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2010-09-30 12:01:24

Two distantly related species of dolphin -- the Guyana and the Bottlenose -- often can be found socializing in waters off the coast of Costa Rica, according to a recent BBC report. Both species of dolphin make distinct sounds, but when they meet up, they change the way they communicate with each other by using a transitional language. It raises possibilities that the two species are communicating in some way. Details of the finding are published in the journal Ethology. It is not clear to...

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2010-06-03 13:15:10

The iPad might offer a new solution for scientists wishing to communicate with dolphins. Dolphin researcher Jack Kassewitz is using an iPad to interact with a 2-year-old dolphin named Merlin.  Kassewitz says this could potentially not only allow humans and dolphins to interact, but also be easily used as a universal translator for humans. "For several years, we've recognized that part of the problem in creating an artificial language between humans and dolphins has been the speed of...

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2010-03-17 08:50:00

Tourists wanting to watch and swim with dolphins are now being urged to keep their distance in a bid to protect both the animals and the local communities whose livelihoods depend on them. A study of bottlenose dolphins living off the coast of Zanzibar has found that the many tourist boats operating in the area are harassing the animals, preventing them from resting, feeding and nurturing their young. The research, led by Dr Per Berggren of Newcastle University, also highlights swimming with...

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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...


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