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2008-08-23 09:00:30

By Jenny Haworth INCREASING activity in the Moray Firth ranging from offshore wind farm development to boat traffic is putting Scotland's precious populations of whales and dolphins at risk, researchers claim. Scientists are currently carrying out surveys of whales and dolphins in the waters off the North East coast in an attempt to spell out the need for greater protection for the creatures. As well as an internationally-important population of about 130 bottlenose dolphins, other...

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2008-07-23 16:10:00

A U.S. team of researchers found that female bottlenose dolphins whistle 10 times more often than usual after giving birth in order to help newborns recognize their own mothers. These "signature whistles" are unique to each animal, allowing them to be used for identification. The highly social bottlenose dolphins use the signature calls to help baby calves in their first weeks of life. The calves encounter many adult females that they could potentially mistake for their mothers. "The...

2008-07-03 15:00:00

By WAYNE PARRY, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SEA BRIGHT Trapping them in giant cages. Using enormous nets to herd them along. Flying helicopters low over the water, and playing recordings of killer whales. From the sensible to the silly, there is no shortage of suggestions from the hundreds of spectators lining the banks of a river near the Jersey Shore on how to get a family of 15 bottlenose dolphins back out to sea. For nearly three weeks now, the dolphins have wowed crowds along the banks...

2008-07-02 18:00:03

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SEA BRIGHT, N.J. - A group of 15 dolphins who have taken up residence in a river near the Jersey Shore will be allowed to stay there through the July Fourth weekend, even though a nearby fireworks display draws heavy boat traffic. Federal environmental officials say the danger of trying to move or scare the dolphins back into the ocean outweighs the risk of letting them stay in the Shrewsbury River. "They're evidently in good condition," said Teri Frady, a...

2008-07-02 12:00:06

By Jan Hefler and Troy Graham, The Philadelphia Inquirer Jul. 2--SEA BRIGHT, N.J. -- McLoone's Rum Runner, a waterfront restaurant in Monmouth County, is known for its good location near the ocean, a few miles up the Shrewsbury River. Now a group of bottlenose dolphins has found the spot agreeable as well, wandering up the river and spending the last couple of weeks frolicking off the restaurant's outdoor deck. Hundreds of people toting cameras and binoculars have been drawn to the...

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2008-03-13 08:20:43

Most days, Moko the bottlenosed dolphin swims playfully with humans at a New Zealand beach. But this week, it seems, Moko found his mojo. Witnesses described Wednesday how they saw the dolphin swim up to two stranded whales and guide them to safety. Before Moko arrived, rescue workers had been working for more than an hour to get two pygmy sperm whales, a mother and her calf, back out to sea after they were stranded Monday off Mahia Beach, said Conservation Department worker Malcolm Smith....

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2008-01-31 09:10:00

Every autumn and winter, hunters from this craggy Japanese fishing village corral thousands of dolphins into a tiny, isolated cove and kill them for meat and fertilizer, turning the water red with their blood. And every year, foreign animal rights protesters converge on the town, interfering with the slaughter, clashing with fishermen and broadcasting grisly photographs of the slayings around the world - all without stopping the hunt. Now, Japan's dolphin hunters face a new, powerful...

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2007-10-18 07:15:00

HONIARA, Solomon Islands -- The carcasses of three bottlenose dolphins - including a calf - were found dumped near a holding pen in the Solomon Islands where controversial exports of the mammals were planned. The exporting company on Wednesday denied any knowledge. The partly decomposed bodies of the dolphins, which were torn open, apparently by stray dogs, were found on Tuesday night lying in the open near a coastal garbage dump site near the capital, Honiara. Solomon Island Marine Mammal...

2006-12-12 18:00:37

By Mladen Rudman, Northwest Florida Daily News, Fort Walton Beach Dec. 12--EGLN AFB -- The federal government could soon find out if testing sophisticated weapons in the Gulf of Mexico can coexist with protecting marine mammals. The National Marine Fisheries Service is on the verge of clearing the way for the Air Armament Center to continue evaluating the Air Force's two newest munitions in the gulf. The armament center has requested authorization to fire Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff...

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2006-09-25 08:00:00

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- The news from Indian River Lagoon was too familiar: another dolphin gravely injured because of human action. But marine scientist Steve McCulloch immediately saw this rescue was unique. The baby bottlenose dolphin lost her tail, but perhaps her life could be saved. McCulloch, director of dolphin and whale research at the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution, decided to channel his anger into a solution. The solution for the dolphin - dubbed Winter - may be a prosthetic...


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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