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Bottlenose Dolphins. Jenny Harper. Where they ’ re found. Temperate and tropical Surface temp. of 50-90 degrees F Seasonal migration http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/bottlenose-dolphin /. Habitat. Variety—coastal water to open ocean 2 ecotypes—coastal and offshore.

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where they re found
Where they’re found
  • Temperate and tropical
  • Surface temp. of 50-90 degrees F
  • Seasonal migration
  • http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/bottlenose-dolphin/
habitat
Habitat
  • Variety—coastal water to open ocean
  • 2 ecotypes—coastal and offshore
physical characteristics
Physical Characteristics
  • Size: 6.6–12.8 ft. and 331.5–442 lb.
  • Shape: sleek and stream-lined
  • Skin: smooth/rubbery; gray/white
senses
Senses
  • Hearing-ranging from 40 to 100 kHz
  • Eyesight-acute vision in and out of water
  • Tactile-sensitive to touch
  • Taste-have taste buds
  • Smell-may have none
intelligence
Intelligence
  • Human vs. dolphin brain
  • Artificial language/categorize objects
  • Self-awareness
  • Military dolphins
  • http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/whales/etc/navycron.html
intelligence cont
Intelligence cont.
  • Problem-solution

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=j9fFkMyDsfY

  • Use of tools
  • Cooperation with humans

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GOb3nFpewM

communication
Communication
  • Navigate, communicate, hunt, and avoid predators
  • Air movements in nasal passage

http://www.seaworld.org/animal-info/info-books/bottlenose/communication.htm

  • Echolocation

http://nationalzoo.si.edu/scbi/AquaticEcosystems/Dolphins/AboutDolphins/Echolocation.cfm

behavior
Behavior
  • Social groups—pods
  • Calf typically stays with mother 3-6 yrs. or more
  • Daily activities
  • Other species—whales, other dolphins, sharks, humans
life span
Life Span
  • Most 20 years or less
  • Disease/parasites
  • Predators (sharks, killer whales, stingray injuries)
  • Human impact

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KRD8e20fBo

resources
Resources
  • http://www.seaworld.org/animal-info/info-books/bottlenose/index.htm
  • http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/bottlenose-dolphin/
  • http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/whales/etc/navycron.html
  • http://nationalzoo.si.edu/scbi/AquaticEcosystems/Dolphins/AboutDolphins/Echolocation.cfm
  • http://youtube.com
  • http://www.google.com/imghp?hl=en&tab=wi
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