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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