Even though both animals live in water, they are not considered fish but mammals for specific reasons.
They are warm blooded
They give birth to live young ones
2. Blow Holes
Both Dolphin and Whale have blowholes at the top of their heads. This is not to create a fancy water eruption as the water park, but to allow the animal to breath. When whales and dolphins reach the water surface to breathe, they will forcefully expel air through the hole at the top of their heads.
Dolphins makes whistling and other clicking sounds to communicate with other dolphins and their existing underwater environment. Just like dolphins, whales use different sounds to communicate also. Toothed whales communicate using high-frequency clicks and whistles. Single click sounds are used mainly for echolocation while multiple clicks are used to communicate with other whales and even dolphins in the area.
A group of whales are commonly called a pod, likewise a group of dolphins are commonly called a pod. Both whales and dolphins have high socialization skills and form what may be groups or communities. These groups help in making their style of hunting easier and helps form a solid barrier of protection from some sharks.
Whales and Dolphins give birth to a single calf at a time at a gestation period of 11-18 months.
e whistling sounds through their blowholes to communicate with one another underwater.
All dolphins are whales but not all whales are dolphins. Even the mammal we called "Killer Whale" is actually a dolphin. Whales will tend to grow much larger than their dolphin counterparts and larger whales will feed on much smaller preys such as shrimp and small schools of fish.
2. Speed and Agility
There is no doubt that wen it comes on to agility, dolphins will win this hands down. They are quick and capable of doing some amazing water tricks.
3. Curiosity / Friendliness
Dolphins tend to be a bit more curious than whales as they will approach divers and even give them a nudge or two to see what they are doing and gain some attention.
Whales are intelligent creatures. But dolphins exhibit a level of intelligence even greater of that of even dogs and pigs.
5. Two Blow Holes and Baleen
Baleen whales have baleen and two blow holes. The baleen in baleen whales acts as a strainer when the whale feeds. the baleen is made of keratin. The humpback baleen has approximately 600 baleen plates in the upper jaw straining out all unwanted materials from entering the whales stomach.
Whales and Dolphins have fascinated sea wold lovers for decades. Both animals are aquatic and exhibit quite a bit of intelligence. But what makes a whale different from a dolphin? What makes these two sea dwellers similar. Lets take a look