Friday, September 23, 2011
Fishy Friday: Bottlenose Dolphin.
Today for a special Fishy Friday,I'm going to tell you about the Bottlenose
OK,first of all,a Dolphin is NOT a fish,they are aquatic mammals (Meaning they have hair,produce live young,and give milk like land mammals and humans.).
The Bottlenose Dolphin is a member of the toothed whale family,along with killer whales and the sperm whale,which is the largest of the species.There are currently 3 species of Bottlenose Dolphin: The Common Bottlenose Dolphin,the Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin,and the Burrunan Dolphin.All species live in large groups,from 10-25 individuals,which help fend off predators. They're dark to light gray,depending on the species,and males usually get longer and heavier than females. The only way to tell that a dolphin is a mammal (other than it giving live birth and being warm blooded) is when they're born they have a little strip of hair above their lip,otherwise there would be a constant vote on weather its a mammal or a fish! Like all dolphins,the Bottlenose uses Echolocation,a type of communication which results in clicking sounds and sending mind waves to another individual.Their main diet is squid,fish,and clams. My mom would not make a good dolphin.
That's my report on the Bottlenose Dolphin. Id like to thank my little sister for giving me this idea and I got the info and pics from www.wikipedia.com and Google. The End