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Amy's Rhode Island Collection

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  • 82453_88_88 Animalia > Phocidae

    Halichoerus grypus

    Grey Seal

    The grey seal, or Halichoerus grypus, is large and robust. It's coloring can range from from grey to tan or to brown. It's top is darker than its bottom. When they molt, their fur becomes paler and duller, but newborns are creamy white.

  • 14719_88_88 Animalia > Delphinidae

    Stenella coeruleoalba

    Striped Dolphin

    The striped dolphin is a highly gregarious animal. They are very active swimmers, performing leaps and breaching frequently. They may associate in schools of 100 to 500 individuals of the same age. The communicate by clicking and whistles. The feed opportunistically and the females have a single calf and stays with them for 16 months.

  • 12403_88_88 Animalia > Phocidae

    Phoca vitulina

    Common Seal

    The harbor seal is a good swimmer. They are highly adapted to speed because of their torpedo like shape. The usually swim 10 meters beneath the surface of the water. The feed on benthic fish like cod, but the need to be able to have a large variety of choices like mussels, crabs, and cephalopods. Their babies are usually born on tide-sandbanks from the end of June to mid July and need to learn to swim almost immediately.

  • 18074_88_88 Animalia > Dermochelyidae

    Dermochelys coriacea

    Leatherback Sea Turtle

    The Leatherback Turtle is a reptile that can maintain its body temperature elevated unlike some other turtles. They can dive greater than 1,000 meters. Adults mainly feed on jellyfish and roughly lay 100 eggs. The sex of the hatchling is influenced by the incubation. The hotter nests create females and the cooler nests produce males. These turtles like to make their nests on the beach and burry them so we all have to try our best to protect them.

  • 26086_88_88 Animalia > Delphinidae

    Delphinus delphis

    Short-beaked Common Dolphin

    The saddled-backed dolphin is highly energetic and likes to leap out of the water. They travel in groups of 10 to 500. Their squeaks can be heard from above the water. The saddle-backed dolphin mainly feeds on small fish or squids. The calves nurse for as long as two years.