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Pictures of Dolphins, Dolphin Facts

Dolphins performing show


Dolphins performing show

Dolphins performing show

Dolphin underwater


Dolphin underwater

Dolphin jumping out of water


Dolphin jumping out of water

Snorkler with dolphin


Snorkler with dolphin

Dolphin performing at Busch Gardens


Dolphin performing at Busch Gardens
Pictures of dolphins that I've taken at a water park and in the ocean near Lanai, Hawaii.

Animal: Dolphin

Species: There are 32 different dolphin species. Some of them include the Bottlenose, rough-toothed, spinner, Atlantic spotted, and Striped dolphin. What most people don't know is that Orca whales and Pilot whales are also members of the dolphin family.

Lifespan: Most species of dolphin live to be roughly 30-50 years old.

Size & Weight: The largest dolphin species is the Orca whale, which can grow to be 31 ft long and 3-10 tons! One of the smallest species of dolphin is the Tucuxi, which grod to be 4-6 ft long and weights  about 100 lbs.

Habitat: Dolphins live in warm and cold waters. There are some species that live in freshwater rivers!

Diet: Dolphins eat fish, plankton, and squid. Larger species of dolphin, such as the orca, eat seals as well as fish.

Family Life:  Many dolphin species live in pods. A pod can consist of mother dolphins and her calfs, or a group of male dolphins that work together to hunt. The bonds dolphins form are often long lasting, and they can recognize eachother even after a long seperation.

*Fun Facts*

  • In the womb, fetal dolphins grow hind legs like land mammals--just a leftover from their evoluationary roots. They later reabsorbed before the dolphin is born.
  • Dolphins have been seen jumping as high as 16 ft out of the water!