Kingdom : Animalia
                        Class : Mammalia
                     Family : Delphinidae
      Scientific Name : Delphinus Delphis

                     Size(L) : 2m - 4m
                                      ( 6.5ft - 13ft)
                     Weight : 100kg - 300kg 
                                      ( 220lbs - 660lbs)
                Top Speed : 40km/h (25mph)
                 Life Span : 20 - 45 years

                      Colour : Black, White, Grey
                 Skin Type : Smooth
Distinctive Features : Rounded dorsal in
                                     and striped skin
  1. Dolphins include the short beaked common dolphins and the long beaked common dolphins.
  2. They are found in the warmer seas across the world.
  3. On an average they may be 2m-4m long.
  4. Some of the dolphins are present all through the year whereas others move in migratory patterns.
  5. They are socially active animals often seen surfacing, splashing and jumping together.
  6. They often breach, tail-slap, chin-slap, bow-ride and porpoise.
  7. They travel in groups of 10-50 dolphins.
  8. They gather in big schools, numbers ranging from 100-2000 dolphins.
  9. Common Dolphins are one of the fastest marine mammals with top swimming speeds reaching up to 40km/h.
  10. Their average lifespan is between 20-45 years.
  11. They are carnivores preying on Fish, crab and squid.
  12. They develop different ways of hunting with their speed and large group sizes.
  13. They have natural predators in Humans, Sharks and killer whales.
  14. Dolphins are a threatened species today.

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