Atlantic_Spotted_Dolphin_Food_Web.jpgSpotted Dolphin

Our Notes Page

Wonder ListWhat threatens the spotted dolphin?
How long is its usual life span?
How long has it been endangered?
What is it hunted for? (Skin, meat, bones?)

Questions

Q.What habitat does your animal live in (savanna, desert, ocean, rainforest, taiga, coral reef, polar regions)?
A.Ocean


Q.Why is your animal endangered? How many are left?
A.Because of over fishing. Not sure......


Q.What role does your animal play in the ecosystem?
A.Not sure......


Q.If your animal becomes extinct, what impact will this have on their ecosystem?
A.Not sure.......


Q.List some TRUE statistics about your animal
A.Not sure......


Q.If your animal becomes extinct, what impact will it have on me (Why should people care?)
A. It will make us lose some of our food. And, it'll make us have fish more often. There will be too many because the dolphins won't be there to eat them


Q.What can I and other humans do to help?

A.Write a letter to the goverment saying we are over fishing


Resources

http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/index.html
http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

http://nationalzoo.si.edu/conservationandscience/

Images, Video & Other material

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external image badge.jpg external image badge.jpg Stenella frontalis, the Atlantic spotted dolphin, is found in the tropical and temperate waters of the Atlantic Ocean (Wilson and Reeder, 1993).