The Bottlenose Dolphin

The Bottlenose Dolphin

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Because of their exposure in marine parks, movies, and television as well as their presence in tropical and warm-temperature waters around the world, bottlenose dolphins are among the most familiar of marine mammals. Since they are relatively easy to obtain and they thrive in captivity, these dolphins have been used in a great variety of studies. Work with the bottlenose has provided insight into the sensory mechanisms, communication systems, energetics, reproduction, anatomy, and other aspects of cetacean biology. This volume presents the most recent biological and behavioral discoveries of bottlenose dolphins from different regions and compares bottlenose dolphins as a group with other species of animals.Figure 2 Each point represents the ratio of brain weight to body length for a single bottlenose dolphin brain. The dashed line is a ... The human brain grows from just under 25% of its adult weight at birth to full development in about 17 or 18 years. I. T. Bonner states, a€œIn ... until 3 or 4 years. Male bottlenose dolphins do not reach sexual maturity until about 13 years of age, while females mature somewhat.

Title:The Bottlenose Dolphin
Author:Stephen Leatherwood, Randall R. Reeves
Publisher:Elsevier - 2012-12-02


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