Dolphin Facts For Kids

Facts about Dolphins

Killer Whales are the largest dolphin species in our sea.

Did you know The most common species are the bottle-nose dolphin that inhabits all regions of the planet, but not Antarctic, or the Arctic oceans. Orcas ( Killer Whale ) are the largest dolphin species in our sea and can grow to about 25 feet in length and weigh almost 19,000 pounds. One fact that many may not know is that Dolphins are part of the family of whales that includes orcas and pilot whales. ​The lifespan of a dolphin is a long life the Orca species can live to be 70 to 80 years old, while other species like the bottle nose dolphin can live over 40 years but not up to 80 like the Orca. 

Our waters of the world host over 40 species of dolphins, which are in the carnivores family. Dolphins are highly intelligent and known for their playful behavior. The name dolphin comes from the Greek word “delphis” meaning “fish with a womb”. Dolphins are busy sea animals that eat around 35 pounds of fish every day. Find out what we can do to save dolphins. Join Ocean Blue to help save sea animals, sea turtle conservation Volunteer Florida beach cleanups. Read more Link:

Dolphins Body Surfing With Whales

Types Of Dolphins

How many types of dolphins are? Over 44 species of dolphin, that reside in both rivers and the Ocean and live all over the world. There are five types of river dolphins, that live in the Amazon River, and a Chinese River dolphin, the Ganges River dolphin, the La Plata dolphin and the Indus River dolphin.

Bottle Nose Dolphins Lifespan

between 15 and 16 years

Depending on the environment and species a Bottlenose Dolphins Lifespan is between 15 to 16 years long. Although some bottlenose dolphines have been known to reach 40 years of age but with all the plastic lowering their lifespan of 40 years to much less and more like 15 to 16 years old. The ocean can be a hazrdous place to live. Lastly, both humans and dolphins eat similar food and just like humans dolphins are today encountering more health risk due to tainted ocean pollution, microplastics and toxic algae.

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