Mammals of the families Delphinidae (ocean dolphins), Iniidae, Lipotidae, Pontoporiidae, and Platanistidae (all river dolphins). Among the most well-known species are the BOTTLE-NOSED DOLPHIN and the KILLER WHALE (a dolphin). The common name dolphin is applied to small cetaceans having a beaklike snout and a slender, streamlined body, whereas PORPOISES are small cetaceans with a blunt snout and rather stocky body. (From Walker's Mammals of the World, 5th ed, pp978-9)
The species Tursiops truncatus, in the family Delphinidae, characterized by a bottle-shaped beak and slightly hooked broad dorsal fin.
The genus Delphinus, in the family Delphinidae, consisting of two species of DOLPHINS. They are multicolored, with a characteristic yellow-tan criss-cross hourglass pattern behind the eyes.
A genus comprised of spinner, spotted, and striped DOLPHINS, in the family Delphinidae. Schools of Stenella, that may number in the thousands, often associate with schools of TUNA, and are thus vulnerable to accidental harvesting.
An order of wholly aquatic MAMMALS occurring in all the OCEANS and adjoining seas of the world, as well as in certain river systems. They feed generally on FISHES, cephalopods, and crustaceans. Most are gregarious and most have a relatively long period of parental care and maturation. Included are DOLPHINS; PORPOISES; and WHALES. (From Walker's Mammals of the World, 5th ed, pp969-70)
Infections with viruses of the genus MORBILLIVIRUS, family PARAMYXOVIRIDAE. Infections mainly cause acute disease in their hosts, although in some cases infection is persistent and leads to degenerative conditions.
Mammals of the family Phocoenidae comprising four genera found in the North Pacific Ocean and both sides of the North Atlantic Ocean and in various other seas. They differ from DOLPHINS in that porpoises have a blunt snout and a rather stocky body while dolphins have a beak-like snout and a slender, streamlined body. They usually travel in small groups. (From Walker's Mammals of the World, 5th ed, pp1003-4)
An auditory orientation mechanism involving the emission of high frequency sounds which are reflected back to the emitter (animal).
Large marine mammals of the order CETACEA. In the past, they were commercially valued for whale oil, for their flesh as human food and in ANIMAL FEED and FERTILIZERS, and for baleen. Today, there is a moratorium on most commercial whaling, as all species are either listed as endangered or threatened.
The graphic registration of the frequency and intensity of sounds, such as speech, infant crying, and animal vocalizations.
An activity in which the organism plunges into water. It includes scuba and bell diving. Diving as natural behavior of animals goes here, as well as diving in decompression experiments with humans or animals.
A body of stories, the origins of which may be unknown or forgotten, that serve to explain practices, beliefs, institutions or natural phenomena. Mythology includes legends and folk tales. It may refer to classical mythology or to a body of modern thought and modern life. (From Webster's 1st ed)
The continuous developmental process of a culture from simple to complex forms and from homogeneous to heterogeneous qualities.
Platforms that provide the ability and tools to create and publish information accessed via the INTERNET. Generally these platforms have three characteristics with content user generated, high degree of interaction between creator and viewer, and easily integrated with other sites.
The sounds produced by humans by the passage of air through the LARYNX and over the VOCAL CORDS, and then modified by the resonance organs, the NASOPHARYNX, and the MOUTH.
Prolonged unconsciousness from which the individual cannot be aroused, associated with traumatic injuries to the BRAIN. This may be defined as unconsciousness persisting for 6 hours or longer. Coma results from injury to both cerebral hemispheres or the RETICULAR FORMATION of the BRAIN STEM. Contributing mechanisms include DIFFUSE AXONAL INJURY and BRAIN EDEMA. (From J Neurotrauma 1997 Oct;14(10):699-713)
An enzyme involved in the metabolism of ASCORBIC ACID and aldarate. It catalyzes the oxidation of L-gulono-1,4-lactone to L-xylo-hex-3-ulonolactone.
A continuing periodic change in displacement with respect to a fixed reference. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
Communication through a system of conventional vocal symbols.
The abrupt cessation of all vital bodily functions, manifested by the permanent loss of total cerebral, respiratory, and cardiovascular functions.
Warm-blooded VERTEBRATES possessing FEATHERS and belonging to the class Aves.
Beaches, both natural and man-made, used for bathing and other activities.
A genus known for fibers obtained from their leaves: sisal from A. sisalana, henequen from A. fourcroyoides and A. cantala, or Manila-Maguey fiber from A. cantala. Some species provide a sap that is fermented to an intoxicating drink, called pulque in Mexico. Some contain agavesides.
Common name for various species of large, vigorous ocean fishes in the family Scombridae.
An activity in which the body is propelled through water by specific movement of the arms and/or the legs. Swimming as propulsion through water by the movement of limbs, tail, or fins of animals is often studied as a form of PHYSICAL EXERTION or endurance.
An activity in which the body advances at a slow to moderate pace by moving the feet in a coordinated fashion. This includes recreational walking, walking for fitness, and competitive race-walking.
Manner or style of walking.
Accidental injuries caused by brief high-voltage electrical discharges during thunderstorms. Cardiopulmonary arrest, coma and other neurologic symptoms, myocardial necrosis, and dermal burns are common. Prompt treatment of the acute sequelae, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation, is indicated for survival.
An abrupt high-current electric discharge that occurs in the ATMOSPHERE and that has a path length ranging from hundreds of feet to tens of miles. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
Equipment that sends digital information over telephone lines. The term Modem is a short form of the phrase modulator-demodulator.
Waste products which threaten life, health, or the environment when improperly treated, stored, transported, disposed of, or otherwise managed.

Non-purulent meningoencephalomyelitis of a Pacific striped dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obliquidens). The first evidence of morbillivirus infection in a dolphin at the Pacific Ocean around Japan. (1/279)

On March 22, 1998, a mature, male, hyposthenic Pacific striped dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obliquidens) was stranded at Aoshima Beach in Miyazaki prefecture, Japan. A necropsy performed 14 hr after death revealed mild diffuse congestion and edema of the leptomeninges and mild pulmonary atelectasis. Histopathologically, non-purulent inflammatory were observed throughout the cerebrum, thalamus, midbrain, pons, medulla oblongata, and spinal cord. Hematoxylin and eosin stain revealed no viral inclusion bodies. Immunohistochemistry using a monoclonal antibody against nucleoprotein of canine distemper virus (CDV-NP) revealed a number of CDV-NP-positive granular deposits in the cytoplasm and cell processes of the degenerating or intact neurons. The present paper is a first report of spontaneously occurred morbillivirus infection in a dolphin at the Pacific Ocean around Japan.  (+info)

Dermatitis with invasive ciliated protozoa in dolphins that died during the 1987-1988 Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin morbilliviral epizootic. (2/279)

Dermatitis with intradermal cilated protozoa was identified in 18 of 95 (19%) Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) that died during the 1987-1988 Atlantic-dolphin morbillivirus epizootic. The lesions were characterized by focally extensive suppurative and histiocytic dermatitis and cellulitis with ulceration and variable numbers of dermal and hypodermal ciliates. Vasculitis, thrombosis, and/or intravascular ciliates were rarely present. In one dolphin, there was an associated lymphadenitis with ciliates, and in another, bronchopneumonia with rare intrabronchiolar ciliates. Ten of the dolphins were female, and eight were male. The animals ranged in length from 148 to 260 cm. Eleven were from Virginia, four were from New Jersey, and three were from Florida. In 13 dolphins, results of immunohistochemical and/or polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests were positive for morbillivirus infection. Results of immunohistochemical tests were negative in four dolphins that were not also tested with PCR. Results were also negative in one dolphin tested using both methods. Nine dolphins had concomitant bacterial, fungal, and/or other protozoal infections. Fourteen other dolphins with ciliate-associated dermatitis were identified from 414 Atlantic bottlenose dolphin cases (3%) archived at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology. The incidence of dermatitis with invasive ciliates is much greater in dolphins that died during the 1987-1988 epizootic.  (+info)

Genomic fingerprinting and development of a dendrogram for Brucella spp. isolated from seals, porpoises, and dolphins. (3/279)

Genomic DNA from reference strains and biovars of the genus Brucella was analyzed using pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE). Fingerprints were compared to estimate genetic relatedness among the strains and to obtain information on evolutionary relationships. Electrophoresis of DNA digested with the restriction endonuclease XbaI produced fragment profiles for the reference type strains that distinguished these strains to the level of species. Included in this study were strains isolated from marine mammals. The PFGE profiles from these strains were compared with those obtained from the reference strains and biovars. Isolates from dolphins had similar profiles that were distinct from profiles of Brucella isolates from seals and porpoises. Distance matrix analyses were used to produce a dendrogram. Biovars of B. abortus were clustered together in the dendrogram; similar clusters were shown for biovars of B. melitensis and for biovars of B. suis. Brucella ovis, B. canis, and B. neotomae differed from each other and from B. abortus, B. melitensis, and B. suis. The relationship between B. abortus strain RB51 and other Brucella biovars was compared because this strain has replaced B. abortus strain 19 for use as a live vaccine in cattle and possibly in bison and elk. These results support the current taxonomy of Brucella species and the designation of an additional genomic group(s) of Brucella. The PFGE analysis in conjunction with distance matrix analysis was a useful tool for calculating genetic relatedness among the Brucella species.  (+info)

How dolphins use their blubber to avoid heat stress during encounters with warm water. (4/279)

Dolphins have been observed swimming in inshore tropical waters as warm as 36-38 degrees C. A simple protocol that mimicked the thermal conditions encountered by a dolphin moving from cool pelagic to warm inshore water was used to determine how dolphins avoid hyperthermia in water temperatures (Tw) at and above their normal core temperature (Tc). Tw (2 sites), rectal temperature (Tre; 3 depths), and skin temperature (Tsk; 7 sites) and rate of heat flow (4-5 sites) between the skin and the environment were measured while the dolphin rested in a chamber during a 30-min baseline and 40-60 min while water was warmed at approximately 0.43 degrees C/min until temperatures of 34-36 degrees C were attained. Instead of the expected increase, Tre consistently showed declines during the warming ramp, sometimes by amounts that were remarkable both in their magnitude (1.35 degrees C) and rapidity (8-15 min). The reduction in Tre occurred even while heat loss to the environment was prevented by continued controlled warming of the water that kept Tw slightly above Tsk and while metabolic heat production alone should have added 1.6-2 degrees C/h to the Tc. This reduction in Tc could only be due to a massive redistribution of heat from the core to the blubber layer.  (+info)

Epidermal diseases in bottlenose dolphins: impacts of natural and anthropogenic factors. (5/279)

Experimental studies have highlighted the potential influence of contaminants on marine mammal immune function and anthropogenic contaminants are commonly believed to influence the development of diseases observed in the wild. However, estimates of the impact of contaminants on wild populations are constrained by uncertainty over natural variation in disease patterns under different environmental conditions. We used photographic techniques to compare levels of epidermal disease in ten coastal populations of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) exposed to a wide range of natural and anthropogenic conditions. Epidermal lesions were common in all populations (affecting > 60% of individuals), but both the prevalence and severity of 15 lesion categories varied between populations. No relationships were found between epidermal disease and contaminant levels across the four populations for which toxicological data were available. In contrast, there were highly significant linear relationships with oceanographic variables. In particular, populations from areas of low water temperature and low salinity exhibited higher lesion prevalence and severity. Such conditions may impact on epidermal integrity or produce more general physiological stress, potentially making animals more vulnerable to natural infections or anthropogenic factors. These results show that variations in natural environmental factors must be accounted for when investigating the importance of anthropogenic impacts on disease in wild marine mammals.  (+info)

Cloning and sequencing of a bottle-nosed dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) interleukin-4-encoding cDNA. (6/279)

Using polymerase chain reaction (PCR), a bottle-nosed dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) interleukin-4 (IL4) cDNA was cloned and sequenced. IL4 specific primers were based on the 5' and 3' untranslated regions of the human and murine IL4 gene. The dolphin IL4 cDNA is 528 base pairs in length and contains an open reading frame of 402 nucleotides coding an IL4 precursor of 133 amino acids, with the putative signal peptide of 24 amino acids. Analysis of the mature amino acid sequence shows three potential N-linked glycosylation sites and three disulfide bonds. Comparison of the predicted amino acid sequence shows that dolphin IL4 shares 77, 74, 58 and 41% identity with the bovine, ovine, human and mouse IL4s, respectively.  (+info)

Morphology of the lymphoid organs of the bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus. (7/279)

The anatomy of the lymphoid organs was studied during the course of detailed dissections of 50 beach-stranded bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus. Constant lymph nodes occur in 4 groups, based on their location and structure. These groups are somatic, including nodes of the cervical region and pelvic recess; lung-associated, included marginal, diaphragmatic and hilar nodes; visceral, including the mesenteric, pancreatic, pericolic and porta hepatis nodes; and aortic arch nodes. Lymphatic drainage of the lung is primarily to the marginal and diaphragmatic nodes. The mesenteric node mass is well-endowed with capsular and trabecular smooth muscle, and a network of muscle fascicles within the organ implies an important contractile function in the circulation of lymph. In addition to constant nodes, occasionally nodes are found in relation to the thoracic aorta, the kidney, and under the scapula. Gut-associated structures include dorsal and ventral oropharyngeal tonsils, mucosal aggregates in the straight segment of the intestine (colon) and anal tonsils; this gut-associated lymphoid tissue tends to involute with age, being greatly reduced by puberty. Formed lymphoid organs include the thymus and the spleen, the latter being relatively small in relation to body size. None of these structures is unique among cetaceans, but the anal tonsils are particularly well developed in T. truncatus. The lymphoid aggregates in the colon resemble the arrangement in the vermiform appendix, which is lacking in most cetaceans, and may have functions analogous to that organ.  (+info)

What determines the bending strength of compact bone? (8/279)

The bending strength of a wide variety of bony types is shown to be nearly linearly proportional to Young's modulus of elasticity/100. A somewhat closer and more satisfactory fit is obtained if account is taken of the variation of yield strain with Young's modulus. This finding strongly suggests that bending strength is determined by the yield strain. The yield stress in tension, which might be expected to predict the bending strength, underestimates the true bending strength by approximately 40 %. This may be explained by two phenomena. (1) The post-yield deformation of the bone material allows a greater bending moment to be exerted after the yield point has been reached, thereby increasing the strength as calculated from beam formulae. (2) Loading in bending results in a much smaller proportion of the volume of the specimens being raised to high stresses than is the case in tension, and this reduces the likelihood of a weak part of the specimen being loaded to failure.  (+info)

Addink, M., Garcia Hartman, M. and Couperus, B. 1997. A note on life-history parameters of the atlantic white-sided dolphin (Lagenorhynchus acutus) from animals caught in the Northeastern Atlantic. Reports of the International Whaling Commission 47: 637-640.. Cipriano, F. 1997. Antiropical distributions and speciation in dolphins of the genus Lagenorhynchus: a preliminary analysis. In: A. E. Dizon, S. J. Chivers and W. F. Perrin (eds), Molecular genetics of marine mammals, Special Publication, pp. 305-316. The Society of Marine Mammalogy.. Cipriano, F. 2002. Atlantic white-sided dolphin Lagenorhynchus acutus. In: W. F. Perrin, B. Wursig and J. G. M. Thewissen (eds), Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals, pp. 49-51. Academic Press.. Couperus, A. S. 1997. By-catch of Marine Mammals and Discards in Pelagic Fisheries. Report by the Netherlands Institute for Fisheries Research (RIVO-DLO) to the European Commission. European Commission.. Couperus, A. S. 1997. Interactions between Dutch midwater trawl and ...
The false killer whale has been known to interact non-aggressively with several dolphin species: the common bottlenose dolphin, the Pacific white-sided dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obliquidens), the rough-toothed dolphin (Steno bredanensis), the pilot whales, the melon-headed whale, the pantropical spotted dolphin (Stenella attenuata), the pygmy killer whale, and Rissos dolphin.[17][6][7] The false killer whale may respond to distress calls and protect other species from predators, aid in childbirth by helping to remove the afterbirth, and has been known to interact sexually with bottlenose dolphins and pilot whales,[6] including homosexually.[18] It has been known to form mixed-species pods with those dolphins, probably due to shared feeding grounds. In Japan, these only occur in winter, suggesting it is tied to seasonal food shortages.[7][6][13] A pod near Chile had a 15 km/h (9.3 mph) cruising speed, and false killer whales in captivity were recorded to have a maximum speed of 26.9-28.8 km/h ...
River dolphins are a very widespread group of fully aquatic mammals that reside exclusively in freshwater or brackish water. They are an informal grouping of dolphins, which is a paraphyletic group within the infraorder Cetacea. The river dolphins comprise the extant families Platanistidae (the Indian dolphins), Iniidae (the Amazonian dolphins), and Pontoporiidae (the brackish dolphins). There are five extant species of river dolphins, and two subspecies. River dolphins, alongside other cetaceans, belong to the clade Cetartiodactyla, with even-toed ungulates, and their closest living relatives the hippopotamuses, having diverged about 40 million years ago. River dolphins are relatively small compared to other dolphins, having evolved to survive in warm, shallow water and strong river currents. They range in size from the 5-foot (1.5 m) long South Asian river dolphin to the 8-foot (2.4 m) and 220-pound (100 kg) Amazon river dolphin. Several species exhibit sexual dimorphism, in that the males are ...
Cotten, P.B., Piscitelli, M.A., McLellan W.A., Rommel S.A., Dearolf J.L., and D.A. Pabst.2008. The gross morphology and histochemistry of respiratory muscles in bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus. Journal of Morphology. 269:1520-1538.. Etnier, S. F., W. A. McLellan, J. Blum, and D. A. Pabst. 2008. Ontogenetic changes in the structural stiffness of the tailstock of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). Journal of Experimental Biology. 211:3205-3213. Harper, C.J., McLellan, W.A., Rommel, S.A., Gay, D.M., Dillaman, R.M. and D.A. Pabst. 2008. Morphology of the melon and its tendinous connections to the facial muscles in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). Journal of Morphology. 269:820-839.. Meagher, E.M., McLellan, W.A., Westgate, A.J., Wells, R.S., Blum, J.E., Pabst, D.A. 2008. Seasonal patterns of heat loss in wild bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). Journal of Comparative Physiology B. 178:529-543. Rommel, S.A., A.M. Costidis, A.J.F. Fernandez, P.D. Jepson, D.A. Pabst, W.A. ...
An evoked-potential audiogram was measured for an Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin (Sousa chinensis) living in the dolphinarium of Nanning Zoo, China. Rhythmic 20 ms pip trains composed of cosine-enveloped 0.25 ms tone pips at a pip rate of 1 kHz were presented as sound stimuli. The dolphin was trained to remain still at the water surface and to wear soft latex suction-cup EEG electrodes used to measure the animals envelope-following evoked potentials to the sound stimuli. Responses to 1000 rhythmic 20 ms pip trains for each amplitude/frequency combination were averaged and analysed using a fast Fourier transform to obtain an evoked auditory response. The hearing threshold was defined as the zero crossing point of the response input-output function using linear regression. Fourteen frequencies ranging from 5.6 to 152 kHz were studied. The results showed that most of the thresholds were lower than 90 dB re. 1 mu Pa (r.m.s.), covering a frequency range from 11.2 to 128 kHz, and the lowest threshold ...
In 2005, three fishermen, with artisan fishing vessels and drift gillnets, accidentally captured around 200 dolphins between Vigia and Salinópolis in the Amazon River estuary. The dolphins died and they then prepared their vaginas and penises in order to sell them in the Ver-ao-Peso market in the city of Belem within the Brazilian state of Pará. We randomly sampled a minimal quantity of tissue of these sexual organs from 78 of these 200 dolphins and we determined the following results after sequencing 689 base pairs (bp) from the mitochondrial control region gene: (1) 96.15% (75/78) of these dolphins belonged to the species Sotalia guianensis. The other species detected were Steno brenadensis, Stenella coeruleoalba and Tursiops truncatus; (2) The levels of gene diversity found in this sample of S. guianensis were high (33 haplotypes, haplotype diversity of 0.917 and nucleotide diversity of 0.0045) compared to gene diversities found in other Brazilian S. guianensis locations; (3) All the population
Check the Seafood Watch List for this species. False killer whales, Pseudorca crassidens, are not hunted commercially. They are caught as bycatch, particularly off the coast of Hawaii where longline fishing for tuna and swordfish is common. It is thought that the small Hawaiian population, estimated at 123 false killer whales, may be genetically extinct, meaning that there are so few left that they are becoming genetically similar, which causes genetic defects which will eventually lead to their total extinction. There is also a larger (estimated 484 individuals) offshore Hawaiian population though little is known about them at this time (see the Baird Report below).. False killer whales, Pseudorca crassidens, are classified as Data Deficient on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species:. DATA DEFICIENT (DD). A taxon is Data Deficient when there is inadequate information to make a direct, or indirect, assessment of its risk of extinction based on its distribution and/or population status. A taxon ...
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The article presents a study about the stomach content of a juvenile Bolivian river dolphin (Inia geoffrensis boliviensis), an endemic subspecies of the Amazon River dolphin, found in the upper Madeira River basin in Bolivia. The study finds that the stomach of Bolivian river dolphin contained a mixture of partially digested fish remains and a nematode. It says that the diet of adult Bolivian river dolphins include crabs and unidentified fish species, including members of the Characidae family ...
Bottlenose dolphins have widely spaced eyes, relatively long flippers, a rounded forehead (called a melon), a relatively short, broad snout, and a mouth that seems permanently twisted into a grin. Inside the mouth are as many as 100 teeth. Highly social, bottlenose dolphins often swim in groups of several hundred individuals, and are famous for racing alongside watercraft. Some stay in coastal waters and others swim offshore. In the Atlantic, the coastal dolphins feed mostly on sea trout, croakers, and spot. The offshore population follows the Gulf Stream and feeds on deep-water fish and squid. Three different populations have been identified in the North Pacific: a temperate-water group, a tropical-water group, and a coastal group ...
Best, P. B. 1984. Studies on Heavisides dolphin (Cephalorhynchus heavisidii). Reports of the International Whaling Commission.. Best, P.B. and Abernethy, R.B. 1994. Heavisides dolphin Cephalorhynchus heavisidii (Gray, 1828). In: S. H. Ridgway and R. Harrison (eds), Handbook of marine mammals, Volume 5: The first book of dolphins, pp. 289-310. Academic Press.. Carwardine, M. 2007. Smithsonian handbook. Whales dolphins and porpoises. Dorling Kindersley Ltd, London, UK.. Culik, B. M. 2004. Review of small cetaceans: Distribution, behaviour, migration and threats. Marine Mammal Action Plan/Regional Seas Reports and Studies 177: 343 pp.. Dawson, S. M. 2002. Cephalorhynchus dolphins Cephalorhynchus spp. In: W. F. Perrin, B. Wursig and J. G. M. Thewissen (eds), Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals, pp. 200-204. Academic Press.. De Kock, A.C., Best, P.B., Cockcroft, V.G. and Bosma, C. 1994. Persistent organochlorine residues in small cetaceans from the east and west coasts of southern Africa. Science of the ...
Yesterday we received an exciting report! An Atlantic White-sided dolphin that stranded in Wellfleet and was released last month was sighted with a huge group of 300-500 dolphins on Sunday May 16, 2010, by Lisa Barrett from the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS) while aboard a Hyannis Whale Watcher vessel. Lisa recognized the orange tag on the animals dorsal fin and began snapping photos. After reviewing the photos we realized it was tag #65, which was identified to be IFAW10-113La, an adult female that stranded on Friday March 26, 2010 in Duck Creek in Wellfleet, MA just behind the pier. It was part of a group of 7 Atlantic White-sided dolphins that stranded mid-day. Unfortunately one calf was found dead as staff arrived, however the remaining six adults appeared to be in good health. They were extracted from the mud (like many of our dolphin strandings this year) and then released that evening at Herring Cove in Provincetown, MA. All six animals were released with orange tags ...
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Here, we present protocols that have been successfully used for dolphin spermatozoa collection, cryopreservation, and heterologous IVF...
The Ganges and Indus River Dolphins are essentially identical in appearance. They have the long, pointed snout characteristic of all river dolphins. Both the upper and lower jaw sets of teeth are visible even when the mouth is closed. The snout thickens towards its end. The species does not have crystalline eye lens, rendering it effectively blind, although it may still be able to detect the intensity and direction of light. Navigation and the hunt for food is carried out using echo-location. The body is a brownish colour and stocky at the middle. The species has only a small triangular lump in the place of a dorsal fin. The flippers and tail are thin and large in relation to the body size, which is about 2-2.2m in males and 2.4-2.6m in females. The life span and other life history data is unknown.. The species feeds on shrimp and small fish that prefer the waters close to the river bed. Dolphins are usually encountered on their own but have travelled in groups more often historically, when ...
Since 1996, the OCS research team has studied bottlenose dolphins inhabiting Los Angeles waters, California, focusing primarily on the coastal population (see publications). We have found these animals to be present in the area year-round using the Santa Monica Bay and adjacent coastline mostly for feeding on bottom fish. Our past research shows that this area is an important foraging hotspot for this coastal dolphin population.. Since 1996, our research team has also carried out a long-term study on the offshore population of bottlenose dolphins in California, collecting data on these animals up to 40 miles from shore. This is a challenging task considering the logistical difficulties of recording data on these pelagic and wide-ranging animals!. In 2009, our scientists published a scientific paper entitled Ecology and comparison of coastal and offshore bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in California. Results from this investigation highlighted the need for more studies on this offshore ...
Small coastal dolphins endemic to south-eastern Australia have variously been assigned to described species Tursiops truncatus, T. aduncus or T. maugeanus; however the specific affinities of these animals is controversial and have recently been questioned. Historically the southern Australian Tursiops was identified as unique and was formally named Tursiops maugeanus but was later synonymised with T. truncatus. Morphologically, these coastal dolphins share some characters with both aforementioned recognised Tursiops species, but they also possess unique characters not found in either. Recent mtDNA and microsatellite genetic evidence indicates deep evolutionary divergence between this dolphin and the two currently recognised Tursiops species. However, in accordance with the recommendations of the Workshop on Cetacean Systematics, and the Unified Species Concept the use of molecular evidence alone is inadequate for describing new species. Here we describe the macro-morphological, colouration and cranial
Although many species have proven capable of cooperating to achieve common goals, the role of communication in cooperation has received relatively little a
The Influence of Man: The Indus River Dolphins have suffered as a result of incidental and direct exploitation. They have been accidentally caught in fishing nets, but have also been hunted for meat, oil and traditional medicines. They are now fully protected in all of their range.. Flippers: The dolphin has very broad flippers to help it stabilise at slow swimming speed.. Reproduction: The gestation period for the dolphins is approximately 10 months and it is believed that the babies are born in spring. When a baby is born it is about 70 cm long (almost the length of a domestic cat and the mother helps it to the surface to breathe. Babies stay close to their mother for the first six months of their life.. Life span: Scientists think that these dolphins can live for approximately 20 years.. Introduction:The Indus River Dolphin is high on the list of the worlds endangered species. There are estimated to be fewer than 1000 of these dolphins remaining in the whole of Pakistan, most of them between ...
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The parsimony network of anchovy cyt b sequences displayed similar geographical patterns in the distribution of genetic diversity as that of the dusky dolphin (Figure 6). Most notable similarities were: (1) marked divergence between South American haplotypes from those in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, and (2) north-south equatorial transgressions in the Pacific Ocean with (3) a putative ancestor in the North Pacific. The correlation between the patterns of divergence between the dusky dolphin and anchovy species are likely related to paleoceanographic conditions during the Pleistocene (Figure 7). In particular, the date of L. obliquidens/L. obscurus divergence is correlated with the cooling and subsequent warming of sea surface temperatures in the EEP, with the point estimate of equatorial transgression occurring toward the end of the cooling period when primary productivity was well beyond its peak (Figure 7). The extension of nutrient rich waters in the EEP likely offered an arena for the ...
Biological samples of free-ranging dolphins are increasingly used to gain information on population structure and ecology. In small cetaceans, the gender of individuals usually cannot be determined at sea, and population sex ratio has to be inferred indirectly. We used molecular sexing to determine the gender of 340 biopsy samples of bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, spotted dolphins, Stenella frontalis, and common dolphins, Delphinus delphis, collected around the Azores and Madeira. Sex ratio was globally skewed in favor of males, and differed between species and archipelagos. Skew was probably influenced by the selectivity of biopsy collectors and seasonal or year-round predominance of males in natural populations. Skew was also influenced by sampling duration and intensity. In the Azores, when several samples were successively collected within the same group, the proportion of female samples decreased as a function of sample order. This trend indicated a tendency for females to ...
The Government is now reviewing the Threat Management Plan for Mauis dolphins. As it will determine the future of Mauis dolphins the international spotlight will be on New Zealand. You can make a submission by following the guidelines here. Note: Its a 219 page document, but the key sections to comment on are section 6 - on fishing related threats - and section 7 - on other threats.. You can also write to your MP or to the editor of your local newspaper raising the issue of Mauis dolphin and asking that action be taken to ensure its survival. To get updates on the campaign you can sign up here.. Most New Zealanders have pretty strong feelings about countries that go it alone and defy the IWC on whales... yet we are ignoring what they say on dolphins. If Mauis dolphins are wiped out - and they are precariously close - New Zealand would become only the second country in the history of the IWC to sit by and watch the extinction of a cetacean species, after Chinas Yangtze river dolphin was ...
The Amazon river dolphin, genus Inia, is endemic to the major river basins of northern South America. No previous studies have focused on the genetic structure of this genus. In this work, 96 DNA samples from specimens of this genus were collected in the Orinoco basin (four rivers), the Putumayo Riv …
The negative impact of loud anthropogenic sounds on whales and dolphins has been demonstrated in a variety of disturbances of their mode of life. In particular, these sounds have been associated with the stranding of whales and dolphins (Evans and England, 2001). Current mitigation procedures to protect whales and dolphins from intense sound focus primarily on finding and avoiding them. Alternative mitigation strategies might be a reasonable augmentation to current efforts, in particular, strategies based on the abilities of the animals to mitigate the sounds themselves. If warned, and allowed to change their hearing sensitivity, dolphins and whales might be able to protect their hearing via self-mitigation. Previous work on terrestrial species has shown that loud sounds can trigger avoidance behavior as effectively as other noxious stimuli (Belluzzi and Grossman, 1969). Escape/avoidance behavioral responses to sounds have also been established in various seal species (Götz and Janik, 2010). ...
Franciscana dolphins (Pontoporia blainvillei) have a range that hugs the Atlantic coast of Brazil, Uruguay, and Argentina. This species is one of the worlds smallest cetaceans and is a member of the river dolphin family, although it actually lives in coastal waters and estuaries. Females probably begin to have calves between two and five years and probably stay with each calf for some time. Because researchers estimate that between two and five percent of the Fransiscana population near Argentina becomes entangled in fishing nets from small-scale operations each year, the by-catch death rate has a significant impact on the population numbers. By-catch is the biggest impact to small cetacean populations world-wide.. The by-catch in lost Franciscana dolphins is comparable to what the population produces in terms of offspring, says Pablo Bordino of Fundación Aquamarina in Buenos Aires, Argentina. To know that Franciscana family groups are being caught in certain areas allows us to focus our ...
The Taiwanese white dolphin, also known as the Taiwanese Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin (Sousa chinensis taiwanensis)-first described after a 2002 exploratory survey-is found exclusively in the shallow waters of the western coast of Taiwan. These dolphins are eight or nine feet long with a relatively small dorsal fin, but their most distinctive characteristic is their pink coloration. Their skin pigment is actually white, with gray spots, but when they are active, they
Dolphin Inner Ear Bone Fossil SITE LOCATION: Pungo River or Yorktown Formation, Aurora, Beaufort Co., North Carolina, USA TIME PERIOD: Miocene age (5.3-23 Million Years Ago) Data: Dolphins are a widely distributed and diverse group of aquatic mammals. They are an informal grouping within the order Cetacea, excluding whales and porpoises, so to zoologists the grouping is paraphyletic. The dolphins comprise the extant families Delphinidae (the oceanic dolphins), Platanistidae (the Indian river dolphins), Iniidae (the new world river dolphins), and Pontoporiidae (the brackish dolphins), and the extinct Lipotidae (baiji or Chinese river dolphin). There are 40 extant species of dolphins. Dolphins, alongside other cetaceans, belong to the clade Cetartiodactyla with even-toed ungulates. Cetaceans closest living relatives are the hippopotamuses, having diverged about 40 million years ago. Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Cetartiodactyla ...
Pathology experts contracted by NOAA have identified the bacteria Brucella in five bottlenose dolphins that died in the northern Gulf of Mexico. These five are among the 580 dolphins in higher than expected strandings that began in February 2010 and are continuing. NOAA has declared it an unusual mortality event, triggering a focused, expert investigation into the cause.. Brucella bacteria are commonly found in populations of marine and terrestrial animals throughout the world, but infection in humans is rare in the U.S., and there are no documented U.S. cases of Brucella in humans originating from marine sources. NOAA advises anyone who sees a stranded dolphin in the Gulf of Mexico region to call 1-877-WHALE HELP (1-877-942-5343). The stranded dolphin should not be touched, and pets should be kept away from the dolphin as well. The public should also avoid touching live dolphins in the wild.. We believe these five dolphins died from brucellosis. Die-offs from bacterial infections could be ...
In an unusual occurrence, a rarely-sighted species of dolphin was spotted on Wednesday in the waters off the southern Israeli resort city of Eilat.. According to the Hebrew news outlet Mako, the pod was identified as being composed of false killer whales. While it is a relatively common species and not considered endangered, close encounters with the animals are rare.. Approximately ten dolphins were observed swimming in the Red Sea close to Eilat, with one estimated to be six meters in length and one and a half tons in weight.. Observers from the Israel Nature and Parks Authority followed the dolphins for a short time and managed to document several of them. They then left Israeli waters in the direction of Egypt.. False killer whales are considered highly intelligent and social animals. They have been successfully kept in captivity and easily interact with humans. However, they can be extremely aggressive toward other dolphins.. View an Israel Nature and Parks Authority video of the pod of ...
A virus that has killed 753 bottlenose dolphins along the U.S. Atlantic Coast north of Florida since July 1 has been confirmed in a dead dolphin found on a Jacksonville Beach earlier this month, leading federal officials to test a dolphin that stranded on a local beach this week. A bottlenose dolphin stranded in Ormond Beach on Thursday afternoon and showed visible signs of the virus killing the other dolphins, federal officials said Friday. Detection of the virus in the Jacksonville dolphin
The identification of species and population boundaries is important in both evolutionary and conservation biology. In recent years, new population genetic and computational methods for estimating population parameters and testing hypotheses in a quantitative manner have emerged. Using a Bayesian framework and a quantitative model-testing approach, we evaluated the species status and genetic connectedness of bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops spp.) populations off remote northwestern Australia, with a focus on pelagic offshore dolphins subject to incidental capture in a trawl fishery. We analysed 71 dolphin samples from three sites beyond the 50 m depth contour (the inshore boundary of the fishery) and up to 170 km offshore, including incidentally caught and free-ranging individuals associating with trawl vessels, and 273 dolphins sampled at 12 coastal sites inshore of the 50 m depth contour and within 10 km of the coast. Results from 19 nuclear microsatellite markers showed significant population ...
Dolphins are one of the most loved marine animals, though most people only get to see the species that live in the ocean. For Valentines Day, we decided to do a little research on one of the most unique species: the Amazon pink river dolphin. Theres a lot to love! And […]. Read more › ...
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Dolphins are a highly evolved species. Over the years they have adapted themselves to thrive in different climates and to make the most of their maritime habitats. Most species of dolphin can swim or dive for 1000 feet without needing to come up for air. This means that they can cover huge distances quickly, without being slowed down by their need for oxygen. The iconic shape of the dolphin is another feature which has evolved over centuries. Many years ago, dolphins bodies were much straighter which made it more difficult to flee from hungry predators. The bow shape which we associate with dolphins today is one of the dolphin adaptations which allows them to swim much faster, making it easier for them to catch food on the move and to stay out of the way of creatures which could harm them. Dolphin fins used to be made out of bone which made them rigid and inflexible. They have now adapted to have fins made of stiff cartilage. This cartilage preserves the important aerodynamic shape of both the ...
A world where every whale and dolphin is safe and free. This framework consists of many individual bones and cartilages. Dolphins typically have a long, beaked snout, whereas porpoises have a The human skeleton The adult human skeleton contains 206 bones which vary in size from the almost microscopic ossicles of the inner ear to femora which may exceed 450 mm in length. Blowhole - the hole on the top of the head through which the dolphin breathes air (it is the dolphins nostril). 07/11/2019. Ive been wanting to research free skeleton printables, and I had two good excuses to do that for todays post. This module of vet-Anatomy provides the basics on the anatomy of the bull for students of veterinary medicine. skeleton of a dolphin. Because cetaceans actually evolved from terrestrial mammals, certain aspects of their anatomy more closely resemble humans than fish. Dolphin Anatomy. rounded face with no beak. Cervical vertebrae: vertebrae forming the neck. WDC (Whale and Dolphin Conservation), ...
Swimming with dolphin packages are the finest way to go with groups of six to 12 people today. This article is my tribute to the dolphin with the hope that all will come to recognize the true worth of this amazing creature. As much as individuals have enjoyed the dolphin and orca performances at Sea World, I have to agree that there are improved techniques of interacting with them without the need of confining them to what will have to feel like prison. Major Class Tours deliver a water taxi from Masca Beach to Los Gigantes for 10€ for adults and half that price for youngsters. The structured swim is the type of dolphin encounter you will come across in most dolphin applications. The dolphin has a very good image in mythology, as opposed to other creatures that roam the deep blue oceans. Pretty a couple of years ago, I was swimming in the ocean with my son when a dolphin came appropriate up to us ...
Most commonly found in offshore waters, some spinner dolphin populations also use nearshore areas. Here they are a great favourite of dolphin watching tours,
Estep, J. S., Baumgartner, R. E., Townsend, F., Pabst, D. A., Mclellan, W. A., Friedlaender, A., et al.. (2005). Malignant Seminoma with Metastasis, Sertoli Cell Tumor, and Pheochromocytoma in a Spotted Dolphin (Stenella frontalis) and Malignant Seminoma with Metastasis in a Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus). Veterinary Pathology, 42(3), 357 - 359. doi:10.1354/vp.42-3- ...
Dolphins are highly intelligent social animals. Many species appear to live in cooperative groups, groups that work together. They may live in groups called pods of fewer than five or as many as several thousand. To some extent, group size depends on the availability of food. Within a large group, animals often separate by age and sex.. Dolphins have excellent hearing and communicate with each other by producing a variety of different sounds, often identified as clicks, pulses, and whistles. Some of these sounds may be identifiers for individual animals, but this communication is not well understood. Dolphins living in clear water may also communicate by flipping and flashing patches of color on their bodies.. There are many examples of dolphins working cooperatively. They may work together to locate and round up a school of fish or chase them into shallow water or to attack a predator, an animal that hunts them for food. They have been seen helping newborn or injured animals to the ...
Caballero S, Trujillo F, Vianna JA, Barrios-Garrido H, Montiel MG, Beltrán-Pedreros S, Marmontel M, Santos MC, Rossi M, Santo FR, et al. Taxonomic status of the genus Sotalia: species level ranking for tucuxi (Sotalia fluviatilis) and costero (Sotalia guianensis) dolphin. Marine Mammal Science. 2007 ;23:358-386. ...
ShareThis[52] Montie, E. W., M. Moore, D. R. Ketten, J. J. Arruda, S. R. Cramer, I. Fischer, K. E. Touhey, K. Patchett, A. Bogomolni, B. Lentell, et al., Anatomy, three-dimensional reconstructions, and volume estimation of the brain of the Atlantic White-sided Dolphin (Lagenorhynchus acutus) from magnetic resonance images, New England Stranding Conference, 2004. Thyroid hormones (TH) play an integral role in neuro-development, particularly in the maturation of the corpus callosum, cerebellum, hippocampus, and inner ear. In rodents, it has been shown that persistent organic pollutants (POPs), particularly polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), interfere with TH signaling. These pollutants are widespread in the marine environment and biomagnify in marine mammals to very high levels. Brominated flame-retardants have also recently been shown to interfere with the TH system in experimental animals.. ...
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The evolution of dolphins, or Delphinus, is believed to have started with the Pakiectus a four legged, land walking mammal. The Pakiectus dates back to approximately 50 million years ago. Throughout the centuries, these animals have gone through drastic changes to become the modern day dolphin. Along with the Pakiectus, the dolphin is thought to have evolved alongside or from the Ambulocetus, Remingtonocetidae, Protocetid, Basilosaurudae, Dorudontid, Squalodontidae, Aetiocetidae, and Kentriodontidae to eventually become the Delphinus which is found in the Cetacea infraorder.[1][2] The Pakiectus lived near the shallow waters and began to feed on organisms that lived in these waters, which began the transition from terrestrial to aquatic animals. The bone structure of the flipper in the modern dolphin is very similar to the structure found in the Pakiectus legs and hooves, confirming the link between the two organisms.[3] Over the 50 million years of evolution, the ancestors of dolphins adapted ...
Although a partial ferritin subunit sequence of the seal Phoca vitulina (AF246195, unpublished data) has been determined, the entire coding sequences of ferritin subunits in marine mammals were previously unknown. The present study shows the ferritin coding sequences coding for the H and L subunits of six different dolphin species (P. crassidens, L. obliquidens, G. griseus, G. macrorhyncus, T. truncatus, and D. leucas). The predicted secondary structures using the GENETYX-MAC computer program (Robson method) of dolphin ferritin H and L subunits show A, B, C, D, and short E-helices and the L loop connecting B and C helices (data not shown) as in other mammalian species [1-3, 18]. Sequence comparisons between dolphin ferritin and that of other mammalian species strongly suggest similar functions for the H subunit unique ferroxidase [2, 3, 18], the L subunit salt bridge [2, 8, 23] and iron nucleation site [2, 8], subunit dimer formation [8, 18], and the iron channel [8, 18]. A putative ...
Species account of Habitats Directive species 1349, Bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus. The Habitats Directive: selection of Special Areas of Conservation in the UK, second edition, JNCC (2002)
There is growing awareness of underwater noise in a variety of marine habitats, and how such noise may adversely affect marine species. This is of particular concern for acoustically-specialised species, such as dolphins. In order to ascertain the potential impacts of anthropogenic noise on these animals, baseline information is required for defining the soundscape of dolphin habitats. The Swan-Canning River system in Western Australia flows through the city of Perth, and experiences numerous anthropogenic activities. Despite this, the river system is home to a community of Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops aduncus). To provide a baseline soundscape description of dolphin habitat, over 11,600 h of acoustic data were analysed from five sites within the Swan River (from Fremantle Inner Harbour to 20 km upstream) across an eight-year period. Multiple sound sources were recorded at these sites, including: snapping shrimp; fishes; dolphins; pile-driving; bridge and road traffic; and vessel
Parainfluenza virus (PIV) is a leading cause of respiratory infections in humans. A novel virus closely related to human and bovine parainfluenza viruses types 3 (HPIV-3 and BPIV-3), named Tursiops truncatus parainfluenza virus type 1 (TtPIV-1), was isolated from a dolphin with respiratory disease. We developed a dolphin-specific ELISA to measure acute- and convalescent-phase PIV antibodies in dolphins during 1999-2006 with hemograms similar to that of the positive control. PIV seroconversion occurred concurrently with an abnormal hemogram in 22 animals, of which 7 (31.8%) had respiratory signs. Seroprevalence surveys were conducted on 114 healthy bottlenose dolphins in Florida and California. When the most conservative interpretation of positive was used, 11.4% of healthy dolphins were antibody positive, 29.8% were negative, and 58.8% were inconclusive. PIV appears to be a common marine mammal virus that may be of human health interest because of the similarity of TtPIV-1 to BPIV-3 and HPIV-3.
False killer whales are highly unusual in this area. A March sighting of a baby being born next to a whale watching boat off Dana Point drew national attention and had experts amazed.. The calf was born when a pod of about 15 females pushed their way across the ocean near the Dana Point Headlands and huddled against the Manutea, a sailboat operated by Captain Tom Southern, with Capt. Daves Dolphin Safari and Whale Watch. Videos of the live birth went viral.. Forney is a false killer whale specialist. Mostly, she has studied the tropical species in Hawaii where they are more commonly found.. The unusually warm water off Southern California in the last four years has brought the tropical dolphins to the area along with a host of other warm-water species such as the loggerhead turtles, pelagic red crabs, sharks and by-the-wind-sailors - a sort of jellyfish.. Those oddities have also brought a host of sport fish such as yellow fin tuna, dorado and marlin. Those game fish are just what false killer ...
In order to estimate the total bycatch in gillnet fisheries and to assess the impact on dolphin populations in the Menai Bay Conservation Area, a survey using independent observers aboard the fishing vessels was conducted in 2003/2004. The observer programme covered 23.6% and 24.5% of the drift- and bottom set gillnets effort, respectively. The estimated total bycatch was 13 Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins in drift gillnets and 4 humpback dolphins in bottom set gillnets representing 9.6% and 6.3%, respectively of the estimated 136 Indo-Pacific bottlenose and 63 humpback dolphins resident in the area in 2002. These bycatch levels were not considered sustainable. In 2007/2008 a second observer programme was conducted in the same area to investigate the effectiveness of acoustic alarms (pingers) in reducing the bycatch of dolphins in the drift- and bottom set gillnets. The observed effort in the drift gillnets was 257 sets without pingers and 251 sets with pingers representing 21% and 20% of the ...
Artificial insemination (AI) with sex-sorted bottlenose dolphin spermatozoa provides female calves for obtaining more cohesive social groups and optimum genetic management of captive populations. However, distance of animals to the sorting facility represents a limit to the procedure. Although one bottlenose dolphin calf has been born using spermatozoa from frozen-thawed, sorted and recryopreserved spermatozoa, critical evaluation of the steps involved in this process is required to maximize its efficiency for future AIs and expansion of the technology to other species. Two experiments were designed to determine the efficiency of the sorting process and the quality of frozen-thawed bottlenose dolphin spermatozoa during sorting and recryopreservation. In experiment 1, the effect of two washing media (with and without 4 percent egg yolk, v/v) following density gradient centrifugation (DGC) on sperm recovery rate and in vitro characteristics of cryopreserved spermatozoa was examined. In experiment ...
A virus similar to measles in humans is being blamed for the deaths of hundreds of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins.. Experts at the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration say the Morbillivirus infects the lungs and the brain, causes pneumonia and abnormal behaviour, and is often fatal.. The outbreak has killed 333 bottlenose dolphins in the mid-Atlantic region since July, and may last for a year, possibly being worse than an outbreak 25 years ago which killed more than 740 animals.. Teri Rowles of the NOAA Fisheries Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program says experts are worried about a repeat of those deaths.. We are expecting that if indeed this plays out the way that die-off occurred, that we are looking at mortality being higher and morbillivirus spreading southward and likely continuing until spring of 2014, she said.. Nine times the average number of dolphins have washed up along the shores of the east coast this summer.. Most of the dolphins found on beaches have ...
Alba P., Terracciano G., Franco A., Lorenzetti S., Cocumelli C., Fichi G., Eleni C., Zygmunt M.S., Cloeckaert A. & Battisti A. 2013. The presence of Brucella ceti ST26 in a striped dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba) with meningoencephalitis from the Mediterranean Sea. Vet Microbiol ,164, 158-163.. Baucheron S., Grayon M., Zygmunt M.S. & Cloeckaert A. 2002. Lipopolysaccharide heterogeneity in Brucellastrains isolated from marine mammals. Res Microbiol, 153, 277-280.. De Massis F., Zilli K., Di Donato G., Nuvoloni R., Pelini S., Sacchini L., DAlterio N. & Di Giannatale E. 2019. Distribution of Brucella field strains isolated from livestock, wildlife populations, and humans in Italy from 2007 to 2015. PLoS One, Di Febo T., Luciani M., Portanti O., Bonfini B., Lelli R. & Tittarelli M. 2012. Development and evaluation of diagnostic tests for the serological diagnosis of brucellosis in swine. Vet It, 48, 145-156.. Ewalt D.R., Payeur J.B., Martin B.M., ...
Mississippi designated the bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) as the official state water mammal in 1974; common along the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
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Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) produce individually identifiable calls called signature whistles. Using underwater acoustic recorders off the coast of Maryland, USA, in the Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay, Bailey et al. found a total of 1,518 unique signature whistles. This indicates the minimum number of dolphins that occurred within the study area during 2016-2018. There were reoccurrences of the same signature whistles across years and sites, indicating site fidelity as well as movement of bottlenose dolphins between the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic coast off Maryland. These results, published in the August issue of Ecosphere, can help inform management of this protected species.. Ecosphere ...
A typical killer whale distinctively bears a black back, white chest and sides, and a white patch above and behind the eye. Calves are born with a yellowish or orange tint, which fades to white. It has a heavy and robust body[51] with a large dorsal fin up to 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in) tall.[52] Behind the fin, it has a dark grey saddle patch across the back. Antarctic killer whales may have pale grey to nearly white backs. Adult killer whales are very distinctive, seldom confused with any other sea creature.[53] When seen from a distance, juveniles can be confused with other cetacean species, such as the false killer whale or Rissos dolphin.[54]. The killer whales teeth are very strong, and its jaws exert a powerful grip; the upper teeth fall into the gaps between the lower teeth when the mouth is closed. The firm middle and back teeth hold prey in place, while the front teeth are inclined slightly forward and outward to protect them from powerful jerking movements.[55]. Killer whales are the ...
Dolphins are carnivores, meat eaters. They eat fish and squid and capture their food one fish at a time. The type of fish they prefer depends on the zone of the ocean that they inhabit. Killer whales eat fish, but they also hunt seals, sea lions, other dolphins, whales, porpoises, and sea birds.. Dolphins use echolocation to navigate and find prey. Echolocation allows dolphins to use high-pitch sounds that bounce off objects in order to determine their location. In some species, echolocation is so sensitive that it can locate an object less than 0.5 inch across (1.25 centimeters) at a distance of 50 feet (15 meters).. ...
ABSTRACT: An unusual mortality event (UME) involving primarily common bottlenose dolphins Tursiops truncatus of all size classes stranding along coastal Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, USA, started in early 2010 and continued into 2014. During this northern Gulf of Mexico UME, a distinct cluster of perinatal dolphins (total body length ,115 cm) stranded in Mississippi and Alabama during 2011. The proportion of annual dolphin strandings that were perinates between 2009 and 2013 were compared to baseline strandings (2000-2005). A case-reference study was conducted to compare demographics, histologic lesions, and Brucella sp. infection prevalence in 69 UME perinatal dolphins to findings from 26 reference perinates stranded in South Carolina and Florida outside of the UME area. Compared to reference perinates, UME perinates were more likely to have died in utero or very soon after birth (presence of atelectasis in 88 vs. 15%, p , 0.0001), have fetal distress (87 vs. 27%, p , 0.0001), and have ...
Habitat selection and life history patterns were compared among three species of small cetaceans in the central North Pacific Ocean: Dalls porpoise (Phocoenoides dalli), northern right whale dolphin (Lissodelphis borealis) and Pacific white-sided dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obliquidens). Biological samples and fisheries data used for analysis of habitat preferences were obtained by observers monitoring Japanese high seas squid driftnet operations between 36$\sp\circ$N and 46$\sp\circ$N, and 152$\sp\circ$E and 150$\sp\circ$W during 1990 and 1991. Supplementary data used for analysis of Dalls porpoise life history were collected between 46$\sp\circ$N and 53$\sp\circ$N and 168$\sp\circ$E and 175$\sp\circ$E in the Japanese salmon mothership fishery from 1981 to 1987.The main objective was to determine if habitat partitioning mechanisms could be detected among the three marine mammal species. Two approaches were taken. First, reproductive patterns were compared, with special attention to calving ...
A young false killer whale calf rescued on the west coast of Vancouver Island made it through the night, but the hard work of keeping it alive lies ahead, according to staff at the Vancouver Aquariums Marine Mammal Rescue Centre.
My research interests are diverse but include investigating exposure and effects of persistent organic pollutants (POPs), especially polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in marine apex predator species in European waters such as killer whales (Orcinus orca) and bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). This involves longstanding collaborative work with Robin Law, Jon Barber and other colleagues at Cefas Lowestoft laboratory in Suffolk. Although PCB use/manufacture was banned in Europe in the 1980s, blubber PCB concentrations consistently exceed all known thresholds for mammalian toxicity and are likely to be the main driver of marked population declines in European marine apex predators like killer whales (orcas), bottlenose dolphins and striped dolphins (Stenella coeruleoalba) in the NE Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea regions (Jepson et al 2016). PCB concentrations did initially decline in biota following an EU-ban in the mid-1980s, but PCBs have now stabilised in most European biota. For many ...
Professor since 1974 of Marine Science at Orange Coast College, Dennis Kelly primarily discusses the Coast Dolphin Project, a multi-faceted study he launched in 1978 (and still directs) that, among other objectives, seeks to determine the population dynamics, biology and ecology of the coastal bottlenose dolphin population In Orange County, CA and has yielded some significant discoveries and papers about dolphin behavior-including the phenomenon of Birthing Circles, in which a group of dolphins surrounds, protects & essentially midwives a pregnant dolphin as shes giving birth. [ ...
This joy is often relived now with guests I take to meet the Dolphins of Ponta.. Later on in life I was to learn that dolphins were revered amongst ancient civilizations and to swim with dolphins ranked top on bucket lists. I discovered that dolphins are highly intelligent and are, in essence, persons. I learned that they are befriend-able and if approached in the right way, with the right attitude, these sentient beings would never cease to amaze.. The coastal waters off the east African seaboard are home to populations of semi resident Indo-Pacific, inshore bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops aduncus). These gregarious dolphins are different from their larger and more robust oceanic counterparts Tursiops truncates, the common bottlenose dolphin, in that they freckle on their bellies and have a longer and more slender beak.. The Dolphins of Ponta are one such population. Some 250 individuals live within a complex cross border network which traverses the towering duned coastline and surrounding ...
Adapting to the aquatics lifestyle required changes to the internal body and function of the the ,i,Delphinus,/i,. Being that dolphins live in the water, there is a much higher need of kidney function. The amount of water that flows through and around the dolphin is significantly more than the terrestrial mammals. The genes SMAD1, NPNT, LEF1, SERPINF1, and AQP2 are critical for the modifications of the kidney.,ref,Hill DA, Reynolds JE Gross and microscopic anatomy of the kidney of the West Indian manatee, Trichechus manatus (Mammalian: Sirenia), 1989. Acta Anat 135: 53-56,/ref, These genes allow for the dolphins to have a reniculate kidney. Reniculate kidneys are found in aquatic mammals. They allow for a large surface area for removing toxins from the body more efficiently. Aquatic mammals such as ,i, Delphinus,/i,, dont have specialized glands for excreting salts from the body as terrestrial mammals do - sweating. With the reniculate kidney dolphins are able to gain water from seawater ...
Dolphins possess a countercurrent heat exchanger that functions to cool their intra-abdominal testes. spermatic arteries in the posterior abdomen are juxtaposed to veins returning cooled blood from th
Delphinus capensis species guide. Found in many coastal waters across the world, long-beaked common dolphins may be found in groups containing thousands of individuals.
According to marine biologist Dagmar Fertl, this event was only the third reported sighting of an albino bottlenose dolphin in the Gulf of Mexico (going back to 1994), and the fourteenth spotting anywhere in the world (the first coming in 1962). Biologists speculate that, in addition to the rarity of their birth, the scarcity of albino bottlenose dolphins might be due to their having poor eyesight, increased sensitivity to sunlight, and a coloration that provides poor camouflaging, factors which could significantly decrease their chances of reaching maturity. ...
Hokfelt, T., Martensson, R., Bjorklund, A., Kleinau, S. and Goldstein, M. Distributional maps of tyrosine-hydroxylase-immunoreactive neurons in the rat brain. In: A.Bjorklund and T.Hokfelt. (Eds) Handbook of Chemical Neuroanatomy, Vol. 2Classical Neurotransmitters in the CNS, Part 1. Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1984b: 277-379 ...
After 27 years, scientists finally appear to have unraveled most of the mystery surrounding a very enterprising group of (primarily) female bottlenose dolphins (tursiops aduncus) who live in Shark Bay, off the coast of Western Australia. The story opens in 1984, when observers first noticed that some of the Shark Bay dolphins were breaking off…
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Read this full essay on Communication and Social Behavior in the Atlantic Bottlenose Dolph. Introduction Social behavior in mammals other than humans has a...
The false killer whale and short-finned pilot whale are two of the cetacean species that have been observed taken by the longline fishery that operates in the central Pacific, and using our best available data, the false killer whale has been identified as a strategic stock (Nitta and Henderson, 1993; Carretta et al., 2004). Both species are largely pelagic in distribution and are found in tropical and temperate waters of all ocean basins. We have been using the mitochondrial. DNA control region sequences to examine population structure. Our preliminary results show that for both species, the animals sampled around the Hawaiian Islands are separate, reproductively isolated populations and have likely been isolated from animals living in the eastern tropical Pacific for a long time. The data for short-finned pilot whales also suggest additional structure within the eastern tropical Pacific, and that neither species has a strictly matrilineal pod structure.. ...
Driftnet fisheries throughout the world are discussed and reviewed in relation to current controversies surrounding their usage. In the North Pacific, high seas driftnet fisheries exist for salmon, for squid, and for tunas and billfishes. The Japanese high seas salmon driftnet fishery has declined from a peak of 500 catcher vessels in 1956 to 43 by 1988, each vessel setting around 15 km of netting per night. The 1988 catch was 2550 tonnes of salmon. Non-target species caught have included Dalls porpoises (Phocoenoides dalli) and northern fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus), as well as more than 23 species of seabirds, notably short-tailed shearwaters (Puffinus tenuirostris) and tufted puffins (Lunda cirrhata). High seas drift net fisheries for squid involve over 700 vessels from three nations, taking over 200 000 tonnes of squid annually, using nets typically 40-50 km in length. Non-target catches include northern right whale dolphins (Lissodelphis borealis) and Pacific white-sided dolphins ...
Define bottlenose. bottlenose synonyms, bottlenose pronunciation, bottlenose translation, English dictionary definition of bottlenose. n. any of several dolphins of the genus Tursiops, common in North Atlantic and Mediterranean waters, having a rounded forehead and well-defined beak.
This thorough revision of the classic first edition brings this authoritative book right up-to-date. Articles describe every species in detail, based on the very latest taxonomy, and a host of biological, ecological and sociological aspects relating to marine mammals. The latest information on the biology, ecology, anatomy, behavior and interactions with man is provided by a cast of expert authors - all presented in such detail and clarity to support both marine mammal specialists and the serious naturalist. Fully referenced throughout and with a fresh selection of the best color photographs available, the long-awaited 2nd edition remains at the forefront as the go-to reference on marine mammals. * More than 20% NEW MATERIAL includes articles on Climate Change, Pacific White-sided Dolphins, Sociobiology, Habitat Use, Feeding Morphology and more * Over 260 articles on the individual species with topics ranging from anatomy and behavior, to conservation, exploitation and the impact of global ...
The feeding performance of two bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) and one juvenile pygmy and dwarf sperm whale (Kogia breviceps and K. sima) was compared during controlled feeding trials. Feeding behavior was characterized and a Ram-Suction Index (RSI) measured. The feeding behavior of both genera was composed of four phases: preparatory (Phase I), jaw opening (Phase II), gular depression (Phase III) and jaw closing (Phase IV). The mean Kogia total feeding cycle duration (533 ms; SD±150) was shorter than the mean for Tursiops (847 ms; SD±349). The mean maximum gape angle was greater for Kogia (56.6º; SD±3.3) than for Tursiops (25.5º; SD±8.5). The mean Kogia RSI (-0.04; SD±0.378) was significantly less (p,0.001) than the mean Tursiops RSI (0.71; SD±0.14), indicating a suction and ram-based strategy for Kogia and Tursiops, respectively. The significantly shorter (p,0.05) Kogia jaw opening phase (172 ms; SD±75) supports the RSI results. Tursiops displayed two feeding behaviors, a ...
Male bonding in bottlenose dolphins? A study of Indo-pacific bottlenose (Tursiops sp) dolphin social relationship behaviour shows a close match for advanced human and other sociability.
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남방큰돌고래(Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin, 학명: Tursiops aduncus) 또는 인도태평양병코돌고래는 큰돌고래속에 속하는 돌고래 종의 하나이다.[2] 이 돌고래는 몸길이는 2.6m, 몸무게 230kg까지 성장한다.[3] 인도와 오스트레일리아 북부, 중국 남부 연안, 홍해 그리고 아프리카 동부 연안 ,제주도 연안등에서 서식한다.[3] 등 쪽은 어두운 회색을 띠며, 배 쪽은 회색 반점과 함께 밝은 회색 또는 흰색에 가까운 색깔을 띤다.[3] 1998년까지는 큰돌고래속(병코돌고래속) 종으로 큰돌고래( T. truncatus)가 유일한 것으로 간주해왔으나, 1998년에 남방큰돌고래를 별도의 종으로 인정했다.[4][5] 남방큰돌고래는 일반적으로 큰돌고래(커먼큰돌고래)보다 작고, 부리는 더 길고 균형이 잡혀 있으며, 배 쪽과 아래 쪽에 반점을 갖고 있다.[4][6] 또한 큰돌고래가 각각의 턱에 21~24개의 이빨을 갖고 ...
Charlotte E Page, Natalie Cooper (2017). Dataset: Crania and mandible data from river dolphins and other odontocetes. Resource: Tursiops repeated mandible landmarks for error analyses. Natural History Museum Data Portal ( Retrieved: 07:40 16 Jan 2018 (GMT). ...
Charlotte E Page, Natalie Cooper (2017). Dataset: Crania and mandible data from river dolphins and other odontocetes. Resource: Tursiops repeated crania landmarks for error analyses. Natural History Museum Data Portal ( Retrieved: 07:39 16 Jan 2018 (GMT). ...
Just as in humans, it is possible to learn about a dolphins health from physiological biomarkers measured in their blood. However, blood sampling is a medical procedure that requires careful handling of animals in controlled conditions, which can be challenging and untenable in some field research applications. Feces and saliva, like blood, are composed of biological compounds that may serve as biomarkers of health and can provide a less invasive and potentially more feasible method for monitoring health in some wild cetacean populations and for animals under professional care.. Our team is developing methodology to identify and measure various biomarkers of health in feces and saliva from the bottlenose dolphin population in Sarasota Bay, and from a group of bottlenose dolphins under professional care residing at the Chicago Zoological Societys Brookfield Zoo in Illinois. Given heightened concern over the exposure of marine mammal populations to various anthropogenic stressors (contaminants, ...
Just as in humans, it is possible to learn about a dolphins health from physiological biomarkers measured in their blood. However, blood sampling is a medical procedure that requires careful handling of animals in controlled conditions, which can be challenging and untenable in some field research applications. Feces and saliva, like blood, are composed of biological compounds that may serve as biomarkers of health and can provide a less invasive and potentially more feasible method for monitoring health in some wild cetacean populations and for animals under professional care.. Our team is developing methodology to identify and measure various biomarkers of health in feces and saliva from the bottlenose dolphin population in Sarasota Bay, and from a group of bottlenose dolphins under professional care residing at the Chicago Zoological Societys Brookfield Zoo in Illinois. Given heightened concern over the exposure of marine mammal populations to various anthropogenic stressors (contaminants, ...
An Aberdeen man has captured footage of a pod of dolphins off the coast.. Igor Karkowski, 34, from Bridge of Don, captured the stunning footage from the areas golf course.. He said: Every day when I come to the beach I see a lot of dolphins. Its amazing to watch wild dolphins.. They jump or hunt fish or play together.. ...
QCOSTARIA (By Roberto Acuña Ávalos, If you run into a dolphin stranded on a Costa Rica beach, you might want to help it and touch it at the same time. However, dolphins have illnesses that can be contagious to people. According to the System of Conservation Areas (SINAC), a dolphin might be beached for…
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Malawi Blue Dolphin Cichlid ( Cyrtocara moorii ) aka Hap Moorii is one of the docile cichlids and are also lovely cichlids. They are commonly called Blue Dolphin cichlids due to their bottle nose face which resemble dolphins. Moorii are very friendly and very active cichlids, they usually scan through sand of the aquarium and constantly pick and spit sand.. ...
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Dolphins[edit]. The Navesink River was the home to a pod of up to 16 Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins from June 2008 into the ... "Another dead dolphin found in the Navesink River". Retrieved October 9, 2008.. ... The dolphins attracted nearby residents to view them, as well as media attention. Local authorities enforced a requirement on ... In late September 2008, one of the dolphins had been found washed up on the shore, and it was determined that its cause of ...
Amazon river dolphins are actually more closely related to oceanic dolphins than to South Asian river dolphins.[12] Isthminia ... the brackish dolphins) (New World families). There are five extant species of river dolphins. River dolphins, alongside other ... South Asian river dolphin, Platanista gangetica, with two subspecies *Ganges river dolphin (susu), P. g. gangetica ... The habitats of river dolphins lack these needs.[20] Locomotion[edit]. River dolphins have two flippers and a tail fin. These ...
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Bottlenose dolphin[edit]. Herman (2002) suggested that bottlenose dolphins produce goal-emulated behaviors rather than ... A dolphin that watches a model place a ball in a basket might place the ball in the basket when asked to mimic the behavior, ... For example, a young dolphin learning the location of a plethora of fish by staying near its mother. ... Herman, L. M. (2002). Vocal, social, and self-imitation by bottlenosed dolphins. In K. Dautenhahn & C. Nehaniv (Eds.), ...
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... found that the dolphins had names for each other.[17] A dolphin chooses its name as an infant.[18] ... Dolphin names for each other[edit]. A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences claims that humans ... "Dolphins, like humans, recognize names, May 9, 2006,CNN". Archived from the original on 2006-06-02.. ... Dolphins Name Themselves, By Bjorn Carey, posted: 8 May 2006, ...
By dolphins[change , change source]. A report in 1997 described how bottlenose dolphins in Shark Bay used sponges as tools: A ... Smolker R.A., et al.. Sponge-carrying by Indian Ocean bottlenose dolphins: Possible tool-use by a delphinid. ... 2005). "Cultural transmission of tool use in bottlenose dolphins". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 102 (25): ... This suggests that it is a fairly recent innovation.[14] Dolphins also use sponges as an exfoliator, rubbing their skin against ...
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"Miami Dolphins extend OL Jesse Davis". Dolphins Wire. USA Today. September 8, 2019. "Jesse Davis Placed on Reserve/COVID-19 ... Davis made the Dolphins 53-man roster in 2017, and made his NFL debut at left guard in the team's season opener against the Los ... "PRESS RELEASE: Dolphins Sign 12 To Reserve/Futures Contracts". January 10, 2017. Archived from the original ... On November 22, 2016, Davis was signed to the Miami Dolphins' practice squad. He signed a reserve/future contract with the team ...
"History:All-Time Trades 2000-07". Miami Dolphins. Archived from the original on September 29, 2007. Retrieved May 6, 2007. " ... "History:All-Time Trades 1995-99". Miami Dolphins. Archived from the original on September 26, 2007. Retrieved May 6, 2007. " ... from Philadelphia in exchange for the Dolphins' second-round selection (#59) in the 2002 NFL Draft. #91: New York Giants → ...
"PRESS RELEASE: Dolphins Make Roster Moves". Archived from the original on December 7, 2015. Retrieved ... On September 30, 2015, Williams was signed to the Miami Dolphins' practice squad. On December 5, 2015, Williams was waived. On ... Poupart, Alain (September 30, 2015). "NOTEBOOK: Francis Excited About NFL Debut; Other Notes". Archived from the ... Seattle Seahawks bio Miami Dolphins bio Carolina Panthers bio Oregon Ducks bio v t e. ...
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Poupart, Alain (March 14, 2018). "Top News: Dolphins Trade For Quinn, Other Transactions". Teope, Herbie (March ... On March 14, 2018, Quinn was traded to the Miami Dolphins in exchange for a 2018 fourth-round draft pick (Brian Allen was ... Knoblauch, Austin (March 2, 2018). "L.A. Rams to trade Robert Quinn to Miami Dolphins". ... 28, 2019). "Dallas Cowboys trade for Dolphins DE Robert Quinn". Eatman, Nick (August 8, 2019). "Already Injured, Quinn ...
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Information about this is available on the Solitary dolphins page of the WDCS website . When news emerges of a dolphin showing ... 1) Dolphin appears and remains in a new home range, sometimes as little as one square kilometre. It may follow fishing boats or ... Bottlenose dolphins, averaging around three metres long and weighing about 200kgs, have long been at the centre of myths about ... Solitary-sociable" is how WDCS labels those that, for no obvious reason, are not part of a dolphin group and hang around ...
A new look at recordings of dolphins made in the 1970s reveals the cetaceans talk to each other in a manner very similar to ... A study in which recordings of dolphins made in the 1970s were re-analyzed has revealed that dolphins talk to each other in a ... The dolphin, which had been trained for the study, was given a mixture of 80 per cent helium and 20 per cent oxygen (known as ... The dolphins whistle is therefore not a whistle but, states the paper, a sound produced by "pneumatically induced tissue ...
Rissos dolphin range Rissos dolphin (Grampus griseus) is the only species of dolphin in the genus Grampus. It is commonly ... "Grampus griseus - Rissos dolphin". Animal Diversity Web.. *^ American Cetacean Society Fact Sheet - Rissos Dolphin Archived ... Rissos Dolphin. Whale Web. Retrieved on 2015-09-22. *^ First stranding record of a Rissos Dolphin (Grampus griseus) in the ... Rissos dolphins have a stratified social organisation.[13] These dolphins typically travel in groups of 10-51, but can ...
... also referred to by the common names skunk dolphin, piebald dolphin or panda dolphin, is a small oceanic dolphin of the genus ... The IUCN lists Commersons dolphin as Data Deficient in its Red List of Threatened Species. The proximity of the dolphin to the ... This dolphin has no rostrum.[citation needed]. Sexes are easily distinguished by the different shape of the black blotch on the ... Dolphins of the kerguelenensis subspecies tend to be larger than those of C.c.commersonii, and differ in patterning in that ...
18 Sept. 2018. CW - Mods 1 & 2 got to take the safety quiz - grades are posted. All mods discussed some do s and donts for projects, and projects that were unique from bygone days.. Mod 1 learned how a data table should be set up and labeled, as well as a bar graph. Mod 2 finished variable and completed the Variable Volley - those who wanted to take it home and give it an unhurried try were allowed to do so, but they have to remember to turn it in tomorrow. Mod 5 - finished all science investigation notes - These notes will be important all semester as they are the reference tool for lab reports and the science project. Did the Variable Volley handout and turned that in for a grade.. HW. Discuss with parents ideas for science project and the cost involved. A project does not have to cost a lot to be good.. NOTE: My homeroom has 2 forms for parents 1) Emergency Data form to be updated. If everything is correct, just sign it at the bottom and return it to school. 2) WE-Leap - an after school ...
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In fact, dolphin populations are kept separate by currents and other unseen factors.. Specifically, the researchers have found ... Image 1 Caption: This is an Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin from the coastal waters of Oman, a country on the southeast coast of ... Named for a distinctive hump under the dorsal fin of some individuals, the Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin grows up to 10 feet in ... The Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin is listed as "Near Threatened" by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) ...
The significant difference between them is that dolphins have a beak, a melon-shaped head and a dorsal, while porpoises have ... dolphins and porpoises belong to the group of toothed whales that have skin, not scales. ... Dolphins have adapted to their environment in the following ways:. *Fin shape: a dolphins tail goes up and down to help it ... Dolphins have teeth, which they use to catch fish.. *Dolphins have large brains in relation to the size of their bodies, and ...
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MIAMI DOLPHINS (10-7). New faces: QB Jay Cutler, TE Julius Thomas, LB Lawrence Timmons, TE Anthony Fasano, first-round pick DE ... Strengths: Dolphins are loaded at skill positions, with 1,272-yard rusher Jay Ajayi and deep corps of pass targets led by two- ... But young coach is widely regarded as rising star in NFL, and if he can bring out best in Cutler, Dolphins should score enough ... Law of averages also works against Dolphins, who in Gases first season won their final seven games decided by TD or less. ...
Or in the Miami Dolphins case, a time to play out the string. The Dolphins (2-9) have been looking ahead to 2020 for nearly a ... The Dolphins (2-9) have been looking ahead to 2020 for nearly a year, since owner Stephen Ross ordered a rebuild. And theyve ... So the Dolphins must settle for the role of spoilers, which theyll fill Sunday as hosts to Philadelphia. The injury-plagued ... The Dolphins still have games left against the Jets, Giants and Bengals, who all have losing records. Miamis finale at the ...
Authorities are investigating several attacks on dolphins in the northern Gulf of Mexico after some were found with gunshot ... Dolphins found shot, slashed, stabbed with tool. Authorities are investigating several attacks on dolphins in the northern Gulf ... Dolphins found shot, slashed, stabbed with tool Authorities are investigating several attacks on dolphins in the northern Gulf ... Attacks on the dolphins carry fines and jail sentences.. Solangi said he doesnt know why anyone would want to kill the ...
STORY: Dolphin strandings, deaths seen off East Coast waters. STORY: Mid-Atlantic dolphin deaths concerning marine community ... What is killing the dolphins?. Many of the dead dolphins that have washed onto the Jersey Shore since July 9 have ended up on ... A necropsy technician at the New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, Pa., weighs a dead dolphin while another bottlenose dolphin ... Because only dolphins have washed ashore, instead of a variety of sea animals, indicates these deaths are related to a disease ...
Two dolphins who were rescued from a filthy pool at a Turkish tourism resort were released back into the wild this week after ... Trainers are tracking the dolphins, and they are doing well. *Two years ago, the dolphins were the main attraction at a run- ... "It was totally completely different dolphin!" Foster said. "A single dolphin that was interacting with Misha. Within the first ... Two dolphins who were rescued from a filthy pool at a Turkish tourism resort were released back into the wild this week after ...
Miami Dolphins QB Gus Frerotte rejoined practice on a limited basis Friday, an indication he'll probably start at ... Miami Dolphins QB Gus Frerotte rejoined practice on a limited basis Friday, an indication hell probably start at Cleveland ...
Dolphins use words and sentences to speak to each other much like humans do, a new study says. The next step, researchers say, ... Dolphins use words and sentences to speak to each other much like humans do, a new study says. The next step, researchers say, ... The sounds that dolphins make say far more than what meets the human ear: For the animals, those clicks and whistles are a ... The sounds that dolphins both make and hear are far beyond those within the capabilities of a humans range, but equipment that ...
Bridge to China brings threat for Hong Kongs native pink dolphin. Hong Kongs rare pale pink dolphins are battling for ... Cetaceans - whales and dolphins - are among the brainiest of beings. In terms of sheer brain size, the sperm whale is tops on ... A dolphin at an aquarium in Shizuoka Prefecture has set the Japanese record for longest time in captivity, the aquarium in the ... Activists alarmed over bottlenose dolphin, penguins abandoned at closed Japanese aquarium. by Mayuko Ono. The plight of a ...
The Dolphins have signed both of their first-round picks. The team got wide receiver Jaylen Waddles contract done shortly ... Dolphins, Jerome Baker agree to three-year contract extension. Dolphins linebacker Jerome Baker said this week that he and the ... The Dolphins have signed both of their first-round picks.. The team got wide receiver Jaylen Waddles contract done shortly ... Jerome Baker, Dolphins "havent really talked about" new contract. Linebacker Jerome Baker is heading into the final year of ...
The Irrawaddy dolphin population in the Mekong River numbers roughly 85, with the survival of new calves very low, suggesting ... Dolphins once ranged from the Mekong delta in Vietnam up through the Tonle Sap in Cambodia, and then up tributaries into Laos, ... The Irrawaddy dolphins live in a 190 km (118 mile) section of the Mekong between Kratie, Cambodia and the Khone Falls, which ... Irrawaddy dolphins are found in coastal areas in South and Southeast Asia, and in three rivers: the Mekong, the Ayeyarwady in ...
Perus government declares a health alert along its northern coastline after at least 1,200 birds and an estimated 800 dolphins ... Perus government declares a health alert along its northern coastline after at least 1,200 birds and an estimated 800 dolphins ...
Either way, Iosilevskii says reports of dolphins overtaking speed boats are likely to be a result of the dolphins "cheating" by ... To dolphins, it is painful. According to the researchers calculations, within the top few metres of the water column, this ... What is the fastest a dolphin can swim? Near the surface, no more than 54 kilometres per hour. Why? Because it hurts it to swim ... The theoretical top speed of dolphins and tuna is unknown, however, as the animals intrinsic power and maximum "tail beating ...
Whales and Dolphins may have rights, but what about the millions of krill, plankton and fish that Whale and Dolphin mindlessly ... Remarkable studies have been done by John Lilly in in Man and Dolphins ; and The Mind of Dolphins. Carl Sagan wrote in The ... Whales and Dolphins - most people are lumping them together... but theyre quite different. Toothed whales (incl dolphins, ... while all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always ...
  • The Bottlenose Dolphin is the largest of the beaked dolphins and lives in temperate and tropical seas worldwide. (
  • The Bottlenose Dolphin can also be trained to perform in marine centres and can be swum with and stroked by humans. (
  • An experiment conducted in 2010 at the Dolphin Research Center in Grassy Key, Florida, found that a bottlenose dolphin named Tanner tapped into his problem-solving capabilities to imitate the actions of other dolphins and humans while blindfolded. (
  • One study published in 2016 found that some Black Sea bottlenose dolphin vocalizations were "signals of a highly advanced spoken language. (
  • The pattern had followed that of a female bottlenose dolphin known as Marra that became a celebrity on the Cumbria coast after being rescued from a dock at Maryport in January 2006. (
  • The study centered upon recordings of a 12-year-old male bottlenose dolphin made in 1977 by Professor Sam Ridgway and Dr Don Carder, who were then working for the US Navy Marine Mammal Program. (
  • The study represents a breakthrough in high-tech research on marine wildlife and a foundation for ensuring sound future management decisions on the Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin, a distant relative of the more familiar bottlenose dolphin. (
  • weighs a dead dolphin while another bottlenose dolphin is on a table to be examined. (
  • The plight of a lonely bottlenose dolphin and dozens of penguins that have been abandoned in a derelict aquarium since the start of the year sparked protests this week, with activists and ordinary people alike calling for the animals to be saved. (
  • A bottlenose dolphin leaps in the North Sea. (
  • Two species of bottlenose dolphin exist: the common bottlenose dolphin and the Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin. (
  • The bottlenose dolphin features varying shades of gray. (
  • bottlenose dolphin Bottlenose dolphin ( Tursiops truncatus ). (
  • bottlenose dolphin A newborn bottlenose dolphin calf swimming alongside its mother at SeaWorld amusement park, San Diego, California, 2009. (
  • The common bottlenose dolphin ( Tursiops truncatus ), which is the most widely recognized dolphin species, is found worldwide in warm and temperate seas. (
  • But the images revealed that the bottlenose dolphin penis has to navigate around the female's vaginal fold for successful insemination, Orbach and her colleague, Patricia Brennan, of Mount Holyoke College reported . (
  • Bottlenose dolphin mortality along the east coast of the United States is nine times higher than average and - according to NOAA - may be attributed to the same disease that sends people to the hospital every year: measles. (
  • According to the Marine Mammal Protection Act, five different bottlenose dolphin populations encountered along the Atlantic Coast are considered depleted . (
  • Images of the animals observed in the Potomac River are added to the Mid-Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin Catalog curated by researchers at Duke University. (
  • Considered not a fish, dolphins and porpoises belong to the group of toothed whales that have skin, not scales. (
  • The significant difference between them is that dolphins have a beak, a melon-shaped head and a dorsal, while porpoises have none. (
  • At the same time, The Cove - a documentary investigating the annual slaughter of more than 20,000 dolphins and porpoises around Japan - unexpectedly received the Academy Award for Best Documentary 2010, mainstreaming another example of our need to confront our relationship with these species. (
  • Local fishermen are permitted by the Wakayama prefectural government to hunt an annual quota of nearly 2,000 dolphins and porpoises from seven different species, in accordance with what the government says is traditional practice. (
  • Dolphins are marine mammals that are closely related to whales and porpoises. (
  • The researchers removed the reproductive tracts from bottlenose dolphins ( Tursiops truncates ), common dolphins ( Delphinus delphis ), harbor porpoises ( Phocoena phocoena ) and harbor seals ( Phoca vitulina ) that had died of natural causes. (
  • We can only marvel at the way that dolphins, whales and porpoises scythe through water. (
  • Risso's dolphin ( Grampus griseus ) is the only species of dolphin in the genus Grampus . (
  • Some of the closest related species to these dolphins include: pilot whales ( Globicephala spp . (
  • Another common name for the Risso's dolphin is grampus (also the species' genus), although this common name was more often used for the orca . (
  • Risso's dolphins do not require cutting teeth to process their cephalopod prey, which has allowed the species to evolve teeth as display weapons in mating conflicts. (
  • Classification of this species at the family level is the least controversial of all river dolphins. (
  • The country's North Island population, a subspecies known as Maui's dolphins, is down to fewer than 100 mammals, according to Dr Barbara Maas , head of endangered species conservation for German environmental group NABU International Foundation for Nature. (
  • The 42 known species of dolphins live in the waters of oceans and rivers all over the world. (
  • The 38 species of marine dolphins belong to the ocean family Delphinidae, while the four others are river dolphins. (
  • Other species include the Atlantic spotted dolphin, found throughout the tropical and temperate areas of the Atlantic, and the pink dolphin, native to the Amazon River. (
  • species are the common and bottlenose dolphins ( Delphinus delphis and Tursiops truncatus , respectively). (
  • range in one species, the bottle-nosed dolphin ( Tursiops truncatus ). (
  • Botos are the largest of the four river dolphin species, reaching up to eight feet long and 450 pounds. (
  • Protecting the dolphin is crucial for reasons beyond saving the species, says Ian Baird, a Laos-based researcher, who wrote a recent study on dolphins in Cambodia. (
  • Besides the irrawaddy, there are only four species of freshwater dolphins in the world: the baiji in China's Yangtze River, boto in the Amazon, and bhulan and susu dolphins in Asia's Ganges and Indus River systems. (
  • For several of the species, including the irrawaddy, there may not be enough dolphins left to breed a healthy group, says Baird. (
  • This practice was previously unheard of, since this species of dolphin doesn't usually venture so far north in the Arctic Ocean during the winter or spring months. (
  • Using Computer tomography scanning of the fins of seven different species ranging from the slow swimming Amazon River dolphin and pygmy sperm whale to the super-fast striped dolphin, the team made scaled models of the flippers of each species. (
  • Chinese white dolphins are currently listed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as a "near threatened" species. (
  • While they are not an endangered species, bottlenose dolphins are vulnerable to human disturbance, and are threatened by habitat alteration, diseases, pollution, and the accumulation of biotoxins. (
  • To lure these "vulture catfish", they illegally kill and cut up pink river dolphins or "boto", a second species of river dolphin called tucuxi and crocodile-like caimans . (
  • Maui's dolphins are a separate sub-species to the endangered Hector's dolphin . (
  • Unfortunately, the proposal didn't go as far as scientists recommended, which was a ban on net fishing throughout Maui's dolphin habitat, from the coast out to 100 meters depth and including harbours (covering the full habitat of the species). (
  • In July, information was presented to the International Whaling Commission's (IWC) scientific committee on Maui's dolphin and vaquita (a critically endangered porpoise found in Mexico and facing similar threats), and the IWC expressed " extreme concern " and officially urged NZ and Mexico to take all possible measures to protect these species immediately. (
  • In a vote, the IUCN passed an almost unanimous motion urging New Zealand and Mexico to urgently protect these species, and specified that protection out to 100 meters depth throughout Maui's dolphin range as needed. (
  • If Maui's dolphins are wiped out - and they are precariously close - New Zealand would become only the second country in the history of the IWC to sit by and watch the extinction of a cetacean species, after China's Yangtze river dolphin was declared extinct a few years ago. (
  • But Arizona is taking a huge step backward with the construction of Dolphinaris Arizona , an entertainment park that will feature 12 captive dolphins in "interactive experiences" like swim with the dolphin (SWTD) opportunities . (
  • At the time, they were being kept at a Turkish resort where tourists paid to swim with the dolphins in a shallow, filthy swimming pool. (
  • that it was a significant health hazard to the dolphins and for the unsuspecting tourists who paid to swim with them," wrote Shirley Galligan, a representative of the Born Free Foundation, in an e-mail to CNN. (
  • A pair of dolphins swim in the Atlantic Ocean between Bermuda and the US. (
  • What is the fastest a dolphin can swim? (
  • Cavitation events decrease as fish or dolphins swim deeper, and the local pressure increases. (
  • Swim-with-dolphin programs, as well as Dolphin Assisted Therapy, are touted as being educational and healing experiences. (
  • The recent Turkish Ministry of Health's regulation that bans humans and animals to swim together in the same pool and the latest report that states the obnoxiousness of dolphin assisted therapy are also ignored by the relevant authorities. (
  • About halfway through the swim, a pod of dolphins 'came steaming at us' and started circling, startling the swimmers, he said. (
  • He was told that 70 to 80 percent of the dolphins that swim in the waters near Australia have shark bites. (
  • There are many theories about why whales and dolphins sometimes swim into shallow water and end up stranding themselves on beaches in various parts of the world. (
  • Franciscana dolphins usually swim alone or in small groups. (
  • A popular beach bar was bulldozed to make way for a dolphin swim attraction. (
  • People swim with the dolphins all over the world. (
  • I told them how people around the world swim with the dolphins and how people have trinkets of them in their homes. (
  • Last week, the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland, announced that it would be returning its captive dolphins to the ocean to live out their days in a sea pen sanctuary. (
  • Tom and Misha are part of an expensive, ambitious and risky program sponsored by the UK-based Born Free Foundation , which is aiming to prove that captive dolphins can be reintroduced to the wild. (
  • A major world provider of captive dolphins, Japan has come under fire for some of its practices, particularly those in the town of Taiji, where dolphins not chosen for sale are slaughtered for meat, as chronicled in the documentary, "The Cove. (
  • When you sign this petition, you are telling these powerful agencies that you are against dolphin abuse and that you demand to see these facilities shut down as well as see legal protections for wild and captive dolphins increased. (
  • The scientists used this "genetic marker" to statistically measure gene flow between dolphin groups at different locations. (
  • Scientists from the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in Gulfport have responded to four dolphin strandings. (
  • The sounds that dolphins both make and hear are far beyond those within the capabilities of a human's range, but equipment that mimics the noises dolphins make could allow scientists to respond back to the animals in a way they understand. (
  • For decades, scientists have been fascinated by dolphins' so-called signature whistles: distinctive vocal patterns learned early and used throughout life. (
  • And if scientists can figure out exactly how the dolphin cheats death, maybe humans can eventually learn how to do it too, through better treatment of all sorts of injuries, not just shark bites. (
  • Some scientists have theorized that a single whale or dolphin may strand itself due to illness or injury, swimming in close to shore to take refuge in shallow water and getting trapped by the changing tide. (
  • Scientists and government researchers have linked the low-frequency and mid-frequency sonar used by military ships, such as those operated by the U.S. Navy, to several mass strandings as well as other deaths and serious injuries among whales and dolphins. (
  • Despite the many theories, and growing evidence of the danger that military sonar poses for whales and dolphins worldwide, scientists have not found an answer that explains all whale and dolphin strandings. (
  • Scientists discovered early ichthyosaurs had unusually rounded teeth unlike their later "murder dolphin" relatives that terrorized the open sea. (
  • Bottlenose dolphins in Africa use signature whistles to identify each other, say scientists investigating the animals communication. (
  • Originally scientists thought that the franciscana dolphin moved from fresh water to salt water during its lifetime, but now they know that it spends its entire life in the ocean. (
  • Scientists disagree about just how the dolphins actually make the sounds. (
  • Dolphins have been found to ignore the pressing need to breathe in order to plan for their next hunting dive, a behaviour scientists say comprises the first evidence of planning in sea mammals. (
  • Scientists had known that dolphins work together to herd groups of mullet, a fish that's an important source of food for local fishermen, toward a line of fishermen in boats or knee-deep water. (
  • Experts have evaluated about 27 dolphins and every one tested positive for the virus , which has resulted in the morbillivirus tentatively being blamed for the die-off, but scientists continue to investigate. (
  • Scientists have known that both male and female bottlenose dolphins have signature whistles somewhat akin to names since the 1960s. (
  • Back in April the Government asked for feedback on its proposal, so we asked one of NZ's top dolphin scientists, Liz Slooten, to write a guest blog for us about the protection needed to give Maui's dolphins a fighting chance at survival. (
  • Their relationships with each other are so unusual-they're more like the intricate webs of the Mafia than the vertical hierarchies of chimpanzees-that, in a new paper, one team of scientists argues that the dolphins live in a social system that is 'unique among mammals. (
  • Just over two minutes later, Sanchez was blind-sided on a corner blitz from Nolan Carroll and lost a fumble that the Dolphins' Paul Soliai pounced on at the New York 32. (
  • The Dolphins won even though they lost a fumble after reaching the 1, had a 58-yard touchdown pass negated by a penalty and trailed in time of possession by 12 minutes. (
  • Harrington went 7-for-8 on the Dolphins' first possession to help them drive 72 yards to the 1, but Brown lost a fumble and Minnesota's Dwight Smith recovered. (
  • With the Dolphins leading, 12-9, Landry lost a fumble on a kick return, but their defense again dug in, and former Miami kicker Dan Carpenter missed a 47-yard field-goal try. (
  • The Miami Dolphins might have the services of tackle Austin Jackson for the season opener against the New England Patriots after all. (
  • 09/04/1994 Miami Dolphins v. New England Patriots at Joe Robbie Stadium (now Sun Life Stadium). (
  • The New England Patriots salvaged their 1998 season with a dramatic 26-23 win over the Miami Dolphins in a wild one at Foxboro Stadium. (
  • The Wembley Stadium will soon be hosting a football game that will feature teams, the Miami Dolphins and the New York Jets. (
  • As of 2014, these rivals have competed 99 times with the Jets leading the rivalry with 51 wins as opposed to the Dolphins' 47 wins. (
  • Do not miss out this historic affair in the Dolphins-Jets rivalry. (
  • The year 2015 will bring forth an NFL game between teams, the New York Jets and the Miami Dolphins that will mark the 100th game between the two rivals. (
  • The rivalry between the Miami Dolphins and the New York Jets dates back to 1966 when the teams first competed against each other at the Orange Bowl Stadium. (
  • Previously in 2014, the Jets and the Dolphins competed on the 28th of December in a game that was won by the New York Jets (37-24). (
  • East Rutherford, NJ - Matt Moore came off the bench to throw for 131 yards and a touchdown, and the Miami Dolphins dominated on defense and special teams en route to a convincing 30-9 rout of the rival New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. (
  • The Dolphins also got a touchdown from Olivier Vernon on a blocked punt in building a commanding 20-0 halftime lead, while Daniel Thomas and Anthony Fasano each had scores to help Miami avenge a 23-20 home overtime loss to the Jets in Week 3. (
  • The rookie did march the Dolphins 63 yards in nine plays on the game's opening possession, highlighted by a 19-yard run by Reggie Bush that combined with a personal foul penalty on the Jets' Antonio Cromartie for a late hit out of bounds, brought Miami to the New York 33-yard line. (
  • The Dolphins still have games left against the Jets, Giants and Bengals, who all have losing records. (
  • And without having played, the Dolphins (3-2) moved back atop the AFC East after Indianapolis and the New York Jets were routed by New England and St. Louis respectively. (
  • The Dolphins play three of those teams (Seattle, Indianapolis and the Jets) in their next four games as well as lowly Carolina (1-5). (
  • Those contests mark a crucial juncture in a roller-coaster season that has seen the Dolphins look dominant in victories against Tennessee and New England but inept in losses to St. Louis and the Jets. (
  • THIS WEEK: The Dolphins (5-4) face the New York Jets (7-2) Sunday at the Orange Bowl. (
  • The Dolphins will need to do two things to beat the Jets: (1) slow Freeman McNeil and (2) get some consistency from their offense. (
  • more dolphins see so there going to be more then that, at the same time there is an immense slaughter of dolphins going on worldwide, in places such as Taji(sorry for spelling) for more info on that check out the cove. (
  • The slaughter of dolphins has begun again in a small Japanese village, in a controversial annual hunt that pits Western environmentalist values against what locals say are traditional hunting practices. (
  • Have you noticed how so many campaigns against the slaughter of dolphins and whales seem to just duplicate each other? (
  • The analysis of [sounds] registered in our experiments showed that the dolphins took turns in producing [words and phrases] and did not interrupt each other, which gives reason to believe that each of the dolphins listened to the other's pulses before producing its own," the study, led by Dr. Vyacheslav Ryabov, said. (
  • Dolphins read each other's emotions by sonar and it's the inside of the body, the configuration of the viscera, that lets dolphins know whether the dolphin they are meeting is tense or happy. (
  • Earlier research by Janik and King showed that bottlenose dolphins call each other's signature whistles while temporarily restrained in nets, but questions had remained over how dolphins used them at sea, in their everyday lives. (
  • She also learned that the dolphins can mimic each other's whistles, seemingly to address or call out to one another. (
  • Miami Dolphins vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sun Life Stadium. (
  • Miami Dolphins receiver Roberto Wallace gets by Tampa Bay Buccaneers corner back Myron Lewis, during the second quarter of their preseason game, Friday, August 10, 2012, at Sun Life Stadium. (
  • Miami Dolphins linebacker Jason Trusnik tackles Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Mossis Madu, during the second quarter of their preseason game, Friday, August 10, 2012, at Sun Life Stadium. (
  • The Dolphins will host the winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-7) on Nov. 11 on "Monday Night Football. (
  • The Patriots accumulated a total of 41 yards while the Dolphins countered with a mere 33 yards. (
  • A ten point fourth quarter helped propel the Patriots to the 26-23 win over the Dolphins. (
  • New Jersey's Marine Mammal Stranding Center is trying to determine what is killing dolphins off the East Coast. (
  • It's unbelievable to see them travel this hard and fast," said Jeff Foster, a Seattle-based sea mammal expert who oversaw the dolphins' rehabilitation and preparation for release into the wild. (
  • Zasloff is a surgeon, not a dolphin expert, but his interest in this sea-going mammal began nine years ago when he was visiting a marine lab in Scotland. (
  • Dolphins and other mammal and bird marine predators, such as seals and penguins, forage for food bound by two strict parameters - the need to find enough food at depth, and the need to return to the surface to breathe. (
  • Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill holds up his helmet to fans as he runs off the field after the Dolphins defeated the Atlanta Falcons. (
  • Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota's game against the Miami Dolphins came to an early end on Sunday, as a hit from defensive lineman William Hayes early in the third quarter caused Mariota to suffer an apparent arm injury that kept him out for the rest of the game. (
  • Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino is congratulated by head coach Don Shula, defensive line coach Joe Greene and teammates, quaterterbacks Bernie Kosar (19), Doug Pederson (14) and corner back Sean Hill as he walks to the sideline after throwing the winning touchdown. (
  • Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill passes during the second quarter of Thursday's win over the Buffalo Bills. (
  • Being mammals, dolphins breathe with lungs rather than gills, so they breathe from a blowhole which closes before the dolphin goes into the water, so water will not enter the blowhole. (
  • Dolphins do give birth to live young, and as mammals, they nurse their young with breast milk. (
  • Japan's animal welfare regulations could halt the Taiji slaughter if Japanese law categorized dolphins as mammals instead of fish. (
  • Will our consideration of whales and dolphins be based on numerical calculations of abundance, or will we recognise them as highly evolved mammals living in complex societies? (
  • We ask you urgently to end the captivity of marine mammals that has been going on in 10 different dolphin parks in Turkey. (
  • Combined with earlier findings, the results 'present the first case of naming in mammals, providing a clear parallel between dolphin and human communication,' said biologist Stephanie King of Scotland's University of St. Andrews, an author of the new study. (
  • Whales and dolphins are among the most intelligent and appealing of oceanic mammals. (
  • Whales, dolphins and other marine mammals also have to manage sex while floating in water, and they have to keep seawater out of the uterus. (
  • Bottlenose dolphins are also among the most frequently studied marine mammals on the planet, and the cetaceans have been have been documented at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, and along the coastline of southern Virginia and Maryland. (
  • NOAA found the dolphins to be suffering from ailments "consistent with those seen in other mammals exposed to oil", particularly in the Exxon Valdez spill. (
  • The Miami Dolphins began playing in 1966 and enjoy massive success. (
  • Dolphins are on pace to break franchise record for fewest points in season set by 1966 expansion team. (
  • Risso's dolphin is named after Antoine Risso , whose description formed the basis of the first public description of the animal, by Georges Cuvier , in 1812. (
  • Risso's dolphin has a relatively large anterior body and dorsal fin , while the posterior tapers to a relatively narrow tail. (
  • scarring is a common feature in toothed whales, but Risso's dolphin tend to be unusually heavily scarred. (
  • Risso's dolphins have a stratified social organisation. (
  • On this occasion, eyewitnesses saw eight Risso's dolphins driven into the cove. (
  • Included here are 24 peel-and-apply stickers depicting such magnificent creatures of the deep as the Minke, Humpback, True's Beaked, Killer, Short-Finned Pilot and Fin Whales, as well as Spotted, Bottlenose, and Risso's Dolphins, Harbor Porpoise, and 14 others. (
  • A Risso's dolphin, on the surface, preparing its next dive on the basis of intelligence gathered on the previous one. (
  • Risso's dolphins ( Grampus griseus ) dive down several hundred metres to hunt shoals of squid off the coast of the US. (
  • However, the Dolphins responded with a touchdown on the following drive to pad the margin to 27-3. (
  • Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt (27) scores a 6-yard touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against Miami Dolphins defensive back Nik Needham (40), Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, in Cleveland. (
  • Harrington hit Wes Welker on third down for a 36-yard gain to set up the Dolphins' first touchdown, an 11-yard pass to Justin Peelle that put them ahead 10-7. (
  • When Miami Dolphins rookie receiver Jarvis Landry dived into the end zone for a fourth-quarter touchdown Thursday, he was just getting started. (
  • Stymied by Buffalo's front four in recent meetings, the Dolphins had scored one touchdown in 33 possessions against the Bills before late touchdown drives of 80 and 63 yards. (
  • Specifically, the researchers have found that genetically distinct populations of the Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin may be formed in part by currents, surface temperature differences, and other environmental barriers, a finding made possible by using both genetic data from dolphins and environmental information from remote-sensing satellites. (
  • After Russian researchers at the Karadag Scientific Station recorded two Black Sea bottlenose dolphins - Yasha and Yana - talking to one another, they realized that each of the animals would pause to listen as the other spoke, then respond. (
  • Researchers have known for years that dolphins are highly intelligent and able to use distinct sounds, like clicks or whistles, to show their emotions and to respond to their own names , as previously reported by The Christian Science Monitor. (
  • The researchers found that although muscle power is the limiting factor for small fish, this is not the case for larger and more powerful swimmers such as tuna and dolphins. (
  • According to the researchers' calculations, within the top few metres of the water column, this happens when the dolphins reach 10 to 15 metres per second (36 to 54 kilometres per hour). (
  • The researchers regard this as evidence that the dolphins are planning their next dive - sampling prey at different depths with their buzzes and clicks to build up a mental map in anticipation of their next hunting sortie. (
  • The researchers watched the dolphins of Laguna, identifying individuals by their appearance. (
  • If measles is to blame, researchers will also look for the cause of the outbreak, which could range from environmental factors - like the algae bloom of 1987, which may have contributed to that outbreak - or natural waves of immunity among dolphin populations. (
  • A significant number of bottlenose dolphins frequent recovering East Coast waterways, but researchers still know little about them. (
  • And now, researchers are also documenting significant numbers of common bottlenose dolphins in the lower portion of the Potomac River. (
  • The massive catalog identifies individual bottlenose dolphins and is shared by cetacean researchers along the entire East Coast. (
  • The researchers additionally studied dolphins in the un-oiled Sarasota Bay, and found the "severe health problems' seen in Barataria Bay dolphins were not evident "in dolphins from the un-oiled area and have not been seen in previous studies of dolphins from other sites. (
  • On some occasions, the second-level alliance can call in the troops from yet another group, 'a third-order alliance,' as the researchers call them-leading to huge battles with more than 20 dolphins biting and bashing each other with their heads and tails over the right to keep or steal a single female. (
  • King and Janik have also observed that dolphins often make their signature whistles when groups encounter one another, as if to announce exactly who is present. (
  • The hunting season for dolphins using a controversial "drive-hunting" method began Sunday in the whaling town of Taiji in Wakayama Prefecture, this time without the usual protests from animal-rights groups. (
  • Environmental campaigners have filed an unprecedented lawsuit in a bid to halt the so-called drive hunting of dolphins in Taiji, Wakayama Prefecture, arguing that the practice is cruel and illegal. (
  • A few years back, the normally sleepy town of Taiji in Wakayama Prefecture was filled with activists furious with its traditional dolphin hunt, which was featured in "The Cove," a 2009 Academy Award-winning documentary. (
  • Two aquariums in Japan said they have canceled their memberships with the Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums due to its decision to forbid the acquisition of dolphins caught through controversial drive hunts off the town of Taiji in Wakayama Prefecture. (
  • Hunters approach a family of dolphins in Taiji, Japan. (
  • The remains of the dolphin pod can be seen on the floor of a Taiji butcher house, according to Sea Shepherd. (
  • Taiji, a coastal town of 3,500 people in the Japanese prefecture of Wakayama, has a dolphin hunting season from September to March every year. (
  • In recent years, the Taiji dophin hunt has become a focal point for activists, particularly since the release of the Academy Award-winning 2009 film The Cove, which documented the hunt and raised awareness of Taiji's dolphin hunting industry internationally. (
  • The small Japanese town of Taiji made infamous in The Cove began its annual dolphin hunt today. (
  • Not to be outdone, Sea Shepherd is calling for any dolphin supporters to go immediately to Taiji: otherwise, the organization says , activists aren't doing enough. (
  • Iwate prefecture up north kills approximately five times as many dolphins as Taiji. (
  • For all O'Barry and Sea Shepherd's work, the dolphin hunt (and whaling) isn't likely to end soon, the Taiji mayor told the AP . (
  • It's no surprise that more than a million people around the world want the brutal Taiji dolphin hunt to stop. (
  • The town of 3,400 in Wakayama prefecture kills around 2,000 dolphins a year. (
  • The world's most endangered dolphins are sliding towards extinction in the face of damaging fishing methods, experts are warning. (
  • The march toward economic development that has put the rest of the world's freshwater dolphins on the edge of extinction has finally caught up with the irrawaddies. (
  • The survival of the world's smallest dolphin is a globally important issue, yet our Government has clearly been defying international and scientific pressure, and the views of most Kiwis, and instead siding with minority industry interests whose fishing operations threaten the survival of Maui's dolphin. (
  • It was an international slap for New Zealand and Mexico, from one of the world's top scientific groups for whales and dolphins. (
  • In Shark Bay, wild bottlenose dolphins ( Tursiops sp. (
  • Foster spoke to CNN by telephone from a sailboat in the Aegean Sea, where he and his team have been tracking the animals' progress with the help of transmitters attached to the dolphins' dorsal fins. (
  • A team of graduate students collects data on the dolphins frequenting the area - which includes photographing the dorsal fins of individual dolphins. (
  • sonar broadcast neural waves brainwash wild dolphins to cock block Somali noob pirates from swashbuckling shit. (
  • The pink river dolphins of the Amazon use sonar to locate their prey hiding in the river. (
  • Sonar technology inspired by bottlenose dolphins could improve subsea detection capabilities on the seabed and in pipelines and other underwater structures. (
  • Bottlenose dolphins are inspiring a new sonar detector designed to improve underwater exploration. (
  • Unless adequate shade is provided, these dolphins will be confined to very shallow pools in unnaturally clear water, exposing them to the damaging sun every day with nowhere to hide," she said. (
  • Eyewitnesses said the dolphin family clung together at the center of the shallow cove. (
  • Dolphins are found everywhere, from shallow coastal waters to the deep of the open ocean, and they migrate to and from certain areas due to water temperature and food availability. (
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  • Besides Wake, who was the star of the game, Dolphins cornerback Brent Grimes also stepped up big. (
  • The franciscana dolphin is one of the smallest members of the cetacean order. (
  • river dolphin any freshwater cetacean of the family Platanistidae, inhabiting rivers of North and South America and S Asia. (
  • Many of the dolphins found had lesions on their bodies, an indicator for cetacean morbillivirus , as dolphin measles is known. (
  • Cetacean morbillivirus is a virus in the same family as the human measles virus and was first found in dolphins in the late 1980s. (
  • [13] These dolphins typically travel in groups of 10-51, but can sometimes form "super-pods" reaching up to a few thousand individuals. (
  • The ocean soundtrack of the popular imagination is a largely silent one, interrupted only by the mournful aria of migrating whales or the acapella vocalizations of dolphin pods. (
  • The behavior was seen on 17 occasions in five separate dolphin pods. (
  • Hong Kong's rare pale pink dolphins are battling for survival as building work on a 19-mile (31-km) bridge linking the Asian financial hub with China disrupts the communication and feeding activities of the highly sociable animals, marine experts say. (
  • Hong Kong's famed population of pink dolphins is dwindling faster than ever, environmentalists say, shrinking 60% in the past decade because of heavy pollution and construction work in the waters they inhabit. (
  • On Wednesday, Hong Kong's environment undersecretary Christine Loh said that like Mr. Hung, she was concerned about the dolphins' plight and stressed that the government was working hard on conservation. (
  • Ms. Loh said the government implemented a trawling ban last year, which green groups hope will improve local fish stocks and protect Hong Kong's dolphin population. (
  • Dolphins become bored in captivity where they are inhibited from engaging in some of their most basic natural behaviors, according to Rally. (
  • The Commerson's dolphin has been known to live up to eighteen years in the wild, while in captivity the oldest individual was at least 33 years old at the time of death. (
  • Two dolphins who were rescued from a filthy pool at a Turkish tourism resort were released back into the wild this week after years in captivity. (
  • A dolphin at an aquarium in Shizuoka Prefecture has set the Japanese record for longest time in captivity, the aquarium in the city of Shimoda said Oct. 4. (
  • Dolphin captivity is cruel, no matter where it is in the world. (
  • As always, the captivity industry is behind every deal and facility, doing lucrative yet unethical business by duping unknowing dolphin-lovers into funding their cruel operations. (
  • It is known that bottlenose dolphins are highly imitative and capable of social learning, both in the wild and in captivity. (
  • The long nose helps the dolphin to kill sharks. (
  • Dolphins, according to a new study, are frequently attacked by sharks that leave gaping holes bigger than a basketball. (
  • Over the years Hassard and others who care for wild dolphins have seen hundreds of dolphins that have been attacked by sharks. (
  • Bottlenose dolphins are occasionally preyed upon by large sharks and killer whales. (
  • The Tokyo District Court ruled Thursday against a government deportation order issued to a U.S. activist opposing dolphin hunts when he tried to enter Japan three years ago. (
  • The hearing came about through a convergence of important events, including the orca incident, public uproar about the link between the dolphin drive hunts in Japan and the international zoo and aquaria industry, and a timely regulatory review process. (
  • Besides humans, dolphins are said to be the smartest animals on Earth - smarter, even, than any other primate. (
  • Dolphins are second only to humans in brain-to-body size ratio, beating out all other highly intelligent members of the primate family. (
  • Renowned dolphin researcher Louis Herman referred to dolphins as humans' "cognitive cousins" on account of the many characteristics they share with humans and great apes, even though cetaceans and primates are only slightly related. (
  • Bottlenose dolphins, averaging around three metres long and weighing about 200kgs, have long been at the centre of myths about relations with humans. (
  • The hypothesis was that the pitch of the whistles would change as the sound speed in heliox is 1.74 times higher than in air - the dolphin would exhibit the same effect that helium has on humans. (
  • They are touted to be one of the only 3 animals that mate for pleasure (humans, dolphins, bonobos), and socially with many partners as many humans do. (
  • When Foster first met these dolphins more than a year ago, he said they would eat only if humans placed dead fish directly in their mouths. (
  • Dolphins use words and sentences to speak to each other much like humans do, a new study says. (
  • This pattern of communication isn't so different from the advanced way that humans speak to one another, indicating that dolphins have a language of their own they use to identify themselves, coordinate actions, and maintain relations with the large groups in which they travel. (
  • For further research in this direction, humans must take the first step to establish relationships with the first intelligent inhabitants of the planet Earth by creating devices capable of overcoming the barriers that stand in the way of using languages and in the way of communications between dolphins and people," the study said. (
  • In this case, it was asked whether whales and dolphins exist as a resource for humans, or whether they have an inherent right to their life, their liberty and their home. (
  • Humans are the only threat to Amazon river dolphins, hunting them for catfish bait or trapping them accidentally in gill nets. (
  • In fact, dolphin populations are kept separate by currents and other unseen factors. (
  • The team started its examination of Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin populations using genetics, analyzing mitochondrial DNA data from more than 90 individual dolphins from the coastal areas of Oman, Mozambique, Madagascar, Tanzania, and South Africa. (
  • Specifically, they found correlations between regional environmental differences and measurable genetic breaks between populations of dolphins from Mozambique and Tanzania in Africa, and Oman on the Saudi Arabian peninsula. (
  • Differences in temperature, chlorophyll, turbidity, and dissolved organic matter between regions also coincided with genetic differences between dolphin populations in Mozambique, Tanzania, and Oman. (
  • The two coastal regions without detectable genetic distinctiveness between dolphin populations""Mozambique and South Africa""also lacked significant environmental differentiation between them, a finding in agreement with the correlation of both genetic and environmental differences detected in other areas. (
  • April also marked the second major oil spill in six months seriously to threaten habitats of whale and dolphin populations in different parts of the world. (
  • It is somewhat trickier to find evidence of planning in wild populations of animals such as dolphins, even though they are known to be highly intelligent. (
  • The data collected by the Potomac-Chesapeake Dolphin Project suggests two or three different populations - the Northern Migratory Stock, the Southern Migratory Stock, and the South Carolina-Georgia Stock - all may be using the Chesapeake Bay and the Potomac River as they migrate along the East Coast of the United States every summer. (
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  • The Dolphins (2-9) have been looking ahead to 2020 for nearly a year, since owner Stephen Ross ordered a rebuild. (
  • So far, the male dolphins have exceeded their trainers' expectations: Within 48 hours, satellite transmitters showed that Tom and Misha had traveled more than 100 miles, and they were observed hunting fish as a team and interacting with other wild dolphins. (
  • New research shows that male dolphins use touch and 'names' to reinforce friendships within their complex social alliances. (
  • Watch Male Dolphins Offer Likely Love Token to Females Oct. 20, 2017 - Male humpback dolphins may use sea sponges in a surprising, yet romantic, way-to attract females. (
  • The male dolphins of Shark Bay, Australia, are known to marine biologists for their messy social entanglements. (
  • The most notable feature of the franciscana dolphin is its long, slender beak, or snout. (
  • They have the longest beak of any dolphin. (
  • Into this seasonal sea, which remains for half the year, swims the Amazon river dolphin , or boto. (
  • Either way, Iosilevskii says reports of dolphins overtaking speed boats are likely to be a result of the dolphins "cheating" by surfing the bow waves. (
  • Don't any of you be surprised in future if land beasts change places with dolphins and go to live in their salty pastures, and get to like the sounding waves of the sea more than the land, while the dolphins prefer the mountains . (
  • The gentler dolphins of kindlier waves). (
  • Over the years, dolphins have caught waves beside me and have swum under and around my board. (
  • Mass strandings of dolphins are far less common than mass strandings of whales. (
  • Referring to each other by name suggests that dolphins may recall past experiences with other individual dolphins, Gero said. (
  • Rally said Arizona is home to an array of land pathogens to which dolphins are susceptible, especially fungal pathogens found in the soil. (
  • Authorities are investigating several attacks on dolphins in the northern Gulf of Mexico after some were found with gunshot wounds, cuts and missing jaws. (
  • And on Friday, a team went to Deer Island and found a second dolphin dead with a portion of his jaw missing. (
  • A dolphin found dead earlier near Gautier had a 9mm bullet wound. (
  • Morbillivirus , known for its role in a massive die-off of 742 bottlenose dolphins on the East Coast in 1987, has been found in some of this summer's dead dolphins. (
  • But this study found an additional layer to how the animals communicate: By altering the volume and frequency of such sounds, dolphins can form different words and string them together in sentences of up to five "words. (
  • Irrawaddy dolphins are found in coastal areas in South and Southeast Asia, and in three rivers: the Mekong, the Ayeyarwady in Myanmar, and the Mahakam in Indonesian Borneo. (
  • Hector's dolphins are found only around New Zealand, where the population has fallen from 30,000 to around 7,000 since nylon fishing nets came into use in the 1970s. (
  • Franciscana dolphins are found in the Atlantic Ocean along the coasts of Brazil, Uruguay, and Argentina in South America . (
  • Franciscana dolphins are usually found within 33 miles (53 kilometers) of shore in waters no more than 30 feet (10 meters) deep. (
  • Thence home, and found Sir Williams both and much more company gone to the Dolphin to drink the 30s. (
  • The team also found that the dolphins were echolocating throughout their ascent to the surface after feeding at depth, even though at that point they had lower motivation to eat and higher motivation to breathe. (
  • New research has found that just one local group of about 20 dolphins works with the fishermen, while the other local dolphins don't cooperate, finding other sources of food. (
  • Instead, they have been feasting on frozen white-beaked dolphins who have found themselves trapped in the surrounding ice. (
  • All told, from North Carolina to New York City, nearly 500 dolphins have been found stranded on beaches this year when normally that number hovers around 150. (
  • Found in tropical and temperate waters worldwide, bottlenose dolphins are among the most common cetaceans on the planet. (
  • hence, the name blind river dolphin. (
  • An Amazon river dolphin, also called a boto, pauses for an underwater portrait in Brazil. (
  • You save the Mekong River dolphin and you save the Mekong as a whole. (
  • It takes six to eight years for a river dolphin to reach sexual maturity, and a pregnancy, which lasts 10 to 11 months, produces only one offspring. (
  • For us,'' defensive end Vince Biegel said, ''it's about being able to come to work every single day, work hard, take the coaching, and prepare ourselves for next year and for the foundation of what's to come for the Miami Dolphins. (
  • Ex-Dolphin Clyde Gates posted career bests of seven catches and 82 receiving yards in the setback, while Shonn Greene rushed for 77 yards on 15 carries. (
  • Heading into Sunday's game at Dolphin Stadium, Bruce leads the 49ers with 45 catches, 695 yards and six receiving touchdowns. (
  • Last season, the Dolphins gave up 52 sacks and managed 3.5 rushing yards per attempt. (
  • Dolphins rank last in NFL in yards per play. (
  • Even with Ajayi, Dolphins were averaging 3.2 yards per carry, second worst in league. (
  • Dolphins are averaging 4.3 yards on first down, worst in AFC. (
  • Minnesota, ranked first in the NFL in run defense, lost despite setting a team record by limiting the Dolphins to minus 3 yards rushing in 14 carries. (
  • Port Harcourt, Nigeria, March 06, GNA - A determined Dolphins Club of Port Harcourt, Nigeria on Sunday humiliated Accra Hearts of Oak Sporting Club when they beat them 4-0 in their Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) Champions League first leg match played at the Port Harcourt Liberation Sports Stadium. (
  • Dolphins Kelechi Osunwa unsettled Hearts on the 13th minute mark when he capitalised on sloppy marking from the depleted defence of the visitors to register the opener that set the intimidating stadium ablaze. (
  • 10/16/1994 Miami Dolphins v Los Angeles Raiders at Joe Robbie Stadium (now Sun Life Stadium) Dolphin's running back Bernie Parmalee takes down Raider's wide receiver Raghib Ismail in the second quarter. (
  • campaign, which includes offering free skin cancer screenings at Sun Life Stadium on Thursday, April 25, 2013 during the Dolphins Draft Night Event , and Saturday, April 27 during Fin Fest . (
  • One of those protesters was Anna Kiley, a former dolphin trainer at SeaWorld San Diego. (
  • Earlier this year a study alerted that the Maui's dolphin population had plummeted to only 55 adults . (
  • As a result of the new population study, the Government set out a proposal for interim measures to protect Maui's dolphin, which would extend the area in which gill nets and trawling were banned. (
  • Since then, New Zealand has come under scrutiny internationally for the continued decline of Maui's dolphins and the inadequate Government response. (
  • Maui's dolphins and vaquita were on the agenda again at last month's IUCN meeting. (
  • The Government is now reviewing the Threat Management Plan for Maui's dolphins. (
  • As it will determine the future of Maui's dolphins the international spotlight will be on New Zealand. (
  • You can also write to your MP or to the editor of your local newspaper raising the issue of Maui's dolphin and asking that action be taken to ensure its survival. (
  • Strengths: Dolphins are loaded at skill positions, with 1,272-yard rusher Jay Ajayi and deep corps of pass targets led by two-time Pro Bowl WR Jarvis Landry. (
  • Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) catches a pass for a first down during the second half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, in Cleveland. (
  • So the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society is highlighting how such creatures invariably end up with fatal injuries as a first step in a campaign for a new law to discourage people from responding to their overtures. (
  • But the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society, based in Bath, England, calls the situation "critical" for China's baiji dolphins, believed to number only 100. (
  • International support waned for this approach after several of the baiji died, says Alison Smith, director of the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society. (
  • The Miami Dolphins 49-years of play have allowed the team to win 5 AFC Conference Championships, 2 Super Bowl Championships (1972 VII Super Bowl and 1973's VII Super Bowl) and 13 AFC East Division titles. (
  • The team suggests that dolphins' phonic lips are good candidates for the source of the sounds. (
  • It was a team victory in every regard," said Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin. (
  • A team of board-certified veterinary pathologists cut into each dolphin to perform a necropsy that involves at least an hour of removing major organs and identifying potential abnormalities. (
  • Because of bad weather, the team hasn't been able to keep direct contact with the dolphins since their release Wednesday, although they are still able to track them via satellite. (
  • For more than a year, Foster and his team worked in a quiet cove on the Aegean, teaching the two dolphins how to catch their own food. (
  • Reuters) - Miami Dolphins' lineman Jonathan Martin, who left the team after saying he was the subject of bullying, will be ineligible to play again this season after being placed on the non-football illness list by the team on Saturday. (
  • The Dolphins do not have to pay the tackle while he is on the list, but the National Football League team plans to honor his salary, reported. (
  • Selfishly, I want the Dolphins to beat the Texans because the more wins this team collects the easier my job gets. (
  • But while I'm confident the Dolphins are turning the corner, I just can't believe this team pulls off three straight wins. (
  • The Miami Dolphins are a National Football League ( NFL ) team based in Miami Gardens , Florida . (
  • The team attached data-loggers to 33 dolphins to record depth and movement, as well as the sounds they emitted. (
  • The Jacksonville Dolphins baseball team began play in 1957. (
  • The Jacksonville Dolphins football team competed in the Pioneer Football League, a Division I football-only conference. (
  • The Cebu Dolphins are a baseball team in the Baseball Philippines formed in 2007 as one of its charter members. (
  • Even with Cameron in tow, the Dolphins will not rescind their transition tender to Charles Clay , Rapoport adds, per a team source. (
  • TOKYO (Reuters) - The Irrawaddy dolphin population in the Mekong River numbers roughly 85, with the survival of new calves very low, suggesting they are at high risk of extinction, environmental group WWF said Wednesday. (
  • They are common members of the family Delphinidae, or oceanic dolphins, and live worldwide in tropical and temperate waters. (
  • When Annie spots a dolphin trapped in fishing line in the cove near her house, she rushes to free him. (
  • Commerson's dolphin ( Cephalorhynchus commersonii ), also referred to by the common names skunk dolphin , piebald dolphin or panda dolphin , is a small oceanic dolphin of the genus Cephalorhynchus . (
  • Oceanic Dolphins are part of family Delphindidae, which also includes orcas and pilot whales. (
  • The dolphins are being carefully studied for signs of that virus as well as toxins, biotoxins, bacteria, pollutants and any other potential culprit, said Maggie Mooney-Seus, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 's Northeast Fisheries Science Center 's communications specialist. (
  • The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) suggests that prolonged oil exposure from the Deepwater Horizon disaster is causing "incredibly ill" dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico. (
  • Commerson's dolphin has two geographically-isolated but locally-common subspecies. (
  • Dolphins of the second subspecies, C.c.kerguelenensis , were discovered in the 1950s. (
  • Dolphins of the kerguelenensis subspecies tend to be larger than those of C.c.commersonii , and differ in patterning in that they are dark grey instead of black, and light grey instead of white, except ventrally. (
  • While differences in tail length between the Indus and Ganges dolphins has led some authors to consider two subspecies, P. g. gangetica and P. g. minor , genetic analysis has not resolved this issue. (
  • Fellow lineman Richie Incognito, who was singled out by Martin, has been suspended indefinitely by the Dolphins. (
  • The Dolphins' best lineman may be guard Rex Hadnot , who is a rising talent but never will be confused with Tom Mack or Dan Dierdorf. (
  • That puts officials on alert for an increase in human interaction with dolphins in the waters across Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. (
  • Foster suspects the dolphins are racing back to the waters around the Turkish city of Izmir where they were initially believed to be captured years ago. (
  • But Miami Dolphins Coach Tony Sparano swears the waters must be closer to San Francisco. (
  • An undated picture shows a pink dolphin playing in the waters off Lantau island in Hong Kong. (
  • Apart from Hong Kong, Chinese white dolphins are also known to inhabit other waters across the heavily polluted Pearl River Delta. (
  • So far, the Potomoc dolphins have also been spotted in waters off the coast of Beaufort, North Carolina, Virginia Beach, and Cape May, New Jersey. (
  • The primitive appearance of the Ganges and Indus dolphin is unlike that of any other dolphin, even other river dolphins. (
  • Unlike the Ganges and Indus river dolphins, franciscana dolphins have good eyesight. (
  • Botos have the characteristic dolphin smile and, unlike their marine cousins, bulbous foreheads and long, skinny beaks. (
  • However, unlike human measles, there is no vaccine for the dolphin disease. (
  • Now, research by Dr Liz Slooten, from Otago University in New Zealand, suggests that gillnets are drowning 23 Hector's dolphins a year on the east coast of the South Island. (
  • Trawl nets, which are pulled through the water from boats, are likely to kill as many endangered Hector's dolphins as commercial gillnets, bringing the number of deaths due to fisheries to 46 along the east coast, warns Dr. Maas. (
  • Dolphins are common in Greek mythology and there are many coins from the time which feature a man or boy riding on the back of a dolphin. (
  • Understanding the basics of how dolphins call to each other or converse is one step, but working to communicate back in their own language could open new doors. (
  • The shark left as a rescue boat neared, but the dolphins remained close by as the group swam back to shore. (
  • To their own signatures, however, they usually whistled back, suggesting that dolphins may use the signatures to address one another. (
  • Barring a miracle comeback, DeShaun Foster will start against the Dolphins with Michael Robinson serving as the backup running back. (
  • Delving back through decades of recordings of experiments designed to test the abilities of dolphins and beluga whales that he had conducted with Patrick Moore, Don Carder and Tracy Romano, Ridgway then measured the delay between the trainer's signal and the victory squeals. (
  • MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson has been ruled out of Thursday night's game against the Miami Dolphins because of a lingering groin injury. (
  • Dolphins guard Daryn Colledge was inactive for the third game in a row with a back injury. (
  • Franciscana dolphins are gray-brown on their back and lighter underneath. (
  • Franciscana dolphins have triangular dorsal, or back, fins with rounded tips. (
  • In 1997, the city went so far as to choose a pink dolphin with a smiling face as its official mascot during the former British colony's handover back to Chinese rule. (
  • The Dolphins (4-4) climb back to .500 at the midpoint of their season. (
  • Landry bounced back from a potentially disastrous fumble, and the Dolphins ended a streak of three consecutive losses to Buffalo, overcoming a third-quarter deficit to win, 22-9. (
  • the survival skills are they like to hide in the bottom of an ocean or rivers normaly all dolphins. (
  • These dolphins occupy rivers and tributaries that run through hills (up to 820 ft [250 m] above sea level in Nepal) and plains, some with turbulent rapids and sharp meanders. (