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Do dolphins lay eggs?

Question #67911. Asked by yumchicken.
Last updated Jun 04 2021.

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elburcher
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elburcher
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No, Dolphins are mammals. They breathe air, are warm blooded, give live birth to babies and nurse their young.

link http://www.crystalinks.com/dolphin.html

Jul 06 2006, 7:27 AM
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Catamount
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No. Dolphins are mammals; they give birth to live young.

link https://floridakeys.noaa.gov/animals/dolphins.html

Response last updated by CmdrK on Jun 04 2021.
Jul 06 2006, 7:33 AM
Gnomon
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The term dolphin refers to two distinct animals. The more familiar dolphin is a mammal and gives birth to live young. The other type of dolphin is a fish, and is also known as "dorado" or mahi-mahi (satguru). It lays eggs.
link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahi-mahi

Response last updated by satguru on Aug 26 2016.
Jul 06 2006, 7:34 AM
SOTHC
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SOTHC
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I agree with Gnomon as I have managed to catch one off the coast of Florida here is a picture of one:

link http://www.defenders.org/dolphin/basic-facts

Response last updated by nautilator on Aug 29 2016.
Jul 06 2006, 8:07 AM
What-A-Mess
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What-A-Mess

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You must remember...There is the Dolphin (mammal) and the Dolphin Fish. Two distinctly different creatures.

The term dolphin is also applied to a group of aquatic mammals (see dolphin, mammal). The fish known as dolphins are classified in the phylum Chordata, subphylum Vertebrata, class Osteichthyes, order Perciformes, family Coryphaenidae.

link https://oceana.org/marine-life/ocean-fishes/common-dolphinfish

Response last updated by CmdrK on Jun 04 2021.
Jul 06 2006, 8:13 AM
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