Getting a leg up on whale and dolphin evolution
When the ancestors of living cetaceans—whales, dolphins and porpoises—first dipped their toes into water, a series of evolutionary changes were sparked that ultimately nestled these swimming mammals into ...
Ancient toothed whale remains found near Santa Cruz
A 1,000-pound slab of sandstone lifted off a beach in Santa Cruz County, Calif., Wednesday may provide a better glimpse of what plied the seas 5 million years ago.
Some NFL teams clamp down on tweets
(AP) -- The only tweets during the Miami Dolphins scrimmage Saturday will come from the officials' whistles.
Human language and dolphin movement patterns show similarities in brevity
Two researchers from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) and the University of Aberdeen in the United Kingdom have shown for the first time that the law of brevity in human language, according to ...
Triangles Go Underwater and Supersonic
(PhysOrg.com) -- The seemingly effortless way dolphins and porpoises slice through the water and the unique capabilities of the supersonic Concorde airplane have more in common than one might think.
Dolphins get a lift from delta wing technology
We can only marvel at the way that dolphins, whales and porpoises scythe through water. Their finlike flippers seem perfectly adapted for maximum aquatic agility. However, no one had ever analysed how the animals' ...
Dolphin-assisted therapy offers hope to disabled children, parents
A 350-pound dolphin named Matteo tickles a toddler with his snout, sparking a burst of giggles.
Same-sex behavior seen in nearly all animals
Same-sex behavior is a nearly universal phenomenon in the animal kingdom, common across species, from worms to frogs to birds, concludes a new review of existing research.
Whales and dolphins in hot water
(PhysOrg.com) -- More whales, dolphins and porpoises than was previously thought could be at risk from the effects of climate change, according to a new study.
Porpoise is 2nd to give birth in captivity
A porpoise at Harderwijk dolphin centre in the Netherlands has become only the second to give birth in captivity, the centre announced, but the happy event leaves an enigma: is it a boy or a girl?
Dolphins maintain round-the-clock visual vigilance
Dolphins have a clever trick for overcoming sleep deprivation. Sam Ridgway from the US Navy Marine Mammal Program explains that they are able to send half of their brains to sleep while the other half remains ...
'Dolphin pads' help prevent bedsores
They say dolphins are smart, and now people are borrowing a technology that was first used on the mammals.