Elephants are quick learners, offer helping hand
Elephants quickly learn to lend each other a helping hand - ah, make that a helping trunk.
'Cove' director gives free DVD to Japan residents
(AP) -- Copies of the 2010 Oscar-winning film that depicts the slaughter of dolphins in the Japanese fishing village of Taiji have been delivered free to its residents, compliments of the director.
Scientists scrutinize rise in baby dolphin deaths
Scientists are trying to figure out what killed 53 bottlenose dolphins - many of them babies - so far this year in the Gulf of Mexico, as five more of their carcasses washed up Thursday in Louisiana, Mississippi ...
Baby dolphins dying along oil-soaked US Gulf Coast
Baby dolphins are washing up dead along the oil-soaked US Gulf Coast at more than 10 times the normal rate in the first birthing season since the BP disaster, researchers said.
Monk seal and hump-backed dolphin are threatened by fishing activities off coast of Mauritania
Catalan researchers have studied the marine trophic network in Mauritania, on the north west coast of Africa, which is an extremely heavily exploited fishing area, as well as being home to two of the world's ...
Dolphins recognize voices of other dolphins, research finds
It might be tough for dolphins to remember faces, considering they always look like they're smiling. But new research indicates they apparently never forget a voice.
New research shows dolphin by-catch includes genetic relatives
Dolphins along coast of Argentina could experience a significant loss of genetic diversity because some of the animals that accidently die when tangled in fishing nets are related. According to a new genetic ...
In the 24-hour news cycle era, the Deepwater Horizon oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico already feels like an event from yesteryear, an event that had its 15 minutes of news domination during the summer of 2010 ...
Coastal dolphins quieter than thought
Dolphins are thought to be able to communicate with each other over vast expanses of ocean, between distances as far as 15 miles apart. Studies of dolphin whistles have suggested that they should carry that far in water, ...
Could the Yangtze River dolphin be on its way to extinction?
Last week at the global biodiversity conference in Nagoya a study revealed that one fifth of the worlds vertebrate species continue to move closer to extinction. Researchers looked at how a species ...
Japan dolphin hunt town meets with activists
(AP) -- An unprecedented meeting between conservationists and leaders of the dolphin-hunting village depicted in the Oscar-winning film "The Cove" ended in bitter disagreement Tuesday.
Successful mothers get help from their friends: Dolphin study
(PhysOrg.com) -- Female dolphins who have help from their female friends are far more successful as mothers than those without such help, according to a landmark new study.
Researchers find rare hourglass dolphin
A rare hourglass dolphin underwent a post-mortem on Friday at Massey's Coastal-Marine Pathology Unit at Albany. It is one of only a handful of carcasses of the species ever examined by scientists.
Engineers design tools to study sound effects on whales
(PhysOrg.com) -- A combination of the biology of marine mammals, mechanical vibrations and acoustics has led to a breakthrough discovery allowing scientists to better understand the potential harmful effects ...