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Curious Kids Dolphins

Did You Know?

Orcas, the biggest members of the dolphin family, can swallow a sea lion whole – and a sea lion can be up to 11 feet long!

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Fiction Books

Non-fiction Books

Fun Activities

Dolphin Word Search
See if you can find all the words!

Coral Reef Activity Book from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The health of coral reefs can reflect how healthy the water is for dolphins, too. Enjoy this great activity book with coral reef information, coloring pages, mazes, a mad lib and more!


Dolphin Tale and Dolphin Tale 2 [Blu-ray and DVD]
In Dolphin Tale, a brave but injured dolphin is found by compassionate strangers. Inspired by a true story!
In Dolphin Tale 2, the aquarium staff must locate a companion for Winter the dolphin, before regulations force them to ship her elsewhere.

Deep Sea Dive [DVD]
This movie from National Geographic lets you explore the world's oceans from surface to seafloor, and come face to face with great whales, friendly dolphins, scary sharks, and all the ocean's amazing treasures.

Wild Kratts: Sharktastic [DVD]
The Kratts go adventuring under water! In the episode “Speaking Dolphinese” they go on a mission to decode the secret language of dolphins.

Bernie the Dolphin and Bernie the Dolphin 2 [DVD]
In Bernie the Dolphin, a brother and sister love playing with their dolphin friend Bernie and his family. When Bernie goes missing, the kids go looking for him, uncovering a secret plan that could destroy the beach and their new friend's home. In the second movie, the kids have to keep Bernie from being kidnapped!


Animal Sounds Library from SeaWorld
Scroll down for collections of dolphin recordings under "Bottlenose dolphin", "Dolphins" and "Killer Whale" (which is actually an orca, part of the dolphin family).

Bottlenose Dolphin from National Geographic Kids
The slideshow and article will teach you about bottlenose dolphins and show you where they live.

Commerson’s Dolphins Animal InfoBook from SeaWorld
A Commerson’s dolphin eats food equal to about 10% of its body weight every day!

Dolphins & Porpoises from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Dozens of different kinds of dolphins get a web page each on this site.

Orca from National Geographic Kids
Photos and facts about the largest of all dolphins, also known as the "killer whale."

Pacific Whitesided Dolphin from Alaska Fisheries Science Center
Learn about this variety of dolphin, which sometimes travels in groups of thousands!