What are the adaptations of dolphins?


Dolphins tend to adapt to their environments whether they migrate to a new area or are held in captivity. Some dolphin adaptations in an aquatic environment include low speed swimming instead of high speed swimming and their heartbeat slows down when underwater. Dolphins also can dive up to ten minutes. They can stay underwater for up to 12 minutes. Dolphins also have long noses that can help them kill sharks and they have exceptional intelligence.
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Dolphins possess lungs proportionately smaller than those of humans but which utilize oxygen far more efficiently. Increased amounts of myoglobin in their blood allows for effective
they once had legs.
Mysticeti Odontoceti The order Cetacea includes whales, dolphins and
they need to save oxygen while underwater, their heart beats slower while diving, and their blood goes away from other parts of the body and goes to their heart, lungs, and brain,
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Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Cetacea
Dolphins are aquatic mammals divided into 2 families: Delphinidae, the oceanic, and Platanistidae, the river dolphins. There are more than 30 species of the former, though the 6 largest are often known as whales. There are only 5 species of the latter.
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