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  • Spotted dolphins
    By
    By
    Adrianna Zamichieli
  • Appearance
    The blowhole on top of the Spotted Dolphins is so they can breath air.
    The blowhole is on top of a Spotted Dolphin’s head.
    Spotted Dolphins uses their lungs to breathe instead of gills because they do not have gills.
  • Diet
    Spotted Dolphins get their food by echolocation to find fish and other sea creatures.
    Echolocation means sounds that go through the water. The sounds bounce back from their food source and the dolphins know where their prey is.
  • Interesting Facts
    Human beings cannot hear Spotted Dolphin sounds when they use echolocation to find their prey.
  • Appearance
    Spotted Dolphins have the natural ability to swim fast because they have smooth flippers and dorsal fins.
    A dorsal fin is the fin on the top of the body near the blowhole.
  • Interesting Facts
    Spotted Dolphins do not drink salt water they get their water when they eat fish because fish have water inside their gills.
  • Life cycle
    Mating season for Spotted Dolphins is all year round.
    Spotted Dolphins can live up to 45 years.
  • Appearance
    Spotted Dolphins have dark gray spots on their backs and light gray spots on their bodies.
  • Appearance
    Spotted dolphins are not fish. They are mammals.
    Dolphins are related to whales.
    Mammals are animals who do not lays eggs. They have calves.
  • Appearance
    Dolphins do not have hair on their backs because it can slow them down from predators
    Spotted Dolphins predators are killer whales and sharks.
  • Conservation
    There are people trying to capture spotted dolphins and kill them for their fat and some people are trying to protect Spotted Dolphins.
  • Conservation
    The fishing industry killed over 400,000 Spotted Dolphins trying to catch other sea creatures.
    Spotted Dolphins are often caught in tuna nets by fisherman.
  • Diet
    Sometimes a pod of Spotted Dolphins will work together to kill a large shark.
  • Diet
    Most Spotted Dolphins eat fish, squid and shrimp.
  • Habitat
    Spotted Dolphins live in three oceans : Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans.
  • Habitat
    A pod of Spotted Dolphins can have as many as 100 dolphins.
  • Habitat
    Spotted Dolphins live near the coast and sometimes visit the coast of Japan.
  • Life cycle
    Male Spotted Dolphins are a little larger then female Spotted Dolphins.
  • Habitat
    Spotted Dolphins live in tropical warm temperature oceans.
  • Interesting Facts
    There are 32 kinds of Dolphins in the world.
  • Life Cycle
    In the winter , when Spotted Dolphins have to migrate there cannot be 400 Spotted Dolphins in the migration pod.
  • Sources I used
    Encyclopedia of animals, 2006 Spotted dolphins.
    Prevost, Spotted Dolphins, 1996.
    Murray, Spotted Dolphins, 2003.
    http://www.sandiegozoo.org/
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/species/Pantropical_Spotted_Dolphin
    http://www.arkive.org/
    http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/
    http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/images/cetaceans/atlanticspotteddolphins_noaa.jpg
    http://amap.no/acia/Files/MarineFoodWeb_150.jpg