Subject: Re: dolphins
Sun, 12 Sep 1999 21:52:23 EDT

Yes they are whales.  Dolphins and porpoises are in the group of whales 
called the odontocetes (toothed whales).  Its common for people to not know 
that the smaller animals are indeed whales.  Don't criricize your teacher 
please.  Lots of folks are confused by this.
Thanks for the question.  Good one!!