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Dolphins 101

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FC: Dolphin's 101 By: Faith Thornberry

1: The bottlenose dolphin has a long beaklike snout, sharp teath, and a falcate dorsal fin. The bottlenose dolphin has a blowhole. Dolphins live in small groups called pods.

2: Three of the dolphin's nervus system, cardiovasculer system, and reproductive system. Seven of the dolphin's organs are: heart, liver, stamach, intestines, anus, brain, lungs.

3: Dolphin's usually grow to be 12 feet long and 1400 pounds. They eat many types of fish and some squids and shrimp. | Dolphins obtain thier food because geographic location.

4: Dolphins begen to mate from about 6-8 years of age. Female dolphins are pregnat for about 12 months. The calfs are born tail first. After born calfs are taken straight up to the surface to breath. Calfs stay with their mothers untill some where between three year to five years of age. Dolphins start eating small fish when about six and live till about 50 years of age.

5: Dolphins are very social animals and have a very playful personality. If you very see a dolphin in the ocean and the dolphin begens to race with you this is very common. Dolphins love playing with humans as a matter of fact dolphins treat humans as one of there oun kind.

6: Dolphins are mamales just like us so they have a complete dygestive system very similar to ours. There are three differt types of symmetry: bilateral, vadial, and asymmetrical. The bottlenose dolphin is bilateral because it has a distinct left and right side.

7: The Bottlenose doplphin eats 15-30 pounds of food a day. Dolphins are found worldwide in tropical and temperate sult waters, but the Artic and the Antarctic ocean.

8: Dolphins are capible of seeing in and out of the water. There sense of feeling is very sinsitve and there smell is very limited. Very little is known about there taste. | Dolphins have five senses: eyesite, touch, taste, smell, and the ability to hear. But there ability to hear is acute.

9: The species of the dolphin has lived on Earth for 20 million years. They have not changed much since then.

10: As you know dolphins travel in packs from 2-20. So when a dolphin is a attacked by say a shark there are more dolphins than sharks. The dolphins circle around the shark and poke the sharks in the side with there bottle shaped nose. This hurts the shark and it swims away.(power in numers)

11: During diving dolphins can concerver oxgyen when uner water by there slow heart beat. There blood is shunt away from the tissue of low oxgyen.Then is pussed to the areas that need oxgyen. Such as the heart, lungs, and the brain. Myoglobin is a chimical that helps pervent muscles losing oxygen.

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