The dolphin is a carnivore. They consume an assortment of fish, particularly flying fish. To capture these flying fish, dolphins must occasionally leap out of the water.
Dolphins are aquatic creatures. There are more than 50 dolphin species, including 12 freshwater types. The most well-known species are the common dolphin and the bottle-nosed dolphin. They have a fish-like appearance and a hairless body, and they continuously shed their smooth skin to avoid parasite buildup. They are protected from the cold by a layer of blubber, and they breathe through a dorsal blow hole. Their tail fins push them through the water, while their forefins and dorsal fins serve as steering mechanisms.