Dolphin Anatomy and Physiology Index
The overall anatomy of the dolphin is very detailed, and designed well for them to survive in the water. They are marine animals, spending their entire life in the water.
Dolphins may look like fish, but they’re mammals that have adapted over the years to water. There are a number of differences caused by living in water instead of on land.
Dolphins are like the kid that won’t shut up. They are almost constantly making sounds of one of two kinds: communicative or navigational. The different sounds are made in different ways.
Dolphin sounds and acoustics. Most people have heard the chirping, squeaking noises made by dolphins which they use to communicate with dolphins and human trainers, and to navigate by using echolocation, or figuring out where things are by bouncing sound off them.
Dolphin Senses. Imagine a world of darkness and sudden light, a world in which you can move not only side to side but up and down as well, a world without a bottom to it but instead a top to which you must periodically rise.
Echolocation is a technique used by some animals to detect other animals, food and obstacles.