Common Bottlenose Dolphin

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  • Common Bottlenose Dolphin

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    The Common Bottlenose dolphin is one of many dolphins in our world today. According to marinemammalsceince.org the scientific name for the common bottlenose dolphin is “Tursiops truncates”. Like many other mammals, this dolphin has been classified. According to San Francisco State University Department of Geography “the kingdom Tursiops truncatus belongs to is Animalia, the phylum to which they are grouped in is Chordata, and their class is Mammalia. The order in which they belong to is cetacean

  • The Common Bottlenose Dolphin

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    The Common Bottlenose Dolphin Organism common name and phylum, class, order, family, genus The common name for Tursiops truncatus is the common bottlenose dolphin, phylum Chordata, class Mammalia, order Cetacea, family Delphinidae, of the genus Tursiops, External characteristics As shown in Figure 1 below, the bottlenose dolphin has a streamlined body that provides maximum speed underwater. Figure 1. External Characteristics of the Bottlenose Dolphin Source: http://www.enchantedlearning

  • The Bottlenose Dolphin Essay

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    the Tursiops Truncatus dolphin got its name? It got its name because it's nose, which is short and stubby. The Tursiops Truncatus' coloring is different from other dolphins. Their physical appearance is intriguing and distinctive. They have fascinating family life and eating habits. You can even see bottlenose dolphins in many places in the U.S.A. Their main home is the Pacific Ocean, but they also live in many other places. The coloring of the bottlenose dolphin is unique. It is light

  • Diverse Mating Strategies Among Different Species

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    Diverse Mating Strategies Among Different Dolphin Species There are a variety of different mating strategies among different male dolphins species. “Male mating strategies and forms of competitive interaction among male cetaceans lead to the development of sexually dimorphic features such as prominent postanal humps, reproductive adaptation such as large testis size, and retained bodily scarring caused by interactions with conspecifics.” (Murphy, 2005) Cetacean have been noted to either have a

  • A Case Of Nuturant Care : Adoption Of A Presumed Delphinus Calf By Bottlenose Dolphin

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    SHORT COMMUNICATION A novel case of nuturant care: Adoption of a presumed Delphinus calf by bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) in Far North waters, New Zealand. CH Petersa* and KA Stockina aCoastal-Marine Research Group, Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand Worldwide inter-specific behavioural interactions in the order Cetacea are diverse and often complex. Epimelatic care can be described as nurturant or Succorant in nature. Adoption can

  • Bone Structure

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    The bone structure of a dolphin is similar to that of a human. Starting at the base of the skull, are cervical vertebrae, the thoracic vertebrae, lumbar vertebrae, caudal vertebrae, below the caudal vertebrae are the chevron bones. The cervical vertebrae, which in dolphins is unfused and provides great neck mobility. The thoracic vertebrae support the ribs of the animal and tend to be less flexible then the other vertebrae regions. The lumbar vertebrae are more flexible dorsoventrally (up and down)

  • Using The Group Membership Method Resemble Those Found By Lusseau Et Al

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    fission-fusion society, where group composition is dynamic over time (Grellier et al. 2003). The three sub-groups may be an apparently permanent feature of the population when using the group membership method, with the fission-fusion nature of bottlenose dolphins defining the composition of each group through time. It must be noted however that Lusseau et al.’s (2003) study was over a period of seven years, where 546 days were spent on the water. Due to the immense differences in field effort, direct

  • The Importance Of Animal Behaviors

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    Animals are more humanlike than you think! Animals have many humanlike emotions and behaviors, but this can scare people or “blind” them. When it should boost conservation attitudes. Animals actually have all the emotions as humans do, they just don't always show them in the same ways humans normally do. Animals have all the primary and learned emotions but do not always express them in the same way as humans do. Animals experience pain, but that does not mean they all show it in the same way

  • SeaWorld Essay

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    “Splish! Splash!” The sound of bottlenose dolphins jumping and swimming around their tank excites a family at SeaWorld as they wait to experience their first encounter with the dolphins. Every year, bottlenose dolphins bring joy to hundreds of people in both captivity and the wild, but what do people truly know about them? Bottlenose dolphins are actually unique and interesting creatures. Bottlenose dolphins are one of thirty-two species of marine dolphins (World Book 297). Their scientific

  • A Research Study On Bottlenose Dolphins

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    Bottlenose dolphins are among the most familiar cetaceans, just as whales. The Bottlenose dolphin is a primitive member of the subfamily Delphinine. Bottlenose dolphins are grey, varying from dark grey at the top near the dorsal fin to very light grey and almost white at the underside. There are two ecotypes of bottlenose dolphins the coastal and the offshore. The Coastal dolphin has a small body and large flippers to increase agility and heat dissipation. They have a limited movement into offshore

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