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December 22, 2014

Wink News reports that a deadly virus is killing dolphins on the east coast and may now be in the Gulf of Mexico. Just this week, scientists discovered the virus in a dolphin in the Florida Keys. 


"Researchers with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administratio...

December 16, 2014

NBC Los Angeles report that lifeguards have rescued an 8-Foot Risso's dolphin Beached in San Pedro, California on the 13 December 2014.


"A roughly 8-foot adult Risso's dolphin was seen on San Pedro's rocky Royal Palms Beach by passersby and members of the county's Beac...

December 11, 2014

The BBC report that oil spilt from a crashed tanker is threatening a rare dolphin sanctuary.


The government declared areas in the southern Sunderbans to be a dolphin sanctuary in 2011, after research suggested some 6,000 Irrawaddy dolphins lived in the area. The spilla...

December 9, 2014

 The Mail Online in the UK reports that a rare albino dolphin has been captured by Japanese fishermen and could be sold for up to £300,000 to be displayed in captivity.


The fishermen killed 11 other dolphins in a shallow cove in Taiji, Wakayama, Japan, but put the al...

December 5, 2014


The Mongobay news reports the declining population of Indus River dolphins. Some dams on the river But some of the dams divert so much water to crops that the river effectively dried up in those sections for part of the year, and threaten the dolphins as a result....

December 5, 2014

Sputnik News report that the Russian Black Sea Fleet’s Special Forces have held its first training exercises with combat dolphins since the Crimean Peninsula was reunited with Russia, a military source in Crimea.


It reports that training exercises were held with comba...

December 1, 2014 reports that in the Special Area of Conservation set up in the Moray Firth in the North Sea (between Scotland and the rest of Europe) 102 bottlnose dolphins were spotted in 2011, rising to  112 in 2012 and then 94 in 2013. 


"While it wasn’...

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