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Common Dolphin Facts (Delphinus Delphis)
Common Dolphin Facts (Delphinus Delphis)
Common Dolphin Facts (Delphinus Delphis)
Common Dolphin Facts (Delphinus Delphis)
Common Dolphin Facts (Delphinus Delphis)
Common Dolphin Facts (Delphinus Delphis)
Common Dolphin Facts (Delphinus Delphis)
Common Dolphin Facts (Delphinus Delphis)
Common Dolphin Facts (Delphinus Delphis)
Common Dolphin Facts (Delphinus Delphis)
Common Dolphin Facts (Delphinus Delphis)
Common Dolphin Facts (Delphinus Delphis)
Common Dolphin Facts (Delphinus Delphis)
Common Dolphin Facts (Delphinus Delphis)
Common Dolphin Facts (Delphinus Delphis)
Common Dolphin Facts (Delphinus Delphis)
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Common Dolphin Facts (Delphinus Delphis)

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http://goo.gl/DjOi9 - The Common Dolphin (Delphinus delphis) has two subspecies the Long-beaked common dolphin and Short-beaked common dolphin. - Visit us: http://goo.gl/ZkZz7 …

http://goo.gl/DjOi9 - The Common Dolphin (Delphinus delphis) has two subspecies the Long-beaked common dolphin and Short-beaked common dolphin. - Visit us: http://goo.gl/ZkZz7
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  • 1. COMMON DOLPHIN BIOEXPEDITION.COM
  • 2. Common dolphinTHE COMMON DOLPHIN IS MEMBER OF THE FAMILY DELPHINIDAETHE COMMON DOLPHIN WAS THE MOST FREQUENTLYREPRESENTED IN THE ART AND LITERATURE OF ANCIENTGREECE AND ROME. BIOEXPEDITION.COM
  • 3. Common dolphinTHERE ARE TWO SPECIES OF COMMON DOLPHINS: THE LONG-BEAKED COMMON DOLPHIN (DELPHINUS CAPENSIS) SHORT-BEAKED COMMON DOLPHIN (DELPHINUS DELPHIS) BIOEXPEDITION.COM
  • 4. AnatomyBOTH COMMON DOLPHIN SPECIES ARE MEDIUM SIZEDMALES ARE GENERALLY LONGER AND HEAVIER THAN FEMALESTHEY VARY IN SIZE FROM 6.2 TO 8.2 FTCOMMON DOLPHINS CAN WEIGH BETWEEN 180 AND 520 LB BIOEXPEDITION.COM
  • 5. AnatomyCOMMON DOLPHINS ARE DISTINGUISHED FROM OTHERSPECIES BY A UNIQUE CRISSCROSS COLOR PATTERN FORMEDBY INTERACTION OF THE DORSAL OVERLAY AND CAPETHE COLOR PATTERN ON THE BODY INCLUDES BLACK, WHITE,GREY, YELLOW OR GOLDBOTH SUBSPECIES HAS FROM 40 TO 67 PAIRS OF SMALLSHARP CONICAL TEETH IN EACH JAW BIOEXPEDITION.COM
  • 6. HabitatCOMMON DOLPHINS INHABIT WARM TEMPERATE ANDTROPICAL WATERS OF THE ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC OCEANSTHEY ARE ALSO FOUND IN THE CARIBBEAN ANDMEDITERRANEAN SEASTHE SPECIES IS VERY ABUNDANT, WITH MANY AVAILABLEESTIMATES FOR THE VARIOUS AREAS WHERE IT OCCURS BIOEXPEDITION.COM
  • 7. HabitatTHE LONG-BEAKED COMMON DOLPHIN ARE FOUND IN SOUTHERN AFRICA SOUTH AMERICA MEXICO JAPAN KOREA TAIWAN BIOEXPEDITION.COM
  • 8. BehaviorTHESE FAST-SWIMMING DOLPHINS ARE HIGHLY ACTIVECOMMON DOLPHINS ARE SOMETIMES SEEN IN GROUPS OFMORE THAN 1,000 INDIVIDUALSTHEY SOMETIMES ASSOCIATE WITH OTHER DOLPHIN SPECIES BIOEXPEDITION.COM
  • 9. BehaviorAT THE SURFACE, COMMON DOLPHINS ARE EXTREMELYENERGETIC. AERIAL ACROBATICS ARE COMMON WITH THISSPECIESSEASONALITY IN PREY AVAILABILITY MAY EXPLAIN THECOMMON DOLPHIN MIGRATION BIOEXPEDITION.COM
  • 10. FeedingTHE PREY OF COMMON DOLPHINS CONSISTS MAINLY OF SMALLFISH, KRILL AND SQUIDTHEY USE CO-OPERATIVE FEEDING TECHNIQUESIN THE PELAGIC NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN, DIET IS DOMINATEDBY FISH AND CRUSTACEANS ARE OF MINOR IMPORTANCE BIOEXPEDITION.COM
  • 11. Feeding LONG-BEAKED COMMON DOLPHINS ARE CAPABLE OF DIVING TO AT LEAST 900 FT TO CATCH PREY ANNUAL FOOD INTAKE OF TWO DOLPHINS IN CAPTIVITY ISAROUND 2,200KG BETWEEN THE AGES OF 16 AND 25 YEARS BIOEXPEDITION.COM
  • 12. ReproductionGESTATION LASTS APPROXIMATELY 11 MONTHS WITH ACALVING INTERVAL FROM 1 TO 3 YEARSMALES BECOME SEXUALLY MATURE BETWEEN 3-12 YEARSAND FEMALES BETWEEN 2-7 YEARS BIOEXPEDITION.COM
  • 13. ReproductionTHE NEWBORN CALF HAS A LENGTH FROM 2.6 TO 3.3 FEETAND A WEIGHT OF ABOUT 20-22 LBTHE AVERAGE LACTATION PERIOD LASTS 16.5 MONTHSAN AVERAGE RESTING PERIOD LASTS LESS THAN 3MONTHS BIOEXPEDITION.COM
  • 14. CONSERVATION AND THREATSCOMMON DOLPHINS FACE A MIXTURE OF THREATS DUE TOHUMAN INFLUENCE.THE GREATEST THREATS TO COMMON DOLPHINS ARE THEINCIDENTAL CATCH, POLLUTION, OVERFISHING AND TOURISM BIOEXPEDITION.COM
  • 15. CONSERVATION AND THREATSCOMMON DOLPHINS ARE NOT COMMONLY SEEN IN CAPTIVITYCOMMON DOLPHINS ARE CATEGORIZED AS "LEAST CONCERN"BY THE IUCN BIOEXPEDITION.COM
  • 16. FIND US... BIOEXPEDITION.COM FACEBOOK.COM/BIOEXPEDITION TWITTER.COM/BIOEXPEDITION YOUTUBE.COM/BIOEXPEDITION PINTEREST.COM/BIOEXPEDITION DOLPHINS-WORLD.COMCOPYRIGHT © 2012 BIOEXPEDITION.COM

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