|Ontogenetic changes in the thermal and buoyant properties of Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) blubber
||The thermal properties of cetacean blubber are influenced by its lipid content and thickness. In Atlantic bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus), both these features vary across ontogeny and with reproductive and nutritional status and, thus, may r...
|Physiological and behavioral thermoregulation in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Sarasota, Florida
||The temperature differential (?T) between a body surface and the ambient
environment is one factor that influences heat loss. Organisms can affect ?T
physiologically, by controlling body surface temperature, and behaviorally, by choosing
|Use of a geographic information system (GIS) to examine bottlenose dolphin community structure in southeastern North Carolina
||From June 1987 to April 1988 an epizootic of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus)
occurred along the eastern coast of the United States from New Jersey to Florida. As a result of
this mortality, the mid-Atlantic “coastal migratory stock” of bot...
|Seasonal abundance, site-fidelity, and utilization areas of bottlenose dolphins in St. Joseph Bay, Florida
||During three Unusual Mortality Events (UMEs), (1999-2000, 2004, and 2005-2006), a total of more than 300 bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) have died along the Florida Panhandle. St. Joseph Bay, in Gulf County, was the geographic focus of the 2...
|Morphology of the melon and its tendinous connections to the facial muscles in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus)
||The melon is a lipid rich structure located in the odontocete forehead that functions to propagate echolocation sounds into the surrounding aquatic environment. To date, the melon’s abilities to guide and impedance match biosonar sounds to water has ...