Bottlenose DolphinsBook - 2001
The mysterious lives of whales and dolphins come alive in the full-page photos and lively text of the Whales and Dolphins series. Explore the unique behavioral and physical adaptations that allow these sea mammals to swim fast, leap above the water, blow loud exhale blasts, create curious clicks and clangs or haunting songs, and use echolocation to see in deep, dark waters. Humans feel a connection to these intelligent, playful fellow mammals, and the more we learn about their communication, group lives, and devotion to their calves, the closer that connection becomes. Surprising facts, bold images, and detailed narratives will satisfy curious young readers of Whales and Dolphins.We loved watching televised dolphins on Flipper, but now scientists understand much more about these intelligent, social creatures. Bottlenose dolphins are much like humans in their playfulness, their need to teach social and survival skills to their young, and their desire to use touch and sounds to communicate with group members. Full-page photos show bottlenose dolphins playing, swimming, and hunting, and text with a relaxed tone tells about physical and behavioral adaptations and the use of echolocation. Bottlenose dolphins offer humans a unique opportunity to meet an alien species much like us.
Publisher: Milwaukee, WI : Gareth Stevens Pub., 2001.
Characteristics: 24 p. : col. ill. ; 19 cm.