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High-Pitched Echolocation Helps Harbor Porpoises Avoid Killer Whales
2013-06-12 14:17:20

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) have determined why harbour porpoises are doing so well in coastal and busy waters. The team wrote in the journal Frontiers in Physiology that these animals are able to thrive through the Northern Hemisphere due to their sophisticated echolocation abilities. Coastal waters like the ones harbor porpoises live in can be challenging for whales due to the risk of beaching and...

2013-06-05 20:23:13

Dolphin Cleaners of Fort Myers, Florida has been honored with a recognition by Gulfshore Life in its selection of "Best Of The Gulfshore." FORT MYERS, Fla., June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Announcing a special recognition appearing in the May, 2013 issue of Gulfshore Life published by Gulfshore Media, Inc.. Dolphin Cleaners was selected for the following honor: "Best Of The Gulfshore" (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130605/DC27056) A spokesperson from Dolphin...

Trained Navy Dolphins Discover Rare 19th Century Torpedo
2013-05-20 05:07:37

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The US Navy has recovered an exceptionally rare artifact off the coast of Coronado, California — and if that wasn´t enough, the item in question was actually discovered not by humans, but by trained dolphins. The find was a rare 19th century Howell torpedo, and according to The Huffington Post it is one of only 50 ever manufactured and only one of two still in existence. It was found by dolphins which were reportedly...

2013-05-09 23:51:07

Newly Created Discrepancy Management Module Implements Workflow and Tracking to Optimize Business Process Performance in Accounts Receivable West Chester, Pa. and Morgan Hill, Calif. (PRWEB) May 08, 2013 Dolphin, a solution provider and SAP software solution and technology partner, announced today the availability of a Discrepancy Management module for its newly enhanced Process Tracking System for Accounts Receivable (PTS-AR). PTS-AR is designed to optimize the cash application process...

2013-05-06 23:22:38

Hilton Head Island dolphin cruise and nature touring company Sonny C. Charters, Inc. now offers advance online ticketing through their new website at HiltonHeadTours.com. The website features a dolphin tour photo gallery plus details and pricing for two affordable dolphin cruise packages. HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC (PRWEB) May 06, 2013 Sonny C. Charters, Inc., a Hilton Head dolphin cruise and nature touring company, announced online ticketing via their new website at...

2013-04-10 08:28:17

ZDF Enterprises, Cisneros Group's Venevision International to Distribute Around the World, Astral Media's Ztele and Bell Media's Space to Feature in Canada MIAMI, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dolphin Digital Media (Dolphin), a global entertainment leader focused on innovative storytelling for the young, always connected audience, has secured international television distribution for the digital blockbuster "Cybergeddon," a co-production with Anthony E. Zuiker, the creator of the...

Detailing The Evolution Of Echolocation In River Dolphins
2013-04-05 13:51:23

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study by researchers from researchers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI) and Aarhus University in Denmark is focusing on one of the most endangered animal species currently known: the river dolphin. The Ganges river dolphin, after having diverged from other toothed whale species some 30 million years ago, is thought to be one of the oldest species of aquatic animals to employ the technique of echolocation, or...

2013-03-07 20:20:30

HOUSTON, March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Dolphin Energy Company (OTCQX: BDCO) ("Blue Dolphin" or the "Company"), today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Blue Dolphin Exploration Company ("BDEX") completed the disposal of its seven percent (7%) undivided working interest in the North Sumatra Basin - Langsa Field offshore Indonesia (the "Indonesian Interest"). The Indonesian Interest was acquired by Blue Sky Langsa, Limited ("Blue Sky"), the lease operator, pursuant to a Sale...

2013-03-04 12:21:19

WASHINGTON, March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Environmental Investigation Agency: Environmentalists today appealed to internet giant Google to remove thousands of ads from its Japanese Shopping site that promote products for sale from endangered whale and elephant species. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130304/DC70154) The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), a non profit group based in Washington, DC and London, UK wrote to...

The Origins Of Whale Teeth
2013-02-20 10:30:22

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Although whales are mammals, they do not resemble any of the mammals surrounding us on land and have a unique evolutionary history. Whales have a triangular fluke for a tail, and they have no (visible) hind legs or body hair. One of the strangest differences between whales and their terrestrial cousins, however, is in the whale's mouth. Whale teeth are simpler and more "peg like" than those of other mammals. A new study...


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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