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Hi. My name is Cassidy. I am learning about the dolphin. Welcome to my page.



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The Dolphin

A bluish gray dolphin
swam 45 miles per hour
in the saltwater
on a sunny day
to get away from the killer whale.

By Cassidy M.
4/08


The Dolphin

By Cassidy M
4/08


Dolphins are small whales. They are 8-9 feet long. They weigh up to 400-650 pounds. Dolphins are a dark gray on their back and a lighter color on their sides and belly. Their skin is smooth. Their tail fins are called flukes. Their eyes are on the side of their heads. Dolphins have 100 teeth.

Dolphins eat 14 pounds of fish, shrimp, crustations, and squid a day. They are carnivores who use echolocation to find their food. Echolocation is when dolphins send “clicks” into the water. This helps them find food and know how far away it is.

Baby dolphins are born between February and May. Baby dolphins are called pups. The mother will push the babies to the surface so they can breathe. The mother feeds her babies for 1 1/2 years. The mother won’t have another baby for 2-3 years.

Really hungry sharks and killer whales will hunt baby dolphins. Sometimes dolphins get in a group to try to attack sharks. Fishing nets can be dangerous for dolphins too.


Most dolphins live about 20-25 years.

Dolphins can swim up to 45 miles per hour. They swim in groups called pods.

Dolphins live in tropical and coastal waters, and warm oceans throughout the world .




Why is the ocean blue?
The ocean reflects the blue sky.

How many oceans are there in the world?
There is only one ocean in the world.
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What are the main "oceans" called?
The Arctic, Atlantic, Indian, Pacific, Southern
What is a sea?
A sea is like a little ocean with land around it.
Why is the ocean salty?
The salt is from rocks and soil that has washed into the ocean