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2011-04-05 17:19:00

HOUSTON, April 5, 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 twelve month periods ended December 31, 2010. For the three months ended December 31, 2010 (the "current quarter"), Blue Dolphin reported a net loss of $58,122 on revenue of $1,069,562 compared to a net loss of...

2011-04-01 06:24:00

ATLANTA, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Aquarium is proud to announce the debut of the much-anticipated AT&T Dolphin Tales gallery and show on Saturday, April 2. Dedicated to inspiring memorable connections between humans and dolphins, AT&T Dolphin Tales strives to create a greater understanding of these magnificent animals and to develop a lasting legacy for the conservation of dolphins and other marine mammals. "The new gallery and show is an important addition and...

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2011-03-04 19:15:00

Marine scientists are debating whether the 80-plus dead bottlenose dolphins that have washed up along the U.S. Gulf Coast since January died from last year's oil spill or of a winter cold snap. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) declared "an unusual mortality event" last week when the death toll of the dolphins that washed up in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida coasts reached nearly 60. Since then, the death toll has climbed to at least 82. The dolphins have...

2011-03-02 06:50:00

MIAMI, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Miami Dolphins and Txtstation Mobile Marketing have announced an innovative partnership for the upcoming 2011-12 football season designed to help the team foster closer relationships with their fanbase by harnessing the instant interaction that mobile marketing provides. The comprehensive campaign involves a dedicated vanity short code exclusive to the Dolphins, in-stadium graphics and mobile tactics, online interaction and a variety of mobile text...

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2011-02-23 13:10:00

Researchers reported on Wednesday that baby dolphins are washing up dead along the oil-soaked U.S. Gulf Coast at over 10 times the normal rate in the first birthing season since the BP disaster. The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies said that about 17 baby dolphin corpses have been found along the shorelines of Alabama and Mississippi in the past two weeks. "The average is one or two a month. This year we have 17, and February isn't even over yet," Moby Solangi, director of the Gulfport,...

2011-02-08 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Silver Dolphin Books, a leading publisher of quality, innovative, interactive, and educational children's books, announces the release of its spring 2011 collection with several new engaging educational series, as well as eagerly awaited title additions to our most popular existing series. This spring, Silver Dolphin has added the exciting Tween series Twisted Tales to its ever-growing lineup, with its first titles Cinderella: Ninja Warrior and...

2011-02-01 08:05:00

BIETIGHEIM-BISSINGEN, Germany, February 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pictures from the annual slaughter of dolphins in Taiji, Japan have been circulating the globe for years. One of the high points was the Oscar- winning documentary, "The Cove," released about one year ago, which covered the dolphin capturing in Taiji. The film caused an international stir, but the initial hope that the dolphin killings would cease following the film would not come to fruition. (Photo:...

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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...


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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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toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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