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Bottlenose Dolphins- A Song!


Hollaback Dolphin

Tursiops truncatus. © 1991 Randall Wells

To the tune of "Hollaback Girl" performed by: Gwen Stefani


mmmm...it's our mammal, it's our mammal (x2)


We heard that you wanted to learn bout the bottlenose dolphin

Well we're here to tell you what you wanna know

They do not attack, but they travel in packs

Use echolocation to scope you out

That's right they can see you- using only sound



Chorus 1:

Few times they swim round those seas

Dive 300 meters then up to breathe

'Cause they ain't no normal mammal

They have to use their blowhole



They have a dorsal fin to help them to swim

Use pectoral flippers to steer and stop

Both are used for balance so they must work as one

Move flukes up and down, a part of their tail

Have to give it their all in order to swim

Tursiops truncatus is the number one!


Chorus 2:

Few times they swim round those seas

Search for squid, crustaceans and fishies

But they don't chew their food no,

They just eat it whole yo



This mammal has a fin....D-O-L-P-H-I-N

This mammal likes to swim....D-O-L-P-H-I-N


Chorus 3:

Few times they swim round those seas

Looking for a partner with which to breed

Mature after 12 years,

Babies soon...appear


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Tursiops truncatus. Courtesy NASA Multimedia.

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Havergal College
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The ToL really appreciates the efforts of these teachers and students. Havergal College has produced some of the first treehouses created by students and we think they did a terrific job. Special thanks to Seonaid Davis, the coordinator of this project at her school, for becoming one of the first teachers to use the ToL's treehouse publishing system, and for inviting other teachers at her school to do so also. Nice work!

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