Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Have I told you....
Bottlenose dolphins can be found in many oceans all over the world, especially in tropical or warmer waters.
Adults range from 6-13ft in length and weigh between 400-1,000lbs. Dolphins living in colder waters(such as near Scotland), tend to be larger. Males usually out weigh females.
Because dolphins are mammals they need to come to the surface approxamitely every 5-8mins to breath.
Dolphins do not chew. They eat between 10-30lbs of food a day, primarily fish, crab, shrimp and squid.
The average dolphn lives between 35-50yrs. Dolphins are great communicaters and use several clicks, whistles and chirps.