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This powerpoint is filled with facts about dolphins!

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  • 1. Dolphins By: Alyssa Schipper ED 205 Section 15
  • 2. About the Author
    • My name is Alyssa Schipper and I’m going to Grand Valley right now to become a teacher. I want to teach at the elementary age level.
    • E-mail me!
      • [email_address]
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  • 3. Table of Contents
    • Definition
    • Images
    • Appearance
    • Different Kinds
    • Communication
    • Fun Facts
    • Resources
    • Concept Map
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  • 4. What is a Dolphin?
    • Any of various marine cetacean mammals, such as the bottle-nosed dolphin, of the family Delphinidae, related to the whales but generally smaller and having a beaklike snout.
    • A large marine food and game fish found worldwide in tropical waters, having an iridescent blue back, yellow sides, a steep blunt forehead, and a long continuous dorsal fin. Also called dolphinfish , mahi-mahi .
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  • 6. Appearance
    • Body
      • Sleek and smooth
      • Rubbery texture
    • Jaw
      • Protrudes into a beak like snout
    • Flippers
      • Used primarily as stabilizers
      • Located under body
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  • 7. Appearance (continued)
    • Tail Fin
      • Propels them through water
    • Dorsal Fin
      • On top of their body
    • Blowhole
      • Located by head
      • Used to breathe
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  • 8. Tail Fin Dorsal Fin Fins (Flippers) Snout Blowhole Quit
  • 9. Different Kinds
    • About 50 species
    • Largest
      • Bottle-nose
        • Can reach 9 ft in length and weigh up to 440 lbs
    • Smallest
      • Buffeo
        • Rarely grows over 3.9 ft and weighs 66 lbs
        • Found in Amazon River
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  • 10. Communication
    • Capable of two kinds of sounds
      • Clicks and squeals
    • Sounds (clicks) produced in such rapid succession to sound like a buzz or even a duck-like quack
    • Echolocation
      • Clicks used as a form of sonar, in which echoes of sounds from surrounding objects enable the animals to detect
        • Obstacles
        • Other dolphins
        • Fish
        • Tiny bits of matter in the water
    Quit Click here to hear some squeaking!
  • 11. Fun Facts
    • In the Wild
    • In Captivity
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  • 12. In the Wild
    • Found in virtually all the seas and oceans in the world
    • Feed on live food and are predators
      • Fish
      • Herring
      • Mackerel
      • Sardines
    • Can be attacked by sharks
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  • 13. In Captivity
    • Adapt well to human companionship
    • Readily trained
    • Can perform many tricks
      • Flips
      • Jumps
      • Splashing
      • Mimic sound of some human words
    Quit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ShgFulYN5A Click here to watch dolphins perform!
  • 14. Resources
    • Dolphin Definition: http://education.yahoo.com/reference/dictionary/entry/dolphin
    • Facts: http://thedolphinplace.com/facts.html
    • Images: http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?p=dolphins&fr=yfp-t-813&toggle=1&cop=mss&ei=UTF-8
    • Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ShgFulYN5A
    • Sound: http://www.aguasonic.com/Sounds/mp3/T_truncatus_whistles.mp3
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  • 15. Quit