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January 21, 2015

21 January 2015:  It's not easy being a dolphin. According to reports in the Christian Science Monitor, deep dives may not be good for dolphin hearts. 

 

The physical exertion of chasing their prey on a single breath  causes tachycardia – a spiked increase in heart r...

January 6, 2015

 News Asia One reports that:

 

"The West Bengal forest department is all set to conduct a state-wide census of the endangered Gangetic dolphins and is awaiting the release of central funds, said an official.

 

Declared India's national aquatic animal in 2010, the...

January 6, 2015

Nature World News reports that a rare albino bottlenose dolphin has been spotted off the Florida coast for the first time in half a century.

 

 

 

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 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...

November 26, 2014

Whale and Dolphin Conservation report that on Sunday 23rd November 2014, in Taiji Japan, a pod of approximately 16 Risso’s dolphins were driven into the killing cove and 11 were slaughtered for their meat.

 

The WDC comments:

 

"The dolphin drive hunts are extreme...

November 24, 2014

The Australian.com reports a tiny baby dolphin being beachedf near Port Lincoln this week.  

 

Fortunately picnicing couple Andy Wright and his wife Jo had travelled to Lone Pine beach, at Sleaford Bay south of Port Lincoln.

 

The were able to return the baby dolph...

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