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Virus killing dolphins along East Coast reaches Fla. Keys

Big Pine Key - A virus that has killed over 1,560 Atlantic bottlenose dolphins since July, 2013 has now reached the Florida keys. The remains of a dolphin that died after being stranded on Bahia Honda State Park has tested positive for morbillivirus.

Dolphin watch: How social behavior affects genetic makeup

Scientists studying bottlenose dolphins that use sponges as tools to protect their sensitive beaks has shown that social behavior can shape the genetic makeup of an animal population in the wild.

Japan defends dolphin hunt as slaughter ends in Taiji cove

Taiji - The Japanese government on Monday defended the island nation's highly controversial yearly dolphin slaughter as "traditional," "appropriate" and "a right" as the annual corralling, killing and capturing of hundreds of bottlenose dolphins came to an end.

Dolphin deaths along US Atlantic seaboard linked to measles

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), with responsibility for fisheries along US coasts, said a measles-like virus is the most likely cause for the high rate of bottlenose dolphin deaths this summer along the US Atlantic seaboard.

A dolphin doesn't forget

A new study shows that bottlenose dolphins appear to remember each other's 'signature' whistles for up to two decades after their last encounter.

Op-Ed: Updated: Bottlenose dolphins still being held in Taiji Cove

Taiji - It's been several days since a huge pod of bottlenose dolphins was driven into Taiji's Cove in Japan. Having been raided of their young in one of the worst processes ever witnessed, the remaining dolphins have been days without food.

Report suggests multiple stressors impacted Gulf region dolphins

A new report published in the journal PLoS One, suggests that a 'perfect storm' of events contributed to the deaths of dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico.

DJ dies at Texas State, second bottlenose death in five years

Corpus Christi - Texas State Aquarium is reporting the sudden death of a 15-year-old bottlenose dolphin. De Janeiro or DJ, was the second bottlenose dolphin to die at the aquarium in the past five years.

New report on Gulf ecosystem gives mixed review

Washington - A new study on the Gulf of Mexico's coastal wetlands and wildlife a year after BP's Deepwater Horizon debacle suggests some wildlife species are recovering while others are in an imperiled state, with recoveries dependent on decisive action.

Scientists confirm oil on dead dolphins came from BP oil spill

Biloxi - Scientists have confirmed the discovery of oil on dead dolphins that have been appearing along the US Gulf coast recently, with oil on some of the dead dolphins linked to the BP oil spill, according to a government agency.

Obama administration restricts findings on Gulf’s dead dolphins

Biloxi - The Obama administration has issued a gag order on data over the recent spike of dead dolphins, including many stillborn infants, washing up on Mississippi and Alabama shorelines, and scientists say the restriction undermines the scientific process.

Increasing numbers of warm water dolphins recorded in North Sea

Warming seas may be responsible for a shift in the distribution of dolphin species, as warm water species are reported in increasing numbers in the normally cold waters off England's north-east coast.

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Dolphins are hauled out of their plastic performing pools and loaded into the back of trucks.
Dolphins are hauled out of their plastic performing pools and loaded into the back of trucks.

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