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    Dolphins

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    “Dolphins often display a playful attitude which makes them popular in human culture” (Science World Kids.) In this paper I will talk about what dolphins eat, how they sleep, what their environment is, and other interesting facts. Species of dolphins Dolphins are a group of aquatic mammals called cetaceans. They are mammals because they are warm-blooded and they give birth to their young. The word “cetaceans” means celus in Latin and kelos in Greek both of which mean large sea animal (or creature

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Characteristics of Dolphins

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    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

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    In the United States alone, there are more than 500 dolphins and members of the dolphin family held in captivity; equally thousands have died in captivity. Today, dolphins are kept captive in amusement parks, "Swim With Dolphins" programs, casinos and sometimes even shopping malls. Many people enjoy watching them perform in shows or even interacting with them in aquatic parks, but most people lack the understanding of the trauma dolphins suffer in through being captured and transported, and the

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    Spinner Dolphin

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    Spinner dolphin Did you know that spinner dolphins are often found in warm waters? They live far away from land. The hawaiian and costa rican dolphins live near land. They live in pods of 1,000 members.They love to ride and jump on bow waves.They may travel with yellowfin tuna. Spinners go about dive 300 ft during the day to find prey but can dive up to 800 ft into utter darkness. It can hold its breath to 5-10 minutes. Spinner dolphins love to jump, flip, and twist above the surface.Their color

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    Saving the Dolphins

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    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

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    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

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    Taiji Dolphin Massacre Will there ever be a limit as to how many and which type of animals can be killed for consumption by humans? Many will be surprised at the variety of exotic foods that exist around the world such as giraffe, camel, worms, scorpions, and other insects. Dolphin and whale meat is widely enjoyed in Japan especially in the small town of Taiji, Japan where a big secret has been kept for a very long time. There are many changes that can be and need to be made in this big world of

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