Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Why do dolphins jump so high?

Why do dolphins jump so high?
Flying through the air. Wow! I wonder ‘Why do dolphins jump so high?’. It provides entertainment for them and keeps their senses sharp.


To be able to jump they need to swim deep fast  then swim up really fast. The higher they want to go  the deeper down they have to go and the faster they need to swim. Dolphins use the muscles in their tails to be able to power to jump.


Dolphins jump out of the water to get a better view of the water. They also jump to conserve their energy because jumping is easier than swimming. They also do this to hunt for food. Dolphins jump to play and have fun. They also do this to have communication with others.


Some dolphins have jumped 25 feet! Juvenile spotted dolphins have been sighted jumping 15 feet. An average dolphin jumps about 5 meters. Dolphins use the muscles in their tails to be able to power to jump.

The dolphin high jump record is 20 meters! The most important reason dolphins jump is to look out for danger and avoid it.        

4 comments:

  1. Nice Work Ella.It's a really good question to ask.

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  2. That is very discripted and gave me the answer way do dolphins jumps high. Amazing work Ella.

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  3. Interesting piece of work Ella. I never knew dolphins could jump so high.

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