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A national park established to protect groups of dolphins and whales - recently discovered mingling and feeding off East Timor - may soon be funded by the young Asian countryâ€™s own government.
Mexicoâ€™s swine flu crisis, coupled with its reeling economy, may end a plan to save the world's most endangered cetacean.
MADEIRA, Portugal, June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the opening day of the annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC), conservationists including "Save the Whales Again!" Campaign spokesperson Hayden Panettiere and renowned whale researcher Dr.
A new WWF report released Thursday finds that pollution in Asiaâ€™s Mekong River is putting dolphins in Laos and Cambodia at risk of extinction.
When dolphins tire of manmade toys, they have no problem with using baby sharks as a volleyball, officials at a Florida research center said. The activity triggers a scramble for staff to rescue the sharks at the Dolphin Research Center in Grassy Key, 58 miles north of Key West, Media Relations Coordinator Mary Stella told UPI on a recent visit. The center has 90,000 square feet of lagoons on the Gulf of Mexico.
A rare albino bottlenose dolphin has been spotted in the Gulf of Mexico near a Louisiana shipping channel.
Animal-assisted & Creative Therapies to help children with special needs BRADENTON, Fla., May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Animal-assisted & Creative Therapies (ACT) today announced plans to open a new 9-acre facility that will use animatronic animal therapy to assist in the development of children with special needs.
The most extensive study of pollutants in marine mammalsâ€™ brains reveals that these animals are exposed to a hazardous cocktail of pesticides such as DDTs and PCBs, as well as emerging contaminants such as brominated flame retardants.
Researchers have reported witnessing adult tucuxi dolphins trying to kill a newborn calf of their own species in what is known as the first record of these dolphins attempting infanticide.
The Harderwijk Dolphin Center in the Netherlands announced that a porpoise dolphin has become only the second to give birth in captivity, but the birth has left the people questioning whether its a boy or girl.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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