Subject: Dolphins

Howard Garrett (
Fri, 7 May 1999 14:22:52 -0400 (EDT)


I was wondering if you know of any good site, books, or anything at all
that has good background information about dolphins.  I am doing a
research paper for my 9th grade biology class. Any help would be greatly
appericated.  Thank you.


Kathleen S.

        There are so many sources of information now on dolphins that I
can't be comprehensive. And of course there are books on anatomy,
distribution, training in captivity, etc. My personal favorite is a book
called "Dolphin Days" by Ken Norris. It's the story of a long term study of
wild spinner dolphins in Hawaii. It's the best book I know of describing
typical daily cycles of behaviors by communities of dolphins. There are
interesting observations like "resting" is actually an active behavior, so
it's not sleep as we know it. Otherwise I would consult the WhaleNet

Howard Garrett
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