made them popular in human culture.
Today's Top Ten Pictures of Dolphins
Atlantic Spotted Dolphin
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Delphinus delphis solo
by Leo Reynolds
by chatallot Dusky Dolphin Flying
by f0rbe5 Honour me...........
by kcowekung So long and thanks for all the fish!
by gezahorv Stenella coeruleoalba
by quarrresma Stenella frontalis
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