Fresh water fish
You're traveling in a world that is full of water.
The wet season is the best time of year to explore the Amazon.
Many of the village houses are built on stilts, too.
Instead of taking a school bus to class, the kids take a canoe.
To help them identify the things around them
To talk with other dolphins that are nearby
To scare away other animals that might eat them
To show that a certain area is their territory
The go up the Amazon River.
They can only move in shallow water.
They use sonar in the water.
They travel at high rates of speed.
Their flippers are too small to push them against the river currents.
They have tails that would force them to swim slowly and low in the water.
Their bodies do not bend well so they would not be able to get around the branches.
They have small fins on their backs that make it difficulty for them to dive.
The rain forest was both dangerous and amazing.
The rain forest was only a great place for animals to live.
The rain forest had a plant that causes bad dreams.
The rain forest had both plants and animals.
The tangarana tree is home to the black tangarana ants.
Black tangarana ants will jump off tree limbs into a canoe.
The tangarana tree has long, oval leaves with hollow stems.
Black tangarana ants will protect the tree that is their home.
There are many dangers in the Amazon.
All of the trees in the Amazon have spines.
Most of the animals in the rain forest are deadly.
Pink dolphins are usually friendly to humans.
Catch because they can move in different directions.
See because they swim in dark, leaf stained water.
Find because there are so few living in the Amazon River.
Locate because they stay far away from people.
"Sometimes pink dolphins' behavior seems downright weird."
"Canoeing through the flooded forest feels like a dream."
"And that's just one of the mysteries about pink dolphins."
"Some of the trees have spines growing our of their trunks."
They can dive straight down.
They can jump high in the air.
They can spin in a circle.
They can flip upside down.