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  1. 1. By Marissa Haase The Dolphin Story
  2. 2. Dolphins Appearance Dolphins have 1 dorsal fin like a sharks, two flippers and a tale called a fluke which is just like a sharks tail. Their skin is very smooth but their skin is also very sensitive so they can get hurt and damaged easily. Believe it or not but they can even be sunburned. They dont have a nose but instead have a blowhole which allows them to breathe easier when they come up for air because dolphins need to breathe air too. Dolphins also have ears, only its not sticking out like us humans but is a tiny hole that allows them to hear well. Color varies for each type of dolphin which youll read about in the next slide but they mostly have gray, white and black coloring.
  3. 3. Types of Dolphins There are 33 types of dolphins 3 types: Marine dolphins, river dolphins, killer whales and porpoises. All dolphins range in size for example the Marine Dolphin Mauis Dolphin is the smallest kind of dolphin in the world. The killer whale is the largest type of dolphin in the world. The marine dolphins are the most common dolphins seen in oceans and at aquariums. They are different shades of grays and some grayish white colors and dark gray colors. River Dolphins are found in salt water rivers. River dolphins are usually light colored such as light blue, light gray, white and even silver. Porpoises are found in small groups in the oceans; as for their coloring they pretty much are more of a coloring thats not to dark and not to light of browns, whites, grays and blacks. .
  4. 4. Behavior of the dolphins Most of the time dolphins are very friendly, playful, acrobatic and intelligent. Dolphins are also very smart for animals because they have the mind most two year old humans have. They have a closer relationship with humans than most sea creatures which is why dolphins will protect humans if there are sharks nearby Dolphins are mostly seen living and traveling with groups of dolphins.
  5. 5. A Dolphins Diet Dolphins eat a wide variety of fish mostly Capelin and Herring, squids and shrimp. Dolphins eat a lot of food, adults eat 4% to 5% of their body weight in food per day. Strangely dolphins dont chew their food but swallow it whole To get their food most dolphins hunt in groups, yet they all eat individually On top, dolphin eating fish. Below, dolphins found something yummy to eat
  6. 6. Sources Used Picture of the guy and a dolphin in slide http://www.brookfieldzoo.org/czs/pressroom Second picture on slide 4 and source used for research http://www.projectshum.org/Dolphins/behavior.html Picture of dolphin eating fish in slide 5 http://worthy.cos.ucf.edu/PEBL/?page_id=398 Picture of group of dolphins on slide 5 http://www.sammyboy.com/showthread.php?52531-10-remarkable- animals-that-saved-people-s-lives Main source http://www.defenders.org/dolphin/basic-facts Research on type of dolphins http://everythingdolphins.com/dolphin-species.html
  7. 7. Sources Used Picture of the guy and a dolphin in slide http://www.brookfieldzoo.org/czs/pressroom Second picture on slide 4 and source used for research http://www.projectshum.org/Dolphins/behavior.html Picture of dolphin eating fish in slide 5 http://worthy.cos.ucf.edu/PEBL/?page_id=398 Picture of group of dolphins on slide 5 http://www.sammyboy.com/showthread.php?52531-10-remarkable- animals-that-saved-people-s-lives Main source http://www.defenders.org/dolphin/basic-facts Research on type of dolphins http://everythingdolphins.com/dolphin-species.html