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A to Z challenge: G is for Grampus April 8, 2016

Filed under: A to Z challenge,animals,Challenges,Uncategorized — Cynthia @ 8:05 pm

A grampus also known as Risso’s dolphin, is grey in color with a white under belly and white scratch-like markings.   The head is bulbous with a blunt nose. It has a tall curved dorsal fin almost like a shark fin. It is a cetacean of the dolphin family which means it is a carnivorous, aquatic, mammal, unable to survive on land.

The word itself means fat fish and has also been used as another word for orca.

grampus

 

references: http://www.dictionary.com/browse/grampus
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Risso’s_dolphin

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One Response to “A to Z challenge: G is for Grampus”

  1. Second new thing I’ve learned today.


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