Quantcast

Latest Dolphins Stories

Social Behavior Can Shape The Genetic Makeup Of An Animal Population In The Wild
2014-03-19 15:38:09

University of New South Wales A UNSW-led team of researchers studying bottlenose dolphins that use sponges as tools has shown that social behavior can shape the genetic makeup of an animal population in the wild. Some of the dolphins in Shark Bay in Western Australia put conical marine sponges on their rostrums (beaks) when they forage on the sea floor – a non-genetic skill that calves apparently learn from their mother. Lead author, Dr Anna Kopps, says sponging dolphins end up...

Unprecedented Dolphin Die Off Witnessed Along Eastern US Coast
2013-11-10 06:34:01

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced unsettling and unfortunate news this week centered on the bottlenose dolphin and Cetacean populations on the east coast of the United States. We are witnessing the most unprecedented stranding and die-off of these creatures in our recorded history. The last major incidence of stranding and die-off of these populations occurred in 1987-88 and was responsible for an...

Just Like People, No Two Bottlenose Dolphins Are Genetically Alike
2013-11-05 08:35:44

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The most common and well-known of their kind, bottlenose dolphins are famous for their roles in movies, television and water parks everywhere. And to the layperson's eye, one bottlenose dolphin might not look any different from another. When you look closer, however, perhaps genetically, there are telltale differences in these creatures. A new study, published in the Journal of Heredity, focused on groups of bottlenose dolphins that...

2013-10-24 12:04:53

Algorithm used in music retrieval systems applied to help identify dolphin whistles The same algorithm used to find tunes in music retrieval systems has been successfully applied in identifying the signature whistles of dolphins, affording a new time-saving device for research into the world of dolphin communication. Bottlenose dolphins, in particular, recognize each other by name: the sound of each animal's "signature" whistle, which each dolphin develops at a young age. Bottlenose...

Massive Dolphin Die-Off Could Be From Measles-Like Virus
2013-08-26 10:18:43

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine have turned a large laboratory designed to treat four-legged animals into a research facility to get to the bottom of one of this summer’s greatest tragic mysteries. Some 70 miles away, dolphins are turning up dead along the Jersey shore and other coastal communities and, at this point, the cause still remains largely unknown. More than 200...

Dolphins Can Store Memories For Up To 20 Years
2013-08-07 10:15:53

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It's been previously discovered that dolphins are capable of recognizing the voices of their peers and even mimicking these sounds from their closest friends. Now, researchers from the University of Chicago say dolphins are capable of remembering these calls for 20 years or more, making them the animal with the best memory. This also places their level of cognition highest amongst chimps, elephants and humans. According to Jason...

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...

Leader-follower Dolphin Pairs More Likely To Be Related Than Unrelated
2013-03-14 10:37:23

Public Library of Science Traveling into uncharted territory in search of food can be a dangerous undertaking, but some bottlenose dolphins may benefit by moving through their habitat with relatives who may be more experienced or knowledgeable. It turns out that leaders in bottlenose dolphin groups in the Florida Keys are more likely to be related to the dolphins that follow them, according to research published March 13 by Jennifer Lewis and colleagues from Florida International...


Latest Dolphins Reference Libraries

Chinese White Dolphin, Sousa chinensis chinensis (known as rare pink dolphins)
2012-05-25 11:45:30

The Chinese white dolphin, otherwise known as the Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin, is a species of humpback dolphin that can be found in the waters of Southeast Asia. When breeding, they will travel to the waters around South Africa to Australia.  There are currently two recognized subspecies of the Chinese white dolphin. The coloring of the Chinese white dolphin can vary due to age and location. When born, calves are actually black, but will change to grey, then pink with white spotting,...

42_724b2c898a5ff20cf00e286334241c16
2006-09-01 13:00:57

The Boto, Amazon River Dolphin or Pink River Dolphin (Inia geoffrensis) is a freshwater or river dolphin. It is endemic to the Amazon River and Orinoco River systems. The Boto is the largest of the river dolphins. This species is not to be confused with the Tucuxi (Sotalia fluviatilis), whose range overlaps that of the Boto, but which is not a true river dolphin. Another river dolphin is the Baiji. The IUCN lists Amazon Dolphin, Boto Vermelho, Boto Cor-de-Rosa, Bouto, Bufeo, Dauphin de...

More Articles (2 articles) »
Word of the Day
glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
Related