• Dolphins have gray skin, they can also have different color
skin. There is a pink dolphin in the Amazon.
• The body is sleek and smooth; the hairless skin is
rubbery to the touch. Most species have jaws that
protrude into a beak like snout.
• They are a warm-blooded vertebrate animal.
•Dolphin’s have smooth skin.
•They have slippery bodies that help
them glide through the water.
•Blubber (fat) helps the dolphin stay
warm in cold water.
7. General Habitat
This animal lives in warm salty waters. They are
able to live in a wide variety of marine
habitats, from deep oceans to shallow
shorelines. Coastal living dolphins can be found
in harbors, bays,lagoons, and river mouths that
open into the oceans. Offshore living
bottlenose dolphins do equally well in the
deep, cold oceans far from shore.
• Dolphins are sensitive to water temperature changes
• The largest bottlenose dolphins live in the coldest waters.
The smallest live in the warmest waters.
• Ocean temperatures can also affect the kinds of foods that
live in an area, which in turn affects dolphin behavior.
•Since dolphins live in the water it is very important to them.
•Dolphins breath air even though they are water animals and
they can drown in fishing nets.
•Dolphins are very sensitive to changes in their habitat from
trash being dumped to global warming.
10. Plant Life
• There are
water plants that
are in a dolphin's
• There is
seaweed and plank
• Dophins eats fish
who live on this
11. Animal Life
• There are different animals that live in a Dolphins
• There are little fish that Dolphins like to eat like
shrimp or mullet
• The big animals that also share the same habitat
are sharks and sea turtles.
• Dolphins have very good vision both above and below the
• They are able to see in both environments, because they
can control the way light enters their eye.
• One way they use their sight to escape predators
• It is believed that they have no sense of
• They rely on their other senses to help
them in the wild
• Tasting the water can be their way of
• Dolphins hear about 7
than humans do.
• They can hear vibrations
in the water
• It is believed that their
teeth are arranged in a
way that works as an
antenna to receive the
• Little is known about a dolphin's sense of taste
• They do have taste buds
• They show strong preferences for certain types
• The dolphin's sense of touch is also
• A bottlenose dolphin's skin is
• It will shy away if a human
attempts to touch it.
19. Life Cycle
•After eleven or twelve months, depending on the species, a
pregnant dolphin gives birth.
•Dolphins, like almost all mammals, give birth to live young,
and nurse them
•A calf stops nursing at 18 months. At 3-4 months old the
calf gets teeth and begins to eat fish. When calves are only a
few days old they can vocalize (make sounds).
•A dolphin’s average life span is probably 20 years or less;
even though, dolphins have lived as long as 48 years.
20. Food Chain
The sun warms the plants, which the small sea animals eat,
and the dolphin eats the small sea animals, and the shark eats