Hello Sweet Soulmates ! 

 

Today we had a great day on the ocean crossing the rain, rainbows and the sun!!

We saw big pod of common dolphins socializing! We could even hear them on the hydrophone! So grateful! 

During the morning trip, a whale watcher asked me if dolphins get new teeth always renewing like sharks or only one time!

So, what about teeth system of dolphins? 

The dolphin’s teeth are undifferentiated, they are all conical teeth. There are no specialized teeth for biting or cutting because they directly swallow their food.

Teeth begin to appear at about 3 months years old and are fully erupted at 5 months.  Depending on the species, dolphins  have got around 200 teeth. All teeth are permanent, non-replaceable. 

 

Credit picture: Baleines en direct, Qc, Canada

 

 

Marylou

About Marylou

Marylou is a Marine Biologist and Master in Oceanography. She is one of our Marine Wildlife Guide at TERRA AZUL. She studied in Canada and Belgium, but is originally from France, and enjoys being out to sea everyday with whales & dolphins.

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