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Whales and Dolphins

Whales and Dolphins are marine animals. They live in oceans around the world. Whales and Dolphins come from the same family, CETACEA (sey-tay-sha) . They both breath from a blowhole located at the top of their head. Whales and dolpins are mammals. They are mammals because they have lungs not gills,they have hair not scales , and they also have give live birth and don't lay eggs. There are only about 80 kinds of whales and dolphins that we know of right now.

Whales are very large animals. They can grow up to 100 ft. or more in length. They can weigh up to 200 tons or more. Whales live in families called pods. These pods vary in numbers and consist of family members and family friends. Whales live in these families their whole life. Group living is safer when other whales or sharks attack. It also makes it easier to find food. Whales are always migrating. They travel to find food, breed and have young.

Whales do not have eyelids. They rely on thick oily tears to protect their eyes. Whales hear from little holes behind their eyes.

Whales talk to each other by making high pitched sounds like whistles, clicks, squeaks, rattles, and groans.

To help protect the whales from extinction please DO NOT throw nets, fishing lures, or other fishing gear ocean.


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