The Dusky Dolphin: Master Acrobat Off Different Shores

EditorMelany Wursig

Kobo ebook | July 17, 2009

The Dusky Dolphin: Master Acrobat Off Different Shores by Melany Wursig
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Corinne and Zara Grayson are two sisters from Montana living a normal life. Until their father decides that his career is more important than being a parent. Overnight, the two girls find themselves facing tough choices but, no matter how much they torment about it, at their age, they don't know that the decisions are taken by others.
Corinne is a conscientious student, while Zara dreams to win a Grand Slam tournament. How will their dreams and desires blend in with the reality, how will they cope with a world full of obstacles and selfishness, but most importantly, how will they stick together?
Their life will have them all...tears, smiles, humiliation, success, loneliness, despair, but not love. And when they find love, under its different forms, will they recognize it? Will they have the courage to give up on each other for the simple sensation of being loved?

“I don’t know how to control what I feel. I don’t know why, but I start thinking too much about Bill, and I have the sensation that I’m cheating on Corinne’s expectations regarding tennis. I’m feeling guilty.”

“You don’t have to feel guilty for doing something for yourself too.”

“For myself, I must only play tennis.”

“That’s not true. You can mix them up. There are many married players who play very well.”

“God, I’m not thinking about marriage at nineteen!”

Title:The Dusky Dolphin: Master Acrobat Off Different ShoresFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:July 17, 2009Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

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The Dusky Dolphin: Master Acrobat Off Different Shores covers various topics about the dusky dolphin, including its taxonomy, history and demography, ecology, and behavior. After introducing the dusky dolphin as a member of the genus Lagenorhynchus under the family Delphinidae, the book continues by describing its life history, its demographic patterns, and its role in the food web considering predation, parasitism, and competition. The book also includes chapters that discuss the interaction of the dusky dolphin with its habitats, such as the dusky dolphin’s sound production, its foraging at night and in daylight, its survival strategies in response to predator threats, the mating habits of New Zealand duskies, calf rearing, sexual segregation, and genetic relationships. Other chapters address the interaction of dusky dolphins with humans. This book offers information about dusky dolphins off Southern Africa and discussions about the patterns of sympatry in Lagenorhynchus and Cephalorhynchus. Finally, comparisons between dusky dolphins and great apes as large-brained mammals are also reviewed in this book. Only book fully devoted to the southern hemisphere "dusky" dolphin Heavily illustrated with charts, figures, tables, and all color photos Written by a cadre of experts intimately familiar with dolphin field work Written in an accurate yet accessible style for the scientist and natural historian alike