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PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- This summer, the acclaimed, Oscar contender documentary THE COVE will make its world free television debut on Animal Planet.
Officials with the Oregon Coast Aquarium said they have found a potent fundraiser in paintings created by a pair of sea lions. Jen DeGroot, a marine mammalogist at the Newport facility, said she taught sea lion Lea to paint and make flipper prints two years ago as a means of keeping the mammal occupied, and she soon found fellow aquarium workers and animal lovers were willing to pay for the flipper art, The (Portland) Oregonian reported Monday. We thought, 'This is a popular thing.
The man who trained dolphins playing Flipper on the popular 1960s U.S. TV show has turned animal activist, speaking out against dolphins held captive. Ric O'Barry has protested attractions featuring captive dolphins and has been arrested for cutting nets.
We can only marvel at the way that dolphins, whales and porpoises scythe through water.
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.
By Douglas Hanks, The Miami Herald Jul. 6--In real life, secret agent Michael Westen's home sits on city-owned property by Biscayne Bay. His handlers are fending off accusations of a sweetheart deal for the space.
A group of medical professionals in Texas hope to attach a prosthetic flipper to an injured sea turtle found by tourists.
The news from Indian River Lagoon was too familiar: another dolphin gravely injured because of human action. But marine scientist Steve McCulloch immediately saw this rescue was unique. The baby bottlenose dolphin lost her tail, but perhaps her life could be saved.
The White-Flippered Penguin (Eudyptula albosignata) is the smallest species of penguin found in New Zealand. It nests only on Banks Peninsula and Motunau Island and is considered to be endangered with only around 3,750 breeding pairs. It is often considered to be a sub-species of the Little Penguin or even a mere variation of that species. Typically growing to 30 centimeters tall and weighing 1.5kg, it gains its name from the white markings on its flippers, unique to the species.
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