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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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

New species of river dolphin discovered

This week scientists revealed the results of a DNA sequencing study. The study showed that a new river dolphin species resides in the rivers of South America.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Fishermen kill 30 more dolphins in Taiji

Tokyo - Fishermen in the small Japanese town of Taiji killed more than two dozen striped dolphins on Thursday, campaigners said, as global outrage over the slaughter grows.
In the Media by Harumi Ozawa (AFP)

Japan dolphin hunt goes on after slaughter: campaigners

Tokyo - Japanese fishermen were out at sea attempting to trap more dolphins on Wednesday, campaigners said, after the bloody slaughter of dozens of the animals the previous day was hidden from view behind screens.
In the Media by Miwa Suzuki (AFP)

US envoy asked to visit Taiji to see 'humane' dolphin hunt

Tokyo - The US ambassador to Japan should visit Taiji to see the "humane" killing methods used in the dolphin hunt, a local fisheries official said Tuesday, days after Caroline Kennedy tweeted her disapproval of the slaughter.
In the Media by Harumi Ozawa (AFP)

US envoy Kennedy tweets concern at Japanese dolphin hunt

Tokyo - US ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy has tweeted her concern at the "inhumaneness" of a Japanese village's traditional dolphin hunt."Deeply concerned by inhumaneness of drive hunt dolphin killing.
In the Media by AFP

Olympic flame carried underwater in world's deepest lake

Russia has taken Olympic flame into the world's deepest body of fresh water, scenic Lake Baikal. The action was the latest dramatic action in the torch relay before the Sochi Winter Games.
In the Media by Mike White

Video: Dolphin masturbating with dead fish

A video uploaded nearly a year ago has recently been gathering some attention. The video involves a dolphin and a dead fish.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

TopFinds: Obama and Boehner continue talks, Dr. Who shows found

US President Barack Obama and Speaker Boehner still at an impasse over the spending bill and ending the government shutdown. Why humans are responsible for shocking dolphin deaths. Missing episodes of Doctor Who found. Welcome to this week's TopFinds.
In the Media by David Silverberg

Dolphins use vocal labels to call each other 'by name'

Vocal labeling refers to incidents in which an animal consistently uses a specific acoustic signal when presented with a specific object or class of objects. Research found dolphins use distinctive whistles in much the same way that humans use names.
In the Media by Eko Armunanto - 3 comments
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