PO Box 97 14200 Solomons Island Road Solomons, MD 20688 Ph: 410-326-2042 Fx: 410-326-6691 Email Us 3 Osteodensitometric image of the humerus and antebrachial bones in the dorsopalmar projection of the right flipper of the bottlenose dolphin (D072, male, 10 years old) (Rl, humerus; yellow rectangle, global region of interest, Groi). Dolphin Physical Characteristics The overall anatomy of the dolphin is designed to survive in the water. Disclaimer/Re-use of images: It is the sole responsibility of the contributing museum to supply accurate information, and to organise copyright clearance (if necessary) for any image that appears on NZ Museums. 2 Bones of the right flipper with marked humerus of the bottlenose dolphin (D072, male, 10 years old).

All dolphins have similar anatomical and morphological characteristics; this means that all species have some features that do not differ widely between species. From their pectoral flipper radiographs, a dolphin’s age can be predicted within a few months in young dolphins (<5 years old) to within a few years if the animal is > 25 years old. Methods: ... features and metric characteristics of the flipper of the striped dolphin based on radiographic techniques. Before any re-use of images, permission must be obtained from the contributing museum. development of the flipper bones were not available for this species in the Mediterranean. Copy. Dolphin Flipper Bones; 2015.31.1. Fig. Fig. This illustration of a bottlenose dolphin flipper bones, Tursiops truncatus, is biologically accurate in detail.