The Dolphins of Hilton Head
Their Natural History
Framing her study with a general overview of dolphins and their habits, Gubbins explores the natural history, ecology, and evolution of free-ranging Atlantic bottlenose dolphins in South Carolina. She compares this population with others throughout the world to reveal the South Carolina dolphins' innovative foraging techniques, novel social system, and unconventional habitat use patterns. Gubbins debunks widely held myths about the animals, addresses conservation issues that will affect their future in South Carolina waters, and discusses environmental problems that threaten them worldwide.
While Gubbins looks specifically at the dolphins of Hilton Head, her guide helps readers understand these animals throughout the world. She offers advice not only for spotting dolphins but also for interpreting such specific behaviors as feeding, socializing, resting, traveling, and communication.
About the Author
"Black-and-white photographs enhance the adventurous and detailed 'reader friendly' text, making The Dolphins of Hilton Head a truly exciting account which is most especially recommended for marine wildlife students in general, and dolphin enthusiasts in particular."—Bookwatch
"Fascinated by the form and behavior of bottlenose dolphins, we've come to know much about them, but our understanding is still far from complete. Cara Gubbins devoted years of careful study to broaden that understanding for all of us who are stewards of these and other marine animals."—David J. St. Aubin, Director of Research and Veterinary Services, Mystic Aquarium and Institute for Exploration
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