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There are many different kinds of dolphins. One kind is the bottlenose dolphin. It lives in warm waters around the world. Bottlenose dolphins are fast swimmers. They are playful and smart. Humans have trained bottlenose dolphins to perform tricks.

Dolphins hunt in many ways. Some dolphins slap their flukes on the water’s surface. The noise scares fish. It causes them to start swimming. The dolphins catch the fish.

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Making Connections


Have you ever seen a dolphin close up? Would you want to? Why or why not?


Have you read about another animal that uses echolocation to hunt? How is that animal similar to a dolphin? How is it different?


Dolphins live in pods. What other animals live in groups? How does living in a group help some animals?

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