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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Dolphin Unit Study Links & Helps

DOLPHIN UNIT STUDY LINKS & HELPS

My youngest had a choice of a mini unit study to do basically on her own and Dolphins is what she chose. She was thrilled doing this basically on her own each day.
She created a little dolphin note book, colored pictures and did little experiments to better understand dolphins.
This is a rough conglomeration of links that assisted Tabitha with her study.
Hope this adds to what you may be looking for in your study for dolphins.


http://www.acsonline.org/factpack/map-dolphins.html 
PICS AND FUN INFO

http://animal.discovery.com/features/dolphins/dolphins.html 
Animal Planet-Dolphins Discovered

Navy Dolphins:
 http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/whales/etc/navycron.html 

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/critters/print/dolphin.html 
Info. On dolphins

http://library.thinkquest.org/J0110024/ 
(good site) names, eat, live, etc…GOOD; online quizzes-fun

http://library.thinkquest.org/17963/anatomy.html 
Basic anatomy

http://library.thinkquest.org/17963/anatomy.html 
Physiology

http://library.thinkquest.org/17963/anatomy.html :
Adaptations of the Anatomy/  Tail Flukes  /  Skin/  Locomotion
Good!

Sea World=Basic info: http://www.seaworld.org/infobooks/Bottlenose/whatisadolphin.html 
http://teacher.scholastic.com/dolphin/ 
Good all around info./with video of course.

Maui's dolphin=world's rarest marine dolphins. http://www.wwf.org.nz/what_we_do/species/hector_s_and_maui_s_dolphin/maui_s_dolphin/ 

Dolphin Camp click

Dolphins Communications:

COMMERSON'S DOLPHIN:cut.
Sonar Clicks click
"They produce whistles, creaks, chuffs, screams, squawks, pops, chirps– a whole assortment of sounds that scientists have labeled in any number of ways. We will talk more about the ins and outs of dolphin communication in future podcast episodes. Dolphins appear to use these communicative behaviors, vocalizations, physical contact, and postures, to express all sorts of things to each other. They can communicate their emotional state (anger, frustration, contentment, affection), but also convey information about their reproductive state, age, gender, etc. What’s more, dolphins, like many animals, can learn to read each other’s behaviors and communicative signals in order to coordinate activities like feeding on fish, or even just swimming together." Justin Gregg -  Dolphin Pod
Here is a  list of dolphin behaviors observed here at Dolphin Research Center: {The list is quoted directly from the center itself.}
"Arch: Bend head and tail ventrally.
Eyewhite display: Rolling eyes, showing the whites.
Flex: Bend head and tail dorsally.
Headwag: Rapid, side to side shaking of the head.
Play dead: Roll over submissively in the vicinity of another dolphin.
Snit: Sharp, sideways head jerk with closed or open jaws; may be accompanied by sound.*
*May indicate agitation or aggressive behavior." 
AND SEVERAL MORE...GO TO LINK ABOVE AT DOLPHIN RESEARCH CENTER. 

http://www.seaworld.org/animal-info/animal-bytes/animalia/eumetazoa/coelomates/deuterostomes/chordata/craniata/mammalia/cetacea/commersons-dolphin.htm 

Types (Species) of Dolphins :  
 With Prominent Beaks :                                  Without Prominent Beaks
 Tucuxi                                                                          Commersons  
 Short-snouted Spinner Dolphin                                 Hector's Dolphin 
 Long-snouted Spinner                                                Heaviside's  
Atlantic Hump-backed                                               Black Dolphin 
 Pantropical Spotted                                                   Hourglass Dolphin 
 Atlantic Spotted                                                            Dusky Dolphin 
 Southern Rightwhale                                                  Peale's Dolphin 
 Common                                                               White-Beaked Dolphin 
 Striped                                                                         Pacific White-sided  
 Rough-toothed                                                            Atlantic White-sided Dolphin 
Indo-pacific Hump-backed                                          Fraser's Dolphin 
 Northern Rightwhale                                                     Irrawaddy Dolphin 
Bottlenose                                                                      Risso's Dolphin 




BOOKS
Carwardine, Mark. The Book of Dolphins. Dragon's World Ltd, 1996 

1 comment:

  1. I will keep this in mind for my kids, although most likely one will choose DOGS to study, and the other would choose DINOSAURS. :-)

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