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Dolphins Call Each Other Names
2013-07-23 13:08:58

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Dolphins have previously shown the ability to perform simple math, rescue people and even spot mines for the military. A new study from British researchers shows that the marine mammals are capable of doing something else once thought to be unique to humans - call each other by name. According to the new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, individual dolphins have a signature whistle that...

2013-06-24 16:26:15

ORLANDO, Fla., June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A team of scientists from SeaWorld and the Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute has uncovered an unusual cause of death among bottlenose dolphins in Florida's Indian River Lagoon: asphyxiation (choking) by ingestion of certain fish. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091201/FL19045LOGO ) "This is the first study documenting a statistically significant number of dolphin deaths caused by choking," said Megan Stolen, M.S.,...

2013-05-06 23:22:38

Hilton Head Island dolphin cruise and nature touring company Sonny C. Charters, Inc. now offers advance online ticketing through their new website at HiltonHeadTours.com. The website features a dolphin tour photo gallery plus details and pricing for two affordable dolphin cruise packages. HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC (PRWEB) May 06, 2013 Sonny C. Charters, Inc., a Hilton Head dolphin cruise and nature touring company, announced online ticketing via their new website at...

Leader-follower Dolphin Pairs More Likely To Be Related Than Unrelated
2013-03-14 10:37:23

Public Library of Science 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 bottlenose dolphin groups in the Florida Keys are more likely to be related to the dolphins that follow them, according to research published March 13 by Jennifer Lewis and colleagues from Florida International...

Expert Believes Ukrainian Killer Dolphins Escaped To Hunt For Mates
2013-03-13 11:50:45

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to Ukrainian media reports, several military-trained dolphins have abandoned their naval unit to apparently “make love not war.” Three of the unit´s five dolphins — which have supposedly been trained to use specially designed knives and pistols to attack enemy scuba divers — swam off over two weeks ago after a training exercise, most likely in pursuit of potential mates, according to those...

Dolphins Give Each Other Names Through Mimicry
2013-03-08 13:58:52

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Dolphins are one of the more majestic creatures in the animal kingdom. Their grace under water and their humanesque behaviors have led many to believe that these underwater animals can even have healing and soothing effects on the ill. And continued research is finding even more new and interesting things about these intelligent mammals. With a complex series of clicks and whistles, dolphins are able to communicate with one...

Deformed Dolphin Accepted By Sperm Whales
2013-01-25 19:47:06

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Despite their size, sperm whales have proven themselves to be nothing to fear, as reports come in about a group adopting a handicapped dolphin into their community. Scientists found a group of sperm whales near the Azores Islands, about 900 miles off the coast of Portugal, and an unlikely companion by their side: a dolphin with a spinal deformation. Science Magazine reported two behavioral ecologists from the Leibniz...

2012-09-06 06:24:06

MIAMI, Sept. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunshine state residents are in for a special dolphin and reef encounter deal. Starting September 4th through December 14, 2012, Florida residents will enjoy up to 30 percent off animal encounter programs at Miami Seaquarium including dolphin interaction programs at Dolphin Harbor and the Sea Trek Reef Encounter. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101005/FL76858LOGO ) With this special offer, the Dolphin Odyssey program is $134 plus tax per...

Wild Bottlenose Dolphins: Research Shows They Can Be Stuck Up
2012-08-01 14:45:13

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Talk about stuck up, new research shows that bottlenose dolphins form elite societies and cliques. Scientists found that wild bottlenose dolphins bond over the use of tools, with distinct cliques and classes forming over decades as a result of their skills. The research suggests that humans are not the only animal species that understand what its like to be picked last in gym class. According to the findings, the dolphins in...

Study Compares Mercury Levels In Wild vs. Captive Dolphins
2012-05-23 04:44:45

Researchers from Johns Hopkins University and the National Aquarium have completed a study, funded by the National Aquarium and by the Center for Contaminant Transport Fate and Remediation at The Johns Hopkins University, which compared the mercury levels of captive dolphins and wild dolphins. Captive dolphins are fed a diet of small fish from the North Atlantic, while the wild dolphins eat aquatic creatures that have potentially higher mercury levels. The researchers discovered that the...


Latest Bottlenose dolphin Reference Libraries

Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin, Tursiops aduncus
2013-09-19 11:24:25

The Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops aduncus) is one of three recognized species of bottlenose dolphin that can be found in the waters near southern Australia, South China, and India. Its range also includes the Red Sea and the eastern coastal areas of Africa. All bottlenose dolphins were classified as one species, the common bottlenose dolphin or T. truncates, until 1998 when the Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin was found to be distinct. This species is distinct from other bottlenose...

Burrunan Dolphin, Tursiops australis
2013-09-19 11:08:29

The Burrunan dolphin (Tursiops australis) is one of three recognized species of bottlenose dolphin. It can be found in two areas of Victoria, Australia. One population can be found in the Gippsland Lakes, where about 50 reside, and one in Port Phillip, where about 100 individuals reside. Haplotypes of the Burrunan dolphin have been discovered in an area extending from the Spencer Gulf waters west to St. Francis Island. Because of its low numbers, it is thought to deserve protection from the...

Pygmy Killer Whale, Feresa Attenuata
2013-01-30 15:25:51

Image Caption: Fossil of Feresa Attenuata, Shimonoseki Marine Science Museum KAIKYOUKAN, Japan. Credit: OpenCage/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 2.5) The pygmy killer whale is widely distributed in tropical and sub-tropical waters worldwide. Regular sightings of this species occur off the coast of Hawaii and Japan, and also in the Indian Ocean near Sri Lanka and Lesser Antilles. In the Atlantic the pygmy killer whale has been seen off the coast of South Carolina and Senegal. This species swims in...

Atlantic Spotted Dolphin, Stenella frontalis
2012-06-20 11:22:46

The Atlantic spotted dolphin (Stenella frontalis) can be found in the Gulf Stream of the North Atlantic Ocean, including the area between Florida and Bermuda and the Gulf of Mexico. Its eastern range may extend as far as the Azores and Canary Islands, although sightings in these areas have been uncommon. Its northern range begins at Cape Cod and extends to the southwestern portion of Spain. It is thought that the southern portion of its range extends from West Africa to Rio Grande do Sul in...

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2006-08-26 19:01:36

The Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) is the most common and well-known dolphin species. It inhabits warm and temperate seas worldwide and may be found in all but the Arctic and the Antarctic Oceans. Physical description Bottlenose Dolphins are grey, varying from dark grey at the top near the dorsal fin to very light grey and almost white at the underside. The salt water makes them hard to see both from above and below when swimming. The elongated upper and lower jaws give the...

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