Science marine mammal project

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This was a project for my science class hope its helpful :)

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  • 1. Camila HerreraE- blockJanuary 23, 2012
  • 2. Lissodelphis Peronii-Southern Right Whale Dolphin Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Cetacea Family: Delphinidae Genus: Lissodelphis
  • 3. What do all marine animals have in common? They have lungs and breath oxygen. They are endothermic. They nurse their young with milk that they produce . In some point of their life they have hair.
  • 4. Characteristics The Southern Right Whale Dolphin is 2.3 - 3 meters long and its colors are black and white. When it is an adult it can weigh between 116 kg. It can swim about 40 km per hour. They are toothed. They eat lantern fish and squid. It only has one blow hole. Does not have a dorsal fin.
  • 5. What do the Humpback Whales and the Southern Right Whale Dolphins have in common?1. They both are being protected by an organization even though the Southern Right Whale Dolphin is not endangered.2. They are both mammals.3. They are both killed for their blubber and meat.4. They have fins and swim moving their tale up and down.5. They both migrate each year.
  • 6. Environmental Danger in their Habitat The Southern Right Whale Dolphin habitat is frequently invaded byhumans. Their habitat is also contaminated byplastic, Styrofoam, nets, etc. The Southern Right Whale Dolphin is notendangered but is protected by The Australian Whale Sanctuary fromhaunting, contamination and pollution in the ocean.
  • 7. How does the Southern Right whaleDolphin survives in the Environment? The Southern Right Whale is not endangered but yet they are killed fortheir blubber and meat. They survive in their habitat by migrating and bymigrating in pods. Southern Right Whale Dolphins are found only in theSouthern Hemisphere. In the Southern Hemisphere in which they migratingbetween Australia and South America. The Southern Right Whale also travelsin large groups of 200- 1000 dolphins.
  • 8. PredatorsThe Southern Right Whale Dolphin only has 2predators: The Killer Whale Humans
  • 9. Fun Facts The Southern right whale dolphin gets its name from the Greek words "lisso" meaning smooth and "delphis" meaning dolphin. Southern right whale dolphins are found in offshore waters of South Africa (records are from summer). Southern right whale dolphins are the only dolphins without dorsal fins in the southern hemisphere. The Southern Right whale have hair very early in life they posses hair around their mouths which are usually lost soon after birth. The Southern Right whale Dolphin belongs to the Cetaceans.
  • 10. Citations1. http://library.thinkquest.org/C0124382/new_page_17.htm2. http://www.dolphintrainer.com/Marine_Mammals.htm3. http://www.cms.int/reports/small_cetaceans/data/L_peronii/L_peronii.pdf4. http://www.environment.gov.au/cgi- bin/sprat/public/publicspecies.pl?taxon_id=44