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Populations of dolphins in the Eastern Pacific were expected to increase in abundance after successful regulations and agreements were enacted to reduce dolphin deaths as a result of fishing "bycatch"
Fishing activities are stunting population growth of a type of Pacific Ocean dolphin despite dolphin-safe practices, U.S.
A team of researchers has set out to calculate the power of a dolphinâ€™s thrust by using digital video and millions of tiny bubbles.
By Warren Cornwall, Seattle Times Jul. 30--The U.S. Navy can keep setting off underwater explosions in Puget Sound without posing a serious threat to protected salmon, steelhead and orcas, a federal wildlife agency has concluded.
A U.S. team of researchers found that female bottlenose dolphins whistle 10 times more often than usual after giving birth in order to help newborns recognize their own mothers.
THE Department of Conservation is calling for submissions on its proposal to establish two marine mammal sanctuaries in Southland. The new marine mammal sanctuaries are in areas where dolphins are known to range -- Porpoise Bay-Fortrose on the Catlins coast, and Te Wae Wae Bay on the south coast.
Four weeks on from the shocking incident that led to the death of 26 dolphins near Falmouth, research released Monday sheds new light on the extent of the problems facing Cornwall's marine mammals.
By WAYNE PARRY, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SEA BRIGHT Trapping them in giant cages. Using enormous nets to herd them along. Flying helicopters low over the water, and playing recordings of killer whales.
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SEA BRIGHT, N.J. - A group of 15 dolphins who have taken up residence in a river near the Jersey Shore will be allowed to stay there through the July Fourth weekend, even though a nearby fireworks display draws heavy boat traffic.
By Jan Hefler and Troy Graham, The Philadelphia Inquirer Jul. 2--SEA BRIGHT, N.J. -- McLoone's Rum Runner, a waterfront restaurant in Monmouth County, is known for its good location near the ocean, a few miles up the Shrewsbury River.
Cetology is a branch of marine mammal science that studies about eighty species of dolphins, whales, and porpoise, all of which are classified within the Cetacea order. Cetologists, who practice cetology, work to understand the distribution, development, behavior, and other aspects of cetaceans. The study of cetaceans began in the Classical era. About 2,300 years ago, Aristotle documented details about some cetacean species, calling them mammals, while traveling on the Aegean Sea with...
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...
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...
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...
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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