Range Map of Dolphins

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Quick Facts

Type: Mammal

Diet: Carnivore

Average life span in the wild: 20 years

Size: 10 to 14 ft

Weight: 1,100 lbs

Dolphin Jokes

Q. What did Cinderella Dolphin where to the ball?

A. Glass flippers!


Q. What is a dolphin’s favorite TV show?

A. Whale of fortune!


Q. How does a group of dolphin’s make a decision?

A. Flipper coin!


Q. Does a dolphin ever do something by accident?

A. No, they do everything on porpoise!

Types of Dolphins

Dolphins

    • There are 33 different types of marine dolphins, 4 types of river dolphins and 6 types of porpoises

 

    • most species live in shallow areas of tropical and temperate oceans

 

    • to prevent drowning while sleeping only half of the dolphin’s brain goes to sleep while the other half remains awake so they can continue to breathe!

 

    • can reach speeds of over 18 miles an hour

 

    • travel in social groups and communicate with each other by a complex system of squeaks and whistles

 

    • can track their prey through the expert use of echolocation

 

    • can make up to 1,000 clicking noises per second

 

    • eat bottom-dwelling fish, shrimp and squid

 

  • will still stay with its mother until it is between 3 and 8 years old

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