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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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

Killer whales identified as ‘two different species’

A new study of the DNA of killer whales has confirmed that there are at least two different species of orca swimming in the world’s oceans.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Killer whales live in complex communities

Killer whales do not breed freely with one another, a new report suggests. Rather the ocean’s top predators live in subgroups made up of individual communities. This is a level of sophistication similar to dolphins.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Stranded dolphin killed by new virus

San Diego - Researchers have isolated a new virus which was associated with the death of a short-beaked dolphin found stranded on a beach in San Diego.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

New type of killer whale discovered

Scientists have categorized a new type of killer whale, seen in the wild for the first time. A clue about the mammal was traced back to a skeleton found in 1955.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 7 comments

Cetacean advocates look to make Europe a dolphinarium-free zone Special

Brussels - On June 28, in the European Union's de facto capital, cetacean advocates are planning a demonstration to request the complete ban of all dolphin shows in the EU. In attendance will be former dolphin trainer -- turned activist, Ric O'Barry.
Digital Journal Report by Elizabeth Batt - 1 comment
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