Wonderful Lives of Dolphins Essay

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Wonderful Lives of Dolphins




Dolphins are one of the most beautiful animals in the word. Dolphins are mammals and are
part of the Delphinidae family. This family contains various highly intelligent aquatic
mammals. The name dolphin refers to the species that a have a beak like snout and a
slender streamline body which helps them to swim at high speeds. Some species can swim up
to speeds of 35 mph. Dolphins have a rubbery feeling skin that is hairless; this helps
them swim through the water with little resistance. Their skin is very sensitive and has
no protection from bumps or bruises. This is because the outer layer is made up entirely
live cells. Since the outer layer is made up out of live cells it is shed every two hours
to keep the cells fresh. Dolphins use their flukes to swim through the water by beating
the flukes up and down. Men have studied dolphin’s flukes on a dolphin to improve the
effectiveness of submarine and boat propellers. The feeding habits of a dolphin vary; it
depends on what is available at the time. A simple meal contains of small fish or squid.
Many have to go where the food is and look to find their food. Dolphins use their teeth to
catch the food, yet they do not use their teeth to eat the food because they swallow it
hole. Dolphins do not have the best eyesight. They rely on echolocation to help them get
where they are going. Echolocation is the use of using sounds to see what is going on up
ahead. They make a clicking noise, which is used to find if objects are up ahead. This is
because if the noise bounce back they know that there is an object up ahead. They also use
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