Dolphins are members of the Odontoceti, a suborder of cetaceans - that is, all whales, dolphins and porpoises - that means "toothed whales." There are approximately 40 species of dolphins and all are carnivores, primaril... More »

Guatemala has wildlife that includes tapirs, jaguars, deer, ocelots, monkeys, iguanas, crocodiles, snakes, howler, storks, spider monkeys, scarlet macaws and peccaries. Birds of Guatemala include swans, geese, ducks, pel... More »

Puns about dolphins often refer to one's purpose in life. Instead of using the word purpose, the word "porpoise" is used in reference to the marine mammal in the same family as dolphins. One example is a pun about buying... More »

All whales, dolphins and porpoises belong to an order called cetaceans. Totaling approximately 78 species, cetaceans are divided into either of two groups: the mysticeti and the odontoceti, or baleen whales and toothed w... 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 »

Dolphins sleep by a process called unihemispheric slow-wave sleep. This kind of sleep is believed to help dolphins and other creatures recover from their daily activities. More »

Dolphins grow to different sizes, with the bottlenose dolphin growing to be approximately 10 to 14 feet and weighing 1,100 lbs. while the orca whale grows to approximately 21 to 23 feet long and weights in at 6 to 10 ton... More »