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  Dolphin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dolphins are aquatic mammals related to whales and porpoises, famous for their intelligence, apparent compassion, and joy.
Dolphins are widely believed to be amongst the most intelligent of all animals, though it is hard to say just how intelligent dolphins are as straightforward comparisons of species' relative intelligence are complicated by differences in sensory apparatus, response modes, and nature of cognition.
Most dolphins have acute eyesight, both in and out of the water, and their sense of hearing is superior to that of humans.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dolphin   (2322 words)

  
 Welcome to The Dolphin Place - Facts about Dolphins/Whales
The dolphin fish, is neither a dolphin nor a porpoise.
Dolphins once were hunted commercially, especially for the small quantity of valuable oil extracted from parts of the head and used to lubricated delicate watch mechanisms.
Because of the ability of dolphins to learn and perform complex tasks in captivity, their continuous communications with one another, and their ability, through training, to approximate the sounds of a few human words, some investigators have suggested that the animals might be capable of learning a true language and communicating with humans.
www.thedolphinplace.com /facts.html   (1493 words)

  
 Dolphin
In the eastern tropical Pacific the population is estimated to be 243,500, while in the waters of Japan the population estimates are as low as 37,000.
Dolphins are social animals well known for their playful and carefree nature.
Dolphins can be found in both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, though they prefer warm to tropical water.
www.npca.org /marine_and_coastal/marine_wildlife/dolphin.asp   (271 words)

  
 Wild Dolphins page 1
A dolphin slapping its tail on the water in the wild may be a sign of annoyance, or a warning to other dolphins of danger.
Dolphins that appear to be closely bonded may swim in synchrony, twisting, turning and swimming in perfect harmony together.
When a baby is first born, some dolphin research suggests a mother dolphin will whistle to it constantly, imprinting her sound on the baby so it will recognize her, and the baby learns to develop its own signature whistle.
www.southwest.com.au /~kirbyhs/dolphinsa.html   (1552 words)

  
 ACS bottlenose dolphin Cetacean Fact Sheet - American Cetacean Society
The bottlenose dolphin (like the beluga) has more flexibility in its neck than other oceanic dolphins, because 5 of the 7 neck vertebrae are not fused together as in the other oceanic dolphins.
Bottlenose dolphins are vulnerable to pollution, habitat alteration, boat collisions, human feeding of and swimming with wild animals, and human disturbance (such as boating).
Dolphins with disease symptoms appeared to have elevated levels of PCB's, leading researchers to conclude that pollutants may be playing a role in these events.
www.acsonline.org /factpack/btlnose.htm   (926 words)

  
 BOTTLENOSE DOLPHIN - ZoomWhales.com
The Atlantic bottlenose dolphins are small cetaceans that have a long, beaklike snout, a falcate (sickle-shaped) dorsal fin, and sharp teeth.
Dolphin breeding occurs mostly in the winter to early spring while near the surface and in warm waters.
The bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) is a toothed whale (Suborder Odontoceti) It is one of 76 cetacean species, and are marine mammals.
www.enchantedlearning.com /subjects/whales/species/Bottledolphin.shtml   (635 words)

  
 Dolphin FAQ   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Dolphins have colonized all oceans and seas of the planet, from polar to tropical regions, true mammals they must get oxygen from air and not from water such as fish, their infants are born underwater and must be brought up to the surface immediately to survive.
The dolphin is capable of diving for up to 20 minutes at 300 meters, this is to be considered as maxima for a bottlenose dolphin although in some experiments they have dived to about 500 meters (a dolphin that was especially trained for this).
Dolphin respiration is not a reflex such as with human being, it is a voluntary act.
www.dolphin-isl-greenware.org /marine_lab/blue_hangar/egdolfaq.htm   (2701 words)

  
 ACS common dolphin Cetacean Fact Sheet - American Cetacean Society
When looking at the profile of the two common dolphin species, the short-beaked common dolphin has a more rounded melon that meets the beak at a sharp angle, as compared to the long-beaked common dolphin that has a flatter melon that meets the beak at a more gradual angle.
The short-beaked common dolphin is relatively heavier, and has a larger dorsal fin and flippers than the long-beaked common dolphin.
The long-beaked common dolphin is found more in coastal waters; the short-beaked common dolphin is found in offshore waters and is the species that occurs frequently in the eastern tropical Pacific.
www.acsonline.org /factpack/common.htm   (838 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Dolphin
The use of the dolphin as a Christian symbol is connected with the general ideas underlying the more general use of the fish.
With an anchor the dolphin occurs frequently on early Christian rings, representing the attachment of the Christian to Christ crucified.
Speaking generally, the dolphin is the symbol of the individual Christian, rather than of Christ Himself, though in some instances the dolphin with the anchor seems to be intended as a representation of Christ upon the Cross.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/05100a.htm   (233 words)

  
 Dolphin class submarines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The hulls of the Dolphin and Leviathan are being built at Thyssen shipyards in Emden.
The Dolphin is the conventional submarine of the 21
Commander of the flotilla and Dolphin's Chief of the Boat laid wreaths in the water.
www.dolphin.org.il /dolphins   (1033 words)

  
 Dolphin Website - MSDS Software and Chemical Inventory Management
Dolphin's Portable Inventory Assistant is helping companies ensure better compliance, sweep their shelves of redundant and excessively toxic chemicals, and even save money on chemical management.
New language and “localization” solutions from Dolphin make it simple to communicate with your workers worldwide in their native languages, while supporting easy-to-use foreign MSDS formats.
With Dolphin, you start with automation of your Material Safety Data Sheets, for MSDS compliance, providing universal access and meeting right-to-know requirements.
www.dolphinmsds.com   (232 words)

  
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An unusual wedding ceremony was held in the southern resort town of Eilat on Wednesday, as Sharon Tendler, a 41-years-old Jewish millionaire from London married her beloved Cindy, a 35-years-old dolphin, Israel's leading newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth reported Thursday.
The British rock concert producer took a liking to the dolphin and has made a habit of traveling to Eilat two or three times a year and spending time with her underwater sweetheart.
Cindy, escorted by his fellow best-men dolphins, swam over to Tendler and she hugged him, whispered sweet nothings in his ear, and kissed him in front of the cheering crowd.
www.ynetnews.com /articles/0,7340,L-3191923,00.html   (330 words)

  
 Dolphin World - Your swim with dolphins place and you can do this incredible experience in Florida-Miami-Key Largo-Key ...
The dolphin cove or salt water lagoon is a great place to meet your new friends the bottlenose dolphins.
Your dolphin vacation choices are part of the Florida Marine Mammal programs (click here to see more), 1 - 4 days experiences, which include dolphin swims in the Key Largo / Key West, and Miami / Fort Lauderdale areas.
Swimming with dolphins is a very natural and rewarding experience in their dolphin cove or lagoon.
www.dolphinworld.org   (561 words)

  
 Dolphins -- Kids' Planet -- Defenders of Wildlife
Dolphins often hunt together, surrounding a school of fish, trapping the fish, and taking turns swimming through the school and catching fish.
Dolphins will also follow seabirds, other whales and fishing boats to feed opportunistically on the fish they scare up or discard.
Dolphins are well known for their agility and playful behavior, making them a favorite of wildlife watchers.
www.kidsplanet.org /factsheets/dolphins.html   (332 words)

  
 Dolphin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Dolphin was seen again as a member of a group gathered together by a being known only as the Immortal Man. As with the other heroes, Dolphin had accidentally stumbled across one of several ancient golden pyramids that were of supreme importance to the American Government.
Dolphin has since acted as a solo adventurer, teaming up with her ex-teammates Animal Man and Sea Devil Dane Dorrance to stop dolphin killers from the Faroe Islands as well as teaming up on a Justice League Task Force led by Martian Manhunter into the Valley of Daal.
An Olympic-level swimmer with little knowledge of hand-to-hand combat, Dolphin is able to remain underwater indefinitely, survive the crushing pressures of the deep, and swim with a speed far outstripping that of the sleek undersea mammal for which she is named.
www.eskimo.com /~tegan/aqua/bios/dolphin.html   (421 words)

  
 San Diego Zoo's Animal Bytes: Dolphin
Their ear holes are tiny, about the size of a crayon point, but dolphins probably have the best hearing in the Animal Kingdom.
Dolphins use clicking sounds for echolocation, and many use whistles to communicate with other members of their pod, or group.
Dolphins’ natural abilities to swim fast and leap clear of the water are what make them such entertaining performers.
www.sandiegozoo.org /animalbytes/t-dolphin.html   (894 words)

  
 Project Dolphin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This is the new Project Dolphin, a project running to count the number of keys you type.
Project Dolphin was a fairly large project to track how many keys you type and keep statistics of it, and you could compare yourself to others.
The 'big brain' behind Project Dolphin, nirgle, left behind the sourcecode of the client (Pulse) and the serverside scripts handling the 'pulsing' of the amount of keys.
www.project-dolphin.nl   (309 words)

  
 Dolphin Encyclopedia, About Dolphins, Atlantida Cancun   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
If you want to know everything about dolphins, you should dig into Atlantida Cancun’s Dolphin Encyclopedia, where we provide you all kinds of interesting facs about dolphins for you to get a closer look to this cute aquatic animals.
Dolphins are air breathing mammals that inhabit all the oceans of the world.
There are over thirty dolphin species in all, and they are differentiated from each other not only by size, but also by shape and markings.
www.atlantidacancun.com /encyclopedia-dolphins.asp   (116 words)

  
 Dolphins Plus-Swim with Dolphins! Swimming with dolphins at Florida's best dolphin swims.
Dolphins Plus is committed to the conservation and protection of marine mammals worldwide through education, research, experiential learning, and environmental awareness.
Dolphins Plus offers a variety of daily Dolphin Swims and a Sea Lion Swim to individuals of all ages (7 and above).
Our Dolphin Education program is a highly dynamic, exceptional learning experience, developed for students of all ages whom are interested in learning more about marine mammals and local marine ecosystems.
www.dolphinsplus.com   (690 words)

  
 Dolphin's World - Facts and Information about Dolphins - Information and Facts about Dolphins and Killer ...
Dolphins have been interacting with humans for as long as we have known of their existence.
Dolphins are mammals; they nurse their young from mammary glands.
The dolphins and humans section is devoted to the relationship between dolphins and humans.
www.dolphins-world.com   (361 words)

  
 Sailing Schooner Dolphin
Dolphin is a 90' traditional Baltic Trader design Staysail Schooner built in Germany in 1943 with Teak Decks and Wood Planked Hull, Galvanized Fastened to Steel Frames.
The boat is undergoing a complete refit begun in June 2002 scheduled for launch in 2006 and for completion in 2007.
Advance bookings for Charters and participation in the ownership, restoration and refitting of Dolphin through equity investment (see Ownership) apprenticeships, training programs, volunteer labor, materials, donations or grants is invited and welcome.
www.schoonerdolphin.com   (127 words)

  
 Dolphin Reef's Home Page
DOLPHIN REEF EILAT, on the shores of the Red Sea, is an ecological site unique in Israel and throughout the world where visitors can enjoy a natural atmosphere, magical views, secluded beach, together with the unusual opportunity of meeting and observing dolphins in their natural habitat.
A group of “bottlenosedolphins, including babies born at the site, maintain their daily routine of hunting, playing, courting and socializing.
The desire to deepen the bond between man and his environment is put into practice at Dolphin Reef in a different way than in other places in the world, starting with the physical conditions at the site and continuing with the warm attitude towards the dolphins.
www.dolphinreef.co.il   (326 words)

  
 Whale Watching and Dolphin Watching - Jervis Bay by Dolphin Watch Cruises
Dolphin Watch Cruises is the original cruising company of Jervis Bay and has been conducting cruises on Jervis Bay out of Huskisson for over 15 years.
Dolphin Watch Cruises commenced operation in 1990 and since that time we have conducted over 7,000 dolphin watching and whale watching cruises, with over 400,000 satisfied customers.
Jervis Bay Marine Park features an abundance of wildlife including dolphins, seals, whales (May to November) sea eagles, penguins and gannets to name a few, all of which can be seen on a normal cruise around the bay.
www.dolphinwatch.com.au   (1150 words)

  
 International Dolphin Watch
Actually, she said the dolphins wrote the song, and that she was merely the channel.
One of Kokyo’s wishes was that his wife’s dolphin melody should float freely around the world carrying with it her message from the dolphins of peace, joy and love.
The Dolphin Dreamtime, which is now available on CD, is extensively used in a wide range of therapeutic applications ranging from insomnia to stress release.
www.idw.org   (1670 words)

  
 Mine Hunting Systems of the U.S. Navy Marine Mammal Program
When a dolphin echolocates, it emits a series of clicks that bounce off an object and return to the dolphin, allowing a dolphin to construct a mental image of the object.
In the MK 7 MMS, dolphins are trained to detect and/or mark the location of mines sitting on the ocean bottom or buried in sediment.
A bottlenose dolphin is beached up on a transporter mat before going out on a training mission from the well deck of the USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) operating in the Arabian Gulf during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
www.spawar.navy.mil /sandiego/technology/mammals/mine_hunting.html   (659 words)

  
 Welcome to Dolphin Medical
Dolphin Medical, Inc. is a vertically integrated provider of patient monitors and accessories with a particular expertise in pulse oximetry and respiratory gas analysis.
The Company was founded as a majority-owned subsidiary of OSI Systems,Inc. (Nasdaq: OSIS) in order to consolidate the internally-developed as well as acquired medical device businesses and technologies of OSI Systems under one umbrella (namely OSI Medical and OSS Medical).
With manufacturing facilities in Jahor Bahru, Malaysia and Hawthorne, CA, Dolphin Medical is the low cost producer of oximetry hardware and accessories.
www.dolphinmedical.com   (94 words)

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