|Author||: Stephen Leatherwood|
|Total Pages||: 653|
|Rating||: 4/5 (612 Downloads)|
Download or read book The Bottlenose Dolphin written by Stephen Leatherwood and published by Elsevier. This book was released on 2012-12-02 with total page 653 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.