"The West Bengal forest department is all set to conduct a state-wide census of the endangered Gangetic dolphins and...
Census of Ganges Dolphins planned
January 6, 2015
The Australian.com reports a tiny baby dolphin being beachedf near Port Lincoln this week.
Fortunately picnicing couple Andy Wright and his wife...
Beached baby dolphin returned to its mother.
November 24, 2014
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....
Deep Dives and Dolphin Hearts
January 21, 2015
Dolphins added to the migratory endangered species list
November 14, 2014
The United Nations have added 31 animals to its list of migratory endangered species last Sunday under an international treaty called the Conservation of Migratory Species.
The Dodo reports that marine animals were big winners at the meeting — not only were 21 species of ray, shark and sawfish added, but the convention highlighted the cultural capabilities of dolphins and whales.
The Whale and Dolphin Conservation commented:
"In the future, instead of just counting numbers of whales within a certain area, we will need to look more closely at how individuals and groups behave, as that may have an effect on how they respond to threats caused by human activity."
The Dodo comments:
'Pods of bottlenose dolphins, for example, use sponges to protect their beaks while foraging and pass that knowledge down to calves.
Given that dolphins and the other protected species are migratory, successful conservation will require worldwide cooperation of the 120 party countries (the U.S. and a several dozen other countries are "range states," which are encouraged to adhere to global or local agreements.)'
Good news then for dolphins, but there is much work to be done.