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2011-01-22 09:02:30

Catalan researchers have studied the marine trophic network in Mauritania, on the north west coast of Africa, which is an extremely heavily exploited fishing area, as well as being home to two of the world's most threatened species of marine mammal "“ the monk seal and the Atlantic hump-backed dolphin. The results of the study show that industrial and traditional fishing activities along the coast are putting these mammals and local marine ecosystems at great danger. The researchers...

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2011-01-14 13:20:00

According to Florida researchers, dolphins are able to imitate each other, even blindfolded. The researchers at the Dolphin Research Center in the Florida Keys said in a study published in the International Journal of Comparative Psychology that their blindfolded dolphin used other senses to figure out what the other dolphin was doing and copy it. The dolphin is a 7-year-old bottlenose dolphin named Tanner. The researchers said they hope to conduct further studies to "map the dolphin mind"...

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2010-12-16 11:22:05

Genetics of net entanglement has implications for small cetacean conservation Dolphins along coast of Argentina could experience a significant loss of genetic diversity because some of the animals that accidently die when tangled in fishing nets are related. According to a new genetic analysis published this week in the journal PLoS One, Franciscana dolphins that die as by-catch are more than a collection of random individuals: many are most likely mother-offspring pairs. This result, which...

2010-12-14 08:00:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Fan Appz, a leading developer of social media marketing applications, today announced that the Miami Dolphins are using the Fan Appz platform to grow and engage their passionate fan base online as well as to promote games, merchandise, events and more through social media channels. Fan Appz offers a suite of solutions to produce effective, highly measurable campaigns to spark user engagement, extend viral sharing and promote social...

2010-12-08 00:00:43

Cooperation aimed at enhanced distribution of online child safety software Dolphin Secure and line of ClickN educational products Woodland Hills, CA and Coral Gables, FL (PRWEB) December 7, 2010 ClickN KIDS, Inc., a leader in online Pre-K through 5th grade educational reading solutions, and Dolphin Digital Media, Inc. (OTCBB: DPDM), a creator of secure social networking websites for children utilizing groundbreaking fingerprint identification technology, today announced a new partnership...

2010-11-18 16:00:00

HOUSTON, Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Blue Dolphin Energy Company (Nasdaq: BDCO) ("Blue Dolphin"), an independent oil and gas company with operations in the Gulf of Mexico, today reported financial results for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2010. For the three months ended September 30, 2010 (the "current quarter"), Blue Dolphin announced a net loss of $69,082 on revenues of $740,309 compared to a net loss of $321,386 on revenues of $484,518 for the three...

2010-11-17 01:00:00

KIEV, Ukraine, November 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Volodymyr Boreiko, a Ukrainian ecologist, came up with an idea to grant citizenship to dolphins. According to him, this will prevent the dolphins from extinction, largely caused by the brutal behavior of humans. This conviction impelled Boreiko to address the President of Ukraine. Also, the Ukrainian ecologist plans to raise the issue internationally. "The attempts of endowing animals with human rights in order to protect them are...

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2010-11-03 11:34:43

By Bob Beale, UNSW Female dolphins who have help from their female friends are far more successful as mothers than those without such help, according to a landmark new study. Previous research into reproductive success in animal populations has had mixed findings: some studies point to the benefits of inherited genetic characteristics, while others show the benefits of social effects, such as having an honorary aunt or uncle or other unrelated helpers. The new study is the first to look at...

2010-10-26 22:01:00

MIAMI, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Building upon the success of 'The FINSIDERS' radio show, and the evolving "FINSIDERS" integrated media brand, the Miami Dolphins have announced that they will launch a live HD quality video simulcast of the popular broadcast on the Dolphins Integrated Media Group's website, TheFINSIDERS.com, starting today. Based out of the Dolphins newly created multimedia studio at the team's facility in Davie, 'The FINSIDERS' features unique content distribution and...

2010-10-15 16:57:55

The ordinary squid, Loligo pealii"”best known until now as a kind of floating buffet for just about any fish in the sea"”may be on the verge of becoming a scientific superstar, providing clues about the origin and evolution of the sense of hearing. In a hangar-like research building at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), biologist T. Aran Mooney is exploring virtually uncharted waters: Can squid hear? Is their hearing sensitive enough to hear approaching predators?...


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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