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Dolphin Facts for Kids

This page will help you learn more about dolphins.

Learn about dolphin teeth.

How many teeth do bottlenose dolphins have?

Bottlenose dolphins have 72-104 teeth. They only get one set of teeth for life! Dolphins do not use their teeth to chew, instead they use their teeth to catch their food and then they swallow it whole.

Do dolphins drink water?

Do dolphins drink water?

Dolphins do not drink water like humans. Instead dolphins get all the fresh water from the fish they eat!

Learn about dolphin eyesight.

Can dolphins see above the water?

Absolutely! Dolphin eyes are specially designed to see above and below the water. To see underwater they produce an oily substance to protect their eyes. 

Do dolphins see in color?

Can dolphins see colors?

Yes and no. Studies show that dolphins can see in shades of grey, as well as the blue-green spectrum.

Find out if dolphins have hair.

Do dolphins have hair?

 It is true that they are mammals, but dolphins only have hair when they are first born. This hair is found on the top of the rostrum. It falls out shortly after they are born. Dolphins do not grow any other hair for the rest of their lives.

Do you think dolphins are fish?

Are dolphins fish?

No. Dolphins are mammals just like we are. Dolphins breathe air, give birth to live young, nurse their babies with milk, have hair at some point in their life, and are warm blooded


Our Mission - Through education, research and rescue, Dolphin Research Center promotes peaceful coexistence, cooperation and communication between marine mammals, humans and the environment we share with the well being of DRC's animals taking precedence.
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