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  1. 1. Spotted dolphins<br />By <br />By<br />Adrianna Zamichieli<br />
  2. 2. Appearance<br />The blowhole on top of the Spotted Dolphins is so they can breath air.<br />The blowhole is on top of a Spotted Dolphin’s head.<br />Spotted Dolphins uses their lungs to breathe instead of gills because they do not have gills. <br />
  3. 3. Diet<br />Spotted Dolphins get their food by echolocation to find fish and other sea creatures.<br />Echolocation means sounds that go through the water. The sounds bounce back from their food source and the dolphins know where their prey is.<br />
  4. 4. Interesting Facts <br />Human beings cannot hear Spotted Dolphin sounds when they use echolocation to find their prey.<br />
  5. 5. Appearance<br />Spotted Dolphins have the natural ability to swim fast because they have smooth flippers and dorsal fins.<br />A dorsal fin is the fin on the top of the body near the blowhole.<br />
  6. 6. Interesting Facts <br />Spotted Dolphins do not drink salt water they get their water when they eat fish because fish have water inside their gills.<br />
  7. 7. Life cycle<br />Mating season for Spotted Dolphins is all year round.<br />Spotted Dolphins can live up to 45 years.<br />
  8. 8. Appearance<br />Spotted Dolphins have dark gray spots on their backs and light gray spots on their bodies.<br />
  9. 9. Appearance<br />Spotted dolphins are not fish. They are mammals.<br />Dolphins are related to whales.<br />Mammals are animals who do not lays eggs. They have calves.<br />
  10. 10. Appearance<br />Dolphins do not have hair on their backs because it can slow them down from predators<br />Spotted Dolphins predators are killer whales and sharks.<br />
  11. 11. Conservation<br />There are people trying to capture spotted dolphins and kill them for their fat and some people are trying to protect Spotted Dolphins.<br />
  12. 12. Conservation<br />The fishing industry killed over 400,000 Spotted Dolphins trying to catch other sea creatures.<br />Spotted Dolphins are often caught in tuna nets by fisherman.<br />
  13. 13. Diet<br />Sometimes a pod of Spotted Dolphins will work together to kill a large shark.<br />
  14. 14. Diet<br />Most Spotted Dolphins eat fish, squid and shrimp.<br />
  15. 15. Habitat<br />Spotted Dolphins live in three oceans : Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans.<br />
  16. 16. Habitat<br />A pod of Spotted Dolphins can have as many as 100 dolphins.<br />
  17. 17. Habitat<br />Spotted Dolphins live near the coast and sometimes visit the coast of Japan.<br />
  18. 18. Life cycle <br />Male Spotted Dolphins are a little larger then female Spotted Dolphins.<br />
  19. 19. Habitat<br />Spotted Dolphins live in tropical warm temperature oceans.<br />
  20. 20. Interesting Facts<br />There are 32 kinds of Dolphins in the world.<br />
  21. 21. Life Cycle<br />In the winter , when Spotted Dolphins have to migrate there cannot be 400 Spotted Dolphins in the migration pod.<br />
  22. 22. Sources I used<br />Encyclopedia of animals, 2006 Spotted dolphins.<br />Prevost, Spotted Dolphins, 1996.<br />Murray, Spotted Dolphins, 2003.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />