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Dolphin

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Jayda Klobucher

on 21 December 2017

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Transcript of Dolphin

Bottlenose Dolphin
About
Interspecific
Resource partitioning
Breath-holding capability of 12 minutes
Slower heart rate
Can swim 3-7 mph
Can reach burst (maximum) speeds of 18-22mph
Shape of body is energy-efficient for swimming, it creates less drag
Adaptations
Predator
Carnivore
Adaptations of Prey
Stay in Schools
They stay in groups to make it harder for the predator to catch them
Speed and Maneuverability
They use this to try to escape
Mimicry
Confuse predator
Poisons
Have poison glands
Blending in
Blend in to go undetected my predator
Appearance
Body length ranges from 6 to 12 ft
Adults typically weigh between 300-600 pounds
Males are slightly larger than females
Dorsal fin is tall, broad and curved
Breeding and Reproduction
Females reach sexual maturity at 5-7 years
Males reach sexual maturity at 10-12 years
Females produce one offspring every 2-3 years
Calves nurse for over a year (12-18 months) and stay with their mothers for up to 3 years learning how to fish and other important tasks
Endangered
They are safe, meaning not threatened, or endangered
About cont:
By:Brooke and Jayda
Where
In every ocean in the world except the Arctic and the Antarctic oceans
Diet
Wide variety, including fish, squid, and crustaceans
Adults eat 15-30 pounds of food per day
Appearance
Dark gray upper part of the body, fades into a lighter gray
Belly color can range from white to a pinkish color
They have 18-26 pairs of sharp cone-shaped teeth of each side of the jaw
Symbiosis
Commensalisim
Ex: Dolphins chase fish into the fisherman's nets
Parasitism
Ex: Tapeworms
Mutalism



Works Cited
KDE Santa Barbara, kids.nceas.ucsb.edu/mmp/bottlenose.html.
Entertainment, SeaWorld Parks &. “Adaptations.” Animals: Explore. Discover. Connect., seaworld.org/en/animal-info/animal-infobooks/bottlenose-dolphins/adaptations.
“What Do Bottlenose Dolphins Eat?” Dolphin Facts and Information, www.dolphins-world.com/what-do-bottlenose-dolphins-eat/.
“Symbiotic Relationships.” The Bottlenosed Dolphin, bottlenosed-dolphins.weebly.com/symbiotic-relationships.html.
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