Published August 2002
by Tandem Library .
Written in English
The book talked about dolphin body parts, what is unique about dolphins, how they live (like their hunting habits and community tendencies), and listed types of ocean and river dolphins and their differences. The Anatomy of Dolphins: Insights into Body Structure and Function is a precise, detailed, fully illustrated, descriptive, and functionally oriented text on the anatomy and morphology of dolphins. It focuses on a number of delphinid species, with keynotes /5(7). Dolphins are small-toothed Cetaceans, a group of marine mammals that evolved from land mammals. They have developed numerous adaptations that make them well suited for life in water including a streamlined body, flippers, blowholes and a layer of blubber for insulation. Dolphins have curved beaks which means they appear to have permanent : Laura Klappenbach. I want to dedicate this book to my boyfriend for loving dolphins as much as I do, and for taking me to swim with them for the first time. I want to thank him for his unconditional love and support. Created & published on StoryJumper™ © StoryJumper, Inc.
Dolphins have a streamlined and long body structure in order to move fast underwater. They have an average body length from 8 to 9 feet and body weight from to kg. However, members of different species might have different body sizes. Most dolphins have two arms like fins, a fin on the back, and a tail that split into two flukes. Dolphins are graceful, sleek swimmers that can reach speeds of more than 18 miles an hour. They are also playful and often frolic in a boat’s wake, leaping out of the water—possibly for fun. Communication in bottlenose dolphins appears to be extensive and complex. A dolphin maintains an intricate social network that includes a few close associates (such as mothers and calves or pair-bonded males), plus more casual relationships with others who come and go within a larger group. Dolphins hunt together to find food. Dolphins have very good vision both above and below water. Researchers have determined that dolphins are able to see objects as far away as at least 12 to 18 feet in air and around 9 feet underwater (Mass & Supin ; Herman et al. ; Pepper & Simons ). Scientists are still unclear, however, whether or not dolphins have color vision.
Dolphins are mammals just like humans and have many of the same traits, which include: Warm-blooded: dolphins maintain a constant body temperature. Po. Silver Dolphin Books is an imprint of Printers Row Publishing Group which publishes award-winning activity books for kids, book games for kids, and more. Science Lab: Human Body. 8. Dolphins have acute eyesight both in and out of the water. They hear frequencies 10 times the upper limit of adult humans. Their sense of touch is well-developed, but they have no sense of smell. 9. Dolphins have few natural enemies. Humans are their main threat. Pollution, fishing and hunting mean some dolphin species have an uncertain. Atlas of the Anatomy of Dolphins and Whales is a detailed, fully illustrated atlas on the anatomy and morphology of toothed and whalebone whales. The book provides basic knowledge on anatomical structures, in particular, soft tissues, and functions as a standalone reference work for dissecting rooms and labs, and for those sampling stranded and by-caught dolphins in the field.