Senin, 13 April 2009


Dolphins are sea mammals. They have breathe air or they will die. They are members of the Delphinidae family.
Dolphins have smooth skin. Only baby dolphins are brown with a few bristly hairs on their snouts. Their hairs soon fall out. They have big tail and the fin on the top of their backs keep the dolphin from rolling over. The female dolphins have a thick layer of fat are call flippers. They use them to turn left and right. Dolphins grow from 2 to 3 meters long and weight up to 75 kilograms.
Dolphins hunt together in a group. A group of dolphins is called a pod. They eat fish, shrimps and small squids. They live in salt wate oceans. Dolphins can hold their breathe for six minutes.
When dolphins fear or see a ship close by, they go near and follow it from distance. Dolphins can leap out of the water and do somersaults. Sometimes they invent their own tricks and stunt after watching other dolphins perform.
Dolphins are very friendly to people and have never harmed anyone. They are very playful animals.

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