(7) Fri Apr 15 2005 07:20 PST Cute Baby Wholphin Of Shame: Whale-dolphin hybrid has baby wholphin. This is not surprising as, you'll remember, there are no whales involved here, only dolphins under false names.
Posted by Susie at Fri Apr 15 2005 10:33
"Park researchers suspect the wholphin's father is a 15-foot long Atlantic bottlenose dolphin named Mikioi.""Atlantic bottlenose dolphins reach a maximum size of 12 feet and can weigh up to 700 pounds."What the...?
The key there is the difference between size and length.
So I guess some dolphins can be like 12 feet tall?
Posted by Rachel at Sat Apr 16 2005 12:36
There's no picture.... how do you know it's cute?
Posted by Leonard at Sat Apr 16 2005 12:41
Such things are always cute.
Posted by Susie at Sat Apr 16 2005 23:28
I did a google search. Luckily, the thing took more after the 3/4 bottlenose, because those false killer whales are NOT very cute. Sorry, boys.
Posted by Jordan at Mon Apr 18 2005 14:10
actually, all dolphins *are* whales according to their taxonomy.Cetacea are made up of two suborders: Mysteceti (baleen whales) and Odontoceti (toothed whales).. the family Delphinidae falls under Odontoceti.but yeah, calling it a hybrid of a whale and a dolphin is absurd. :)