There are 36 different species of dolphins throughout the world. Thirty-two of these species are oceanic dolphins that live in saltwater, while four are river dolphins that live in freshwater. More » Pets & Animals Mammals Marine Mammals

Most dolphins feed on cod, herring and mackerel. They consume small prey, including small fish, crustaceans and small animals. Aside from fish, they also hunt various small and large squids, octopus, plankton, sea turtle... More »

Winter, a dolphin resident at the Clearwater Marine Acquarium in Clearwater, Florida, is a bottlenose dolphin. She was found in a crab trap in December 2005, just a few months after she was born, resulting in the partial... More » Pets & Animals Mammals Marine Mammals

There are 42 species of dolphins in the world. There are 38 species of marine dolphins and four species of river dolphins. The normal habitat for dolphins is saltwater, but some do live in freshwater. Dolphins are genera... More » Pets & Animals Mammals Marine Mammals

A number of universities, non-governmental organizations and marine centers around the world publish research on dolphins. These include the Bottlenose Dolphin Research Institute in Spain, the Ocean Conservation Society ... More » Pets & Animals Mammals Marine Mammals

The Delphinidae family contains 36 species of dolphins, including killer whales. Dolphins travel in groups called pods and use echolocation to navigate the ocean. They communicate with one another using distinct whistles... More » Pets & Animals Mammals Marine Mammals

The ecological niche of the bottlenose dolphin is the role and position the species has in its environment. This includes how it meets its needs for food and shelter, how it survives, how it interacts with the biotic and... More »