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Dolphin Information

Learn about Dolphins’ history, habits, health, communication and reproduction

Acoustics - Discover how and why dolphins make sounds like whistles, clicks, and burst pulses. This page also includes a diagram of sound production and echolocation.

Anatomy - See labeled body parts of a dolphin inside and out on a detailed diagram.

Communication - Explore dolphins' varied modes of communication from sounds to body language and even touch.

Culture - Do dolphins have culture?

Maternity - This section describes bottlenose dolphin reproduction, calf development, and the social aspects of raising calves.

Natural History - Learn about the range, behavior, and life span of bottlenose dolphins as well as other members of the delphinid family.

Physiology - Find out how dolphins have adapted their bodies to the harsh ocean. This page includes information on evolutionary theories, taxonomy, differences between dolphins and porpoises, and descriptions of dolphin organs and biological systems.

For additional great information about bottlenose dolphins, check out the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks & Aquariums (AMMPA) species fact sheet. Available in English, Spanish, and Portugese.

Our Mission - Through education, research and rescue, Dolphin Research Center promotes peaceful coexistence, cooperation and communication between marine mammals, humans and the environment we share with the well being of DRC's animals taking precedence.
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