Dolphins are distributed
worldwide, either in warm
waters or Polar Regions.
are the most studied cetaceans
in the wild because they live
near coasts and there are many
in captivity due to their ability to
adapt well to aquariums.
This species is found
live in tropical and temperate inshore,
coastal, shelf, and oceanic waters from
and many others
Theyin the Mediterranean and Black Seas.
are also found
Other species live in less extended areas of the world like the
The “Lagenorhynchus obscurus" is found only in
waters of the southern hemisphere including:
South Africa South
They are found in the coastal regions of these areas
where there are warm to cool temperate waters.
The Chinese White Dolphin
is limited to the eastern part of the world, covering
Southeast Asia, the Indonesian Islands and northern Australia.
These dolphins prefer to stay
close to the shore.
Is found only in two locations.
Is in South America, near Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego, and
the Falklands Islands
and the second place is in the south Indian Ocean, near Kerguelen islands,
also known as the Desolation Islands.
The Hector's dolphin
is found only in New Zealand.
It can't be found in the wild in another part of the world. It is found in
shallow coastal waters and turbid waters close to the shore. They are
typically observed in water less than 295 ft. deep.
Not all dolphins
live in the ocean
The Amazon River dolphin
is a beautiful freshwater river dolphin. It is
endemic to the Amazon and Orinoco river basins.
The Amazon River dolphin or Boto, can be found in rivers,
channels, lakes and below waterfalls and rapids.
This species is native to Bolivia, Ecuador, Brazil, Colombia, Peru and Venezuela.
There is a species that is able to adapt both
warm and polar climates: The Killer whale.
They are found in all oceans of the world, and they
range from Arctic Ocean to Antarctic Ocean.
It is the
second most widely distributed
mammal on the planet after humans.
are found living in warm water areas such Hawaii, in temperate waters, in cold
water areas such Antarctica and even sometimes in fresh water rivers.
Additionally to their level of adaptation, they are really smart and versatile,
being able to feed on penguins at the southern end of the earth and feed
on Harbor Seals at the Northern hemisphere.
Some species by climate,
and migration of their prey.
Animal Diversity Web. Museum of
Zoology, University of Michigan.
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