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Dolphins

Dolphins

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Dolphins

Source: One Species at a Time/Ari Daniel - January 3, 2018

You have probably seen cans of tuna in your local supermarket marked “dolphin safe.” That label means the tuna was fished in a way that more…

Not All Dolphins Look Alike: People Are Capable of Identifying Individual Dolphins By Their Face Alone

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Not All Dolphins Look Alike: People Are Capable of Identifying Individual Dolphins By Their Face Alone

Source: Hakai Magazine/Amorina Kingdon - December 18, 2017

Tilen Genov had been looking through the photographs for days when he began to recognize the same faces popping up over and over again; the more…

Scientists Are Tracking Dolphins By Using Algorithms Similar to Those on Facebook

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Scientists Are Tracking Dolphins By Using Algorithms Similar to Those on Facebook

Source: The New York Times/Steph Yin - December 13, 2017

Keeping track of dolphins is a slippery, patchy process. First, you must procure time on a ship or aircraft, which is expensive. After that, what more…

10 of the Wildest Encounters With Marine Life From This Year

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10 of the Wildest Encounters With Marine Life From This Year

Source: The OC Register/Laylan Connelly/Michele Cardon - November 22, 2017

The ocean is their playground — and fortunately for us, sea creatures put on amazing shows this year that were captured on camera for the more…

How to Experience Animal Life in an Ethical Way While You Travel

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How to Experience Animal Life in an Ethical Way While You Travel

Source: Huffington Post/Nina Zietman - September 26, 2017

If you want to scream every time you see a photo of someone cuddling a sedated tiger in a far-flung country on your Facebook feed, more…

Whales and Dolphins as ‘Sentinels’ of Ocean Health

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Whales and Dolphins as ‘Sentinels’ of Ocean Health

Source: The Conversation/Stephanie Plön - September 26, 2017

From the poles to the equator, marine mammals such as seals, dolphins and whales, play an important role in global ecosystems as apex predators, ecosystem engineers and more…

Dolphins Learn Deadly New Trick: Decapitating Their Prey While Hunting

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Dolphins Learn Deadly New Trick: Decapitating Their Prey While Hunting

Source: Hakai Magazine/Amorina Kingdon - August 18, 2017

Biologist Errol Ronje was on a boat, on a routine research trip along the coast of Mississippi, when he came across a trail of severed more…

Trained Dolphins Will be Used to Corral Last Remaining Vaquitas to Safety in Mexico

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Trained Dolphins Will be Used to Corral Last Remaining Vaquitas to Safety in Mexico

Source: Smithsonian/Jason Daley - July 7, 2017

Mexico announced several moves last Friday to help support the vaquita porpoise. The creatures—also known as the panda of the sea due to its black-rimmed eyes—have undergone more…

Gabon Announces Creation of Africa’s Largest Network of Marine Protected Areas

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Gabon Announces Creation of Africa’s Largest Network of Marine Protected Areas

Source: National Geographic/Laura Parker - June 7, 2017

The central African nation of Gabon announced Monday the creation of Africa’s largest network of marine protected areas, home to a diverse array of threatened more…

Researchers Develop Interactive Touch Screen to Test Dolphin Intelligence

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Researchers Develop Interactive Touch Screen to Test Dolphin Intelligence

Source: Science Blog - May 30, 2017

Dolphins are highly intelligent and social animals, but can they use a smartphone built just for them? Yes, scientists have discovered—they can even play games more…