Dolphins: Learned Behaviors

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Dolphins: Learned Behaviors
Like humans, dolphins learn through play, observation, and experimentation. Some learned behaviors are fun things to pass the time. In different parts of the world, dolphins have learned some fascinating hunting techniques. Whether that learned behavior is taught from one generation to the next or learned by observation, those dolphins have unique hunting skills found only in those areas.

Written by Laurie Allen Klein
32 pg, 8.5 x 10, Ages 5-9, Grades 1-4
Keywords:   learned behavior, animal adaptations, animal behavior
Animals in the book:   dolphin, common dolphin, bottlenose dolphin, dolphins


Author/Illustrator Info:

Award-winning illustrator Laure Allen Klein’s Dolphins: Learned Behaviors is the first book she has both written and illustrated. Laurie has been a freelance artist for over 30 years, working with a variety of education teams at zoos, marine parks and aquariums creating life-size animal murals, animal ID art, camp field guides, activity books, and posters. Laurie has illustrated The Pangolin Revelation, The Long and Short Tail of Colo and Ruff, Dear Komodo Dragon, Saving Kate's Flowers, Balloon Trees, Fur and Feathers, The Ghost of Donley Farm, If a Dolphin Were a Fish, Little Skink's Tail, Meet the Planets, Solar System Forecast, They Just Know, and Where Should Turtle Be? for Arbordale. Laurie lives in Florida. See more of her artwork at


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