The Dusky Dolphin

The Dusky Dolphin
Author: Bernd Würsig,Melany Wursig
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2009-07-17
ISBN 10: 9780080920351
ISBN 13: 0080920357
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dusky Dolphin Book Review:

The Dusky Dolphin: Master Acrobat Off Different Shores covers various topics about the dusky dolphin, including its taxonomy, history and demography, ecology, and behavior. After introducing the dusky dolphin as a member of the genus Lagenorhynchus under the family Delphinidae, the book continues by describing its life history, its demographic patterns, and its role in the food web considering predation, parasitism, and competition. The book also includes chapters that discuss the interaction of the dusky dolphin with its habitats, such as the dusky dolphin’s sound production, its foraging at night and in daylight, its survival strategies in response to predator threats, the mating habits of New Zealand duskies, calf rearing, sexual segregation, and genetic relationships. Other chapters address the interaction of dusky dolphins with humans. This book offers information about dusky dolphins off Southern Africa and discussions about the patterns of sympatry in Lagenorhynchus and Cephalorhynchus. Finally, comparisons between dusky dolphins and great apes as large-brained mammals are also reviewed in this book. Only book fully devoted to the southern hemisphere "dusky" dolphin Heavily illustrated with charts, figures, tables, and all color photos Written by a cadre of experts intimately familiar with dolphin field work Written in an accurate yet accessible style for the scientist and natural historian alike

The Dream of the Dusky Dolphin

The Dream of the Dusky Dolphin
Author: Jonathan Harlen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 29
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 9781862912786
ISBN 13: 1862912785
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dream of the Dusky Dolphin Book Review:

A magical picture book about a dolphin that dreamed it can swim on land.

Facts about the Dusky Dolphin

Facts about the Dusky Dolphin
Author: Lisa Strattin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2019-11-08
ISBN 10: 9781706747734
ISBN 13: 170674773X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Facts about the Dusky Dolphin Book Review:

This educational dolphin books for kids presents facts along with full color photographs and carefully chosen words to teach children about the Dusky Dolphin. Packed with facts about the Dusky Dolphin, your children or grandchildren will enjoy learning from start to finish while they read this dolphin kids book. This kids dolphin book was a pleasure to write, and knowing that children learn from it made it all worthwhile! If you want to learn about the Dusky Dolphin, you will enjoy this dolphins kids book. Learn many interesting facts and see some beautiful photographs as the Dusky Dolphin are seen in their natural habitat. The gorgeous photographs will keep your child engaged from beginning to end. Included in the paperback version are some coloring pages for your child! Note: This book is suitable for children 5 years or age and older, although younger children will enjoy it if you share it with them. Grab your copy NOW by clicking the buy button at the top right of the page.

Rusty the Dusky Dolphin

Rusty the Dusky Dolphin
Author: Rosa Friend
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 9780473334987
ISBN 13: 0473334984
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rusty the Dusky Dolphin Book Review:

The story of Rusty the dolphin, who can magically transform himself into a fisherman, and patrols the ocean to keep a beautiful magical stone safe from the sea witches, Flotsam and Jetsam.

Nature Wildfacts Dusky Dolphin Fitzroy s Dolphin

Nature Wildfacts  Dusky Dolphin  Fitzroy s Dolphin
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:50004056
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nature Wildfacts Dusky Dolphin Fitzroy s Dolphin Book Review:

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) presents information on the dusky dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obscurus), also known as Fitzroy's dolphin. This species is one of the most acrobatic. The BBC includes a physical description and images of the dolphin, as well as details on the distribution, diet, and behavior of the dolphin.

Dusky Dolphin

Dusky Dolphin
Author: Devin Haines
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 26
Release: 2020-10-19
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9798550013144
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Population Identity and General Biology of the Dusky Dolphin Lagenorhynchus Obscurus Gray 1828 in the Southeast Pacific

Population Identity and General Biology of the Dusky Dolphin Lagenorhynchus Obscurus  Gray  1828  in the Southeast Pacific
Author: Koenraad C. C. Van Waerebeek
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 159
Release: 1992
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:65854609
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Dusky Dolphin Lagenorhynchus Obscurus Behavior and Human Interactions

Dusky Dolphin  Lagenorhynchus Obscurus  Behavior and Human Interactions
Author: Nicholas Duprey
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:609700994
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dusky Dolphin Lagenorhynchus Obscurus Behavior and Human Interactions Book Review:

Interactions between humans and dusky dolphins in the coastal waters of New Zealand are increasing. My research focused on tourism interactions, with Kaikoura as the study site; and, on habitat use in an active aquaculture area, with Admiralty Bay as the study site. In Kaikoura, companies engaged in commercial cetacean tourism (For Hire Company) have permits issued by the New Zealand's Department of Conservation, allowing them to take paying customers out to view and swim with wild dusky dolphins. During summer and fall of 2005, I assessed the effectiveness of a voluntary 'rest period' established to give time free of humans to the dolphins. I used a theodolite to track the movements of large groups of dusky dolphins and recorded the arrival, departure and behaviors of all vessels approaching within 400 m of the group. The 'rest period' resulted in a reduction of vessel visits compared to non-rest periods, yet one For Hire Company and private recreational vessels continued to visit dusky dolphin groups during this time. To increase compliance with the voluntary regulation, more education is needed targeting private recreational vessels. Weekend traffic was higher compared to weekday traffic, during both rest and non-rest periods; a large increase occurred in weekend non-commercial vessel traffic. Swimming with calves is prohibited by New Zealand's Marine Mammal Protection Regulations of 1992, yet 71.4 percent of the swim attempts I observed on-board For Hire Company tours were conducted with groups containing calves. More should be done to reduce the number of swims conducted with groups of dusky dolphins containing calves. In winter of 2005, I used hourly theodolite scans to record the number of dusky dolphin groups using Admiralty Bay, a different near-shore environment with less tourism than off Kaikoura, and with near-shore mussel farms. Groups of dusky dolphins were observed in Admiralty Bay using the full extent of the bay. This re-enforces previous findings that Admiralty Bay is an important winter foraging ground for dusky dolphins, and further aquaculture development in the bay would remove available foraging habitat.

Dusky Dolphin

Dusky Dolphin
Author: Pam Louise
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 26
Release: 2021-06-02
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9798514072019
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Dusky Dolphin: Amazing Facts & Pictures

Dusky Dolphin

Dusky Dolphin
Author: Kelly Craig
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 26
Release: 2021-06-02
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9798514072422
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dusky Dolphin Book Review:

Dusky Dolphin: Amazing Photos & Fun Facts Book About Dusky Dolphin For Kids

The Dusky Dolphin Lagenrhynchus i e Lagenorhynchus Obscurus Off Kaikoura New Zealand

The Dusky Dolphin  Lagenrhynchus  i e  Lagenorhynchus  Obscurus  Off Kaikoura  New Zealand
Author: Nichollette Claudine Brown
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:154315097
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dusky Dolphin Lagenrhynchus i e Lagenorhynchus Obscurus Off Kaikoura New Zealand Book Review:

Dusky Dolphin Lagenorhynchus Obscurus Occurrence and Movement Patterns Near Kaikoura New Zealand

Dusky Dolphin  Lagenorhynchus Obscurus  Occurrence and Movement Patterns Near Kaikoura  New Zealand
Author: Adrian D. Dahood
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:610076345
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dusky Dolphin Lagenorhynchus Obscurus Occurrence and Movement Patterns Near Kaikoura New Zealand Book Review:

In Kaikoura, New Zealand dusky dolphins (Lagenorhynchus obscurus) are economically and ecologically important. However, more information on key habitat requirements is needed to develop an effective management plan for them. I use systematic shore-based observations and tour operator gathered boat-based observations and review night-time foraging observations to explore dusky dolphin occurrence and movement patterns. I discuss possible influence of prey on these patterns. From January to December 2006, I conducted crepuscular observations from three clifftop stations. With these geospatial data I examined occurrence, mean speed, and linearity over seasonal, diel, and tidal temporal scales. From October 1995 to November 2006 tour guides recorded GPS locations for over 5,000 dusky dolphin groups, allowing me to examine seasonal occurrence patterns. For both datasets I quantified occurrence patterns relative to depth, distance from the Kaikoura Canyon, and distance from shore. I reviewed the three studies conducted on dusky night foraging behavior in Kaikoura. I explore the effects of seasonal and lunar-scale changes in night-time light levels on dusky dolphin foraging behavior. Duskies exhibited seasonal and diel, but not tidal occurrence and movement patterns. Dolphins were found farther offshore, in deeper water, and travelling faster in winter and approaching sunset. The areas of highest sightings density were associated with the Kaikoura Canyon, and shifted almost entirely into the canyon in winter and approaching sunset. Dolphins made sharper turns during summer. Dolphins were, on average, closer to the Kaikoura Canyon than to shore. Seasonal occurrence patterns described by tour operator data agreed with those described by geospatial data collected by shorebased observers. Duskies exhibited flexible foraging behavior and appeared to use both seasonal and lunar phase specific tactics. Night-time light levels appeared to influence dusky foraging behavior, possibly through changes in prey behavior. Prey availability and behavior patterns appeared to influence dusky occurrence and movement patterns. The dolphins' affinity for the Kaikoura Canyon may reflect a strategy to maximize access to prey.

Dusky Dolphin

Dusky Dolphin
Author: Katie Mercer
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 26
Release: 2021-06-02
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9798514071470
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dusky Dolphin Book Review:

Dusky Dolphin: Beautiful Pictures & Interesting Facts Children Book About Dusky Dolphin

Primates and Cetaceans

Primates and Cetaceans
Author: Juichi Yamagiwa,Leszek Karczmarski
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 439
Release: 2013-11-20
ISBN 10: 4431545239
ISBN 13: 9784431545231
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Primates and Cetaceans Book Review:

In this book, the editors present a view of the socioecology of primates and cetaceans in a comparative perspective to elucidate the social evolution of highly intellectual mammals in terrestrial and aquatic environments. Despite obvious differences in morphology and eco-physiology, there are many cases of comparable, sometimes strikingly similar patterns of sociobehavioral complexity. A number of long-term field studies have accumulated a substantial amount of data on the life history of various taxa, foraging ecology, social and sexual relationships, demography, and various patterns of behavior: from dynamic fission–fusion to long-term stable societies; from male-bonded to bisexually bonded to matrilineal groups. Primatologists and cetologists have come together to provide four evolutionary themes: (1) social complexity and behavioral plasticity, (2) life history strategies and social evolution, (3) the interface between behavior, demography, and conservation, and (4) selected topics in comparative behavior. These comparisons of taxa that are evolutionarily distant but live in comparable complex sociocognitive environments boost our appreciation of their sophisticated mammalian societies and can advance our understanding of the ecological factors that have shaped their social evolution. This knowledge also facilitates a better understanding of the day-to-day challenges these animals face in the human-dominated world and may improve the capacity and effectiveness of our conservation efforts.

Dolphins Porpoises and Whales of the World

Dolphins  Porpoises and Whales of the World
Author: International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
Publsiher: IUCN
Total Pages: 429
Release: 1991
ISBN 10: 9782880329365
ISBN 13: 2880329361
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dolphins Porpoises and Whales of the World Book Review:

Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals

Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals
Author: William F. Perrin,Bernd Würsig,J.G.M. Thewissen
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 1352
Release: 2009-02-26
ISBN 10: 9780080919935
ISBN 13: 0080919936
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals Book Review:

This thorough revision of the classic Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals brings this authoritative book right up-to-date. Articles describe every species in detail, based on the very latest taxonomy, and a host of biological, ecological and sociological aspects relating to marine mammals. The latest information on the biology, ecology, anatomy, behavior and interactions with man is provided by a cast of expert authors – all presented in such detail and clarity to support both marine mammal specialists and the serious naturalist. Fully referenced throughout and with a fresh selection of the best color photographs available, the long-awaited second edition remains at the forefront as the go-to reference on marine mammals. More than 20% NEW MATERIAL includes articles on Climate Change, Pacific White-sided Dolphins, Sociobiology, Habitat Use, Feeding Morphology and more Over 260 articles on the individual species with topics ranging from anatomy and behavior, to conservation, exploitation and the impact of global climate change on marine mammals New color illustrations show every species and document topical articles FROM THE FIRST EDITION “This book is so good...a bargain, full of riches...packed with fascinating up to date information. I recommend it unreservedly it to individuals, students, and researchers, as well as libraries." --Richard M. Laws, MARINE MAMMALS SCIENCE "...establishes a solid and satisfying foundation for current study and future exploration" --Ronald J. Shusterman, SCIENCE

Ethology and Behavioral Ecology of Odontocetes

Ethology and Behavioral Ecology of Odontocetes
Author: Bernd Würsig
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2019-08-02
ISBN 10: 3030166635
ISBN 13: 9783030166632
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ethology and Behavioral Ecology of Odontocetes Book Review:

This book concentrates on the marine mammalian group of Odontocetes, the toothed whales, dolphins, and porpoises. In 23 chapters, a total of 40 authors describe general patterns of ethological concepts of odontocetes in their natural environments, with a strong bent towards behavioral ecology. Examples are given of particularly well-studied species and species groups for which enough data exist, especially from the past 15 years. The aim is to give a modern flavor of present knowledge of ethology and behavior of generally large-brained behaviorally flexible mammals that have evolved quite separately from social mammals on land. As well, the plight of populations and species due to humans is described in multiple chapters, with the goal that an understanding of behavior can help to solve or alleviate at least some human-made problems.

Social Organization of the New Zealand Dusky Dolphin

Social Organization of the New Zealand Dusky Dolphin
Author: Timothy Michael Markowitz
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:704939656
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Organization of the New Zealand Dusky Dolphin Book Review:

Social organization of dolphins in extensive societies has not been well studied. Off Kaikoura, New Zealand, thousands of dusky dolphins (Lagenorhynchus obscurus) gather, feeding nocturnally on deep scattering layer prey, resting and socializing diurnally. During 1997-2003, interval sampling was used to monitor large assemblages numbering hundreds (n=169), smaller mating groups (mean±s.e.=7±1.6 adults, n=42), mother-calf nurseries (mean±s.e.=13±1.6 adults, 1±0.5 juveniles, 4±0.7 calves and 1±0.4 neonates, n=41), and non-mating adult groups (mean±s.e.= 9±1.3 adults, 1±0.2 juvenile, n=37). Group size, distance from shore (east), ranging along shore (north), traveling, inter-individual distance, and noisy leaping peaked in winter (n=39), with dolphins maintaining closer proximity to each other in smaller, more restful groups, closer to shore during the spring-summer-autumn (n=234) reproductive seasons. Dolphin groups were found closest to shore (west) during early morning, spread out and leaping often. Resting peaked at midday in tight groups. Late in the day, dolphins spread out, moving eastward (offshore) in preparation for feeding. Large groups exhibited coordinated travel, with noisy leaps as a directional signal. "Mating of the quickest" occurred in groups of (median) 6 males chasing 1 female. Leaping rarely occurred in restful nurseries, which at times associated with Hector's dolphins (Cephalorhynchus hectori). Other mixed-species groups included common dolphins (Delphinus delphis), southern right whale dolphins (Lissodelphis peronii), long-finned pilot whales (Globicephala malaena), and bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). Killer whales (Orcinus orca) elicited predator assessment and evasion. Whale riding occurred with larger whales. Residence was seasonal, with 1,969±814.9 from a population of 12,626 dolphins spending 103±38.0 days in Kaikoura (mean±s.e., mark-recapture mortality, single-season lagged-ID emigration models, n=153 weeks). Dolphins (n=39) summering in Kaikoura migrated to the Marlborough Sounds in winter, where small, coordinated groups foraged diurnally on schooling fishes in shallow bays, often associated with sea birds and New Zealand fur seals (Arctocephalus forsteri). Aquaculture may threaten dusky dolphin foraging habitat in Admiralty Bay, where an estimated 220 dolphins gathered to feed each winter. Photo-identification research, enhanced by digital techniques, demonstrated a structured fission-fusion society. Dusky dolphins associated with preferred long-term (>1,000 days) hunting companions in Admiralty Bay and non-random casual acquaintances (200 days) in Kaikoura (lagged-association models).

Behavioral Development of Dusky Dolphins

Behavioral Development of Dusky Dolphins
Author: Sierra Michelle Deutsch
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:609406815
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Behavioral Development of Dusky Dolphins Book Review:

This thesis examines the characteristics of dusky dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obscurus) nursery groups and ontogeny of dusky dolphin calves. Data were collected via boat-based group focal follows of nurseries from October 2006-May 2007. A total of 87 nursery groups were encountered. Data were analyzed according to age category (infant or yearling) and season (early or late). Nursery group membership was lowest in the early season and when yearlings were present. The average number of yearlings in a nursery group was less than that of infants. The predominant activity of calves was rest. Early infants rested the most, while travel seemed most important for late infants, and early yearlings were most likely to forage. With the exception of early infants, all calves were more likely than adults to interact with boats. When taking month into account, yearlings were more social in general than infants. Infants showed a positive trend in sociality, while yearling sociality remained relatively stable. Nursery groups are markedly segregated by calf age, and 80% of nursery groups contained calves of only one age group. Dusky dolphin calves show a similar trend in preference for position in relation to the mother as that in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops sp.), with echelon swim decreasing with age. However, all calves appear to prefer echelon swim when nursery groups are traveling. Calves were more likely to swim independently in the late part of the season and while foraging or socializing, and were more likely to be in close proximity to their mothers while resting or traveling. Calves learned noisy leaps, followed by clean, coordinated, and acrobatic leaps, in that order. There was no clear relationship between behavioral state and types of leaps performed by calves. Early infants leapt less often than older calves, but leap frequency did not differ among the older calves. The overall pattern in the ontogeny of dusky dolphin leaps indicates that the physical development of leaps is learned individually, while the context in which the leaps are performed is learned from conspecifics. These results indicate that nursery groups represent an important environment for healthy physical and social development of calves.

Whales and Dolphins Tattoos

Whales and Dolphins Tattoos
Author: Ruth Soffer
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1997-07-14
ISBN 10: 9780486298733
ISBN 13: 0486298736
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Whales and Dolphins Tattoos Book Review:

Safe, easy-to-apply images of 10 intriguing sea creatures: narwhal, spinner, killer, great blue, humpback whales, bottlenose dolphin, and 4 more.