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2012-01-26 13:30:57

University of Massachusetts Amherst fish biologists have published one of the first studies of deep-sea fish sounds in more than 50 years, collected from the sea floor about 2,237 feet (682 meters) below the North Atlantic. With recording technology now more affordable, Rodney Rountree, Francis Juanes and colleagues are exploring the idea that many fish make sounds to communicate with each other, especially those that live in the perpetual dark of the deep ocean. Though little is known at...

Marine Mammals On The Menu In Many Parts Of The World
2012-01-25 03:59:29

New study finds 87 marine mammal species consumed by people in 114 countries The fate of the world's great whale species commands global attention as a result of heated debate between pro and anti-whaling advocates, but the fate of smaller marine mammals is less understood, specifically because the deliberate and accidental catching and killing of dolphins, porpoises, manatees, and other warm-blooded aquatic species are rarely studied or monitored. To shed more light on the issue,...

2012-01-17 14:01:00

YARMOUTH PORT, Mass., Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a massive rescue effort, IFAW's (International Fund for Animal Welfare - www.ifaw.org) Marine Mammal Rescue and Research Team has been able to rescue and release 19 of the 27 Common dolphins that stranded alive on Cape Cod shores during the past few days including a dolphin calf and a pregnant mother. Approximately 32 additional animals stranded, but were found dead most likely due to injuries sustained from stranding. "I've...

2012-01-06 16:00:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Dolphin Energy Company (Nasdaq:BDCO) ("Blue Dolphin"), an independent oil and gas company, today announced that it filed definitive proxy materials with the Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with its 2011 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the "Annual Meeting"). Stockholders of record at the close of business on December 12, 2011, are entitled to vote at the Annual meeting. Materials were first mailed to stockholders on...

California Biologist Charged With Feeding Killer Whales
2012-01-06 13:39:44

A California marine biologist and whale-watching tour operator has been charged with violating a federal law that prohibits disturbing killer whales in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. The Associated Press reports that on Wednesday, charges were brought against Nancy Black saying that she had violated the Marine Mammal Protection Act, which, among other things, makes it illegal to feed marine mammals such as dolphins, sea lions and whales. Ms. Black, who owns and operates...

2011-12-12 20:35:00

Leading provider of Swim with Dolphin Programs brings âœDolphin Fun Factsâ App to iPhone and iPad users Blue Lagoon Island, Bahamas (PRWEB) December 12, 2011 Dolphin Encounters on Blue Lagoon Island has launched its first app entitled âœDolphin Fun Facts!â available for free from iTunes. Designed for download for both iPad and iPhone, the educational application was created for users to make a connection with...

2011-12-08 16:31:00

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Spa at The Mirage Hotel & Casino is taking downward-facing dog to the dolphins with a new, one-of-a-kind class, Yoga Among the Dolphins, offered in a serene, underwater viewing area within Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111208/LA19948) "Guests from all over the world cherish the dolphins at The Mirage," said The Mirage Spa Director Stephanie Doud. "When I looked at...

Pregnant Dolphins Must Overcome More Than Impending Motherhood
2011-11-25 11:50:16

A recent study, published in the Journal of Experimental Biology, finds that pregnant bottlenose dolphins - especially in the later stages - find their swimming speed almost halved and tail movement restricted, Victoria Gill Science reports for BBC Nature. Originally interested in how baby dolphins learned to swim, lead researcher Shawn Noren, from the Institute of Marine Science at the University of California Santa Cruz, was diving with the animals in Hawaii, and filming their behavior,...

2011-11-22 13:30:00

MIAMI, Nov. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This Cyber Monday, November 28, 2011, Miami Seaquarium will offer online bargain hunters heavy discounts on gift certificates for animal encounter programs for the entire family. The Cyber Monday offer gives a 30 percent discount on Dolphin Odyssey and Dolphin Encounter plus the new Sea Trek Reef Encounter program. Visit www.miamiseaquarium.com on November 28, 2011 to redeem the offer. The offer will be available until Midnight on Cyber Monday....

2011-11-15 15:31:00

HOUSTON, Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Dolphin Energy Company (Nasdaq: BDCO) ("Blue Dolphin"), an independent oil and gas company with operations in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and the North Sumatra Basin in offshore Indonesia, today announced financial results for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2011. For the three months ended September 30, 2011 (the "current quarter"), Blue Dolphin reported a net income of $2,523,534, which included a gain on the sale of property...


Latest 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...

Finless Porpoise, Neophocaena phocaenoides
2013-08-17 13:37:05

The finless porpoise (Neophocaena phocaenoides) can be found in the coastal waters of Asia. Its range includes China, Indonesia, Korea, India, Japan, and Bangladesh. Its western range extends from the coast if India to the Persian Gulf and a distinct freshwater subspecies resides in the Yangtze River. It prefers to reside in shallow areas along the shore, at depths of up to 160 feet. This population is isolated within its range. A few individuals have been found as far as 99 miles off the...

Hourglass Dolphin, Lagenorhynchus cruciger
2013-08-16 10:45:47

The hourglass dolphin (Lagenorhynchus cruciger) is a rare species that can be found in Antarctic and subAntarctic waters. Most sightings of this species have been made in the southern waters near the Shetland Islands, off the coast of Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, and in the southern waters near New Zealand. It is thought that this dolphin does not congregate in large numbers in any area of its circumpolar range. Qouy and Galmard first recognized the hourglass dolphin as a new species in...

Long-Beaked Common Dolphin, Delphinus capensis
2013-06-22 16:27:01

The long-beaked common dolphin (Delphinus capensis) is a species within the Delphinus, or common dolphin, genus that can be found in a fragmented range within tropical and warm temperate habitats. Its range includes western and southern areas of Africa, central California and Mexico, coastal regions of Peru, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, a large portion of western South America. The long-beaked common dolphin was not considered a distinct species until the 1990’s, along with all other species of...

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