Dolphins are marine mammals.
Dolphin in Foreign Languages:
Arabic: dulfiin / durfiin/ dúkhas
German: Delphin / Delfin
Greek: delfín / delfis / delfíni
Navajo: tééh hóyáanii
Scottish Gaelic: leumadair / bèist-ghorm
/ deilf / muc-bhiorach
Roman: delfin / pliskavica
West Frisian: dolfin
Varies depending on the species.
Size: Dolphins vary in size by species. The
smallest dolphin is Maui's Dolphin measuring 4 feet
in length and weighing about 90 lbs. The largest dolphin
is the Orca Whale, measuring 30 feet in length and weighing
Habitat: Dolphin species are found in both
fresh and salt water.
Description: Dolphins have long streamline bodies
with flukes and flippers to help them swim. Dolphins
have a blow hole on the top of their heads.
Diet: A dolphins diet varies depending on the
size of the species. Smaller dolphins feed on fish and
squid, while larger dolphins will feed on larger marine
Communication: Dolphins are excessively
vocal and social. Dolphins use a series of sounds
and echolocation to communicate with other dolphins
in the pod.
Did You Know?
Dolphins can remain under water for
up to 15 minutes at a time.
Gestation: The dolphin gestation varies by species.
Birth: Dolphins give birth tail first. The size
of the calf varies drastically by species.
Sexually Mature: The age of sexual maturity
of dolphins vary depending on the species.
Life Span: Dolphins have a life span
of 20-50 years of age, depending on their age.
Did You Know?
Dolphins can be playful, but they can
also be aggressive.
Social Structure: Dolphins are a social animal
they travel in groups or pods of varying sizes.