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How bottlenose dolphins breath

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Although they live underwater, the bottlenose dolphin must come up to the surface to breathe air. It breathes through what is called a “blowhole“, a hole at the top of its head. These clever creatures can open this hole when inhaling and exhaling out of the water, and close it when below the ocean surface. They can hold their breath underwater for around seven minutes.

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