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2009-09-10 13:00:00

Local officials of a Japanese coastal town said on Thursday they have gone ahead with their controversial dolphin hunt as animal-rights activists continue to protest them, AFP reported. Wakayama prefectural official Yasushi Shimamura said fishermen in Taiji caught about 100 bottlenose dolphins and 50 pilot whales on Wednesday, in their first catch since the fishery season started on September 1. An official at a local fishermen's cooperative said all whale meat will be sold for human...

2009-08-06 18:02:44

The man who trained dolphins playing Flipper on the popular 1960s U.S. TV show has turned animal activist, speaking out against dolphins held captive. Ric O'Barry has protested attractions featuring captive dolphins and has been arrested for cutting nets. O'Barry said he expects his biggest protest against dolphins' treatment will be the documentary, The Cove, a film about dolphin slaughter in Japan, the South Florida Sun Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale reported Thursday. During the filming,...

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2009-04-02 13:05:00

Researchers say global warming is bringing food stocks closer to shore, causing the mass beaching of whales along Australia's coast, the AFP reported.Last week, nearly 90 long-finned pilot whales and bottlenose dolphins were beached along the Hamelin Bay on Australia's west coast in the last month.Experts say it took the total number of beached cetaceans in southern Australia beyond 500 in the past four months alone, including a single stranding of almost 200 on King Island.The...

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2009-01-01 13:20:00

A new study of pygmy killer whales shows that those living off Hawaii tend to stay close to the islands and don't swim out to the open ocean, researchers said. One of the least understood marine mammal species, there are very few of the whales (probably less than 200 individuals) in this distinct pygmy killer whale population off the islands. The research published Tuesday in the journal Marine Mammal Science suggests the population's limited number makes it more vulnerable than other whale...

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2008-12-15 13:25:00

Research suggests that the bizarre teeth of male beaked whales have evolved to help females choose their mates. Apparently, the males use the two teeth on the outside of their jaws not for eating, but for scratching each other. DNA analysis shows the teeth probably evolved as secondary sexual traits to help females select males of the right species, scientists said. Beaked whales make up the least known group of whales or dolphins. They spend most of their time deep in the ocean foraging for...

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2008-09-29 14:35:00

Illusive mammals such as the beaked whale are hardly seen, mysterious, and obscure, and yet they have become the focus of new studies due to the harm that military sonar systems seem to cause them. "There's not much known about these creatures - where they live, their lifestyle," says Ted Cranford from San Diego State University. "In fact, they might be the least understood group of large mammals on Earth." This summer, the research yacht Song of the Whale, operated by the International...

2008-08-18 12:00:35

TORONTO, Aug. 18, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Logica Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB:DPDM), a developer of unique social networking websites using state-of-the-art biometric identity authentication technology, announced today that, effectively immediately, it has changed its name to Dolphin Digital Media, Inc., and beginning with the open of trading today its new stock symbol on the Over-the-Counter Bulletin Board is now DPDM. The new CUSIP number following the name and symbol change is 25688M107. In...

2008-07-24 15:00:00

A marine mammal rescue group wants plans drawn up soon to coax or scare 15 to 20 dolphins out of a river near the Jersey Shore and back out to the sea. But federal wildlife officials are in no hurry to make that happen. Robert Schoelkopf, director of the Marine Mammal Stranding Center, is worried that the dolphins are getting more comfortable in a place they cannot survive in. The dolphins have been in either the Shrewsbury or the Navesink rivers in Monmouth County since early June,...

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2008-07-07 09:58:12

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. A study by the University of Exeter and Cornwall Wildlife Trust, published in the journal Biodiversity and Conservation, has revealed a disturbing rise in the number of whales, dolphins and porpoises found dead on Cornish beaches. The frequency of these mammals, collectively known as cetaceans,...

2008-06-17 09:00:00

TORONTO, June 17, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Logica Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB:LGHL), a company that develops social networking websites using state-of-the-art biometric identity authentication technology, announced today that it has entered into a non-binding Heads of Terms to acquire Dolphin Digital Media LLC. The proposed acquisition will enable Logica to create and manage social networking websites around Dolphin's core brands of popular television programs for children, including Nickelodeon's...


Latest Toothed whales Reference Libraries

Blainville's Beaked Whale, Mesoplodon densirostris
2013-08-17 13:31:16

Blainville’s beaked whale (Mesoplodon densirostris), also known as the dense-beaked whale, can be found in a large range that includes the warm and tropical waters of all oceans. It prefers to reside at depths between 1,600 and 3,000 feet and does not migrate. This species received its common name from Blainville, the man who classified it as Delphinus densirostris after studying a description of a piece of one individual’s nose located in the Paris Museum. In 1846, John Edward Gray...

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...

Short-beaked Common Dolphin, Delphinus delphis
2013-06-22 16:01:34

The short-beaked common dolphin (Delphinus delphis) is a species that can be found in warm temperate and tropical waters. Its range is larger than that of the long-beaked common dolphin and includes the Mediterranean and Caribbean Seas, but it is not thought to occur in the Indian Ocean. This species is classified within the Delphinus genus along with the long-beaked common dolphin. Both of these species were classified under one species, named D. delphis, until it was found that both were...

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2006-08-16 20:55:01

The Melon-headed Whale (Peponocephala electra; other names are many-toothed blackfish and electra dolphin) is a cetacean of the oceanic dolphin family (Delphinidae). It is closely related to the Pygmy Killer Whale and the Pilot Whales, and collectively these dolphin species are known by the common name blackfish. The Melon-headed Whale is widespread throughout the world's tropical waters, although not often seen by humans on account of its preference for deep water. Taxonomy On account...

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2006-08-09 14:24:04

The Australian Snubfin Dolphin (Orcaella heinsohni) is a recently recognized species of dolphin first described in 2005. It is closely related to the Irrawaddy Dolphin, and closely looks like it. Until very recently it was thought to be an Irrawaddy dolphin. However, the Australian Snubfin Dolphin is three-colored, while the Irrawaddy dolphin only has two colors on its skin. Also the skull and the fins show minor differences between the two species. The discovery of a new mammal is...

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.