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Hourglass Dolphin

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Yasmeen Cavalluzzi

on 18 January 2013

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Maia Cavalluzzi Where does the hourglass dolphin live? What do the hourglass dolphins eat? How do hourglass dolphins bear their young? The hourglass dolphin is rarely seen near shore they like to stay in colder waters of the open ocean. The hourglass dolphin lives in the Antarctic and Subanarctic waters. They eat small fish, squid, and crustacean. The females nurse their young. They swim side by side from birth. The babies get breast feed for 12 to 18 months. What does the hourglass dolphins habitat look like? Hourglass Dolphin Fun Fact! If the mother stops swimming while she's sleeping in the first few weeks of a new born dolphins life the newborn can begin to sink because its not born with enough body fat or blubber to float Are the hourglass dolphins social? How long do they live? Are hourglass dolphins social with humans? The hourglass dolphin lives from 27 to 46 years in the wild.

Yes, they travel in groups of 10 dolphins or less. They feed with whales and some of the dolphins even live with the whales and like to play with the larger whales because they make big bow waves that the dolphins like to swim in. Yes they are. The dolphins like to swim next to the boats when they pass and swim in the waves that the boats create. What does the hourglass dolphin look like? The hourglass dolphin has a black and white pattern. Most of the body is black then there is two white patches that runs from their beaks to the dorsal fin. It can also run from the dorsal fin to the tail. They got the name "hourglass dolphin" because the white patches look like an hourglass. They're less then 6 feet and weigh 250 pounds. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=how-do-whales-and-dolphin Sources http://www.whalefacts.org/hourglass-dolphin-facts/ http://marinebio.org/species.asp?id=368 http://www.eoearth.org/article/Hourglass_dolphin?topic=49540 Would I be friends with this animal? :) Yes, because its a dolphin and it pretty.
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