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Dolphin

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The dolphin is in the family of the marine mammals. It has got a long grey body and a long tail. It has got a flipper on the back. It has got little teeth and two little round eyes. It has got one flipper on each side of its body.

It has got a long grey body and a long tail. It has got a flipper on the back. It has got little teeth and two little round eyes. It has got one flipper on each side of its body.

The dolphin belongs to the family of marine mammals of the order of cetaceans.

Scientific denomination and classification[edit | edit source]

Dolphins are predators and hunt their prey in speed.The teeth is for the animals that hunt, the dolphin hunts mainly fish.

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Diet[edit | edit source]

Dolphins are carnivores; they eat fish and calamari. Dolphins have 100 teeth. The fish do not chew them but they swallow them directly.

Habitat[edit | edit source]

The dolphin that lives in the ocean is called Delphinidae, the one that lives in the rivers is called Platanistoidea.

Evolution[edit | edit source]

Nearly 40 species of dolphins divided into 17 genera have been discovered. They range in size from 1.2 m and 40 kg to 9.5 m and 6 tonnes. Most species weigh from 50 to 200 kg.

In art[edit | edit source]

A very nice dolphin movie is Dolphins, Dolphin Boy.

External links[edit | edit source]

http://www.dolphins-world.com/dolphin-information/


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