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Russian military seeks five combat dolphins

Moscow - Russia's defence ministry is looking to buy five dolphins, the government revealed on Wednesday, as the country strives to revive its Soviet-era use of sea mammals for military tasks. The military has opened the bidding on a 1.

Dolphin circus sparks animal cruelty debate in Central Asia

Bichkek - Inside a travelling aquatic circus in Kyrgyzstan's capital Bishkek, whoops and cheers go up as a dolphin leaps out of a pool and slam-dunks a ball through a basketball net.

Scientist: Polar bear holds breath for 3 minutes, shatters record

A Canadian researcher recently witnessed a polar bear holding his breath for a record-breaking three minutes off of Norway's Svalbard Islands. While this is amazing, it's nothing to be happy about.

Polar bears seen killing, eating dolphins in unprecedented photos

Polar bears are killing and eating dolphins, and this is the first time the bears have ever been observed doing this. The dolphins found themselves stuck in the Arctic Ocean due to global warming and they became easy pickings for the bears.

Ocean animals are getting progressively larger

Ocean animals have been getting larger over the millennium. According to a new analysis, reviewing thousands of species from the Earth’s seas since the Cambrian Period, there has been a gradual uplift in size.

Celebrities join battle to stop Faroe Islands dolphin 'grind'

Copenhagen - Celebrities and animal lovers from around the world are flocking to the Faroe Islands in a bid to stop a controversial dolphin hunt that activists describe as an "archaic mass slaughter".

Surprise dolphin attacks on porpoises

Cardiff - Dolphin attacks on porpoises in Cardigan Bay are puzzling marine scientists. No one can understand why the dolphins are attacking the other mammals.

Ukraine tells Russia to give back their 'combat dolphins'

Straight out of some surreal spy movie Ukrainian officials claim that Russians seized dolphins that were trained for combat when they annexed Crimea. Now the government of Ukraine wants them back.

Heroes rescue baby dolphin on a Florida beach

Beach-goers applauded after members of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission rescued a baby dolphin who had been stranded on a beach in Florida.

Op-Ed: Protest for Europe’s dolphins attracts hundreds Special

Brussels - Saturday June 28 saw the second 'Close Dolphinaria in Europe' demonstration, which was held at the striking structure of the Atomium in the capital of Belgium, the heart of the EU.

Long-distance swimmer protected from shark by dolphins (Video)

When British long-distance swimmer Adam Walker entered the Oceans Seven swimming marathon, in an effort to promote whale and dolphin conservation efforts, he never expected that a pod of dolphins would actually end up helping him.

'Blackfish' doc inspires legislation to ban orca shows in Calif.

Los Angeles - In another blow for SeaWorld, a state lawmaker introduced new legislation that would ban the use of killer whales during performances in California.

Tesco criticized for stocking unsustainable tuna

U.K. grocer chain Tesco has been criticized for stocking a brand of tuna described as "unsustainable" due to the tuna being fished with destructive methods that kill turtles, sharks and rays alongside the tuna.

Dolphins coach Philbin vows to create 'a better workplace'

Miami Dolphins coach Joe Philbin has pledged to create a "better workplace" inside the team locker room in his first public comments since an independent report by the NFL last week detailed a pattern of bullying.

McDonald unnamed player in Dolphins bullying report: Agent

Former Miami Dolphins lineman Andrew McDonald is the unidentified player named in a National Football League commissioned report on bullying charges in the Miami locker room, his agent said on Saturday.

Incognito and two teammates harassed Martin: report

The NFL's independent report on bullying in the Miami Dolphins' locker room has found that Richie Incognito and two teammates engaged in a pattern of harassment against the Dolphins' Jonathan Martin and t...

Dolphins upstage surfers in California surfing contest (video)

Santa Barbara - While on one side of the world, dolphins are being horribly slaughtered for their meat, in California they are showing that, like us, they just want to have fun, as a pod of dolphins totally upstaged the surfers.

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.

Japanese groups pressure WAZA to act against dolphin drives

Three Japanese conservation groups are placing pressure on the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) to take action and ask the Japan Association of Zoos and Aquariums (JAZA), to comply with the WAZA Code of Ethics.

How do dolphins swim? (video)

West Chester - Dolphins swim by exerting minimum effort, according to a new study. This finding overturns an 80-year-old paradox that argues dolphins are not designed for swimming.

Do dolphins 'get high'?

Do dolphins like to get high? A new wildlife documentary suggests so. A new, two-part TV series aired on the BBC includes video of dolphins playing with toxic puffer fish, possibly to get intoxicated.

Dolphin massacre: 15,000 killed each year in Peru

According to a report from an environmental organization, some 15,000 dolphins are killed every year by fishermen in Peru. The dolphins are used for bait to catch endangered sharks.

Young dolphins share toxic puffer fish to deliberately get high

Humans are the world's most intelligent species, with dolphins following in second place. A special series by BBC on January 2, 2014, "Spy in the Pod," have discovered all kinds of interesting behavior in dolphins.

Op-Ed: Best achievements in cetacean advocacy for 2013

The documentary Blackfish certainly made it the year of the orca, but there were several other notable achievements for cetaceans in 2013. These are the accomplishments voted on by advocates themselves.

TopFinds: Bringing holiday cheer to seniors, saving dolphins

Find out how volunteers are helping spread the Christmas joy to low-income seniors. A viral video shows a woman being attacked by a cat after kicking snow in the animal's face. We investigate how to save dolphins in Japan. Welcome to TopFinds.

Plan to save Maui's dolphins

Only 55 adult Maui's dolphins are known to survive off the coast of New Zealand. A plan has been launched to try and save the few dolphins that are left.

Op-Ed: Faroe Islands — Between lethal tradition and awakening Special

A total of 1,534 pilot whales and dolphins had already been slaughtered in the Faroe Islands this year by mid-November. A bitter setback for whale and dolphin protectors. Nevertheless, there is reason for hope.

Preview: Chile documentary shows the wildlife of a long country

A team of adventurous filmmakers has made a documentary that shows the opportunities to see wildlife along Chile, from the arid regions of the Atacama Desert to the Patagonia and Antarctica, and from the high Andes to the Pacific Ocean.

Dolphin death virus identified

Since July, hundreds of dolphins have washed up on mid-Atlantic beaches. The cause of death has been linked to a virus, and the virus has now been identified.

Ric O'Barry to return to the Cove backed by more than 100 events

Taiji - With little more than a week to the start of the Taiji dolphin drive season, dolphin advocate Ric O'Barry will return to the Cove backed by more than 100 individual events around the globe.
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British long-distance swimmer  Adam Walker  surrounded by a protective pod of dolphins in Cook Strai...
British long-distance swimmer, Adam Walker, surrounded by a protective pod of dolphins in Cook Strait, New Zealand.
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Dolphins strand-fishing on beach in Kiawah, South Carolina.
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Belgium s Atomium made an impressive backdrop for the demonstration.
Belgium's Atomium made an impressive backdrop for the demonstration.
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The latest outbreak of morbillivirus started in 2013, and has killed over 1,500 bottlenose dolphins.
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A super pod of thousands of dolphins was sighted off San Diego last week.
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Image taken from the top of the Atomium; the formation of the word “FREE” symbolising the power of individuals working together as a team.
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A pod of 12 dolphins joined in a surfing contest in Santa Barbara, Ca. USA
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Protestors stood in formation for over an hour in silent remembrance of Europe's captive dolphins, past and present.
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Bottlenose dolphin pictured off the Scottish coast
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Protestors from all over Europe gather to deliver the message, 'Close Europe's Dolphinaria'.