In afrikaans what does bottlenose dolphins are the most common known dolphins mean?
The Afrikaans translation of bottlenose dolphins is Bottel-neus dolfyne.
Asked in Grammar, Word and Phrase Origins
Why are dolphins unique?
You probably mean "How, or in what way are dolphins unique," not "why." The correct answer to Why are dolphins are unique is: There is nothing exactly like them. Whether that is actually true is not relevant. As for How are dolphins unique, the answer requires detailed discussion of marine mammal taxonomy. ...
Asked in Dolphins and Porpoises, Right Whales
Is a southern right whale dolphin a whale or dolphin?
"Dolphin" and "whale" are somewhat ambiguous terms in that different people have different definitions. By some definitions, the term "whale" means all cetaceans and therefore includes dolphins, though usually it's used to mean "all cetaceans except dolphins and porpoises". Similarly, the word "dolphin" may mean only ocean dolphins, it may include river dolphins as well, or it may mean any member of the suborder Odontoceti ("toothed whales"). However, both southern and northern rightwhale dolphins are members of the family Delphinidae (the ocean dolphins) and...