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The Anatomy of a Dolphin - ... This can scare away some predators, but predators like sharks might take this as a sign that it is fine to feed now. To protect themselves while sleeping, they close one eye and leave the other eye open as well as one side of the brain stops and sleeps while the other side doesn’t. This is useful in multiple ways. Dolphins have to remember to breath or else they will die, so the fact that one side of the brain is active allows them to remember and know when to breath. They can also keep a lookout for dangers with one eye open....   [tags: delphinidae, marine mammals] 832 words
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The Striped Dolphin - Introductory Page I chose dolphins because they are such elegant creatures, even though wild dolphins are often dangerous. Dolphins are my favorite creatures in the world, and people ought to respect them more. They are the second smartest animal in the world. They nurture their young for most of their lives. They also socialise with any creature, unless they show signs of harm. Dolphins make very popular playmates and will come up to humans for almost anything. They rely on each other to live. They learn quickly and communicate well with one another....   [tags: Animals]
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The Bottlenose Dolphin - Have you ever wondered how 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....   [tags: Animals]
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The Dolphin Slaughter in Taiji - The killing of the 20,000 Bottlenose dolphin in the Pacific Ocean in Taiji Cove, Japan is devastating and these killings are becoming an epidemic because the multi-million dollar a year aquariums and marine parks like SeaWorld are the main clients making demands for show dolphins. In the documentary The Cove,1 Richard O’Barry stated that “the aquariums request the best looking dolphins and for the other dolphins they are killed for their meat.” Although these dolphins are being killed the other few which hard to produce an approximate amount are kept alive for profit and are sold to Marine parks....   [tags: The Cove]
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Dolphin Foraging Techniques - Bottlenose dolphins are known to use sea sponges as tools when foraging for food in the ocean. This behavior is referred to as “sponging”. “Sponging” refers to when these particular dolphins put a sea sponge over their rostrum (snout area) and use it to help collect food. Different explanations have been given as to why Bottlenose Dolphins engage in this behavior. It has been perceived that young dolphins learn this behavior from their mothers. Researchers are also exploring the option that a differentiation in diving skills exists between dolphins caused by variation in the mitochondrial genes processing of proteins that are involved in the creation of the Bottlenose Dolphins’ respiratory s...   [tags: Animal Research ]
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The Common Bottlenose Dolphin: Tursiops Trucantus - Introduction The bottlenose dolphin is also known as Tursiops truncatus. It’s the adorable mammals whose mouth somehow appears to be curved in a friendly smile that invites people to come and swim with them and watch them perform complex tricks. They weigh around eleven hundred pounds and can be anywhere between ten and fourteen feet long. These creatures can swim around eighteen miles per hour and often travel in large social groups. They can live up to fifty years and most are found in the tropical oceans and others can be found in warm water all over the globe....   [tags: sea mammals] 1261 words
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A Comparison of Primate and Dolphin Intelligence - A Comparison of Primate and Dolphin Intelligence as a Metaphor for the Validity of Comparative Studies of Intelligence Primates and cetacean have been considered by some to be extremely intelligent creatures, second only to humans. Their exalted status in the animal kingdom has lead to their involvement in many experiments which hope to gain a better understanding of the basis of human intelligence. These experiments coupled with analysis of primate and cetaceans brain structure has lead to many theories as to the development of intelligence as a trait....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Dolphin Assisted Therapy - Dolphin assisted therapy (DAT) is a highly controversial topic in the medical world. Is it medicine or simply recreation. Whatever you might believe, you cannot deny the fact that dolphins are loving and nurturing mammals with the ability to show compassion. Along with that ability for compassion, some may claim that there is actual science, which proves that interactions with dolphins have helped to treat many patients. Most of the patients in dolphin assisted therapy are children with autism, Down's syndrome, depression, and other neurological and movement disorders....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Dolphin Safe Tuna - Dolphin Safe Tuna Tuna fishermen off the Pacific coast have been using dolphins in order to catch tuna. What occurs is fishermen set nets on specific dolphins, attempting to catch yellowfin tuna, which is found living in the same area as the dolphins. After trapping the dolphins, the fishermen simply pull them up onto the boat with the tuna and let them die. This procedure has killed nearly seven million dolphins since the 1950s. The extremely high death rate of dolphins caused the United States’ Congress to amend the Marine Mammal Protection Act during the 1980s in order to suggest different ways of catching tuna....   [tags: Papers] 605 words
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The Bottle-nosed Dolphin - The Bottle-nosed Dolphin is the most studied and generally the best-known species of dolphin. Bottle-nosed dolphins are classified "Tursiops truncates" in scientific name, and belong to the family Delphinidae, in the suborder Odontoceti, order Cetacea. This animal is a very intelligent individual. Bottle-nosed dolphins are commonly found in zoos or marine parks because of their capability to perform tricks. They can jump through hoops 5 meters high because of their incredibly powerful tail....   [tags: essays research papers] 1126 words
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What is a Person? - Is a dolphin a person. Most people would automatically dismiss the question, but in reality, this question can be discussed on a very complex level revealing that the definition of a person is not so black and white. Mary Midgley sets the stage to her narrative by telling the story of a specific court case that she uses as a reference on many occasions. In May of 1977, two men set free two dolphins who were used by the University of Hawaii’s Institute of Marine Biology for experimentation. Kenneth Le Vasseur, one of the men who was standing trial, told how these dolphins were suffering through unfair conditions such as diminishing food rations, isolation from other dolphins, and loss of toys...   [tags: Dolphin Personhood]
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Foreign Languages: Animal Communication - Social behavior in mammals other than humans has always been something that has fascinated not only scientists, but the general population as well. Large mammals known to exhibit similar behaviors to humans have always been popular favorites at zoos and aquariums. Curiosity and fascination strikes when observing primates making gestures as if communicating in a foreign language, or seals dancing and striking their flippers together. Mammals are capable of displaying a wide range of interesting behaviors and among those that fascinate us is the way they communicate....   [tags: foreign language, bottlenose dolphin]
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Dolphins in Captivity vs. Dolphins in the Wild - Dolphins have long been a creature of great fascination for many humans around the globe and throughout time. They were once completely wild and are now reduced by the hundreds, if not thousands, each year from various events that occur. These events range from being caught for research and used in an aquarium for human entertainment to being trapped and killed for their market value. Any of these occurrences come down to making money. Some of the similarities and differences associated with the two primary living environments known for dolphins, wild and captive, will be explored....   [tags: Dolphins] 2032 words
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SeaWorld's Orca Whales - The Orca or “killer whale” is the largest member of the dolphin family. Weighing up to six tons the Orca’s power and large size make it one of the fastest marine animals, reaching speeds up to 35 mph. Orca whale societies are pods of up to 40 individuals and all pods use hunting techniques close to what a wolf pack would use, but when in captivity Orcas do not have this freedom. In an Orca society, females are dominant, and many Orcas live with their mothers their entire lives. SeaWorld’s Orca shows should be illegal because captivity causes the Orcas too much stress, they are responding with violence among the others, themselves, and to human beings, and with OSHA’s bans captivity becomes...   [tags: Orca, Killer Whale, Dolphin Family, Sea Mammal]
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Saving the Dolphins - What drives a person to commit a moral turpitude such as capturing or killing an innocent creature, just because you can make a little money for doing it. That is something that many have been trying to understand since the issue of the slaughtering of dolphins in Taiji, Japan and other places around the world, has arisen. The “hunt” has been a Japanese tradition since the mid 1600’s. Over the years, they have “improved” their techniques and tools used in the slaughtering process. The issue has raised a lot of awareness throughout the world, and many countries have banned the practice of the slaughtering because of Japan’s display of animal cruelty....   [tags: Slaughtering, Animal Cruelty, Dolphins]
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Autism - In a deep, dark blue ocean, an astonishingly beautiful and colorful creature with a crescent moon body shape swims through shimmering waves of light. This mysterious animal goes to a seashore everyday to meet his life-long best friend who, unlike itself, has two legs instead of long, slippery, streamlined flukes. Now, they are sharing one of the best moments in their lives. This is the scene I have always seen in my dream whenever I wish to have a dolphin friend with whom I can freely swim and interact....   [tags: Health, Dolphin Assisted Therapies] 1846 words
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Dolphins: Killed in Cold Blood - Dolphins: Killed in Cold Blood The killing of the Bottlenose dolphin in Taiji Cove, Japan is devastating and these killings are becoming an epidemic, because the multi-million dollar a year aquariums and marine parks like SeaWorld are the main clients. In the documentary The Cove1 stated that “the aquariums request the best looking dolphins and for the other dolphins they are killed for their meat.” “Twenty-thousand dolphins are killed every year between September through March,” Sea Shepherd3....   [tags: japan, pacific ocean, hunted]
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Comparing People to Dolphins - ... This criterion can also be applied to dolphins and is shown through many different stories, of dolphins saving humans. In one case, dolphins surrounded twelve divers in the Red Sea for the entire time that they were lost. This act repelled many sharks that lived in that area, and kept the divers safe from a shark attack. When a rescue boat showed up, the dolphins helped the divers by showing the rescue boat where the divers were. They leaped up in the air to lead the boat to the divers. This shows that they were helping other persons, and that dolphins know how to treat us appropriately....   [tags: Characteristics, Freedom, Captivity] 806 words
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Cognitive Ability of Dolphins - Dolphins are perhaps the most intelligent aquatic animals on earth. Through their dynamic social structure, complexity of communication tactics, and emotional intelligence, it is no wonder tht dolphins inhabit every ocean in the world, as well as many freshwater rivers, in the same way humans have populated every continent. The cognitive abilities that dolphins possess undoubtedly are remarkable, thus what makes them the smartest aquatic animal on the planet. Large brain size in mammals has been related to the number and complexity of social relationships....   [tags: most intelligent aquatic animals on earth]
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Differences Between Dolphins and Porpoises - The purpose of this paper is to distinguish the differences and similarities of Dolphins and Porpoises. "The term porpoise, whale and dolphin are often used interchangeably, but size (specifically length) is the criterion anatomists have generally used to apply the common name whale" (Dudzinski and Frohoff 2008). The paper will further seeks to identify unique characteristics that dolphins and porpoises possess and the manner in which they utilized these unique abilities to obtain food and survive in oceanic waters....   [tags: Scientific Level, Birthing Effects]
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Should Dolphins Be Granted Rights? - Should dolphins be given “Non-Person rights” as a intelligent species. Recently scientists have been calling for increased protection of dolphins because there is evidence that they are highly intelligent and capable of abstract thought; however the consequences of grating them more protection than they have now would be economically devastating. Dolphins have been regarded as a intelligent species for many years, in the last couple years there has been a lot more research into their intelligence....   [tags: Ecology]
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The Conservation of Whales and Dolphins - The Conservation of Whales and Dolphins: Science and Practice, edited by Mark P. Simmons and Judith D. Hutchinson, is a book I have decided to utilize as a foundation piece for my final paper. This book contains in-depth information from multiple authors, compiled in chapter format. The compilations discuss many global issues revolving around the cetacean species, such as the protection and conservation of these water mammals and the various ways that they are endangered or harmed. This book also contains information about numerous international organizations and departments that regulate and maintain whaling laws and marine-life policies....   [tags: water mammals, cetacean, whaling, protection]
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Analysis of Dolphins - Analysis of Dolphins Aristotle once wrote, “The voice of the dolphin in the air is like that of the human in that they can pronounce vowels and combinations of vowels, but have difficulties with the constants.” The dolphin is one amazing creature. Dolphins, whales and porpoises are all related. I am going to talk about all aspects off the dolphin from evolution and vocalization to behavior and intelligence. Dolphin fossils have been found dating back to 45-50 million years ago, which was during the early Eocene epoch era....   [tags: Papers] 1158 words
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Dolphins are Amazing, Intelligent, Marine Animals - Dolphins are well known for their agility and playful behavior in the wildlife of all the oceans in the world. They have many characteristics, and also there are a variety of different types and kinds of dolphins, which make them very intelligent creatures. Dolphins are smart marine mammals and great swimmers. They are known to be very friendly to humans and other wildlife creatures, dolphins often display a playful attitude which makes them popular to human nature and the culture. They can be seen jumping out of the water,riding waves, play fighting and occasionally interacting with people swimming in the water....   [tags: mammals, communication, swimmers] 661 words
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The Morning Of The Dolphins - Taryn awoke to the buzzing of the alarm beside her bed. As her eyes adjusted to the morning light, she saw the tacky flowered wallpaper and smelled that smell of a room that had been cleaned thousands of times with the same Lysol cleaner. At first she couldn’t recollect where she was. After a few moments, Taryn remembered, she was at the Seaside Hotel. Her mother, father, and she had arrived at the little lived in hotel the night before after a 4-hour plane ride from Connecticut. Taryn loved Florida....   [tags: essays research papers] 718 words
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Characteristics of Dolphins - Characteristics of Dolphins The majority of small tooth whales are called dolphins.  “Dolphins are mammals of the order Cetacean and the families Plantanistidae and Delphinidae and include about 50 species” (Internet 1).  Most dolphin species are about 6 feet in length, the males averaging 4 to 8 inches longer than females. The longest dolphin, the bottle-nose dolphin, can reach over nine-feet in length and weight up to 440 pounds. The smallest dolphin species is the buffalo which is found in the Amazon River....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Letter from a Character in Island of the Blue Dolphins - This is Won-a-pa-lei, or Karana. As you may know I was left stranded on an island with my late brother Ramo, or Chief Tanyositlopai, while my sister Ulape and the rest of our tribe left to unknown land. I wish to not point fingers, but Ramo was at fault for their departure without us. He was a stubborn child who went to collect his spear quickly before they could have left. I had to go after him because what’s an older sister to do. With my parent’s death and Ulape’s obsessive crush with Nanko, she sure was not going after him....   [tags: Island of the Blue Dolphins] 564 words
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Why Kill the Dolphins? - Why Kill the Dolphins. Dolphins make up the largest and most diverse family of cetaceans. The family contains 26 recognized species of which 13 tend to have long well defined beaks and streamlined robust bodies. Many vary in size, shape, colors, beaks and flippers, as humans have various characteristics. One of the most common dolphins that are found in southern California is the bottlenose dolphin (Kelly). The bottlenose dolphin is mainly found in coastal waters between 45 degrees north and 45 degrees south, also in Northern Europe waters....   [tags: Marine Life Whaling Fishing Conservation Essays]
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The Economic Consequences of Giving Dolphins “Non-Person Rights” - The Economic Consequences of Giving Dolphins “Non-Person Rights” The United Nations declared that all humans have the right to life, liberty and shelter (citation pending. UN website). As an intelligent species should dolphins be given the same guarantees. Recently scientists have been calling for increased protection of dolphins because there is evidence that they are highly intelligent and capable of abstract thought; however the consequences of grating them Special protections of their habitats and species would be economically devastating to the fishing and shipping industries....   [tags: Ecology]
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How Intelligent Are Dolphins? - How Intelligent Are Dolphins. There is something about dolphins that fascinates me. They are some of the most intelligent and beautiful animals that I have ever seen. Their faces are so cute that every time I look at a dolphin it looks like it is smiling at me and wants to tell me something. The noises they make represent some kind of language and it makes me wonder if they can really communicate. I also want to know what kind of feeling they have and whether they have emotions. This is why I chose to do this I-search project on dolphins; the different kinds of dolphins there are, the places that they can be found and their mental abilities....   [tags: Aquariums Intelligence Essays]
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Bottlenose Dolphins - Bottlenose Dolphins This essay is NOT formatted Bottlenose dolphins are among the most vocal of the nonhuman animals and exhibit remarkable development of the sound production and auditory mechanisms. This can be seen in audition, which is shown in the animal’s highly refined echolocation ability, and in tightly organized schools in which they live that are made up by sound communication. In testing the communication skills of dolphins, extensive studies have been done on vocal mimicry, in which the animal imitates computer-generated sounds in order to test motor control in terms of cognitive ability....   [tags: Papers]
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Facts About Orca Dolphins - Facts About Orca Dolphins · Orcas are actually the largest members of the dolphin family. · The name "orca" means "demon from hell" in Greek. The scientific name is Orcinus Orca · The Orca was nick named the "Killer Whale when one was seen eating another whale. It was originally called "Whale Killer" and then was later changed to "Killer Whale". There are no confirmed records of orcas killing a human. · Orcas are estimated to live 50-60 years · They are said to be capable of setting an impressive pace of 34 mph and covering 60- 100 miles of ocean in a day....   [tags: Papers] 369 words
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SeaWorld - “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 name is Tursiops Truncatus....   [tags: Dolphins] 1358 words
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The Ethics of Killing an Intelligent Species - Waves of excitement roll through the arena as walls of water pound the splash zone.  The entertainers flip and dive in response to the cheers of the crowd.  Initially, the dolphins’ smile appears to reflect the mood of the audience, when in reality, the fixated expression protects a multi-million dollar industry.  The T.V. show Flippersparked a phenomenon as dolphins became in demand for entertainment, however, their world is not one of enjoyment.  Humans are not the only species capable of deception, and the dolphins’ facial facade hides the turmoil within....   [tags: Killing Dolphins 2014]
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Echolocation in Marine Biology - ... Without proper communication, a dolphins feeding would be unsynchronised mayhem. dolphin communication makes feeding efficient as well as extremely easy for individuals to properly survive in their environment. Dolphins, and whales for example produce this sound by squeezing air through passages of the nasal cavity and out of an organ beneath their blowhole called the ‘melon. ’ When marine mammals send sound out these sounds, they rely on the speed of sound and an objects mass for the waves to bounce off of and return to the original individual from which the sound was transmitted....   [tags: marine mammals, dolphins, organisms] 957 words
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Animal Testing - Animal research and testing has always been a controversy torn between science and ethics. Much can be gleaned of research if we set our morals aside, however Mukherjee states, “When I witness science in action, I see tenderness in abundance.” This tenderness is explored in Hale and Zimmerman’s texts; both come to the fundamental conclusion that it is our moral obligation as both scientists and humans to keep the principle of ‘replace, reduce, and refine’ at the heart of animal research. The scientific benefits of animal testing are obvious....   [tags: animal research, monkey, dolphins]
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Island Of The Blue Dolphins - Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell In the Pacific there is an island shaped like a big fish sunning itself in the sea. Around it, blue dolphins swim, otters play, and sea elephant and birds abound. A young Indian girl lives and waits for her people to return for her, from the land to the east. Karana with her long black hair and her dark skin, held her own on an island after her people had left for a new place. She was sure they would come back the next spring, but after two springs she learned to live on her own....   [tags: essays research papers] 706 words
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Sonar Frecuency of the Navy to Affect Whales and Dolphins - Have you ver gone swimming with the dolphins, heard the natural sounds of the ocean while diving or seen a whale. Weither you were in the water or saw Shamu at Sea Worlk you understand the beauty of these extravagant animals. Since the late 1980’s the U.S. Military, specifically the Navy, is pushing a program that, if approved, will soon be bombarding millions of whales and dolphins around the world with intense noise. In the oceans, Whales and dolphins orient themselves and locate objects through echolocation....   [tags: essays research papers] 471 words
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Keeping Animals out of Zoos, Water Shows, and Circuses - It is a wonderful feeling walking through the zoo looking at animals, attending the circus to watch animals do tricks, and the water shows filled with dolphins are spectacular. If organizations were to start practicing routines without animals or transferring their animals back to the wild there would be many things at stake. Children have the best reactions when they first see a tiger, elephant, or lion. Animals are placed in these confines for their safety and for the educational purposes of the public....   [tags: future generations, dolphins]
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Analysis of "Mirror Self-Recognition in Bottlenose Dolphins: Implications for Comparative Investigations of Highly Dissimilar Species" - Analysis of "Mirror Self-Recognition in Bottlenose Dolphins: Implications for Comparative Investigations of Highly Dissimilar Species" Studies using chimpanzees, orangutans, and humans have shown displays of self-recognition with the introduction of a mirror. The display, exhibited by these animals, shows a certain cognitive level that's hard to achieve by other animals. The experiment tested by Marino, Reiss, and Gallup, Jr. built on the idea of self-recognition by testing cetaceans, particularly bottlenose dolphins....   [tags: Papers] 374 words
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Communication and Social Behavior in the Atlantic Bottlenose Dolph - Introduction Social behavior in mammals other than humans has always been something that has fascinated not only scientists, but the general population as well. Large mammals known to exhibit similar behaviors to humans have always been popular favorites at zoos and aquariums. One particular favorite is an animal known for its social behavior and intelligence: Tursiops truncates, the bottlenose dolphin (Prevost, 1995). This cetacean has global distribution that spans all tropical and temperate marine waters with bays, sounds, estuaries, and open shorelines being the habitats most frequently inhabited, and sea grass beds being the preferred nursery locations (Prevost, 1995)....   [tags: Animals]
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Research on Animals and Biodiversity - Throughout my paper I will be examining three different scientific studies that have recently taken place. These studies include Spinner Dolphin population structure, Grizzly bear population Size in specific regions, and the survival and movement of the Congo forest mouse as well. Each study has helped further our better understanding of these species and has given scientists further knowledge and techniques when researching other species in the future. The first study that I will be focusing on was done on Stenella longirostris also known as Spinner dolphins located in far-western Hawaii at remote Midway Atoll....   [tags: natural environments]
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Delphinus: A Constellation - While looking in the sky at night, you try to point out the different constellation you see. Most people know the major constellations, but many do not know about the constellation Delphinus. There are many scientific and literary explanations for the constellation Delphinus. There are two known myths about delphinus. The first is about Arion. Arion was a known poet and musician. He was born on the island of Lesbos. He was known for playing the lyre. This made him famous during the seventh century B.C....   [tags: Astronomy, Mythology, Science]
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The Cove: an Analysis of Argumentation for Animal Rights - The Cove is a film of activism, a film meant to move the hearts of individuals who love and support the rights of mammalian sea-dwellers like that of whales, porpoises, and most importantly dolphins. Produced in 2009 by the Oceanic Preservation Society it offers a unique perspective, when compared with other activist documentaries. In The Cove the producer and co-founder of the Oceanic Preservation Society was actually personally involved in the filming efforts and worked directly with dolphin trainer Richard O’Barry in drawing light on the events occurring in a private cove in the city of Taiji, Japan....   [tags: activism films, cinematography, analysis]
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Examples and Analysis of Religious Conflicts - Conflict is a state of open often prolonged fighting such as the battle or war. They can be things as harmless a small argument or something as big and devastating as a war. Conflict plays into a lot of our lives and exists throughout all time, and does not just pertain to any one such area. Although there are many types of conflict, religion is the biggest source of conflict, many disputes are caused by people's religious beliefs because we all tend to believe differently than one another, and that can, and does, lead to conflict....   [tags: conflict, fighting, religion] 842 words
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Physics of Echolocation - While visiting the Grand Canyons, you couldn’t honestly tell me that you didn’t scream into the canyon just to hear your echo come back to you. Don’t be ashamed, we all do it. Many kinds of animals actually use their echo to find out where they are in a closed area or to find out if there are any other animals close by. One classic example is the bat. To understand what an echo is, you first have to understand what sound is. In Webster’s Fourth Edition College Dictionary, sound is “vibrations in air, water, etc....   [tags: physics echo echolocation] 634 words
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Animal Rights for Marine Mammals - Animal Rights for Marine Mammals Written By: Bottlenose dolphins became part of a United States Navy program in 1959 for the purpose of conducting scientific research into their sonar and hydrodynamics in hopes of getting design ideas for submarines, ship hulls and weapons. It was discovered dolphins hear and navigate in the water by using their natural sonar, which happened to be more precise than most fabricated sonar systems. In the mid-sixties, Navy dolphins were used as mail carriers to underwater laboratories in their home of San Diego, California....   [tags: essays research papers] 548 words
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Common Ground's In Linguistics And Communications - 'Two people's common ground is [...] the sum of their mutual, common, or joint knowledge, beliefs, and suppositions' (Clark: 93). With these words, Herbert Clark explains the linguistic notion in a nutshell. Common ground is indispensible to our communicating with other people and performing joint actions, as it provides the basis for the aforesaid and places it in the correct context. If, for example, marine-loving Layla goes on a trip with her boyfriend Eric to swim with dolphins, this experience and every sensation that has to do with it, adds to their shared common ground....   [tags: Herbert Clark, Analysis]
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The Atlantis Resort - The Atlantis resort is a casino and water park located on Paradise Island, The Bahamas. The resort officially opened in 1998, it’s Coral and Beach towers opened as the Trump Plaza. After the Royal towers were built the name of the resort changed to Atlantis. Later the Coral and Beach towers were refurbished to match the theme of the Royal towers. A 600-suite luxury hotel was opened on March 28, 2007, called The Cove Atlantis. The Reef Atlantis, another tower with 497 rooms, opened December 19, 2007....   [tags: Travel & Leisure]
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Save Marine Wildlife - Animals have been on the face of the Earth since the beginning. Different cultures praise them as Gods or consider them sacred. But as the years drag on, people disregard animals and put them to the curb. In America, research labs on college campuses and across the country are performing vivisection. Vivisection is when millions of "animals are dissected, infected, injected, gassed, burned, and blinded" (IDA). In Africa, poachers kill elephants only for the ivory from their tusks. Not only does cruelty happen to pets and land animals, but also to marine creatures....   [tags: essays research papers] 1038 words
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Marine Mammals in Captivity - Imagine a warm day in February, a day that you have been waiting for forever, to see a majestic sea mammal, an orca (commonly known as a killer whale). The show was called “Dine with Shamu”, the orcas were doing amazing tricks and splashing the kids in the front row. After the show was finished, you make your way under the stadium to get a picture with the star of the show, Tilikum. As you wait for him to show himself, a siren goes off and sends everyone into a panic. You look at the crystal clear pool behind the glass, and see Tilikum dragging a women’s body down to the bottom of the pool....   [tags: Sea Mammal, Orca, Killer Whale]
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Film Review of Stephen King's 1408 - Based on a Stephen King short story that bears the same name, “1408” is a psychological thriller set in a hotel in New York City. Liked by critics and respected by fans of old-school horror, “1408” was successful upon its release in 2007. Mikael Håfström, a Swedish writer and director known for “Evil” and “Kopps,” directed the film. Plot Summary Mike Enslin, a jaded author who investigates supernatural and paranormal events, receives a mysterious postcard after the release of his latest book. The card, which depicts the Dolphin Hotel in New York City, arrives anonymously and warns him not to enter room number 1408....   [tags: horror, room number, hotel]
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Three Gorges Dam - Three Gorges Dam Director Owen Lammers calls it one of the "largest and most environmentally and socially destructive projects on Earth"(Maier, 1997). One of China’s oldest dreams is becoming its newest reality. Since 1914 the idea has arisen of damming the Yangtze River. China plans to do this with a 600-foot, cement wall which will take eleven years to complete and costs could rise to over 75 billion dollars. The dam is claimed to have many advantages for China and the Chinese. Three Gorges is expected to produce around one-tenth of the nation’s energy, without the use of coal, improving air quality....   [tags: China Nature Essays]
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Effects of Familiarity with Category Members and Young Children’s Age on Inductive Inferences Within Natural Kinds - Induction is an important cognitive ability in which inferences extend knowledge beyond the available information (Farrar, Raney, & Boyer, 1992). For instance, knowing an object belongs to a specific category can lead to beliefs that it shares additional properties with other category members. This can be crucial to learning and interacting with the world around us and can be considered one of the most basic functions of living creatures. Induction appears early in development (Sloutsky, Kloos, & Fisher, 2007)....   [tags: Research Proposal ]
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Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea - The Old Man and the Sea’s Christian Symbolism Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea was published in 1952, the last of his fiction stories to be published before his death in 1961 (Lombardi). The novella is still celebrated to this day as a riveting tale of man versus nature under the most dire of circumstances. The story’s protagonist, Santiago, is a man with supreme determination and hope. His battle with the great marlin is an illustration of human strength, physically and mentally, at its finest....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Christian Symbolism, Literature]
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Joan of Arc's Life and Accomplishments - “One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief, that is a fate more terrible than dying (Brainy).” Joan of Arc was a woman of wisdom; such is seen by this quote. Joan knew that a life without inspiration and personal beliefs was not a life at all. Joan’s strong beliefs lead to her heroic role in French history. In 1412, Jacques d’Arc and Isabelle Romée had a daughter named Jeanne d’Arc. This daughter is most commonly known as Joan of Arc (Paine, 2)....   [tags: french history, war, witchcraft]
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The Zoo Controversy - Everybody’s been to the zoo; they’ve either enjoyed a dolphin show, or fed the penguins. Zoos have been a part of American culture for centuries. At first, a zoo could be seen as nothing more than a jail cell for animals, but today, zoos are being completely transformed. What used to be confined cages are now being revolutionized into acres of land for different species to reside in. The opponents of zoos feel that they are inhumane and harmful to animals. However, zoos are beneficial for several different reasons, including, animal conservation and captive breeding, scientific studies, healthcare, and education....   [tags: Zoology ]
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