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05-Apr-2014

  • Scientists Move One Step Closer to an Actual Dolphin-to-Human Translator

    Denise Herzing, the director of the Wild Dolphin Project and creator of the Cetacean Hearing Telemetry device (CHAT), had a very appropriate reaction to hearing a successful dolphin translation: ?I was like whoa! We have a match. While dolphins can be trained to understand and respond to human commands, that communication has so far only been one way. Rather than try to translate all their ...


  • Why Taiwan's illegal dolphin meat trade thrives

    Why Taiwan's illegal dolphin meat trade thrives


  • Deadly virus may have killed beached dolphin

    The dolphin that died on the beach Friday may have been killed by a virus that has hit Atlantic dolphins hard since last summer.


  • Dolphin 'translator' aids human-animal interaction

    Marine biologists have developed a dolphin "translator" that helps humans identify individual whistles of animals underwater by converting them into English words. The Cetacean Hearing and Telemetry (CHAT) has been developed by the Wild Dolphin Project. When a dolphin whistles, the tool can analyse the sounds and then relay the meaning of the sound -- as predetermined by researchers -- back to ...


  • Dolphin translator chirps out first word

    Scientists working on a two-way dolphin communicator have made a breakthrough -- their device may have translated a single whistle in real time.        


  • Dolphin dies on Volusia County shore, Beach Patrol says

    Volusia County Beach Patrol says a dolphin was found stranded on the shore of Ormond Beach on Friday morning. Marine Mammal Health and Stranding team responded to the report just after 8 a.m. The dolphin, which was about 6 feet in length, died about two hours later, officials said. Testing will be done to determine what caused the dolphin's death. The death comes on the heels of a deadly virus ...


  • Russia Stole Ukraine's Killer Dolphin Army

    As you may have heard in the past, the Ukrainian navy has a group of around ten dolphins in Sevastopol that are on active military duty. After last week?s referendum vote to secede from Ukraine, Russian troops began seizing Crimea?s naval bases. The killer dolphins are now being ?preserved and directed? to the Russian navy, according to an employee of the Sevastopol dolphin training facility ...


  • How to Turn a Dolphin, Sea Lion, or Whale Into a Sea Creature Commando

    The dolphin army (or navy, depending on your point of view) will be joining forces with Moscow's existing killer sea lion unit. Even the United States Navy has a sea creature division which includes dolphins, sea lions and whales.  We did some digging to find out exactly what a sea creature commando can do, and if they've done any real damage in the past. Bottlenose dolphins can also be trained ...


  • Dolphin swim club struck from corporate registry

    The Regina Optimist Dolphin Swim Club was struck from Saskatchewan's corporate registry three weeks ago, according to documents obtained by CTV News.


  • Discovery Cove: Another dolphin born

    A female dolphin was born at Discovery Cove, SeaWorld's day resort, in the early morning hours of March 18. Her mother is Natalie, who has now had four calves. The newborn now weighs about 48 pounds and is 47 inches long, Discovery Cove says. It's the 28th dolphin born at the attraction since it opened in 2000. The Discovery Cove Zoological Team gives around-the-clock care for Natalie and her ...


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