WONDER #2491: Why is the Pink Dolphin Pink?
Question 1 of 3
Amazon river dolphins are also called ____________.
- bottlenose dolphins
- ground sharks
Question 2 of 3
Amazon river dolphins can turn at ______________ angles to steer around trees in the flooded rainforest.
Question 3 of 3
Which of the following would BEST support an argument for new fishing laws to protect Amazon river dolphins?
- “Experts still disagree over what causes botos to turn pink.”
- “Some fishermen use boto as bait for fish. Others kill them because they see botos as competition for fish.”
- “When botos do show an interest in humans, though, they’re very friendly.”
- “They’re also a bit smaller than the well-known bottlenose dolphin, at around eight feet and 450 pounds.”
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