Dolphins’ Unusual Feeding Frenzy Chases Fish on Land

Some amazing footage from dolphins who developed a very special fishing technique. Read the article.

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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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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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Dolphins Giving Gifts To Humans

Atlantic Spotted DolphinScientists think that gift giving among wild dolphins at the Tangalooma Island Resort in Australia is a form of play behavior.

On 23 occasions over the past several years, wild dolphins were observed giving gifts to humans at the Tangalooma Island Resort in Australia. The gifts included eels, tuna, squid, an octopus and an assortment of many other types of different fin fish.

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Soul On Fire

Soul On FireWe are happy to share a chapter of Veit Lindau’s book “Soul on Fire” about his dolphin experience. He has been at WildQuest every summer for the last 12 year and has become a very dear friend to us. Enjoy the read.

If you like it you can order the English ebook on amazon.com or itunes. The German version is also available on amazon.com and on itunes.

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