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This dolphin is upside down tail slapping. Dolphins tail slap to get another dolphin’s attention. Likely this adult was telling a rambunctious baby to calm down. You can also tell if a dolphin is a girl or a boy when it does this. Look at a dolphin’s belly, and if you see two slits on its belly (positioned in the shape of an exclamation mark), it is a boy. If there is only one slit, it is a girl. To see a video I took of a dolphin upside down tail slapping, visit


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