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There are many differences between Dolphins and Porpoises People might think that the two are the same mammal but they are not Dolphins have cone-shaped teeth and porpoises have spade-shape teeth The easiest way to tell them apart is that the porpoise is smaller in size and is broader across the back Dolphins are classified in the Delphinidae species and there are thirty to fifty different kinds of species in this familyMinasian 204 The Porpoises are classified under the Phoceonidae family which is Latin for pig-fish Dolphins are the smartest mammals in the ocean Navy ships have used dolphins to detect mines in the water and search out enemy submarines Dolphins are very friendly mammals there are places in Florida where one can ride the dolphin in the water many dream of such a ride This dream might not come true if people and different companies keep on killing them We need to recognize the value of these dolphins and the dangers facing them and get to stop these dangers and save this amazing creature The three main dangers and threats to dolphins are pollutants tuna boats and people Dolphins are very sacred creatures to many people When two dolphins are in a symbol with one pointing up and the other one pointing down it symbolizes The duel cosmic streams of involution and evolution McIntyre 31 The symbol is the way of showing how the dolphin evolved and where it is going The dolphin by itself means Allegory of Salvation inspired in the ancient legends which show it as the friend of manMcIntyre 31 It tells the fable of a dolphin saving a man The ancients believed that the dolphin represented the vital power of the sea or water which symbolizes the source of life The Greek word for dolphin is Delphys which means womb and is known as the living womb of the sea of creationMcIntyre 34 Many of the Gods
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