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Which dolphin is the most easily identified?

November 17, 2017

As the only member of the whale family with no dorsal fin, the Northern Right Whale Dolphin is the most easily-recognizable of all cetaceans. That is, once you realize it is a dolphin. Due to […]

What is the “smoothest” dolphin?

November 3, 2017

The scientific name Lissodelphis borealis is derived from the Greek word lissos (“smooth”) and the Latin word borealis (“northern”) and is the official name of the Northern Right Whale Dolphin. The reason the dolphin is […]

What is Viviparous?

October 10, 2017

What is Viviparous? Viviparous – Reproduction by live birth, such as with humans and dogs. The only sharks able to give birth this way are members of the Galae shark family, the most evolutionarily developed […]

What is Trophic Cascade?

October 10, 2017

What is Trophic Cascade? Trophic cascade – An ecological condition that happens when a top predator is removed from an environment, causing a disruption in the traditional food chain. With the traditional food chain out […]

What is Tonic Immobility?

October 10, 2017

What is Tonic Immobility? Tonic Immobility:  A momentary state of paralysis that can be induced by turning a shark on his back or in a vertical pose. ###

What is Teleost?

October 10, 2017

What is Teleost? Teleost is the largest group of bony fish that have fins and swim bladders. ###

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