Animating the Sea: Motion, Light and Eyes

Faculty: Ruth Hayes, M.F.A., and Pauline Yu, Ph.D.

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Delphinoidea

Beluga Whale Delphinapterus leucas

Beluga whales are a sub-arctic and arctic cetacean of the family, Monodontidae, also known as white whales.  They are adapted to life in the arctic and are most likely to be found in the shallow coastal waters of the Arctic… Continue Reading →

Dusky Dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obscurus)

By Ellen O. Umwelt The surface light is out and the above is calm.  The push and pull are there, but not strong, easy enough for a young to swim without too much effort from its birther.  Shallows are a… Continue Reading →

Killer Whale (orcinus orca)

Introduction Have you ever wondered why there is an underlying respect for the orca in the food chain? Why do we, as a human’s, see orcas as a non-threatening mammal? But if you were a sea animal, you would be… Continue Reading →

Short-beaked Common Dolphin (Delphinus delphis)

By: Matthew Price The short-beaked common dolphins are known by their scientific name as Delphinus delphis. Their taxonomic classifications are the kingdom Animalia, phylum Chordata, class Mammalia, order Cetacea, family Delphinidae, genus Delphinus, and species Delphis.  This particular breed of common… Continue Reading →

The Swimming Locomotion of Orcas and the way they Interact in a Pod

By Katie Pestinger The orca (scientific designation Orcinus orca), also known as the killer whale, is the largest dolphin species, and one of the most widespread, living in portions of all of the world’s oceans (National Geographic). They are impressive… Continue Reading →

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