Dolphins Creatures of the Sea

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What is a Dolphin ?

Dolphins are mammals that means they have warm blood and breath air. You can find them in a marine park, far from the coast, and sometimes close to land. Dolphins are very friendly. There are a lot of types of Dolphins.

Sizes and Types of Dolphins

Dolphin's bodies come in a range of sizes. The largest species is the Orca, or Killer Whale, it may grow up to 30 feet in length and weigh more than 8 tons. Fully grown male dolphins are larger than female dolphins. Several small species, including the Black dolphin of Chile and the Hectors dolphin of New Zealand measures up to 5 feet long.

The Skin Textures of Dolphins

Did you know that Dolphins have stripes? Well, yes, Dolphins do have stripes. Did you also know that some dolphins have dots all over their body? Some dolphins have gray, black, tan, white or pink areas. Just because of their dots, stripes and colored areas doesn't mean they're different from other dolphins, they're still the same as the other dolphins, just born with a different gene.

Scences of Dolphins

Did you know that sight is very important to dolphins? It helps them see through the deep, dark waters and the sunny surface. Did you also know that dolphins can't smell? The scent is not important. Dolphins hold their breath most of the time.

Some Cool Facts about Dolphins

Dolphins have 100 teeth.

Dolphins are the mammal that gives birth with the tail first instead of the head.

Dolphins leap out of the water up to 30 feet in the air.

Dolphins have teeth, they don't use them to eat, they use them to get the fish through and then swallow them.