One of the great scientific surprises in recent times is how an inshore dolphin with a melon shaped head and smiley mouth, was discovered as Australia’s first endemic species of dolphin as recently as 2005.
A great compilation of notable achievements in 2013.
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.
Musicians perform for Canada’s beluga whales. A troupe of 10 — including a contortionist and an opera singer — plans to put a series of summertime shows for thousands of beluga whales near the mouth of Hudson Bay in northern Manitoba.
Get all the details and watch some previous musical experiment by some of the performing musicians.
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.
See some pictures and read more…
Treehuger’s Blog compiled a list of reasons with all the best video footage – nice work. Enjoy.