Hiding from boats leaves less time for dolphins to feed
(Phys.org) —A team of dolphin experts from Scotland have shed new light on the effect of marine tourism on the behaviour of dolphins.
Killer whales living with bottlenose dolphins demonstrate cross-species vocal learning
From barks to gobbles, the sounds that most animals use to communicate are innate, not learned. However, a few species, including humans, can imitate new sounds and use them in appropriate social contexts. ...
Game on for a digital revolution in sport stadiums
It's the middle of finals season with tens of thousands of fans turning out at stadiums to cheer their teams to victory. Many fans at these and other sporting events already turn to digital technology by ...
Small isolated populations pose a threat to new dolphin species
Victoria's iconic new dolphin species, the Burrunan dolphin, is at risk due to its small and isolated populations, according to the first study investigating the dolphin's population using DNA.
Dolphins are attracted to magnets
Dolphins are indeed sensitive to magnetic stimuli, as they behave differently when swimming near magnetized objects. So says Dorothee Kremers and her colleagues at Ethos unit of the Université de Rennes ...
Season's first dolphins killed in Japan, say activists
The first dolphins of the season were slaughtered on Tuesday in the small Japanese town of Taiji, campaigners said, commencing an annual cull repeatedly condemned by animal rights groups.
Wild Chinese sturgeon on brink of extinction: state media
The wild Chinese sturgeon is at risk of extinction, state media reported, after none of the rare fish were detected reproducing naturally in the polluted and crowded Yangtze river last year.
New species of extinct dolphin sheds light on river dolphin history
The unusual river dolphins, some of them known for their poor eyesight and side-swimming behavior are all descendants of ocean-dwelling species. Until now, however, there has been no consensus about their ...
Dolphin hunting season kicks off in Japan
The controversial six-month dolphin hunting season began on Monday in the infamous town of Taiji, but bad weather would delay any killing, a local official told AFP.
New tool to assess noise impact on marine mammals
A new desktop tool which will allow offshore renewable energy developers to assess the likely impacts of their projects on marine mammal populations has been developed by scientists at the University of St ...
Dolphins and whales experience pleasure
Sam Ridgway has spent most of his life learning about dolphins and whales. Over his five-decade career he has asked these cetaceans various questions, including how deep they can dive and how depth affects ...
Dead two-headed dolphin discovered in Turkey
Turkish media reports say Turkish scientists will examine a two-headed dolphin that washed up on a beach in western Turkey.
Study assesses shark attacks on Atlantic spotted dolphins near the Bahamas
A Marine Mammal Science analysis on failed shark attacks on the approximately 120 Atlantic spotted dolphins that are residents of the waters near Bimini, The Bahamas, has found that a total of 14 dolphins (15% o ...
Scientists name new species of cetacean: The Australian humpback dolphin
Scientists examining a taxonomically confused group of marine mammals have officially named a species new to science: the Australian humpback dolphin, Sousa sahulensis, according to the Wildlife Conservation Societ ...