Freshwater dolphins by Megan M. Gunderson

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Published by ABDO Pub. in Edina, Minn .

Written in English

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  • Dolphins -- Juvenile literature

Edition Notes

Includes index.

Book details

StatementMegan M. Gunderson.
GenreJuvenile literature
LC ClassificationsQL737.C432 G859 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24029199M
ISBN 109781616134136
LC Control Number2010001627

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Journey beyond the blue into the wonderful world of the endangered freshwater dolphin. Full-color photos bring readers face to face with this agile mammal. A labeled diagram and a chapter on size, shape, and color help readers identify the strange-looking freshwater dolphin from beak to : Megan M Gunderson.

Get this from a library. Freshwater dolphins. [Megan M Gunderson] -- Introduces freshwater dolphins, describing their physical characteristics, life cycle, eating. I didn't even know there were freshwater dolphins, let alone Pepto-Bismol-pink ones, before I read this book. I read it again after traveling along the Peruvian Amazon and seeing the dolphins,and enjoyed it even more the 2nd time.

Fascinating information about the dolphins as animals and about the foklore that the river people weave around them/5. Freshwater dolphins live in rivers and estuaries in South America and Asia.

Let’s go to the Amazon. The Amazon is the second longest river in the world. Only the Nile is longer than the Amazon. The Amazon dolphin is the biggest freshwater dolphin and also the most intelligent.

Their brains are 40% bigger than human brains. By Daniel Merrinho for Originally Posted April 1, - April Fools:) In what many are calling one of the greatest triumphs of science and conservation in the history of the United States, freshwater dolphins returned this morning to the waters of the Finger Lakes.

Ganga River Dolphin. According to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the Gangetic river dolphins were officially discovered in and are one of the oldest creatures in the world along with some species of turtles, crocodiles and sharks. The Ganges river dolphin is primarily found in the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers and their tributaries in India, Bangladesh and Nepal.

There are a few species, however, like the South Asian river dolphin and the Amazon river dolphin, or boto, that live in freshwater streams and rivers. The largest dolphin, the orca, can grow to. Botos are the largest of the four river dolphin species, reaching up to eight feet long and pounds.

They have powerful flippers and tail flukes and a modified hump in place of a dorsal fin. Freshwater dolphins. [John F Prevost] -- Learn how to identify this type of dolphin. Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help.

Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for # Distributed by Rockbottom Books\/span>\n \u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\n schema. The freshwater dolphin resource guide is designed to give you all the information you need to teach your students about dolphins and freshwater habitats.

The guide provides fun freshwater dolphin facts, why they matter, what threats they face, what WWF is doing to help dolphins and freshwater resources, and what kids can do to help. Freshwater dolphins book inthe IUCN Red List of Threatened Species has evolved to become the world’s most comprehensive information source on the global conservation status of animal, fungi and plant : Brian Smith, Gillian Braulik.

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It's also almost Kipling-esque (Rudyard, not the cake maker, you twit), taking us back to a time where far-flung destinations couldn't be reached by all and sundry on a jumbo jet/5(). The dolphins can be anywhere from mostly gray with some pink spots, to almost flamingo pink.

And when the dolphins get excited, they can flush bright pink, similar to humans blushing. They have the largest bodies and brains of any freshwater dolphin. Out of the five freshwater species, the pink river dolphin comes out on top. But 5 (contested) species of dolphin have fully submerged into the freshwater lifestyle to become “true” river dolphins as early as 6 million years ago.

The Amazon river dolphin, also called the pink river dolphin lives solely in – you guessed it – the Amazon River. Amazing Animal Facts - The Portal of Animal Diversity. Visual index of animals. Dolphins, Whales, Penguins, Sharks, Tigers, Elephants, Flamingos, Otters, Killer.

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The Ganges river dolphin (GRD) or Ganges dolphin (Platanista gangetica gangetica Roxburgh, ), first described by William Roxburgh inis an obligate freshwater cetacean (Reeves et al., ).It is commonly known by the names ‘susu’, ‘sishuk’ and ‘phoo’ in different parts of its distribution range.

The sub-species is distributed throughout the perennial floodplain rivers in. Looking for books by John F. Prevost. See all books authored by John F. Prevost, including Orchids, and Freshwater Dolphins, and more on   Dolphins (Odontoceti) are a group of 44 species of toothed whales or are dolphins in every ocean on Earth, and there are freshwater species of dolphins that inhabit rivers in South Asian and South American.

The largest dolphin species (the orca) grows to more than 30 feet long while the smallest, Hector's dolphin, is just feet in length. Directed by Christopher Cain. With Charles Durning, Alessandro Rabelo, Ajay Naidu, Divana Brandão. An orphaned boy who was raised in the Amazon jungle is brought back to civilization by a priest who knows his father.

Learn About River Dolphins. Programs. News and Press Room. Sin categoría. Books and Documents. Papers. The initiative is being developed thanks to the support of. Theme - WordPress Theme built by Mintithemes using WordPress. Reportedly, the freshwater dolphins in the Indian territory account for 80 per cent of the total dolphin count.

The Gangetic dolphin is among the subspecies of the South Asian River Dolphin. The Gangetic river dolphin is a species of freshwater dolphins primarily found in the Ganga and Brahmaputra rivers and their tributaries in India, Bangladesh and Nepal.

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There are over 80 species of cetaceans, a group made up of whales, dolphins and porpoises. Despite many protections including a moratorium on whaling sincemany species of cetaceans continue to be threatened – with some on the verge of extinction.

Learn more about whales and dolphins and what we can do to protect them. They are the river dolphins, comprised of several species that are specially adapted to inhabit freshwater bodies around the world.

Habitats include the. Dolphin Facts For Kids Ages In the Clouducated Kids Nonfiction Book, Dolphin Facts For Kids, you will learn many interesting facts about dolphins.

Dolphins are intelligent: Dolphins are playful and intelligent mammals. They are known for their ability to leap high into the air and do somersaults. Dolphins live in the oceans around the world. Although most [ ].

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The Indus River Dolphin is a sub-species of freshwater or river dolphin found in the Indus River of Pakistan. From the s untilthe Ganges River Dolphin and the Indus dolphin were regarded as separate species; however, intheir classification was changed from two separate species to subspecies of a single species.

The book highlights the growing global freshwater crisis and the freshwater biodiversity and ecosystems that are in peril, and offers solutions and actions to be implemented now and in the future. Of the five freshwater species of dolphins in the world, the Amazon River dolphin, Inia geoffrensis has a pink color.

Up to 9 feet long and weighing up to pounds, pink river dolphins are the largest freshwater dolphins in the world. Subscribe: River Dolphins and Ocean Dolphins River Dolphins and Ocean Dolphins Did you know some dolphins live in rivers.

Grades. K, 1 - 5. This lists the logos of programs or partners of NG Education which have provided or contributed the content on this page. Content Created by. Dolphins are marine mammals and compose about half of the 80 – 90 known species of cetacea recorded so far. The other half is made up primarily of whales and a few species of porpoise.

Of the 40 + known species of dolphin most species are not known to live in freshwater environments; at least not for long periods of time. Gangetic river dolphins were declared national aquatic species in The Ganges river dolphin is a species of freshwater dolphins primarily found in the Ganga and Brahmaputra rivers and their tributaries in India, Bangladesh and Nepal.

In India, these dolphins are sighted in long deep river reaches in Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh. “The survival of river dolphins is vital because their mere presence is an indicator that our river bodies are doing fine,” said Kanwar. The Indus dolphin population in India, as ofis.

''Dolphins and Porpoises'' is a companion volume to Richard Ellis's ''Book of Whales'' (). The author is a marine artist with a contagious enthusiasm for cetaceans. Pink, freshwater dolphins play in the rivers of the Huan Chaco while in the forests soldier-ants cut paths six feet wide and eat anything in their way – they can devour a nylon tent in an hour.

Carver (a fluent Spanish-speaker) travels into this forbidden lost world in search of .On the other hand, the position of the eyes in most dolphins and porpoises suggests that they have stereoscopic vision Q3 forward and downward. Eye position in Q9 freshwater dolphins, which often swim on their side or upside down while feeding, suggests that what vision they have is stereoscopic forward and upward.Rivers are a major source of water.

In India, most of the rivers are worshipped like goddesses. They play a crucial role in our lives. Through them, we receive drinking water, water for irrigation, water for the production of electricity, etc.

Due to a considerable number of rivers and their tributaries, India is often regarded as the Land of Rivers!

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