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  • Dolphins Vs Humans Essay

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk. Dolphins live in complex social groups called pods. Each pod can have from two to 12 members, which are usually family and are very close to each other. Just like humans, dolphins stay close to their families. Sometimes, if there is an abundance of food, multiple different pods come together to form a superpod, which can have over 1,000 members. Dolphins even have personalized whistles, which are like names. Studies show that orca pods even have their own “language” of clicks and whistles which they use to communicate (orcas are not actually whales, they are the largest type of dolphin). Parent dolphins sometimes punish young dolphins for misbehaving, and studies have shown that dolphins are some of the only animals who can actually recognize themselves in a mirror. “Not only that, but they also recognize changes in their appearance, showing a complex form of self awareness.” says onegreenplanet.org. Dolphins also have a remarkable amount of intelligence. Yes, dolphins and humans have some rather obvious similarities, too. We’re both mammals, we both breathe air, and we both have hair. All mammals have hair, but dolphins don’t have any that is easily visible.…

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  • Spinner Dolphin Research Paper

    for food. The cells that frame these animals don’t have a cell wall and most of the cells are organized into tissues, which are then put into particular groups of organs for function. Dolphins can take part in many complex movements and they are very active. Most of the dolphins are diploid. That means that there are two sets of chromosomes; one from the mother and one from the father. Dolphin’s phylum is Chordata. Spinner dolphins possess a notochord at some time…

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  • The Slaughter Of Dolphins: The Slaughter Of Dolphin

    The Slaughter of Dolphins People think that dolphins are the friendliest creatures in the ocean and no one would hurt them or even kill them. Well they are actually being killed right now. The dolphin are being slaughter in a place called Taiji, Japan. Taiji is a small town with a big secret. If you didn’t look closely, you would think they love dolphins and whales (“The Cove”). The capture of dolphins and of the killing of dolphins all started when the show called “Flipper” came out in 1964.…

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  • Common Bottlenose Dolphins

    Common Bottlenose Dolphin: Anatomy: Common Bottlenose Dolphins are marine animals that live their whole life in the water. Their blowhole is on top of their head. Their ears are close to their eyes. They have 2 fins; a set of fins called Pectoral Fins that helps them swim. The other one is a single fin on top of their head further away from the blowhole called the Dorsal Fin that helps them keep stable against the water currents. They have a small patch of skin on their stomach that is…

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  • Dolphin: Spy In The Pod Analysis

    Dolphin: Spy in the Pod Come discover the amazing world of dolphins in this factual film by Robert Pilley, Mathew Gordon, John Downer and narrated by David Tennant. See up close footage of several different species of dolphins behavior and the unique cameras used to capture them. Would you like to know about how dolphins jump, how long a baby stay with its mother. How about how they communicate, mating rituals, and hunt. Join the nautilus, spy turtle, spy dolphin, spy tuna, and spy ray on their…

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  • Distribution Of Dolphins Essay

    techniques from their mothers, and patterns may be passed on throughout a population. Dolphins who live in shallower habitats usually make short dives, where they surface about twice a minute. Dolphins who live in deep habitats tend to make deeper dives for more than 5 minutes. (Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals) Dolphins are social creatures and their social structures vary, so much so that the patterns of inshore groups may not reflect those of populations found offshore. Based on observations,…

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  • Dolphin Hunting Methods

    Dolphins’ Methods of Hunting Many organisms have developed intriguing methods to hunt their prey. This report explains the hunting methods of several species of dolphins. Relevant background information is provided. Hunting strategies are broken into two categories: individual hunting methods, and group hunting methods. Not all hunting methods belong strictly in one category; several of the methods covered are exhibited in other marine organisms. One group hunting method is unique to dolphins.…

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  • Orcas In Captivity

    In captivity, unlike in the wild, orcas have no freedom, they are without their families, and they are constantly stressed out. According to Corrine Henn, an animal awareness writer, orcas can swim up to one hundred miles in the ocean, whereas in captivity, they would need to swim the perimeter of their tank one thousand nine hundred times in one day to equal one hundred miles (Henn). In addition, PETA, the largest animal rights organization in the world, states that “[i]n the wild, orcas dive…

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  • Whales In The 19th Century

    Animals certainly have not had it easy when it comes to living alongside humans. Some of our favorite species today were abused and killed for their hides and bones to make work easier, and everyday life more luxurious. To kill another being in order make one’s life simpler seems like a ludicrous act to make, but it was normal in the 19th century. As the need of an animal’s body increased, their number’s became sparse due to the mass killing. People started to realize that without the animals…

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  • Speech On Orcas In Captivity

    life expectancy of thirty to fifty years. Their maximum lifespan is sixty to seventy years. The oldest orca documented in the wild was one hundred and three years old. Although in captivity the average lifespan is only twenty years. Thirdly, In captivity killer whales can not hunt, this means that they do not get water from their prey. So in order to keep them hydrated Seaworld feeds them gelatin, but gelatin is not natural for orcas. Tilikum eats about eighty-three pounds of gelatin every day.…

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