Do Dolphins Sleep?

Posted on September 4, 2008  Comments (4)

Do dolphins sleep?, MIT:

Dolphins do sleep, but not quite in the same way that people do. They sleep with one half of the brain at a time and with one eye closed. Dolphins rest this way on and off throughout the day, switching which side of the brain they shut down. During these periods, everything inside the dolphin slows down, and the mammal moves very little.

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4 Responses to “Do Dolphins Sleep?”

  1. rahul boss
    September 4th, 2008 @ 12:37 pm

    yes i seen the dolphins while they sleep i am surprising to see that. Its realy cool they close only one eyes while sleeping.

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    December 10th, 2008 @ 6:57 pm

    The dolphins use the sponge to push along the ocean floor and disturb fish, that are hidden. Once the fish start swimming away the dolphin abandons the sponge and catches and eats the fish…

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  4. holly
    June 17th, 2011 @ 2:14 pm

    That’s really cool. I wish I could put half my brain to sleep sometimes haha

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