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