Island of the Blue Dolphins

Introduction Of Scott O'Dell's books , all warmly received by critics and readers , none has made more impact than Island of the Blue Dolphins . It is based on the true story of an Indian girl of the Ghalas - at community on the island ...

Island of the Blue Dolphins

Left alone on a beautiful but isolated island off the coast of California, a young Indian girl spends eighteen years, not only merely surviving through her enormous courage and self-reliance, but also finding a measure of happiness in her solitary life.

Dolphins

Hunting is an important part of a dolphin's daily routine . Different species of dolphins hunt different prey . Pilot whales and Risso's dolphins eat squid , octopus , and cuttlefish . Spinner and common dolphins prefer fish .

Dolphins

Introduces these aquatic mammals by describing their physical characteristics, life cycle, behavior, relations with humans, and threats to their survival.

Dolphins

DOLPHINS AND PEOPLE People love dolphins . The playful antics of bottlenose dolphins have long been a favorite attraction at zoos and marine parks . Dolphins actually seem to enjoy the company of humans , and children in particular .

Dolphins

Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, and habitat of this marine mammal.

Spotted Dolphins

SPOTTED DOLPHINS AND FAMILY Spotted dolphins live in tropical and warmtemperate waters of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans . Dolphins are small - toothed whales . Whales are mammals . Like humans , they are warm blooded , breathe air ...

Spotted Dolphins

Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, habitat, and food habits of spotted dolphins.

Dolphins

Garbage such as plastic six - pack rings can end up in the oceans , harming dolphins . Off the coast of the eastern U . S . , dolphin populations suffered a serious setback in the 1920s when many were killed because the dolphins were ...

Dolphins

Introduces dolphins, discussing the different species, their unique communication skills, physical characteristics, eating habits, mating rituals, habitats, and efforts being made to ensure their future.

Fun with Dolphins

The children at the dolphin camp were swimming with trained dolphins , but meeting wild dolphins is another story ! In many places , it is now against the law to go within 50 feet ( 15 m ) of wild dolphins . Dolphins don't always follow ...

Fun with Dolphins

Provides information and activities that help readers to experience the life of dolphins.

Dolphins Porpoises and Whales

Maigret ( 1980 ) estimated that no more than 100 hump - backed dolphins were present in Banc d'Arguin , Mauritania , or in the Saloum Delta , Senegal ( also see Beaubrun 1990 ) . Klinowska ( 1991 ) summarized the potential threats to ...

Dolphins  Porpoises  and Whales

Consistent evaluation and new recommendations for action are required of protective measures to address threats that were unrecognized or non-existent until recently. Global warming, noise pollution and reduced availability of prey are now of great concern. The all too familiar threats of accidental killing in fishing gear and exposure to toxic chemicals remain almost intractable. This Action Plan reviews threats and offers possible solutions. It also contains a thorough review of the status of species and a list of 57 recommended research projects and education initiatives.

Dolphins

Dolphins live in all the world's seas and oceans. There are about 40 different types, or species, of dolphins. These are bottlenose dolphins. Dolphins are mammals like humans and must breathe air. Although they live underwater, ...

Dolphins

Discover the playfulness and intelligence of dolphins! Accompanied by a read-along audio track, more than 70 colorful photos showcase all kinds of dolphins. Learn about the everyday lives of dolphins as these beloved creatures speed through the water, catch fish to eat, and play together. Snapshot Picture Library books include a read-along feature: Children can read along with an audio track, following the highlighted words on each page. Perfect for pre-readers and early readers! Kids will enjoy learning fun facts about dolphins, and the more than 70 beautiful color photographs will delight anyone who loves dolphins, especially toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary-school children. 64 pages 70 color photos

Dolphins

HUMANS AND DOLPHINS Dolphins have charmed people for thousands of years , and many folktales tell about dolphins that saved sailors from drowning . Bottle - nosed dolphins are probably the best - known dolphins in the world because they ...

Dolphins

Discusses the habitat, physical characteristics, social behavior, and life cycle of dolphins.

The Music of Dolphins

Sandy says I am very smart to make Shay laugh with my . dolphin talk . In the beginning , I did not make dolphin talk for Shay to laugh . I thought Shay understood dolphin talk . I thought Shay was like me .

The Music of Dolphins

After rescuing an adolescent girl from the sea, researchers learn she has been raised by dolphins and attempt to rehabilitate her to the human world.

Dolphins

Wild dolphins do not have many enemies. Sharks and killer whales may hunt them, but dolphins are not an easy meal. Just like people, dolphins can become ill and die. Sometimes large groups of healthy dolphins strand themselves on ...

Dolphins

Introduces dolphins, discussing their physical characteristics, life cycle, and eating habits.

Dolphins

Dolphins usually live in groups . There may be fewer than 20 dolphins in a group or more than 1 , 000 . Like people , dolphins make friends and like spending time with them . They will help take care of baby dolphins that aren ' t their ...

Dolphins

Examins the world of dolphins, including what they eat, where they live, when their young are born, and how they are built for survival.

Hearing by Whales and Dolphins

When dolphins echolocate at sea in a less reverberant environment , they tend to produce clicks with peak frequencies of 120 to 130 kHz and source levels over 200dB relupa at 1 m ( Au et al . 1974 ) . Dolphins have been shown to control ...

Hearing by Whales and Dolphins

Cetaceans inhabit oceans, seas and even some rivers throughout the world. Hearing and sound production are thought to serve crucial functions in the behavior, natural history or life cycle of all of these animals. Although difficulties in studying large aquatic animals have limited experimental auditory research on many species, knowledge about the acoustic behavior of these animals has been increasing dramatically. In this volume, experts in different areas of the field provide an overview of the bioacoustics of whales and dolphins as well as a thorough introduction to the subject for investigators of hearing in other animals. Topics covered include the structure and function of cetacean auditory systems, the unique sound production system of odontocetes, acoustic communication, psychoacoustics, echolocation and models of sound propagation.

The Cultural Lives of Whales and Dolphins

many generations ago on the Ayeyarwady River, Burma, involving Irrawaddy River dolphins.45 The interaction and the dolphins have been given special protection by the Burmese government and are beginning to become a tourist attraction.46 ...

The Cultural Lives of Whales and Dolphins

Drawing on their own research as well as scientific literature including evolutionary biology, animal behavior, ecology, anthropology, psychology and neuroscience, two cetacean biologists submerge themselves in the unique environment in which whales and dolphins live. --Publisher's description.

Flexible Dolphins

Compared to other geotechnical structures, flexible dolphins have to provide sufficient deflection in order to be efficient and effective. In the case of a berthing operation, the berthing energy and stiffness of the dolphin as a whole ...

Flexible Dolphins

Millions of breasting and mooring dolphins have been installed in inland waterways adjacent to jetties and waiting facilities for ship-to-ship transhipment or as crash barriers in commercial port areas throughout the world. A dolphin is a marine structure that is frequently installed in ports, waterways and other places related to marine traffic. Dolphins are typically located adjacent to waterfront structures such as quay walls, jetties, locks and bridge piers. The purpose of a dolphin is threefold: Allow ships to berth and moor safely and efficiently Protect waterfront structures by acting as a crash barrier and sacrificial structure Direct and guide marine traffic by acting as a lead-in dolphin and navigation aid The main objective of this handbook is to provide engineers, asset managers, suppliers, tender teams, contractors and principals with such guidance on the design and construction of flexible dolphins by collecting and describing knowledge of and experience with these flexible marine structures.This handbook is intended to prevent extensive discussions during the design and construction stages of projects involving flexible dolphins. It is part of a series of Dutch port infrastructure design recommendations that include the Quay Walls handbook and Jetties and Wharfs handbook.

Risso s Dolphins

All dolphins are mammals. Like humans, dolphins are born with hair, they nurse their young with milk, and they breathe air. Though it looks a bit like a whale or a porpoise, the Grampus griseus is a kind of dolphin.

Risso s Dolphins

Introduces characteristics, habitat, and behaviors of the Risso's dolphin.

The Lives of Hawai i s Dolphins and Whales

some poorly known species, such as southern right whale dolphins and Heaviside's dolphins. Almost a third of oceanic dolphin species worldwide have been documented in Hawaiian waters: twelve species representing ten different genera.

The Lives of Hawai   i   s Dolphins and Whales

Ocean currents, winds, and rainfall all work together to create a marine oasis around the Hawaiian Islands, providing a home for many species of dolphins and whales normally found in the deep oceans of the world. The Lives of Hawai`i’s Dolphins and Whales opens a window into the world of these mysterious creatures with stories and observations from author Robin W. Baird’s work over the last seventeen years. The book includes exceptional full-color photographs of each species, life history descriptions, conservation threats, and maps showing sighting locations and movements of tagged individuals among the islands and offshore. While the well-known resident spinner dolphins and visiting humpback whales are covered, the ten species of lesser-known open-ocean dolphins and whales that are resident to the marine slopes of the islands are highlighted as well. Among these are endangered false killer whales, deep-diving Cuvier’s and Blainville’s beaked whales, abundant spotted dolphins, coastal bottlenose dolphins, cryptic dwarf sperm whales, family units of short-finned pilot whales, and social melon-headed whales. Baird also describes thirteen species of dolphins and whales that are found in offshore waters or are seasonal or occasional visitors to Hawaiian waters, including killer whales, the iconic sperm whale, and even blue whales and North Pacific right whales. More is known about the social organization and natural history of many of these marine mammals in Hawai`i than anywhere else in the world. For all of the species discussed, Baird presents data obtained from long-term photo-identification studies, with distinctive individuals tracked through time and space; for many of them, he includes findings from studies using genetics and satellite tagging. He also provides information on predators and prey, social organization, diving, and night-time behavior, along with suggestions on how to tell some of the more difficult to identify species apart. The book closes by focusing on conservation issues, both success stories and challenges, engaging readers to consider ways to protect Hawai`i’s unique assemblage of resident dolphins and whales.

Bottlenose Dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins are popular animals that are often seen in zoos and aquariums. Their mouths curve up so they are always smiling. These dolphins rank among the world's most intelligent animals. Bottlenose dolphins are cetaceans that ...

Bottlenose Dolphins

Journey beyond the blue into the wonderful world of the friendly bottlenose dolphin! Full-color photos bring readers face to face with this intelligent mammal. A labeled diagram and a chapter on size, shape, and color help readers identify the popular bottlenose dolphin from beak to flukes. Students will also discover how this resourceful hunter uses clicks and whistles to communicate with others and a melon to navigate EarthÍs oceans. With so much to explore, readers will dream of riding waves with entertaining bottlenose dolphins! A facts page, bolded glossary terms, and an index supplement the easy-to-read chapter text. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Swimming With Dolphins

Dolphins. Dolphins that live in the ocean are called marine dolphins. There are 33 different species of marine dolphins. The most famous is the bottlenose dolphin. It lives in warm, tropical waters, often close to shore.

Swimming With Dolphins

Explains how dolphins use their flippers and fins and tells how they live in their underwater world.

Discover Bottlenose Dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins appear in Greek myths. Find a story and read it. Why do you think people write stories about dolphins? Dolphins' natural enemies are sharks. But humans are more dangerous to dolphins. Do you eat canned tuna?

Discover Bottlenose Dolphins

This Level 3 guided reader introduces basic facts about bottlenose dolphins, including their physical characteristics, diet, and habitat. Simple callouts ask the student to think in new ways, supporting inquiry-based reading. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate information and learn new words.