Latest Cetology Stories
Dolphins have been used for national security, protecting our borders and the US Navy from intruders and underwater explosives, but things are about to change.
According to Florida researchers, dolphins are able to imitate each other, even blindfolded.
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear an appeal on a Bush Administration ruling that restricted the Navyâ€™s use of sonar off the southern California coast. Environmental groups said the training exercises could harm endangered whales and other marine mammals.
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.
Cetology is a branch of marine mammal science that studies about eighty species of dolphins, whales, and porpoise, all of which are classified within the Cetacea order. Cetologists, who practice cetology, work to understand the distribution, development, behavior, and other aspects of cetaceans. The study of cetaceans began in the Classical era. About 2,300 years ago, Aristotle documented details about some cetacean species, calling them mammals, while traveling on the Aegean Sea with...