September 13, 2013
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Dolphin strandings on Atlantic coast may be due to measles-like virus

Scientists are narrowing down the cause of the Unusual Mortality Event among bottlenose dolphins on the east coast this year. Continue reading

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September 5, 2013
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U.S. Navy admits training exercises will kill hundreds of whales and dolphins

Computer models estimate that 186 whales and 155 dolphins will be killed in the war games, with millions of other marine animals being injured. Continue reading

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September 4, 2013
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Genetic similarities between bats and dolphins discovered

The evolution of similar traits in different species, a process known as convergent evolution, is widespread not only at the physical level, but also at the genetic level, according to new research. Continue reading

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August 30, 2013
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Dolphins filmed having fun with a blue whale (Video)

As it turns out, for our seagoing mammalian counterparts at least, life among the waves isn’t harsh enough to keep from having a good time. Continue reading

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August 9, 2013
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Unusually high numbers of dead bottlenose dolphins are washing up on east coast of US

Alarming numbers of dead and dying bottlenose dolphins are showing up on beaches from New York to Virginia, and no definitive cause has been identified yet. Continue reading

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August 7, 2013
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Dolphins keep lifelong social memories, longest in a non-human species

Dolphins can recognize their old tank mates’ whistles after being separated for more than 20 years — the longest social memory ever recorded for a non-human species. Continue reading

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May 21, 2013
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India bans captive dolphin shows, says dolphins should be seen as ‘non-human persons’

In a bold move to protect the well-being of dolphins, India has moved to ban dolphin shows — a push that helps elevate their status from creatures of mere curiosity to one that borders more closely to the personhood we seem to share. Continue reading

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May 20, 2013
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Echolocation: Blind people have the potential to use their ‘inner bat’ to locate objects, study finds

New research shows that blind and visually impaired people have the potential to use echolocation, similar to that used by bats and dolphins, to determine the location of an object. The study examined how hearing, and particularly the hearing of echoes… Continue reading

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April 11, 2013
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Do dolphins, whales, chimps and elephants deserve “human” rights?

Where does it end? Andy Revkin raises the kinds of questions that make you think about your dinner. Continue reading

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April 4, 2013
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An ancient biosonar sheds new light on the evolution of echolocation in toothed whales

Some 30 million years ago, Ganges river dolphins diverged from other toothed whales, making them one of the oldest species of aquatic mammals that use echolocation, or biosonar, to navigate and find food. This also makes them ideal subjects for scienti… Continue reading

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March 29, 2013
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Grieving dolphin carries the body of its dead calf (Video)

“This video sends a powerful message about how much a dolphin can care, it is a window into a dolphins heart.” Continue reading

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March 13, 2013
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Bottlenose dolphin leaders more likely to lead relatives than unrelated individuals

Traveling into uncharted territory in search of food can be a dangerous undertaking, but some bottlenose dolphins may benefit by moving through their habitat with relatives who may be more experienced or knowledgeable. It turns out that leaders in bott… Continue reading

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February 21, 2013
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Bottlenose dolphins may call each other by name

It was already known that dolphins are taught signature whistles by their mothers, but their function was not entirely clear. New data shows they might be used similarly to names. Continue reading

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February 19, 2013
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‘Super-pod’ of 100,000 dolphins spotted off California coast (Video)

A rare event, this pod of dolphins stretched over miles of ocean. Continue reading

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February 1, 2013
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10 Reasons Why Dolphins Are Undeniably Awesome

Dolphins possess many admirable qualities and characteristics that endear them to us like few other species on Earth. Continue reading

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February 1, 2013
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Some plants are altruistic, too, new study suggests

We’ve all heard examples of animal altruism: Dogs caring for orphaned kittens, chimps sharing food or dolphins nudging injured mates to the surface. Now, a new study suggests some plants are altruistic, too. Continue reading

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December 28, 2012
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Wild Dolphins Observed Bringing Gifts to Humans

While it’s already well-known that dolphins rank among the most intelligent creatures on the planet, new research is suggesting that they just might be one of the most magnanimous too. Continue reading

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August 27, 2012
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New maps may reduce tourism impacts on Hawaiian dolphins

Over-eager eco-tourists intent on seeing spinner dolphins up close may inadvertently be disturbing the charismatic animals’ daytime rest periods and driving them out of safe habitats in bays along Hawaii’s coast. Scientists have developed a promising n… Continue reading

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January 27, 2012
by Zak Smith
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Last Week in Whales: Mass Stranding of Dolphins in Cape Cod; Dolphins Are People Too?; Sale of Whale Bycatch in Korea Spurs Illegal Slaughter…

Zak Smith, Attorney, Marine Mammal Protection Project, Santa Monica
News in the world of whales last week (or close to it).
Okay, let’s start with some dolphin news.

The big news last week was the mass stranding of dolphins that … Continue reading

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July 20, 2011
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Commercial Exploitation of Dolphins Should Remain Under Scrutiny

Zak Smith, Attorney, Marine Mammal Protection Project, Santa Monica Solomon Islands allows the capture of live dolphins for sale to themed resorts.  These resorts attract people with the promise of being able to swim with dolphins.  Yet they … Continue reading

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