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2011-10-25 19:00:00

Caroline DeLong, an assistant professor of psychology at Rochester Institute of Technology, is researching object discrimination in goldfish and echolocation in dolphins to bring scientists closer to unlocking the mysteries of animal perception and cognition. (PRWEB) October 25, 2011 The fictitious storybook character Dr. Doolittle was known for talking with animals. Caroline DeLong, an assistant professor of psychology at Rochester Institute of Technology, is a real-life Doolittle whose...

2011-10-19 14:09:05

Scientists know that the blood and tissues of some deceased beaked whales stranded near naval sonar exercises are riddled with bubbles. It is also well know that human divers can suffer from bubbles-induced decompression sickness, also known as the bends. What researchers know comparatively little about is how living marine mammals handle the compression of lung gas as they dive deep and then resurface. Now, in a study published online in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, a team that...

2011-09-27 07:00:00

âœWild Dolphinsâ is the iPad app that features Winter, star of the current movie, âœDolphin Taleâ and reveals the greater truth behind her rescue, recovery and prosthetic tail fluke. The iPad app, produced by Florida Atlantic Universityâs Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute is filled with many poignant stories of wild dolphins that are rescued every year. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 27, 2011...

2011-09-23 15:25:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Winter, the flippered star of the new movie "Dolphin Tale," will bring much-deserved attention this weekend to wildlife rescue efforts on behalf of marine mammal facilities around the world. The SeaWorld Rescue Team - which also helped with the initial rescue transport of Winter - is currently caring for an array of ill, injured and orphaned wild marine animals, each with its own against-all-odds story. Like those passionate individuals who...

The Secret Sex Life Of The Promiscuous Deep-Sea Squid
2011-09-21 09:55:59

   [ Watch the Video ] Researchers on an 18-year study of the Octopoteuthis deletron, a species of squid that is found at a depth of 1300 to 2600 feet in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, found that males mate as often with their own gender as they do with females, reports BBC News. By studying footage taken by submersible vehicles, researchers, led by Hendrik Hoving of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) in Moss Landing, California, found that this rarely...

Researchers Announce Discovery Of New Dolphin Species
2011-09-15 09:33:50

  A new species of dolphin native to Australia has been discovered off the coast of Port Phillip and the Gippsland Lakes by Monash University researchers, BBC News reports. The rare dolphins were formally recognized as a unique species after studies showed they are different to every other dolphin in the world. The dolphins, numbering at about 150, were originally believed to be one of two recognized bottlenose species. But by Thursday, they realized they were in fact unique and...

2011-09-09 16:45:00

Opening nationwide on Sept. 23, inspiring film based on real-life story of a dolphin with a prosthetic tail earns American Humane Association's "No Animals Were Harmed"® certification WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Dolphin Tale," a fact-based feature film about a dolphin who loses her tail, but receives a prosthetic one that enables her to swim and survive, is making a splash for kids and families who deserve a treat. Through a partnership that...

Dolphin Communication Similar To Humans
2011-09-08 10:52:26

  Researchers from Aarhus University have discovered that dolphin "talk" is similar to how humans communicate. According to the researchers, dolphins do not primarily communicate through whistles, despite popular belief. "When we or animals are whistling, the tune is defined by the resonance frequency of some air cavity," Peter Madsen, study leader from the Department of Biological Sciences at Aarhus University, said in a statement to Daily Tech. "The problem is that when...

2011-09-02 11:37:00

YARMOUTH PORT, Mass., Sept. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the afternoon tide was going out on the last day of August; 13 common dolphins headed toward the shoreline off First Encounter Beach in Eastham, MA. Rescuers from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) responded quickly - rescuing 11 healthy animals from certain death. First, the team tried to herd the animals back out to open water by dropping acoustic deterrents called pingers from a boat, but...

2011-08-17 00:00:30

Urgent action needed to save critically endangered Irrawaddy dolphin Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 16, 2011 Irrawaddy dolphin numbers have declined to just 85 in Southeast Asia's Mekong River, leading researchers to conclude that the population is at high risk of extinction, a new World Wildlife Fund (WWF) survey revealed. One big factor in the decline is that dolphin calf survival is extremely low. "Evidence is strong that very few young animals survive to adulthood, as older dolphins die...


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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