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Megan Berry The bottlenose dolphin UNFINISHED
Megan Berry The bottlenose dolphin UNFINISHED
Megan Berry The bottlenose dolphin UNFINISHED
Megan Berry The bottlenose dolphin UNFINISHED
Megan Berry The bottlenose dolphin UNFINISHED
Megan Berry The bottlenose dolphin UNFINISHED
Megan Berry The bottlenose dolphin UNFINISHED
Megan Berry The bottlenose dolphin UNFINISHED
Megan Berry The bottlenose dolphin UNFINISHED
Megan Berry The bottlenose dolphin UNFINISHED
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  • 1. The Bottlenose Dolphin By Megan Berry Mr. Buchmann 6 period
  • 2. The Bottlenose Dolphin
    • Common name: Bottlenose Dolphin
    • Scientific name: Tursiops truncates
    http://www.seaworld.org/animal-info/info-books/bottlenose/images/pic-bottlenose-dolphins.jpg
  • 3. Characteristics
    • Size: Length on average: 11-13 feet (King)
    • Weight on average: 330 -440 pounds (King)
    • Physical Characteristics:
      • Smooth, rubbery skin
      • Grey/dark grey on it’s back, but white underneath
      • Dorsal fin has no bones, only cartilage
        • Called Flukes
        • Has five different digits inside the fin, almost like a human hand
      • The blowhole
        • What dolphins use to breathe through
        • Covered by a muscular flap to make it water proof
        • Located on the top of the head
    http://www.seaworld.org/animal-info/info-books/bottlenose/images/pic-bottlenose-dolphins.jpg
  • 4. Habitat
    • Bottlenose dolphins live in temperate and tropical waters throughout the world.
    • Bottlenose Dolphins prefer warm water
      • 10° to  32°C (50°-90° F).
    • Usually limited to surface water
      • Shallows where they can hunt their fish
    • Dolphins move in groups - they are very social creatures
    http://library.thinkquest.org/17963/images/large-species-T-truncatus-dist.jpg
  • 5. Food and Hunting http://www.allaboutyou.com/cm/allaboutyou/images/Rr/or_9fb63661121196971528630.jpg Dolphins hunt fish with their many teeth. They hunt in packs, using echolocation to hunt their food
  • 6. Breeding and Raising Calves http://www.seaworld.org/animal-info/info-books/bottlenose/images/pic-bottlenose-dolphins.jpg
  • 7. Dolphins and Humans
  • 8. Fun Facts!
    • Dolphins use echolocation to see underwater
      • They send out whistles and high pitched sounds, and when the sounds bounce aback, the dolphins can see what is in front of them
  • 9. Death of Dolphins and the Causes of them http://media.nj.com/star-ledger/photo/dead-dolphin-on-beach-a88ce5e48327634b_large.jpg
    • Dolphins usually live for about 20 years
    • Ways dolphins die:
      • parasites
      • suffocation from trash
      • Predator attacks (sharks, and sometimes stingrays and killer whales)
      • Human hunting
  • 10. Works Cited
    • King, Judith: Wildlife Fact File Pittsburg, PA: International Masters Publishers, 1997
    • "BOTTLENOSE DOLPHINS: Habitat & Distribution." Seaworld.com/animal-info.com . Web. 19 Apr. 2011.“
    • BOTTLENOSE DOLPHINS: Diet & Eating Habits." Seaworld.com/animal-info.com . Web. 19 Apr. 2011.
    • "BOTTLENOSE DOLPHINS: Physical Characteristics." Seaworld.com/animal-info.com . Web. 19 Apr. 2011.
    • "BOTTLENOSE DOLPHINS: Adaptations for an Aquatic Environment." Seaworld.com/animal-info.com . Web. 19 Apr. 2011.
    • "BOTTLENOSE DOLPHINS: Longevity & Causes for Death." Seaworld.com/animal-info.com . Web. 19 Apr. 2011.
    • "BOTTLENOSE DOLPHINS: Reproduction." Seaworld.com/animal-info.com . Web. 19 Apr. 2011.
    • "BOTTLENOSE DOLPHINS: Birth & Care of Young." Seaworld.com/animal-info.com . Web. 19 Apr. 2011.
    • "BOTTLENOSE DOLPHINS: Scientific Classification." Seaworld.com/animal-info.com . Web. 19 Apr. 2011.

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