Athletic Dolphins

Dolphin JoyDolphins routinely produce 10 times more power than the fittest human athletes do, concludes a new study on the herculean marine mammals.
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Can Dolphins ‘Hear’ Human Tumors?

Atlantic Spotted Dolphins BiminiInteresting 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…

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Cetacean Life in Scottish Waters

Atlantic Spotted DolphinThe seas off western Scotland contain a remarkably high level of biodiversity and are one of the most important European habitats for cetaceans.

In 2013 the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust (HWDT) will conduct a survey to monitor population numbers and compile data on the cetacean population. Very informative article with surprising facts.

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Keyboard with Dolphin Sounds

Atlantic Spotted Dolphins BiminiMore on dolphin language. The well-known Denise Herzing has given a TED Talk about the language abilities of dolphins. In her session titled “Do they have a language? If so, what are they talking about?” she shared her research in communicating with dolphins.

Read this TED blog post about the development of a wearable keyboard to communicate with the dolphins. Visit her website to find more information about her work.

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Dolphins May Call Each Other by Name

bottlenose dolphinWe already heard of dolphin vocalizations and signature whistles. A new research suggests that dolphins might actually call each other by names.

In their latest study Stephanie King and fellow St. Andrews biologist Vincent Janik investigate a phenomenon they first described in 2006 bottlenose dolphins recognizing the signature whistles of other dolphins they know. Read the article and listen to amazing audio clips.

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