Grade 3
Lesson 2
Fun Facts - Basic dolphin anatomy
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Fact about the dolphin

A dolphin has the streamline of a fish. The head and torso are both in one smooth line.
A dolphin has two small ears and a blowhole on the top of his head.

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Dolphin teeth

Dolphin have one hundred teeth!
Dolphins eat fish, but they don't have hands!

The dolphin can hold the fish with its teeth. Dolphins shallow fish.

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Dolphin ears

Dolphin have ears for hearing and listening. Their ears are very small! Behind their eyes, you can see a tiny hole. Dolphins are very good at hearing.

Little dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins are at their birth 0,8 to 1,00 meter long and they weigh about 15 kilos.

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How long are the dolphins?

Bottlenose dolphins are quite large. Take five steps to see how big they can get!

Adult bottlenoses that live in the open sea can grow to a maximum length of 4 meters


They weigh 150 to 650 kilos.


Bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins are the kind of dolphins you see at Dolphin Academy. They have a maximum length of 3 meters and a maximum weight of 230 kilos.


Dolphins can get pretty old: their maximum age is between 40 and 50 years!