Dolphins
Prepred by Anna Aryankalayil


Dolphins are always attracting people all over the world. Dolphins are mammals. They are warm-blooded and give birth to their young ones. Dolphins travel in groups called pods. They come to the surface to breathe. They have a little breathing hole on the top of their head, called a blow hole. Dolphins can stay under the water up to approximately ten minutes. Dolphins are related to whales and porpoises. They all are part of on big group, or order, called cetacean. Dolphins can live up to fifty years.

Most of the dolphins are living in oceans, but some of them can live in rivers too. Those who are living in rivers are called Chinese River Dolphin and Pink Amazon Dolphin. Dolphins eat catfish, eel, shrimp and octopus. The white dolphin is called Beluga, or white whale, because of its white skin. They live in the Arctic region. Dolphin called narwhal has unusual teeth and a horn on its head. Adult narwhal have just two teeth, but it is ten feet long. They live in the Arctic.

The smallest dolphin is called Hectors dolphin. An adult Hectors dolphin grows just over five feet long and weighs one hundred twenty five pounds. A porpoise called the Vaquitas grow to one hundred pounds or more. Vaquitas live off the cost off Mexico. The Black Dolphin lives off the coast of Chile. Spotted dolphins and Stripped dolphins live in oceans all over the world. Dolphin's tails are called flukes. The most common dolphins we see are bottle-nosed dolphins. Some dolphins have long snouts, called beaks.

The biggest dolphin is called Orca. It grows up to thirty feet long and weighs ten tons. An adult Orca eats about four hundred pounds of food a day. Most of the dolphins live in oceans. There are many places we can swim with dolphins. Dolphins are intelligent, smart, playful, and loyal.

Prepared by Anna Aryankalayil

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