Dolphin Worksheet and Quiz

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Dolphins are one of the most playful and intelligent creatures on the planet. They have highly developed forms of communication. They are incredibly social animals living in groups and also cooperate with each other to get food and in raising offspring. The members of their groups can range from 5 to 30.

NAME: …………………………………………

Date: …………………………….

Questions:

1. Dolphins are marine mammals which belong to the …………………………………………. Family.

2. They use ……………………………………. For their navigation and to find food which is not visible.

3. They live in groups that are known as ………………… and when many groups are merged, they are known as …………………………….

4. There are total …………………… different species of dolphins.

5. ………………………………..is the largest dolphin species that can reach up to a length of 30 feet.

6. Dolphins breathe through the ………………………………

7. They have a gestation period which ranges from ………………………………………..

8. In order to swim they use their tail for ……………………………………………………

9. They can jump as high as ……………………… out of the water.

10. The oldest dolphin in captivity was ……………………………… old.

Answers:

1. Cetacean

2. Echolocation

3. Pods, superpods

4. 44

5. Killer Whale

6. Blowholes

7. Nine to seventeen months

8. Propulsion

9. 20 feet

10. 61 years