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  1. 1. Dolphins <br />An inside look on their anatomy, ecology, and behavior<br />
  2. 2. Some Background Info:<br />There are about 60 different species of dolphin<br />There habitat is mostly in tropical and temperate oceans<br />Trivia:<br />The name dolphin is applied to species that have beaklike snout and slender body and the name porpoise is given to species that have blunt snouts and a stocky body.<br />
  3. 3. Anatomy<br />Brain and Sense Organs<br />Locomotion<br />Feeding<br />
  4. 4. Brain…and Sense Organs<br />Brain is Large and Developed <br />
  5. 5. Nose, Eyes, and Ears<br />Almost no sense of smell<br />Eyes are well developed<br />Ears are most important sense<br />
  6. 6. Communication<br />Do not emit sounds with voice box<br />Sounds pass through tissues of the head<br />Sounds can travel hundreds of miles<br />Fatty Organ: Melon<br />
  7. 7. Locomotion<br />Swing tail through the water<br />Forelimbs used for navigating<br />Fins resemble flat oars (five fingers)<br />Dorsal fin stabilizes body<br />
  8. 8. Locomotion continued…<br />Tail Fluke<br />Body is efficient for locomotion<br />Must come to the surface for air<br />My0globin<br />
  9. 9. Feeding<br />Prong-like teeth<br />Fish, Crustaceans, squid and mollusks<br />