Dolphins | Kids Write
There are 40-ish *species of these beautiful and graceful *marine mammals including orcas and *mariposas. Although some may think orcas (killer whales) are whales, but they’re really dolphins. Dolphins are good nappers, and communicate through clicks and whistles. Each one has a unique whistle that serves as their name.
Since they are mammals they give birth to babies, (and don’t lay eggs) and need to breathe air. But how do they get that air? They jump.
Now, would you like to learn the names of many dolphin species? Well, here are 32:
6. Southern Right Whale
7. Northern White Whale
8. Atlantic Spotted
13. White Beaked
16. Atlantic White Side
20. Pacific White Sided
22. Rough Toothed
24. Melon Headed
25. Pygmy Killer Whale
27. Indo-Pac Humpback
28. Atlantic Humpback
29. Long Finned Pilot
30. Short Finned Pilot
31. False Killer whale
32. Killer Whale
Species – types
Marine – ocean or sea
Mariposa – a type (or species) of dolphin
by Livia R.
About the Author: I’m Livia and I’m nine. I like botany. I’ve never, ever written an essay before. I’ve never moved.
photo © Mark Lee
Here are more resources to help you get started studying dolphins.
- Printable Dolphin Drawing Guide
- Learn About Dolphin Vocalizations
- Listen to the Sounds of Various Dolphins
- How to Draw a Dolphin
- Dolphin Science Unit Study for K-1st
- Dolphin Tale and Dolphin Tale 2
- 10 Dolphin Crafts for Kids
- The Dolphin Pod (podcast)
This post is one of several in our Kids Write – World Ocean series. Check out the rest of the kids’ essays while you’re here, and leave the authors some encouraging feedback.