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2012-03-21 06:22:48

BURBANK, Calif., March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment and Litton Entertainment today announced a partnership to launch Sea Rescue, a new, half-hour weekly TV series hosted by environmental journalist and Good Morning America weather anchor Sam Champion. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120321/FL73624)(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091201/FL19045LOGO) Sea Rescue will debut on April 7, 2012, and will be broadcast nationally on Saturday...

2012-03-08 13:08:00

WASHINGTON, March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Internet giant Amazon.com has now officially banned the sale of all whale and dolphin products from its wholly owned Japanese website, following global outrage that these products were offered for sale. Amazon confirmed the prohibition on its main website by adding language under the Food and Beverage section that prohibits "Products containing shark, whale, or dolphin" and Amazon's Japanese website contains a similar ban on...

Unique Whistles Allow Dolphins To Greet Each Other
2012-03-01 05:45:52

Marine biologists have discovered that bottlenose dolphins use whistles to greet other members of their species. The researchers in Scotland said they made recordings of dolphins swimming in St. Andrews Bay in the summers of 2003 and 2004 by using hydrophones. They said when the group of dolphins met up, they swapped whistles that outwardly sounded the same. "The whistle exchange is more of a greeting ceremony that communicates a friendly intention and is perhaps not needed to...

2012-02-21 17:38:00

HOUSTON, Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Dolphin Energy Company (Nasdaq:BDCO) ("Blue Dolphin"), an independent oil and gas company, today announced that it has closed its previously announced acquisition of Lazarus Energy, LLC (the "Acquisition"). Lazarus Energy's primary asset is the 56-acre Nixon Crude Oil Processing Facility located near Nixon, Texas. As consideration, on February 15, 2012, Blue Dolphin issued 8,393,560 shares of common stock, par value $0.01 per share (the...

2012-02-21 14:04:00

Internet giant urged to clean house and ban all cetacean products WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Internet marketplace giant Amazon.com is today called on to stop supporting commercial whaling by immediately and permanently banning the sale of all products from whales, dolphins and porpoises (collectively known as "cetaceans"). Amazon.com's Unpalatable Profits, a new report by the Environmental Investigation Agency, launched in co-operation with Humane...

New Protected Areas For Dolphins Declared
2012-02-17 04:17:55

New hope for threatened freshwater dolphins in Asia The Government of Bangladesh recently declared three new wildlife sanctuaries for endangered freshwater dolphins in the world's largest mangrove ecosystem — the Sundarbans, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) whose conservation work helped pinpoint the locations of the protected areas. The sanctuaries, which were officially declared on January 29, will protect the last two remaining species of freshwater dolphins...

Cape Cod Dolphin Strandings At Record High For January
2012-02-07 06:04:54

The dolphin strandings reported in Massachusetts have been a record event for the Cape Cod area. Since early January, 129 common dolphins have been found stranded on the beaches, said Katie Moore a marine mammal rescue and research manager for the International Fund for Animal Welfare. She said they were able to release 37 of 54 animals recovered alive, but 75 others were dead or had to be euthanized on the spot, bringing the death toll to 92. It is unusual, though, for so many...

2012-02-02 11:32:00

MIAMI, Feb. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- "Dine with the Dolphins" at Miami Seaquarium offers couples looking for a unique yet memorable Valentine's Day experience, the opportunity to enjoy a delicious candlelight dinner under the stars in the company of some very special dolphins. From 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., this Valentine's Day, Miami Seaquarium invites sweethearts to take a break from the ordinary and enjoy their Valentine's Dinner overlooking the dolphins at Dolphin Harbor. And as an added...

Ecologists Capture Sounds From The Deep Sea
2012-01-30 13:12:53

Ecologists have captured 12 distinct sounds from deep sea fish at a depth of 2,237 feet below the North Atlantic. The team was exploring the idea that many fish make sounds to communicate with each other, particularly those that live in the deep part of the ocean. The University of Massachusetts scientists used hydrophones deployed by fisherman during normal fishing operations.  They obtained 24-hours of recording in Welkders Canyon south of Georges Bank. Some of the more...

2012-01-27 18:35:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Dolphin Energy Company (Nasdaq:BDCO) ("Blue Dolphin"), an independent oil and gas company, today announced the results of its 2011 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the "Annual Meeting"), which was held on January 27, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Central in Houston, Texas. Blue Dolphin's stockholders voted to approve the issuance of approximately 8.4 million common shares to Lazarus Energy Holdings, LLC as consideration to purchase Lazarus Energy, LLC ("LE"),...


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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