Pacific white-sided dolphins are shades light and dark grays and have black rings around both of their eyes. They weigh about 300 pounds and are 8 feet when they are fully grown. They live in the Pacific Ocean because, they do not like too warm or too cold waters and to them, the Pacific Ocean is a just right temperature. There are more than 50,000 Pacific White-Sided Dolphins swimming in the waters near Japan. A lot of them also live off the border of California. They can also be found in the Bering Sea. In the summer, they move into the waters around Washington and Oregon. They do many acrobatics such as enormous leaps, flips, somersaults, and surprisingly, belly flops. They mostly eat squid but they also can feed off of tiny fish such as herring, sardines, and anchovies. They eat during the night because the fish are closer to the shallower waters of the sea which makes them easier to catch and eat.
Pacific White-Sided Dolphins
Long-beaked common dolphins are black or gray with a white belly. The weigh from 160 to 500 pounds and are 6 to 8.5 feet when they are fully grown. They live for about 40 years and they live in warmer and tropical waters such as the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans. They eat small fish such as anchovies, hake, pilchards, and sardines. They eat krill and squid too. This type of dolphin is not becoming extinct. However, they are being hunted for food by humans. This is ok because it is part of the circle of life.
Long-Beaked Common Dolphins
Indian ocean bottlenose dolphins are gray and have black eyes. They grow 8.5 feet long, and grow to be 510 pounds. They live near the coast of India, Northern Australia, South China, the Red Sea, and the eastern coast of Africa. They eat tiny fish such as anchovies and sardines. This species of dolphins are not going extinct in any way which is fantastic news. Lets keep it that way.
Indian Ocean Bottlenose Dolphins
- The Bottlenose Dolphin can jump 25 feet in the air and do 20 flips or spins before diving back into the water.
- The Amazon River Dolphin can dive 900 feet in just 8 minutes.
- A Spiner Dolphin can spin 30 times, 30 feet above the ocean before diving back into the water. That's higher than a double-decker bus. That's why they are named "Spiner Dolphins''.
- The Indian-Ocean Bottlenose Dolphin can hold their breaths under water for 8 minutes but any longer and they will drown.
- The Pacific White-Sided Dolphin can flip 25 times in the air before diving back into the water.
- The Pacific White-Sided dolphin can dive 900 feet into the water in8 minutes but any longer they will drown.
Diving, Flipping and Jumping Dolphins