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    Cetaceans are thought to be some of the most intelligent species on this planet. Popular culture has embraced the idea of cetacean 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

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    Emotion and Cognition in Our Oceans' Mammals

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    the jailed cetaceans. With symptoms that mimic those of humans suffering from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) (Bradshaw, 2010), there is no denying that these underwater inmates are sick. But instead of setting the innocent free, the people in positions of power, the ones who really have the ability to make a change in public opinion about cetaceans in captivity, are choosing profit over “vitality” (Clark, 2014). But not all cetaceans live lives of torment and torture. Cetaceans in the wild

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    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). These mammals are some of the most admired sea creatures and have shown great capacity for intelligence. They are often trained and used

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    the root word, “cetacean,” actually refers to a diverse range of fully aquatic marine mammals; specifically centering around the dolphin and whale species. My religion values intelligence as our main objective. It is our mission to reach the intelligence as a human race to that of the smartest animal on the planet, known as the dolphin, who we also view as our ancient ancestors. As humans, we only have access to 10% of our brain, while dolphins have access to 20% (“Dolphin Intelligence”), therefore

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    Bottlenose Dolphins

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    creating a bridge between humans and animals which could open up a new understanding of the unknown world of wildlife. Most importantly, it is necessary to understand the incredible aptitude of dolphin communicative skills, and the impressive intelligence the animal possesses which allows for a great deal of intraspecies and interspecies communication (Schusterman, Thomas, & Wood, 1986). The acoustical reception and processing abilities of the bot... ... middle of paper ... ...eday. McCowan

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    The Bottlenose Dolphin

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    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

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    the cove

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    The coastal city of Taiji, Japan has practiced dolphin fishing for many years. As the small town lies right along the path of the bottlenose dolphins' migratory route, the access to dolphins has become too easy and the capturing of dolphins for trainers around the world and killing for meat is out of control. In 2009, a documentary was released which sought to expose the barbaric practices of the Japanese in Taiji. Every aspect in each section of The Cove fights for justice and ultimately argues

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    The Bottle-nosed Dolphin

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    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. As well

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    How does captivity effect the welfare of Whales and Dolphins? It is often debated on whether or not marine mammals should be in held in captivity. Some say the captivity of these animals is great for educating the public while others say it is destroying the physical and mental health of these creatures. Kelly A. Waples and Nicholas J. Gales have put together an academic journal discussing the health effects captivity has on dolphins. Waples is a member of the Marine Mammal Research Group and attended

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    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

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