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2005-11-30 08:49:19

Researchers find depression decreased in patients who bonded with dolphins Swimming with dolphins appears to be an effective treatment for mild to moderate depression, according to new U.K. research. The randomized controlled study was conducted at the Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences in Honduras and involved outpatients recruited from the United States and Honduras from November 2002 thru December 2003. A total of 30 people with mild or moderate depression were involved: Half of them...

2005-10-27 04:35:00

SYDNEY -- The death of about 110 stranded whales in the southern Australian state of Tasmania was probably caused by the animals becoming disoriented in confusing coastal waters, officials said on Thursday. The long-finned pilot whales died after two separate strandings on Tuesday and Wednesday in the Marion Bay area, on the southeastern coast of the island state. Mark Pharaoh, the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service official in charge of the incident, said the most likely reason for the...

2005-09-15 19:49:03

GULFPORT, Mississippi (Reuters) - Wildlife experts on Thursday rescued two of eight bottlenose dolphins swept from their aquarium home into the Gulf of Mexico by Hurricane Katrina and said they hoped to recapture the others in the next few days. Moby Solangi, president of the Marine Life Oceanarium in Gulfport, Mississippi, said the two rescued dolphins, 30-year-old Jackie and her 16-year-old offspring, Toni, had been taken to a hotel swimming pool. The six others, including...

2005-09-15 14:55:00

GULFPORT, Mississippi -- Wildlife experts on Thursday began rescuing a group of eight bottlenose dolphins swept from their aquarium home into the Gulf of Mexico by Hurricane Katrina. Moby Solangi, president of the Marine Life Oceanarium in Gulfport, Mississippi, said two of the dolphins, 30-year-old Jackie and her 16-year-old offspring, Toni, had been rescued. Six others, including Jackie's 5-year-old son, Elijah, were still in the Gulf and would be rescued over the next few days. "They all...

2005-07-05 15:16:53

By Paul Tait SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian researchers have identified anew species of dolphin which was once thought to have been thesame as an extremely rare mammal predominantly found in Asiancoastal waters and rivers. The Australian Snubfin Dolphin has been declared a separatespecies to the Irrawaddy dolphins of Southeast Asia, one of therarest sea mammals on the planet, researchers at James CookUniversity and the Museum of Tropical Queensland said onTuesday. Researcher Isabel Beasley...

2005-07-05 15:15:00

SYDNEY (Reuters) -- Australian researchers have identified a new species of dolphin which was once thought to have been the same as an extremely rare mammal predominantly found in Asian coastal waters and rivers. The Australian Snubfin Dolphin has been declared a separate species to the Irrawaddy dolphins of Southeast Asia, one of the rarest sea mammals on the planet, researchers at James Cook University and the Museum of Tropical Queensland said onTuesday. Researcher Isabel Beasley said the...

2005-06-29 18:47:00

LONDON (Reuters) - Sleep-deprived mothers of newborn babiesshould spare a thought for bottlenose dolphins and killerwhales. A study has shown the young of those two species do notsleep at all during the first month of life. They are active 24hours a day -- and their mothers have learned to cope. "Somehow these seafaring mammals have found a way to copewith sleep deprivation, facilitating rather than hindering acrucial phase of development for their offspring," Dr JeromeSiegel, a...

2005-06-29 19:42:36

If you thought the sleep-deprived months with your newborn were tough, pity the poor mother dolphin or killer whale. Reporting in the June 30 edition of the peer-reviewed journal Nature, UCLA/Veterans Affairs neuroscientists report a developmental pattern in bottlenose dolphins and killer whales that is unique from other mammals, with calves of both species active 24 hours a day during their first month. The mother also has minimal sleep during this period, but unlike all other mammals always...

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2005-06-29 15:46:38

LONDON (Reuters) -- Sleep-deprived mothers of newborn babies should spare a thought for bottlenose dolphins and killer whales. A study has shown the young of those two species do not sleep at all during the first month of life. They are active 24 hours a day -- and their mothers have learned to cope. "Somehow these seafaring mammals have found a way to cope with sleep deprivation, facilitating rather than hindering a crucial phase of development for their offspring," Dr Jerome Siegel, a...

2005-06-09 20:36:53

Washington "“ Leading marine scientists for the first time have assessed dolphin and porpoise populations around the world which are severely threatened by entanglement in fishing gear and recommended nine urgent priorities for action in a report commissioned by the World Wildlife Fund. These nine projects highlight species threatened by bycatch that will most likely benefit from immediate action and will continue to languish without intervention. The list of dolphins and porpoises...


Latest Oceanic dolphins Reference Libraries

Cetology
2013-10-02 11:21:29

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...

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...

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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