A baby dolphin is called a "pup" or a "calf." Female dolphins are pregnant for 12 months, and baby dolphins are born tail-first so that they don't drown while coming through the birth canal. Dolphins breed year-round, wh... More »

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Baby dolphins are called calves. Female dolphins are called cows, and males are called bulls. A group of dolphins is called a herd, pod or school. A mother dolphin forms a strong bond with its calf, and a dolphin calf us... More »

As mammals, baby dolphins survive on milk for the first few years of life, although they may learn to catch fish at only a few months of age. Over time, dolphins depend less on milk and more on fish and squid. More »

Dolphins are types of cetacean mammals that are closely related to porpoises and whales. They range in size from 4 feet to 30 feet and weigh up to 10 tons. Dolphins have a single blowhole, cone-shaped teeth and a pronoun... More »

Most species of dolphin thrive in temperate and tropical salt water around the world, though some species, such as the rapidly disappearing river dolphins, live in fresh water. Most saltwater dolphins stay in shallow are... More »

A dolphin's fluke is a paired, triangular structure at the end of the dolphin's tail. It is the main means of propelling the animal forward, while other fins are used for steering. More »

Though it swims in the ocean, a dolphin is not a fish. Instead, dolphins are marine mammals, meaning they have all of the physical characteristics that require a mammalian classification but live in the oceans. More »

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