DOLPHINS

 

Introduction

    Do you know about a dolphin’s life? I will be telling you where dolphins live. I will also tell you what they eat. My report also says who are their enemies. I learned a lot about dolphins.

What are Dolphins?

    Dolphins are any aquatic mammal ,closely related to whales and porpoises. They look like fish and live in the water. Bottle nose Dolphins are hunters ,who find their prey at the surface of the water. Dolphins are small,toothed whales that have a long beak like snout,a sickle shaped dorsal fin,and sharp teeth.

Where do Dolphins live?

        The bottle nose dolphins are found world wide in tropical and temperate waters. Dolphins are capable of living in salt or fresh waters. Others live in oceans,rivers,and even aquariums.

What do Dolphins eat?

        Dolphins could eat herring, cod,mackerel ,or squid. They also eat crabs and shrimp. Also they can eat at least between 10 kg to 25 kg of fish every day. Dolphins do not chew their food.


Can Dolphins Come in Different Colors?

    Some dolphins could be grey. Also they could have black stripes. They could also have spots or black parts. Dolphins could be pink,white,dark blue,and could have grey bellies.

Who are Their Enemies?

        Their enemies are sharks including tiger sharks,dusky sharks,and bull sharks. Also orcas are their enemies. Even humans can be their enemies. Humans are their enemies because sometimes they get trapped in people’s fishing nets.

Conclusion

    What I learned while researching for facts is that dolphins are carnivores. Also they can grow up to 6 to 12 feet or 1.8 to 3.7 meters. I learned that dolphins mate in spring after 11 or 12 months. They are powerful swimmers. When they have a baby it comes out tail first. Look how much facts I learned.



By, SeaGal Urtubia