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2008-11-25 11:50:00

Despite broad "dolphin safe" practices, fishing activities have continued to restrict the growth of at least one Pacific Ocean dolphin population, a new report led by a researcher at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego has concluded.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," cases in which animals are caught...

2008-11-24 17:03:48

Fishing activities are stunting population growth of a type of Pacific Ocean dolphin despite dolphin-safe practices, U.S. university researchers said. The study by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California-San Diego revealed negative impacts from fishing activities remain, despite adoption of regulations and agreements designed to reduce dolphin deaths from by-catch in which animals are caught unintentionally along with the intended targets. The research by the...


Latest Pantropical Spotted Dolphin Reference Libraries

Atlantic Spotted Dolphin, Stenella frontalis
2012-06-20 11:22:46

The Atlantic spotted dolphin (Stenella frontalis) can be found in the Gulf Stream of the North Atlantic Ocean, including the area between Florida and Bermuda and the Gulf of Mexico. Its eastern range may extend as far as the Azores and Canary Islands, although sightings in these areas have been uncommon. Its northern range begins at Cape Cod and extends to the southwestern portion of Spain. It is thought that the southern portion of its range extends from West Africa to Rio Grande do Sul in...

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2006-08-26 18:55:31

The Spinner Dolphin (Stenella longirostris) is a small dolphin found in offshore tropical waters around the world. It is famous for its acrobatic displays in which they will spin longitudinally along their axis as they leap through the air. Taxonomy The Spinner Dolphin is sometimes referred to as the Long-snouted Spinner Dolphin, particularly in older texts, to distinguish it from the similar Clymene Dolphin, which is often called the Short-snouted Spinner Dolphin. John Gray discovered...

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2006-08-16 21:09:14

The Striped Dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba) is an extensively studied dolphin that is found in temperate and tropical waters of all the world's oceans. Taxonomy The Striped Dolphin is one of five species traditionally included in the genus Stenella; however, recent genetic work by LeDuc et al. (1999) indicates that Stenella, as traditionally conceived, is not a natural group. According to that study, the closest relatives of the Striped Dolphin are the Clymene Dolphin, the Common...

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2006-08-16 21:06:06

The Pantropical Spotted Dolphin (Stenella attenuata) is a species of dolphin found in all the world's temperate and tropical oceans. The species was beginning to come under threat due to the killing of millions of individuals in tuna. The 1980s saw the rise of "dolphin-friendly tuna [capturing methods]" in order to save millions of the species in the eastern Pacific Ocean. Taxonomy John Gray first identified the species in 1846. Gray's initial analysis included the Atlantic Spotted...

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