“Look at the baby dolphin,” Kids screamed. “HE’S SO CUTE I WANNA DIE!” Splash splash. “Whats all the noise outside mom,” I ask. “I don’t know, let’s go check it out.” Me and my parents walk down to the creek a block away to see what all the commotion was about. This was on April 1st. I know what your thinking. Oh, April first! Must be a joke right? Wrong. When we got down to the creek sure enough an crowd was gathering on the bridge. Everyone was screaming and pointing and going downright crazy. At first we had no clue what was going on but soon we figured it out… There was a dolphin in the creek!!! Omg! I have to tell my friends, I thought as I texted each everyone. Nonsense they all responded. “It's April fools day! You're lying” To bad they didn't want to listen and come down to the creek. …show more content…
“We would like to inform you that this particular animal is in fact an harbor porpoise. It is not a baby dolphin! We would like you to go home to spend time with your families and get some sleep, the wildlife specialists will watch the porpoise. We will watch him throughout the night until rehabilitation agency gets here in the morning.” “How did the dolphin get here,” A old lady asked. “It was most likely swimming with it's pod from the bay and got stuck here when the tide went down. Also it’s a harbor porpoise.” Me and my family went home to have dinner after the exciting day. We talked about it all night long and decided it would be an good idea to bring the workers something to eat and drink. Later in the night we headed to Dunkin Donuts and got them a few boxes of coffee and donuts. They all seemed to enjoy it so that was a good thing. I had already knew at this time that I want to become an aquatic veterinarian so I was very overjoyed. Just seeing a porpoise that up close was all I really needed to confirm it even
In this film, previous employees of the theme parks were contacted and asked to speak about their experiences with the whales. These were not the typical “sell lemonade to you during the show” workers. These were the people who trained day in and day out with the animals and performed
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.
To go for an actual skeleton tour and see these specimens so intact and will preserved is surreal. This tour showed me how little I now, I did not even now that dolphins have advance bone structure, and how bone structures make them look and function differently in life. So this turn to be fun learning experience and have changed my perception of since learning, comparing skeletons is fun and for a while I forgot I was working on an assignment. The set-up of the skeletons were great, an excellent overall learning environment, very informative and interesting at the same time.
After leaving the docks, it is easy to notice that the general of the ship was inexperienced in whaling and may not have been the best candidate for the position. The general was confident, but the lack of knowledge about sailing resulted in the ship almost becoming capsized due to his poor decision making. After that poor decision, the general started to listen to the First Mate, Owen Chase. While being swayed by Owen Chase’s opinions on where to go next in the ocean, he agrees to head off the main path a bit and go further where there is rumored to be a massive amount of whales. Upon entering the area, the crew is greeted by a pack of whales. The sailors thought that they had hit the jackpot, but the biggest whale began to be
In the books Hatchet, Guts, and Island of the Blue Dolphins the characters all go through horrifying experiences. In Hatchet, a boy named Brian is forced to fly a plane after the pilot dies of a heart attack. In Island of the Blue Dolphins, a girl named Karana and her brother were left behind by their clan. In Guts, a man named Gary Paulsen answers emergency ambulance calls and witnesses many deaths from people.
The article, “A Case of Parenting the Dolphin – Not Tiger mom way,” explains the author’s mother's dolphin parenting style, which does not force to do something and respect children’s autonomy. We read any articles in class, and those articles have opposite theories. I think this parenting style combines other parentings’ good points. Since there are numerous parenting books nowadays, parents are likely to follow the successful theories; however, each parent and children have different character, environment, and relationship. Thus, like dolphin parenting, respecting children's’ autonomy, having not too high expectations, and watching a child grow up with proper distance might be the best parenting style.
Even though we were in Florida, the sunshine state, it was still March and wearing two wetsuits didn’t keep my teeth from chattering. So we went back to the boat. After ten minutes the others in my group came back. Which meant the young couple with us came back. A date with manatees, why not? I would love that. During the time it took for them to get back I had watched a manatee go under one of the other boats resting in the lagoon. I was thankful all the boats were required to have covers over the propellers. Capt. Stacey started the motor, and the boat puttered out. Once we were back at the docks by our hotel, we walked to our rooms and I promptly fell on my bed, exhausted like I had just ran a mile
Fishermen’s cast a net over the right side of the boat and got Orca all tied up. Cormorant tosses his sunglasses away and comes flying trying to free Orca. Raven cuts through the wind and the net to save Orca. Cormorant in shock, followed Raven to a nearby shore as well as Orca. Both confesses to Raven and concludes that they should not be amongst with other humans.
Dolphins, use sonar to navigate through the water, hunt, communicate, and do just about everything. Dolphin sonar involves high frequency bursts of sound created by forcing air through a network of tissues near their blowholes. Catfish, have close to 100,000 taste buds—all over their bodies. In a sense, a catfish is just a big swimming tongue. They have so many taste buds because they're bottom dwellers and site does not help so much. The swellshark is one of the smaller breed of shark, only growing to about 3ft long, roughly the size of a small doberman. Swellshark’s are bottom feeders, preferring to ambush crabs and unsuspecting
Dolphins are highly intelligent mammals that encompass the world. A part of the Odontoceti a parvorder of the infraorder Cetacea, they are related to orcas, beluga and pilot whales. A majority of dolphins live in salt water and are considered oceanic dolphins which tend to congregate in shallow waters of the continental shelf but, there are a handful of species that have been known to thrive in freshwater and can be spotted in rivers. Being carnivores, they can be spotted hunting for squid and various species of fish using their melon for echolocation. Since dolphins are mammals, they give birth to live young, usually one calf, and nurse with their mammary glands. Moments after the calf is born the mom must help guide it to the surface so the
Whales are notable for being mammals which are fully adapted to oceanic life. These are three groups of Whales in their phylogenetic tree; Archaeocetes, Mysticeti and Odontoceti. The first group are known from their fossils and are seen to be a transitionary form as they retained a number of features associated with land mammals e.g. hind limbs with feet and limbs. The two other groups diverged around the start of the Oligocene; when the ice caps started to grow in the poles of the earth. It has been suggested that this may be due to the rise of seasonal planktonic production which could have led to specialisation (Houben, 2013); this ties in nicely with other summarisations which link the diversions of Whales in this time period. Mysticeti and Odontoceti differ on two counts; Mysticeti possess baleen making them filter feeders of plankton, in comparison Odontoceti possess a single set of teeth and have the ability to echolocate.
...held him in the sea that swirled him out and safely over the boat to water in which he could touch. The surviving men were thankful to have survived, but learned that they really had no control over their lives. One of the most important lessons the correspondent took from the experience was, “… that “in the ignorance of the grave-edge” every man is in the same boat, which is not much more substantial than the ten-foot open dinghy on a rough sea” (Buitenhuis, web). Having survived the experience the cook, the correspondent, and the captain each believed that they could be interpreters for the sea. Crane gave each man a voice in “The Open Boat” that is uniquely theirs, but at the same time shared a common bond and struggle with nature for survival. It is up to each man (mankind) to find our own place in the universe and be open to the lessons that life can teach us.
...mazingly) and we watched the engines start up, with water whirling everywhere below the surface. I ran to the front of the boat to look down into the water and I kept noticing all these little white puffs everywhere. From where I was, they kind of looked like plastic bags floating through the water. I called Kristi and my dad over to see them. As we were watching, these poofy little balls kept appearing out of nowhere, there must have been hundreds. Finally, a really big one floated its way into our line of vision and from the eighth deck we were able to see what they were. Jellyfish! Cute little iridescent balls of cotton.
The park was empty when we arrived. I had no dought that my dad told