Latest Bottlenose dolphin Stories

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...

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...

2006-06-23 08:14:07

HONOLULU (AP) - Alongside the submarines, ships and airplanes participating in large-scale military exercises in the Pacific this month, a team of sea lions and dolphins are expected to patrol the sea. These marine animals will be flown in from San Diego for simulated mine recovery and mine detection during the biennial RIMPAC war games. Six bottle-nosed dolphins would find the mines, while four California sea lions would help recover them. "There are a number of mechanical systems that work...

2006-05-08 16:20:00

By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Bottlenose dolphins can call each other by name when they whistle, making them the only animals besides humans known to recognize such identity information, scientists reported on Monday. Scientists have long known that dolphins' whistling calls include repeated information thought to be their names, but a new study indicates dolphins recognize these names even when voice cues are removed from the sound. For example, a dolphin might be expected to...

2005-12-10 00:20:00

SAN DIEGO -- SeaWorld San Diego said on Friday it succeeded in selecting the gender of a baby dolphin -- a first that could improve the population of captive sea mammals and reduce the need for new captures. SeaWorld announced the breakthrough the same day the 2-month old female Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, who does not yet have a name, was introduced to the media. The mother dolphin, a 26-year-old named Sandy, was artificially inseminated 14 months ago and the calf was born in October....

2005-11-30 08:49:19

Researchers find depression decreased in patients who bonded with dolphins Swimming with dolphins appears to be an effective treatment for mild to moderate depression, according to new U.K. research. The randomized controlled study was conducted at the Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences in Honduras and involved outpatients recruited from the United States and Honduras from November 2002 thru December 2003. A total of 30 people with mild or moderate depression were involved: Half of them...

2005-09-15 19:49:03

GULFPORT, Mississippi (Reuters) - Wildlife experts on Thursday rescued two of eight bottlenose dolphins swept from their aquarium home into the Gulf of Mexico by Hurricane Katrina and said they hoped to recapture the others in the next few days. Moby Solangi, president of the Marine Life Oceanarium in Gulfport, Mississippi, said the two rescued dolphins, 30-year-old Jackie and her 16-year-old offspring, Toni, had been taken to a hotel swimming pool. The six others, including...

2005-09-15 14:55:00

GULFPORT, Mississippi -- Wildlife experts on Thursday began rescuing a group of eight bottlenose dolphins swept from their aquarium home into the Gulf of Mexico by Hurricane Katrina. Moby Solangi, president of the Marine Life Oceanarium in Gulfport, Mississippi, said two of the dolphins, 30-year-old Jackie and her 16-year-old offspring, Toni, had been rescued. Six others, including Jackie's 5-year-old son, Elijah, were still in the Gulf and would be rescued over the next few days. "They all...

2005-06-29 18:47:00

LONDON (Reuters) - Sleep-deprived mothers of newborn babiesshould spare a thought for bottlenose dolphins and killerwhales. A study has shown the young of those two species do notsleep at all during the first month of life. They are active 24hours a day -- and their mothers have learned to cope. "Somehow these seafaring mammals have found a way to copewith sleep deprivation, facilitating rather than hindering acrucial phase of development for their offspring," Dr JeromeSiegel, a...

2005-06-29 19:42:36

If you thought the sleep-deprived months with your newborn were tough, pity the poor mother dolphin or killer whale. Reporting in the June 30 edition of the peer-reviewed journal Nature, UCLA/Veterans Affairs neuroscientists report a developmental pattern in bottlenose dolphins and killer whales that is unique from other mammals, with calves of both species active 24 hours a day during their first month. The mother also has minimal sleep during this period, but unlike all other mammals always...

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...

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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