13. If you killed a dolphin during the time of Ancient Greece it was considered sacrilegious and was punishable by death. They Greeks called them "hieros ichthys" which means sacred fish.
14. It has been recognized by scientists that dolphins give themselves names. They develop their own individual whistles and even after the tone of the whistle is changed the dolphins still recognized theirs and other dolphins' names.
15. Dolphins must tell themselves when to breathe; it's not an automatic response like it is for humans.
Dolphins are amazing animals, and they keep surprising us with their very intelligent behaviors. This Dolphin Day try to find out more about these fascinating animals and truly discover the extraordinary lives of dolphins!
By Fay Partridge Fay Partridge is an Online Journalism Intern at Frontier, an international non-profit volunteering NGO. Frontier has over 300 dedicated conservation and community development projects as well as plenty of inspiring www.frontier.ac.uk/Volunteer/Volunteer.aspx?utm_source=TheDodo&utm_medium=gapyearblog&utm_campaign=BlogArticle">gap year ideas to help make your time out meaningful. For more information on all the opportunities available please visit www.frontier.ac.uk. Check out Frontier's blog "Into the Wild" where you can read more articles like this! Happy reading!
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