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Basic Facts About Dolphins
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Basic Facts About Dolphins

Seen swimming and leaping throughout shallow seas and rivers around the globe, dolphins live in social groups and often hunt for food together.

Investigate the diversity of 40 dolphin species and find out the threats they face despite their natural intelligence, adaptability, and popularity among humans.

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Fun Facts About Bottlenose Dolphins

Fun Facts About Bottlenose Dolphins

Length, weight, age, number of teeth…discover the physical traits of the beloved bottlenose dolphin before you delve into research. More...

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The Dolphin Institute
How Smart Are Dolphins?

How Smart Are Dolphins?

Possessing big brains, natural curiosity, and the ability to communicate, dolphins exhibit ample intelligence to learn tricks. But can they plan one on their own? Decide for yourself. More...

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PBS
Researchers Find that Dolphins Call Each Other By ‘Name’

Researchers Find that Dolphins Call Each Other By ‘Name’

Say my name? It’s more like whistle my name when it comes to dolphins. Discover how these animals identify each other. More...

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NPR
All About Dolphins

All About Dolphins

Almost everything you ever wanted to know about dolphins, from what do they eat to how big can they grow. Extra special bonus: Listen to a dolphin whistle. More...

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Scholastic
Cetacean Relations Game

Cetacean Relations Game

Sink or swim: Quiz yourself to see if you see the big picture about dolphins in the animal kingdom. More...

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Scholastic
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Dolphin Dive

Dolphin Dive

Travel to the Dolphins Plus Research Center with Izzie, Serena, and Ceci to bond with bottlenose dolphins and explore their behavior.
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SciGirls/PBS
Dolphin Pictures

Dolphin Pictures

Dive into the world of dolphins to see them swimming, flipping and leaping in open waters and aquariums, feeding, and sleeping with one eye open. More...

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HowStuffWorks
Shark Bay Dolphin Project

Shark Bay Dolphin Project

Discover what scientists in Australia now know about bottlenose dolphin society after studying hundreds of them in the wild for more than 30 years. More...

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Monkey Mia Dolphins
The Difference Between Dolphins & Porpoises

The Difference Between Dolphins & Porpoises

Dolphins and porpoises are closely related members of the Odontoceti, or the toothed whales. But you can easily tell them apart by zeroing in on key anatomical differences. More...

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eHow
Blood Dolphins

Blood Dolphins

Hunting dolphins for meat is legal in the Solomon Islands. Watch to discover the efforts of activists trying to end dolphin slaughter. More...

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Animal Planet
Will the Dolphins of Georgia Pass Their Physicals?

Will the Dolphins of Georgia Pass Their Physicals?

It takes strength and finesse to capture one 500-pound dolphin, let alone 29. Find out how scientists nabbed them and why they wanted to examine them up close and personal before setting them free. More...

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NOAA

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