About the Bottlenose Dolphin Essay

Topics: Animal echolocation, Great white shark, Cetacean intelligence Pages: 4 (869 words) Published: February 13, 2013
[pic] Grace Palmer Periods 5and 6
Mrs. Shingleton’s class
Bottlenose Dolphin
By Grace Palmer

Do YOU need information about Bottlenose Dolphins? Well, if you do, you can find it all here in this article. It is an article specifically about the Bottlenose Dolphin. Appearance! (What they look like) Bottlenose Dolphins are a very beautiful dolphin and according to the underwater animal kingdom scientists, one of the most beautiful in the sea. It is still beautiful even though it does not have many features. It can only vary its colors from a light and fluffy whitish color to a dark rock grey color. The Bottlenose Dolphin has a very soft back with a soft stomach. This makes it slimy underwater. If you tried to touch a Bottlenose Dolphin’s back or stomach, you would say “eww,” and pull away. The dolphin’s flukes are hard and splash the water hard when going back under from the surface. The Bottlenose Dolphin also makes various sounds that range from whistles to barks. It makes sounds like whistles, squawks, and rasps. Scientists have also found recordings of them barking, much like a dog. Echolocation is the most useful sound a dolphin can make. It is very loud and is about as loud as a rocket ship taking off. It is how it finds its mate from very far away. Its beak is super long and shaped much like a water bottle. This is why the Bottlenose Dolphin is called the Bottlenose Dolphin because it has a bottle shaped nose. This beak makes the dolphin look like it’s smiling at you. Habitat (About their homes!)

The Bottlenose Dolphin lives in many waters across the world. It can mainly be sighted in the Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea, the Red Sea, the Black Sea, and on many coastlines. They need their climate to be about 10-30 degrees celcius to ensure they do not get too cold or hot in their waters. They have endless plants near their waters, but the main two are seaweed and anemones. They do not live in any shelter in particular; not that...
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