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Dolphin Group Study Produces Taxonomic Clarity And A New Member
2014-08-04 03:40:27

Scientists examining a taxonomically confused group of marine mammals have officially named a species new to science: the Australian humpback dolphin, Sousa sahulensis

2014-07-03 10:44:13

New study estimating population genetic structure of little-known dolphins inhabiting Western Australia's north coast highlights vulnerability.

2014-06-05 16:26:02

Blake pens memoirs of life at sea in New Zealand, and how she walked with dolphins MAITLAND, Fla., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In her new book,

2014-05-20 08:24:44

CANCUN, Mexico, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ABC Animal Training (http://www.abcanimaltraining.com/), a leader

2014-05-19 08:24:02

POMONA, Calif., May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IST Sports Corp., manufacturer and global supplier of a complete line of scuba and diving gear, today announced the newest product in their highly

Redescription Of Dolphin Skull Sheds Light On Their Origins And Evolution
2014-05-08 03:04:46

Dolphins are the most diverse family of living marine mammals and include species such as the bottlenose dolphin and the killer whale.

Whales Hear Us More Than We Realize
2014-05-02 03:56:58

Killer whales and other marine mammals likely hear sonar signals more than we've known.

2014-04-29 12:27:52

Academy Award® Nominee Joins Ben Winchell, Ana Villafane in Upcoming Live-Action Film by Dolphin Films, Mattel HOLLYWOOD, Calif., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dolphin Films announced

2014-04-09 12:22:50

Will Continue to Educate Consumers About The Deceptive "Dolphin-Safe" Label WASHINGTON, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Campaign for Eco-Safe Tuna today praised the Government

Semirostrum ceruttii
2014-03-14 11:30:12

Researchers from Yale University have announced the discovery of a new species of ancient porpoise with a massive underbite.


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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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