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Dolphin Group Study Produces Taxonomic Clarity And A New Member
2014-08-04 03:40:27

Wildlife Conservation Society Scientists examining a taxonomically confused group of marine mammals have officially named a species new to science: the Australian humpback dolphin, Sousa sahulensis, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society and Clymene Enterprises. The study describing the newly named species is the culmination of a 17-year long systematic examination of all available historical records, physical descriptions, and genetic data of humpback dolphins—a widespread...

Dolphins Give Each Other Names Through Mimicry
2013-03-08 13:58:52

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Dolphins are one of the more majestic creatures in the animal kingdom. Their grace under water and their humanesque behaviors have led many to believe that these underwater animals can even have healing and soothing effects on the ill. And continued research is finding even more new and interesting things about these intelligent mammals. With a complex series of clicks and whistles, dolphins are able to communicate with one...

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2010-02-04 10:11:26

Extensive commercial fishing endangers dolphin populations in the Mediterranean. This has been shown in a new study carried out at the University of Haifa's Department of Maritime Civilizations. "Unfortunately, we turn our backs to the sea and do not give much consideration to our marine neighbors," states researcher Dr. Aviad Scheinin. The study, which was supervised by Prof. Ehud Spanier and Dr. Dan Kerem, examined the competition between the two top predators along the Mediterranean coast...

2009-03-27 06:00:00

The world's first conference on marine protected areas for marine mammals MAUI, Hawaii, March 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The conservation of the world's most iconic ocean species, whales and dolphins, is to take a step forward next week with the launch of the first conference on protected areas for marine mammals. Over 150 marine experts from 30 countries around the world will gather in Maui, Hawaii, on Monday 30th March to build plans for networks of protected areas, which will...

2008-12-17 05:00:00

An animal welfare problem of major proportions has been uncovered in a new report by WDCS, the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society. PLYMOUTH, Mass., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The report, Shrouded by the sea, reveals the shocking truth behind the entanglement of whales, dolphins and porpoises in fishing nets, estimated to kill more than 300,000 of these animals worldwide each year. The harrowing details of how whales and dolphins slowly meet their death in fishing nets, many...

2008-09-17 09:00:31

Text of report in English by Taiwanese Central News Agency website [By Elizabeth Hsu] Taipei, Sept. 17 (CNA) - A Canadian scientist dedicated to the preservation of aquatic mammals urged the Taiwan government Wednesday to take immediate action to protect an isolated and endangered population of dolphins that is found only in the eastern Taiwan Strait. Peter S. Ross, a marine mammal toxicologist at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans in Canada, made the call at a press conference held...

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2006-01-22 13:15:00

HONG KONG -- Some might think the closest you can get to eco-tourism in Hong Kong is watching a shark's fin floating in a bowl of soup. But travelers who are tired of crowded concrete sidewalks, gleaming skyscrapers and glitzy shopping malls don't need to go far to find a natural - seemingly mythical - wonder: dolphins that are as pink as bubble gum. Hong Kong is one of the best places in the world to see the dolphins, known as the Indo-Pacific humpback species. I'd read about the mammals...

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2005-06-09 06:45:00

JOHANNESBURG -- From Southeast Asia to the Black Sea, fishing nets have become deathtraps for thousands of whales, dolphins and porpoises - species whose survival will be threatened unless fishing methods change, the World Wildlife Fund said Thursday. The U.S.-based environmental group released a marine scientists' report that listed species threatened by accidental catch, and recommended low-cost steps to reduce their entanglement in fishing gear. The report identified dolphins in the...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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