Wilderness Library Tag: Ocean

Adélie Penguin

How fast can an Adélie penguin swim? Adélie penguins are natural born swimmers. In the Olympics, the best swimmers from around the world can reach speeds of just under 5 mph, but they can’t keep it up for long. An Adélie penguin has no trouble swimming at a pace of 5 mph for hours on …

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Atlantic bottlenose dolphin

Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin

What do Atlantic bottlenose dolphins look like? The Atlantic bottlenose dolphin is a mammal that is light to dark gray in color. They can weigh 300 to 1,400 pounds (135 to 635 kg), and are generally 6 to 12.5 feet (2 to 4 m) long. Male Atlantic bottlenose dolphins may be larger than females. They …

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