Bottlenose Dolphins Essays

  • The Bottlenose Dolphin

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    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. It is light

  • Bottlenose Dolphin

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    General classifications: Bottlenose dolphins are the most common and well known members of the dolphin family. They are mammals and their scientific name is Tursiops Truncatus. They can be found in pods (which means a group of dolphins) and extremely few are found alone. These dolphins are also part of the Delphinidae family which means dolphins in Greek. Appearance: Bottlenose dolphins are known to be two to four meters long and their average weight is between 150 to 200kg. The dolphin’s snout

  • Bottlenose Dolphin

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    The common bottlenose dolphin is arguably the most popular species of the Delphinidae family. Because they are found in both temperate and tropical waters, they are the most studied species; a majority of our Physiology knowledge about Delphinids as a family is based on bottlenose dolphins (Cozzi 2016). Because of the wide variety of habitats and climates that bottlenose dolphins inhabit, there is a lot of debate about how many different species are encompassed under the Tursiops Truncatus classification

  • Bottlenose Dolphins

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    According to Peter Singer, a philosopher, “Dolphins are social mammals, capable of enjoying their lives. They form close bonds with other members of their group.” We often see them as a form of entertainment, with their adorable squeaks and fun tricks at ocean parks. Yet, we do not realize their intelligence and capabilities. Many do not know about their numerous rescues on humans, animals, and fellow dolphins. Bottlenose dolphins are the best animals because they are highly intelligent, help rescue

  • Bottlenose Dolphin Research Paper

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    A bottlenose dolphin is an endothermic mammal that gives birth to live young. Bottlenose dolphins are the most common and well known type of dolphin. The name bottlenose describes this species of dolphin as they have a short, stubby beak (bottle-like shape). A bottlenose dolphin is a cetacean, which means it is a marine mammal. They are also one of the most-commonly studied cetacean because they live near coasts and adjust well to captivity. It’s Genus and Species names are; Tursiops Truncatus

  • Bottlenose Dolphins Research Paper

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    The diet of the Bottlenose Dolphin varies depending on geographical location and even water depth. Bottlenose Dolphins that live inshore will typically feed on fish and other invertebrates that are found near the shoreline (Reynolds). On the other hand deep-water Bottlenose Dolphins feed on squid and fish (Reynolds). Bottlenose dolphins along the U.S. Atlantic Coast typically feed on the following: Atlantic croacker, spot fish, and silver perch (Reynolds). Bottlenose dolphins typically choose prey

  • Bottlenose Dolphin: Similarities And Differences

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    The bottlenose dolphin, scientifically known as the Tursiops truncates, belongs to the kingdom, Animalia and the phylum, Chordata. The dolphin also falls under the Mammalia class. They are specifically classified in the order, Cetacea and the family, Delphinidae. This dolphin is most closely related to the Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin, or the Tursiops aduncus. This cousin of the bottlenose dolphin was originally grouped as the same species as the common bottlenose. However, now these dolphins are

  • SeaWorld

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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

  • Animal Rights for Marine Mammals

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    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

  • Dolphin Essay

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    The Bottlenose dolphin is an interesting type of dolphin because of its unique features. The Bottlenose dolphin, or Tursiops, lives in shallow parts of the ocean like the continental shelf near the beach. Bottlenose dolphins are one type of dolphins that live in the ocean because there are tons of different types of dolphins. The bottlenose dolphins live in the pacific ocean and arctic ocean because they have warm blubber to keep them warm in the north. All though bottlenose dolphins live in mostly

  • Cognitive Ability of Dolphins

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    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

  • Why Kill the Dolphins?

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    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

  • Dolphins

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    Dolphins Dolphins are mammals closely related to whales and porpoises. Dolphins have a powerful and streamlined body. They are found in all seas and oceans. Dolphins can be told apart from porpoises by their nose, which is beaklike, and also their conical teeth. Porpoises have a flatter nose, sharper teeth, and a more solid body. There are 32 known species of dolphins. The bottle-nosed dolphin is often the species used in aquatic shows. The common dolphin inspired many Mediterranean folk lores

  • Ocean Discovery Teaches Animal Cruelty

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    gallon tank containing three to five of the parks 14 Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins. The dolphins have been removed from their natural habitats deprived from an annexed refuge and placed in petting pools poorly located and smaller than that of an average living room. In these petting pools, dolphins are feed buy the visitors who reward the mammals by giving them fish in return for letting the humans touch them. The most dominate of the dolphins and those most willing to accept human touch receives the

  • Hourglass Dolphin Case Study

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    School size of Hourglass dolphins (Lagenorhynchus cruciger) affects predation Introduction The hourglass dolphin (Lagenorhynchus cruciger) is a pelagic marine dolphin which is circumpolar in the southern in both Antarctic and subantartic waters, from about 45°S to 60°S. (William F. Perrin, 2008). There is not enough data to determine with certainty the specific characteristics and traits of these species; as less than 20 specimens have been measured (Thomas A. Jefferson, 2015); however, from observation

  • The Striped Dolphin

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    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

  • Cetacean Intelligence Essay

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    intelligence with shows such as the 1960s hit TV series Flipper, where a dolphin is used to help fight crime. In his comedic science fiction novels, the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, author Douglas Adams suggests that dolphins are the second most intelligent creatures on Earth, behind mice and above humans. Although most scientists would probably argue that humans are the most intelligent species, the behavior and brain size of dolphins and other cetaceans suggests that they too are intelligent. This

  • Emotion and Cognition in Our Oceans' Mammals

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    With forty-three dead (Bekoff, 2013) and countless others living in torment, it’s a wonder that humans haven’t decided to free the orca whales that are held captive in amusement parks all over the world. Marine biologists, psychologists, and other specialists in the field are beginning to recognize a kind of psychosis (Bekoff, 2013) that sets in on the jailed cetaceans. With symptoms that mimic those of humans suffering from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) (Bradshaw, 2010), there is no denying

  • The Dolphin Slaughter in Taiji

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    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

  • Comparing Orca And Porpoises

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    Porpoises, belonging to the genus Phocaenidae, are close relatives of dolphins. One of their unique characteristics that differ from other species of the same order is that they can produce clicks for echolocation at frequencies inaudible to humans. The reason for this is majorly influenced by the Orca, also known as the killer whale. Also, while at first glance dolphins and porpoises look of the same species, they actually are classified into two different geni. Part of this separate taxonomy is