Mollie's Adventures

Learning something new everyday

Pacific white sided dolphin

Fun fact of the day…

The Pacific white-sided dolphin gets its name from two very lightly colored grey patches on its sides that appear to be white. Beyond its coloring, what sets the Pacific white-sided dolphin apart from others is its unusually large dorsal fin.

http://www.takepart.com/photos/types-of-dolphins/undefined

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Thumbs

Fun fact of the day…

Bats have thumbs

http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/collections/mammal_anatomy/bat_wings/

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Roto-tailing

Fun fact of the day…

Striped dolphins are also known for roto-tailing, or jumping, out of the water and intensely rotating their tail in the air.

http://www.takepart.com/photos/types-of-dolphins/striped-dolphin-stenella-coeruleoalba

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Hourglass dolphin

Fun fact of the day…

The hourglass dolphin has distinct black-and-white coloring and gets its name from the white hourglass design on its sides.

http://www.takepart.com/photos/types-of-dolphins/undefined

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Streakers

Fun fact of the day…

Striped dolphins are often referred to as “streakers” because they avoid boats by rapidly swimming away

http://www.takepart.com/photos/types-of-dolphins/striped-dolphin-stenella-coeruleoalba

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Striped dolphin

Fun fact of the day…

Striped dolphins are found in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, though they prefer tropical climates

http://www.takepart.com/photos/types-of-dolphins/striped-dolphin-stenella-coeruleoalba

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Rows of sharp teeth you say?

Fun fact of the day…

Even though sharks have rows and rows of razor-sharp teeth, they don’t use their pearly whites to chew their prey. Shark teeth are strictly for ripping, and the resulting chunks are swallowed whole.

http://dsc.discovery.com/tv-shows/shark-week/lists/top-shark-facts.htm

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Don’t look up

Fun fact of the day…

Selenophobia is the fear of the moon, so anyone suffering from this should not going out tonight. They are calling it the supermoon as it will be the closets and largest moon this year.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/06/130622-supermoon-solstice-biggest-science-space-2013-june/

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Shark Mom

Fun fact of the day…

Be glad you’re not a shark, moms! The gestation period for a pregnant female shark can range anywhere from five months to two years.

http://dsc.discovery.com/tv-shows/shark-week/lists/top-shark-facts.htm

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Fear of sharks?

Fun fact of the day…

Galeophobia is the excessive fear of sharks. It comes from the Greek word “galeos,” which was a particular type of shark.

http://dsc.discovery.com/tv-shows/shark-week/lists/top-shark-facts.htm

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