20 Beautiful and Cute Dolphin Pictures
by Boost Inspiration · July 29, 2011
Today we bring you beautiful and cute pictures of dolphins. Dolphin is a marine mammal that is closely related to whale and porpoise. There are almost forty species of dolphin in seventeen genera.
Dolphins 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.