Young dolphin lures pod to safety in Australia
A young dolphin has been used to lure a pod of 100 to 150 others to safety after they were in danger of stranding themselves, Australian officials said Sunday.
Dolphin pod dies trapped in ice off Canadian coast
Some 30 white-beaked dolphins have died after being trapped in ice off the coast of Canada's easternmost Newfoundland province, and three remaining alive are not faring well, officials said Monday.
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.
New dolphin species discovered in Australia
Researchers in Australia have discovered that dolphin colonies living around Melbourne are a species unlike any other in the world, they revealed on Thursday.
Cultural hitchhiking: How social behavior can affect genetic makeup in dolphins
A UNSW-led team of researchers studying bottlenose dolphins that use sponges as tools has shown that social behaviour can shape the genetic makeup of an animal population in the wild.
Dolphins use diplomacy in their communication
Until now, the scientific community had thought that whistles were the main sounds made by these mammals, and were unaware of the importance and use of burst-pulsed sounds. Researchers from the Bottlenose ...
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.
Rare dolphin species threatened by big fishnets
The long-beaked La Plata River dolphin, a small species living in in South America's Atlantic coastal waters, is increasingly threatened with extinction from big-net fishing, Brazilian researchers warn.
Dolphins inspire rescue radar device
British engineers said Wednesday they had taken inspiration from dolphins for a new type of radar device that could easily track miners trapped underground or skiers buried in an avalanche.
Dolphin-power sufficient for propulsion without tricks
For 60 years the world has believed that dolphins did not have enough muscle to propel them at high speed and that they were resorting to some fluid-flow trickery to pull off their impressive performance. But Frank Fish from ...
Mongoose traditions shed light on evolution of human culture
A groundbreaking study of banded mongooses in Uganda has shown even small-brained animals pass on traditions, giving a valuable insight into how complex human culture could have evolved.
Beluga whales create art in Japan aquarium
Beluga whales at an aquarium near Tokyo are learning how to paint pictures as part of an autumn art programme for visitors, an official said Wednesday.
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.
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 ...