Sea Animals:Dolphins and Whales By: Dana Musashe EDCI 270 Click to Continue
Sea Animals:Dolphins and Whales Click to Continue
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Which would you like to learn about first? Dolphins Whales Quiz
We’re going to learn about the different types of dolphins and some interesting facts about them! Pay close attention because there will be chances to practice what you have learned and a short quiz at the end of this program. Let’s get ready to learn!!!!
Dolphins are warm-blooded mammals. They are covered with blubber, which is a thick layer of fat. Think of other warm-blooded animals you know. Click on the dolphin to learn more!!
You got it! You’re doing great so far! Let’s learn about the parts of a dolphin!
There are many different parts to a dolphin. Image found at http://www.gibraltar.gov.gi/images/dolphin_parts.gif
Dolphins use a technique called echolocation, also referred to as sonar, to locate food and navigate around the ocean.
There are around 32 species of ocean dolphins. Today we’re going to learn about bottlenose dolphins and striped dolphins.
Bottlenose dolphins are the most common and well-known of all the types of dolphins. They weigh 440 to 600 pounds and are around 10 feet long. Images found at http://www.bottlenose-dolphin.info/picture.php
They prefer warm to tropical water, but they can be found in the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans as well. Point to locations that bottlenose dolphins would be found.
Dolphins are very social and playful. They live in groups called pods and use whistles and clicks to communicate with each other. Click to hear the sounds a dolphin makes.
Oops! Remember that dolphins are very social and playful.
That’s right! Dolphins love to be in groups and are very social. Keep up the good work!
Now that we’ve learned about bottlenose dolphins, let’s learn about striped dolphins. Image found at http://www.seawatching.net/photos/striped_dolphin_LS.jpg
Striped dolphins weigh around 200 to 300 pounds and are around 6 to 8.25 feet long. They are different than other dolphins because they have a stripe that runs along their entire side. Image found at: http://www.whaledolphintrust.co.uk/whales_dolphins/images/StripedDolphin_W.jpg
They are found in tropical and temperate waters of all oceans. They have been located in the Mediterranean Sea, the Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, and the Caribbean Sea. Image found at http://seamap.env.duke.edu/species/images/marmamrangemaps/180434rangemap/variant/medium
The striped dolphins are very active and perform tricks, such as jumping out of the water, which is called breaching. Watch the clip below to see how acrobatic they are! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WY8aGI2cnn0
Striped dolphins are found in cold temperatures and live in places like Antarctica. TRUE FALSE
Oops! Remember that striped dolphins prefer tropical and temperate waters. Let’s learn about whales!
That’s right! Striped dolphins are found in warm water, not cold. Let’s learn about whales!
We’re going to learn about the different types of whales and some interesting facts about them! Remember to pay attention because you will be asked to apply what you have learned at the end of this section and then have a quiz at the end of this program. Let’s get excited to learn!!
Whales are warm-blooded mammals, just like dolphins, that breathe through their blowhole. They are considered to be the largest creature living on earth today! Click on the whale to learn more!!
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You got it! You’re doing great! Let’s discover more about whales!
There are two types of whales, toothed whales and baleen whales. The diagram below shows all the different parts of a typical toothed whale. Image found at http://www.newfoundlandwhales.net/images/tootheddraw.jpg
Today we’re going to discuss an example of a toothed whale and of a baleen whale. First we’re going to learn about a type of toothed whale: the Orca or Killer whale.
The Orca or killer whale belongs to the family of dolphins. They grow to be about 27 to 33 feet long and weigh 8,000 to 12,000 pounds. Their skin is mostly black with white patches.
Orcas eat a variety of different fish, squid, sharks, and other marine mammals. They can swim very fast to catch their prey.
Orcas live together in groups called pods. They hunt together and protect their young and sick. Image found at http://www.kayakingtours.com/Images/JSE_main_4.jpg
Oops! Remember that Orcas are large and weigh 8,000 to 12,000 pounds!
That’s right! Orcas weigh 8,000 to 12,000 pounds. Keep up the excellent work!
Now that we’ve learned about Orcas or killer whales, let’s learn about a type of baleen whale…….. The Blue Whale!!
The blue whale is the largest and loudest animal on Earth. They are around 80 feet long and weigh 120 tons!! Their whistle can be heard for hundreds of miles.
They eat very tiny organisms, like krill, plankton, and other small fish. They will eat around 2,000 to 9,000 pounds of plankton each day!
Blue whales can be found in all the oceans and often swim alone, in pairs, or in small groups.
Let’s practice what we’ve learned about Blue whales!
Oops! Remember blue whales are the loudest animals and their whistle can be heard for hundreds of miles. You’re ready to take the quiz
Terrific! Blue whales have a whistle that could be heard for hundreds of miles. You’re ready to take the quiz
Let’s see what you learned!! It’s Quiz Time