You have probably heard of the movie Dolphin Tale so you already probably already know Winter’s story, but I’m going to tell you anyways. December 10, 2005, when Winter was only three months old she was found stranded in Mosquito Lagoon, near Cape Canaveral, Florida. She was found tangled in a line for a crab trap, the line cut off circulation to her tail flukes. After they untangled her from the line she was taken to Clearwater Marine Aquarium. The rope cut off so much circulation, it also cause a lot of tissue damage, and the tail was to infected, that they had to cut off Winter’s tail. This had never happened before so they didn’t have anything to look at for help. almost everybody at Clearwater Marine Aquarium thought that Winter wasn’t going to live, but she did.
She taught herself how to swim with a side to side movement. The side to side movement was damaging her spine and if they didn’t come up with a solution her would have died. She would have died because the spine damage could kill her because dolphins spine is a lot like our it controls everything our heart, breathing, everything. That when they found the doctor that made her prosthetic tail. A lot of the prosthetic Winter refused to wear. They thought it was the tail but it ended up being the sock, her sock was rubbing on her making it unconformable to swim, so made a new sock called Winter’s gel. Winter like the new sock and that when she started using her prosthetic tail.
If you want to see Winter got to this website http://www.seewinter.com/animals-exhibits/meet-animals/live-web-cams-0 ( if you can’t see the dolphins go to angle 3 to the second pool)
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There are 32 different kids of dolphins I bet you didn’t know that well I do. Well first, you should know that these types of dolphins are living in salt water. There are also 5 species of river dolphins that live in fresh water. Here is a detailed list: the Bottle-nose dolphin, the Killer Whale, the Common dolphin, the False Killer Whale, the Hector’s dolphin, the Short-Finned Pilot Whale, the Commoner’s dolphin, the Long-Finned Pilot Whale, the Black dolphin, the Atlantic Humpbacked dolphin, the Heaviside’s dolphin, the Indo-Pacific Humpbacked dolphin, the Southern Right Whale dolphin, the Tucuxi, the Northern Right dolphin, the Pygmy Killer Whale, the Spotted dolphin, the Melon-Headed Whale, the Atlantic Spotted dolphin, the Irrawaddy dolphin, the Striped dolphin, the Rough-Toothed dolphin, the Spinner dolphin, the Risso’s dolphin, the Clymene dolphin, the Fraser’s dolphin, the White-Beaked dolphin, the Peale’s dolphin, the Atlantic White-Sided dolphin, the Hourglass dolphin, the Pacific White-Sided dolphin and the Dusky dolphin. The five species of river dolphins are he Amazon River dolphin, the Chinese River dolphin, the Ganges River dolphin, the Franciscan river dolphin, and the Indus River dolphin.
One of the most common dolphin is the bottle-nose dolphin. They can get up to 330-1,400 pounds when they are full grown. Their gestation period or pregnancy last up to 12 months. Their rank: genus meaning that they know a lot of things that animals usually don’t know. They can get up to 6.6-9.1 feet long for full grown. Baby bottle-nose dolphins stay with their mothers for up to three to six years after they’re born.
Marine animals are fascinating, there are so many different kinds. Marine animals are not just fish the are also marine animals also live on land for example there sea lions, penguins, polar bears, ext. There are also a lot of fish and mammals that live in the ocean. For example there are dolphins, sharks, sting rays, ext. Whales and dolphins are mammals that live in the ocean. Dolphins don’t only live in the ocean they also live in some rivers.
Beluga whales above.
Beluga whales or Delphinapterus leucas (Scientific name) or also called the white whale can get up to 3,000 pounds with full grown. They can also live up to 35-50 years old. They are carnivorous meaning they eat other fish. Beluga whales can get up to 14 feet when they are full grown. Their conservation status is near threatened. When babies Beluga what are gray and when they are adults they’re white.