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    Megan Berry The bottlenose dolphin UNFINISHED Megan Berry The bottlenose dolphin UNFINISHED Presentation Transcript

    • The Bottlenose Dolphin By Megan Berry Mr. Buchmann 6 period
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Breeding and Raising Calves http://www.seaworld.org/animal-info/info-books/bottlenose/images/pic-bottlenose-dolphins.jpg
    • Dolphins and Humans
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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.