Dolphins – Research Resource

Dolphin Photo by Fran W.

Dolphin Resources Across the Curriculum

Animal Planet: Dolphins
This site offers The Ultimate Guide to Dolphins a series of 9 videos that talk about echolocation, strandings, cousins and more.

Facts about Dolphins
Animals: About offers a series of facts about dolphin anatomy and family info.

National Geographic: Dolphins
Find out where dolphins can be found, listen to dolphin sounds, and get quick facts such as weight, size and life span.

Science for Kids: Fun Dolphin Facts for Kids
Short list of dolphin facts.

Bottlenose Dolphins
Sea World offers general and environmental information about dolphins. It also offers an Info-Book Index filled with lots of information about dolphins and Classroom Activities in PDF format.

Dolphin Activities and Crafts
First-school offers printable pages, facts, crafts and an online puzzle.

Learning about Dolphins
Homeschooling: About offers links to dolphin facts, word activities (puzzles, games, etc.), coloring pages, dolphin themed paper and more.

Wild Animal Watch: Dolphins
Scholastic has put together a dolphin information site that talks about wild and captive dolphins, and offers a Teacher’s Guide. This site also offers information about Winter, the dolphin with the prosthetic tail, from the movie, Winter’s Tale. Winter lives at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, located in Clearwater, FL. Watch Winter & Hope’s Cam. Check this Winter/Hope Cam too.

Dolphins at Daybreak – Lesson Plan
A full lesson plan for the The Magic Tree House book: Dolphins at Daybreak by Mary Pope Osborne

Dolphin Tale 2 (Movie)
The Homeschool Movie Club offers a curriculum about dolphins. You will need to register to download the pdf files and movies.

Navy Dolphins
Learn how dolphins help the Navy.

Wikipedia: Dolphins
Wikipedia offers information about dolphins and includes a list of dolphins that can be learned about.

The Guardian: Pink Dolphin – Article: Rare pink bottlenose dolphin surfaces in Louisiana lake.

If you have a dolphin resource you would like to share, please leave me a comment with the link.

Dolphin Anatomy

Dolphin Anatomy
The Dolphin Research Center offers labeled pictures of the inside and outside of a dolphin.

Dolphin Anatomy – Label Me!
Enchanted Learning offers a printable dolphin that can be labeled. Outside view only.

Dolphin Anatomy – Interactive
This site offers an interactive view of the inside and outside of a dolphin. Move the viewing circle to the parts you want to look at, and the name of the area being viewed can be found under the dolphin.

Dolphin Anatomy – Various views
Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network offers various labeled pictures of a dolphin including: The outside, the organs and the skeletal structure. It also provides close up pictures of the bones of the fins in comparison to the human structure and other informative pictures.

Dolphin Anatomy – Video
Ocean Today offers a 3:00 minute video about dolphin anatomy. Narrated.

Dolphin Cams

Dolphin Research Center
Offer a webcam from 9:00am – 4:30pm daily. Click on the button “Web Cams” located in the menu to the left.

Dolphin Cam Featuring Winter and Hope
Ustream tv offers a Winter/Hope Cam and archived videos of Winter, her adoptive mother, Panama and Hope.

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3 responses to “Dolphins – Research Resource”

  1. Jess Benoit Avatar

    We just did the Dolphin Tale 2 curriculum this past week & it was so much fun. These are great resources, as usual. 😉 Thanks for linking p at the Geeky Educational Link Up!

  2. Fran W Avatar

    Hey Jess, I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed the resources! We enjoy learning about dolphins too. Thanks for visiting!

  3. Shecki Grtlyblesd Avatar

    I just reviewed the Dolphin Tale 2 movie, and am giving away a prize pack on my blog. 🙂 Thanks for collecting all these great resources! I bet my kids will love them.

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