Dolphin Anatomy

Dolphin Anatomy

Dolphin Anatomy

  • Beak – the elongated part of the mouth and jaws.

  • Blowhole – the hole on the top of the head through which the dolphin breathes air (it is the dolphins nostril).

  • Dorsal fin – the fin on the upper side of the body.

  • Ear – hearing organs located on the head behind the eye.

  • Eye – sight organs located on the head.

  • Fluke – one half of the tail.

  • Flipper – one of a pair of wide, flat forelimbs that is used for swimming.

  • Median notch – the indentation between the two flukes.

  • Melon – the rounded structure in the top of the dolphins head just in front of the blowhole.

  • Toothed-beak – bottom part of the beak that contains the teeth.