Range Map of Dolphins


Quick Facts

Type: Mammal

Diet: Carnivore

Average life span in the wild: 20 years

Size: 10 to 14 ft

Weight: 1,100 lbs

Dolphin Jokes

Q. What did Cinderella Dolphin where to the ball?

A. Glass flippers!

Q. What is a dolphin’s favorite TV show?

A. Whale of fortune!

Q. How does a group of dolphin’s make a decision?

A. Flipper coin!

Q. Does a dolphin ever do something by accident?

A. No, they do everything on porpoise!

Types of Dolphins


    • There are 33 different types of marine dolphins, 4 types of river dolphins and 6 types of porpoises


    • most species live in shallow areas of tropical and temperate oceans


    • to prevent drowning while sleeping only half of the dolphin’s brain goes to sleep while the other half remains awake so they can continue to breathe!


    • can reach speeds of over 18 miles an hour


    • travel in social groups and communicate with each other by a complex system of squeaks and whistles


    • can track their prey through the expert use of echolocation


    • can make up to 1,000 clicking noises per second


    • eat bottom-dwelling fish, shrimp and squid


  • will still stay with its mother until it is between 3 and 8 years old