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Dolphins reclaim Bosphorus as virus silences Istanbul

Istanbul - A lull in boat traffic and a fishing ban in Istanbul forced by the coronavirus pandemic has proved good news for some of the city's most-loved inhabitants -- the dolphins that swim in the fish-rich waters of the Bosphorus Strait between Europe and Asia...

Dolphins are showing cases of antibiotic resistance

Antibiotic resistance and the consequential enhanced risk to from pathogenic organisms is not only something that affects humans; other animals, such as dolphins, are equally impacted, according to new research.

English Channel dolphins riddled with toxins

Paris - The skin and blubber of bottlenose dolphins in the English Channel contain alarmingly high concentrations of mercury and other toxic pollutants, researchers said Thursday.

Swimming with dolphins in virtual reality to aid disabled

Apeldoorn - Swimming with wild dolphins is something most can only dream of, and jumping into pools with captive animals has become increasingly controversial with environmentalists condemning it as cruel.

France bans captive breeding of dolphins, killer whales

Paris - France on Saturday banned the breeding in captivity of dolphins and killer whales under tighter rules that campaigners hope will eventually herald the end of shows involving the animals.

More than 80 dolphins die off Florida coast

Miami - More than 80 dolphins known as false killer whales have died off the southwest coast of Florida after getting stranded in shallow waters, US officials said.

Over 80 false killer whales dead in Southwest Florida

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is investigating the stranding of over 80 false killer whales near Hog Key in Southwest Florida over the weekend.

Possible sighting of rare Yangtze River Dolphin

The Yangtze River dolphin, found in China, was thought to have gone extinct some ten years ago. This followed human intervention in the form of dam construction. The dolphin may have been spotted again.

Dolphins appear to talk in sentences

Dolphins are super-smart and they have a language. New research has probed the complexity of this language and concludes that dolphins not only communicate words with each other, but they are also capable of constructing sentences.

Green Thumbs Up: Dolphins at National Aquarium to go to sanctuary

Baltimore's National Aquarium announced it is sending its eight dolphins to "the nation's first seaside sanctuary" by the end of 2020.

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.
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Yours truly  Jenna  interacts with Betty  a Pacific white-sided dolphin at SeaWorld San Antonio on A...
Yours truly, Jenna, interacts with Betty, a Pacific white-sided dolphin at SeaWorld San Antonio on August 11th, 2010 during an "Adventure Camp" program at the park. SeaWorld San Antonio's Adventure Camp programs are aimed at students who have a strong interest in seeking animal-related careers and include several interactions and hands-on experiences with marine animals such as dolphins, beluga whales, sea lions, penguins, and sting rays. For college students, these programs are offered in March
Belgium s Atomium made an impressive backdrop for the demonstration.
Belgium's Atomium made an impressive backdrop for the demonstration.
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Pepe, the dolphin
Protestors stood in formation for over an hour in silent remembrance of Europe s captive dolphins  p...
Protestors stood in formation for over an hour in silent remembrance of Europe's captive dolphins, past and present.
Protestors from all over Europe gather to deliver the message   Close Europe s Dolphinaria .
Protestors from all over Europe gather to deliver the message, 'Close Europe's Dolphinaria'.

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