Ahhhh, read the wonderful story of a Whale staying by the side of a friend tangled in rope. Just makes me smile big time.
During a study a bottlenose dolphin was blindfolded and instructed to mimic the actions of a trainer. When he wasn’t able to use sight, the dolphin switched to another technique: emit sounds, listen to the echo and interpret the resulting sound waves. Read more …
The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) has welcomed recent measures to protect deep-diving cetaceans from the potential effects of seismic survey noise. Read more…
This is an important step in the right direction.
The deaths of over 100 melon-headed whales, which stranded on the shores of a lagoon in northwest Madagascar in 2008, were likely primarily triggered by a form of sonar being deployed by an ExxonMobil survey vessel, according to a scientific review panel.
Dolphins have ‘longest social memory’ among non-humans. Researchers in the US say that even after 20 years of separation, dolphins could recall the whistles of former companions. A very interesting read about the result of a research.
Sad news about the world’s only freshwater porpoise. The latest survey shows a startling decline to near extinction. It is the only one cetacean species to be found in the Yangtze river, which has turned into a busy channel with heavy boat traffic.
Read more about this critically endangered cetaecans.
Read the uplifting story of Sampal, a dolphin taking in captivity and 10 years later escaped during rehab procedure into the wild to meet her original pod.
We can’t stress it often enough: Say NO to captivity for dolphins!
Interesting article about reports from several people getting a health check after an unusual dolphin encounter and found they had a tumor. Cetacean-grams instead of X-rays? And would that justify to keep dolphins in captivity?
It is a well written piece by David Kirby, author of “Death at Seaworld”. He provides a lot of general facts about the ecolation of cetaceans. Read for yourself…
Forty-five non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are opposing a proposed marine mammal facility at Blackbeards Cay in the Bahamas. Read more…
reEarth and Bahamas Freedom Alliance is petitioning the Minister responsible for Marine Mammal issues in The Bahamas for governmental support in preventing any future dolphin facilities in The Bahamas. More details on the petition can be found at Care2.org and on the Bahamas Freedom Alliance Facebook page.