Dolphins Essays

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Dolphins in Captivity vs. Dolphins in the Wild

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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

  • Dolphins Essay

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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Dolphins Massacre: A Look At The Taiji Dolphin Massacre

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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

  • How Intelligent Are Dolphins?

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    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

  • 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

  • Dolphin Assisted Therapy

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    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

  • The Anatomy of a Dolphin

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    Dolphins, cousins to whales, member of the family Delphinidae, and an animal that captures the heart of anyone who sees one. This powerhouse of a marine mammal can swim at speeds of up to thirty-five miles per hour and renowned for the fact that they can jump out of the water, a feat meant to both conserve energy and to get places quicker. When they swim, they are as graceful as a swan and as playful as a little child. Well, read on to find out more about these amazing creatures. When you see a dolphin

  • Dolphin Observation Report

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    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. The common most popular types of dolphins are; the common

  • Dolphin Persuasive Essay

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    is a subspecies of dolphin called Maui’s dolphin and there is estimated to be less than 55 left on the planet! With their slow reproduction rates, it is a challenge for their population to grow. While some people believe saving these animals is a waste of time and money, what I will tell you is fact and cannot be argued. I have always had an interest in endangered species and have spent hours researching whales and dolphins on the internet. Though the decline in whale and dolphin population may not

  • Analysis of Dolphins

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    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 Conservation of Whales and Dolphins

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    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

  • Dolphins: Dolphins And Commals That Encompass The World

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    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

  • Dolphin Persuasive Essay

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    Topic: Dolphins Introduction I. How many of you guys have been to sea world or swam with dolphins? Well if you haven’t, I bet you have at least thought about the possibility of going or know someone who has done it. II. The popularity of seeing dolphins and being able to swim and connect with them has caused them to be slaughtered every year in Taiji, Japan. III. First, I will inform you about Dolphins in the wild, and Secondly I will discuss about Dolphins in Captivity while Lastly I will