Wonderful video showing bottlenose dolphins surfing the waves, captured with a drone camera along south Western Australia’s coastline.
A great compilation of notable achievements in 2013.
The latest BBC documentary “Dolphins: Spy in the Pod” was revealing dolphins getting repeatedly high on pufferfish. When harassed, pufferfish first enlarge their bodies to make themselves less palatable. If that’s not enough, they have the ability to secrete tetrodotoxin (TTX) to ward off potential predators. Read more …
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.
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.
More 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.
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