How to Draw a Long-Beaked Dolphin

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Long Beaked Dolphin in 6 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

The images above represent how your finished drawing is going to look and the steps involved.

Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.

At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Long Beaked Dolphin.

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How to Draw a Long Beaked Dolphin - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: For the body, draw a long curve.

Step 2: At the top-front of the design, add a long beak and the eye.

Step 3: Draw a dorsal fin on the back of the dolphin.

Step 4: Add the line of the belly, adding a second fin once you have.

Step 5: Draw a small tail fin that resembles a crescent moon.

Step 6: Add a curved marking on the body and you're done.

Interesting Facts about the Long-Beaked Dolphin

The Long Beaked Dolphin, as the name suggests, has a longer beak than the Short Beaked Dolphin. They have been classified as such since the 1990s. This is a different species from another long beaked dolphin variety found in the Indo-Pacific but have recently been known as a subspecies to the Long Beaked Dolphin. They are extremely energetic, enjoy jumping out of the water, and can swim up to forty miles per hour. Dives are usually reaching depths of two hundred eighty meters.

Did you know?

  • They have more teeth than any other dolphin (up to sixty-seven teeth)
  • They travel in pods of up to one thousand individuals
  • Breeding takes place in the spring and summer
  • Can live to be up to twenty-two years old
  • Takes eleven months for a calf to be born

Lesson Plan Idea – Have your class research the Long Beaked Dolphin and its subspecies. (there are several) Which variety is the true Long Beaked Dolphin? Which is the rarest? Discuss

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