The Dolphins of Hilton Head introduces readers to the unique population of bottlenose dolphins that inhabits the warm water and brackish salt marshes of South Carolina's inland coastal waterways. Drawing on years of research in Hilton Head and the latest discoveries of scientists throughout the world, Cara Gubbins describes this atypical habitat and explains how the distinctive behaviors of Hilton Head dolphins distinguish them from other populations. She identifies their particular behavior patterns, vocalizations, behavioral ecology, and local traditions. Gubbins also offers practical suggestions on how best to view and understand these animals while visiting the island.Because there is no ohvious sexual dimorphism in this species (males and females do not differ significantly in size, and ... One method is to view the genital slits on the dolphina#39;s ahdomen. ... Why are there so many different kinds of dolphins?
|Title||:||The Dolphins of Hilton Head|
|Author||:||Cara M. Gubbins|
|Publisher||:||Univ of South Carolina Press - 2002|