The average dolphin species can stay underwater for as long as eight to 10 minutes; some can remain submerged while holding their breath for 15 minutes. Dolphins breathe through their blowhole, which has a muscular flap that covers it when they go under water, keeping water out of their lungs.
How many babies can an Amazon river dolphin have?
Mostly the female dolphin has only one baby at a time. Having more than one baby is very rare in amazon river dolphins. The mother nurses their babies for a period ranging between two months to two years.
What is the difference between river dolphins and ocean dolphins?
Differences between marine and river dolphins
River dolphins have smaller eyes than marine dolphins, and their vision is poorly developed because they live in dark, muddy water. River dolphins are less active than marine dolphins because they do not need to search so widely to find fish.
Is the Amazon on Fire still?
The world’s attention has largely focused on the pandemic in 2020, but the Amazon is still burning. In 2020, there were more than 2,500 fires across the Brazilian Amazon between May and November, burning an estimated 5.4 million acres. During the 2020 holidays, the campaign was revived, and it will be again in 2021.