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Spotted dolphin

  1. 1. Spotted Dolphin (Stenella attenuata) By: Kimberly Cancilla Biology period 1
  2. 2. Statistics <ul><li>Birth length is 80-90cm </li></ul><ul><li>Adults are about 2.5 m long and weigh 120 kg. </li></ul><ul><li>Sexual maturity is reached at 10 years in females and 12 years in males. </li></ul><ul><li>Lifespan is approximately 40 years. </li></ul><ul><li>Spotted Dolphins have a long thin beak. The upper and lower jaws are darkly colored but are separated by thin white “lips”. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Habitat <ul><li>Pan tropical Spotted dolphins live mainly in tropical or warm waters, and are found in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans. </li></ul><ul><li>They are often seen around islands and there are populations in the Eastern Tropical Pacific, the Western North Atlantic, the Gulf of Mexico and around Hawaii. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Conservation Status <ul><li>Not endangered </li></ul><ul><li>Hunted </li></ul><ul><li>Pan tropical spotted dolphins are considered to be in Lower Risk according to Conservation Dependent in the IUCN Redlist. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Food Source <ul><li>Spotted Dolphins consume mostly fish and crustaceans. </li></ul><ul><li>They have a big appetite to consume most things. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Habitat map <ul><li>This map shows where Spotted Dolphins are from and where they migrate to. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Fun Facts! <ul><li>When spotted Dolphins are born, they are born without spots. After they mature they get their spots! </li></ul><ul><li>They usually swim along with Spinner Dolphins! </li></ul><ul><li>They will form groups ranging from 5-15 or 1-50, although groups of hundred have often been formed! </li></ul>
  8. 8. Works Cited <ul><li>&quot;Spotted Dolphin | Cetacean Fact Sheet | American Cetacean Society.&quot; ACS - American Cetacean Society . American Cetacean Society, 2006. Web. 01 May 2011. <http://www.acsonline.org/factpack/SpottedDolphin.htm>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot; Spotted Dolphins, Stenella attenuata at MarineBio.org&quot;. MarineBio.org . 03 May 2011 < http://marinebio.org/species.asp?id=345>. Last updated: 4/23/2011 1:33:52 AM. Note: If no author is given under the main page title, the source is cited instead. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Spotted Dolphins, Stenella Attenuata at MarineBio.org.&quot; MarineBio.org - Marine Biology, Ocean Life Conservation, Sea Creatures, Biodiversity, Oceans Research... Convention on Migratory Species, 2010. Web. 28 Apr. 2011. <http://marinebio.org/species.asp?id=345>. </li></ul>

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