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10-Feb-2013

  • Dolphin Hides Out From Blizzard In Sandwich Harbor

    A dolphin off of Cape Cod apparently decided it was no match for seas swelling to 25 feet.


  • Blue Dolphin Announces Formation of Special Committee of Board of Directors

    HOUSTON, Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Dolphin Energy Company (OTCQX: BDCO) ("Blue Dolphin" or the "Company"), today announced that its Board of Directors (the "Board") ...


  • Dolphin That Died in New York Canal Was Old and Sick

    By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - A dolphin that died in a polluted New York canal last week was old and sick, and the toxic waters where it spent its final hours played little, if any, role in its demise, a biologist who examined the dolphin's carcass said on Tuesday. The male common dolphin had not eaten in some time even before swimming a mile inland up Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal, where it ...


  • Strandings of dolphin, whales and porpoises 'very unusual'

    The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group says the stranding of high numbers of common dolphins and other species, which has become apparent over the past two weeks here, is ?very unusual?.


  • Local Volunteers Rescue Dolphin Trapped in Mudflat

    Back on Jan. 20, Lea Walker with the Marine Mammal Stranding Network received a call that a dolphin was trapped in a mudflat. The only way to get to the animal was by airboat.


  • Wayward dolphin dies in polluted New York canal

    NEW YORK (AP) ? A wayward dolphin that meandered into a polluted urban canal, riveting onlookers as it splashed around in the filthy water and shook black gunk from its snout, died Friday evening, marine experts said.


  • Dead dolphin removed from toxic New York City canal

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The carcass of a dolphin that died after becoming mired in a notoriously toxic New York City canal has been removed and will be sent for a necropsy, a marine research group said on Saturday. The animal, a common dolphin, was first spotted in Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal on Friday morning, where it was described as looking disoriented and unwell as it struggled to avoid getting ...


  • Why We Can?t Save Every Stranded Dolphin

    Judging by last week?s high-profile death of a common dolphin in Brooklyn?s filthy Gowanus Canal, it seems that everyone really does want to ?save the whales.? And though the deeply humane impulse to jump in the water and rescue a marine mammal that is lost, sick or stranded is laudable, it is not always the best course of action for the animal, scientists and wildlife, rescue experts say.


  • Could Kidnapping a Baby Dolphin End the Slaughter at ?The Cove??

    It didn?t make the same worldwide headlines as the dead Gowanus dolphin, but a remarkable rescue of nearly 150 dolphins in imminent danger of stranding was just carried out in Australia, where wildlife experts deployed a questionable but ultimately successful technique to lure the large pod to safety. A juvenile dolphin was captured and used to issue distress calls out in deeper water, in order ...


  • Dolphin dies amid NY canal's industrial pollution

    Marine experts say a dolphin seen shaking black gunk from its snout after wandering into a polluted canal in New York may well have been ill before it lost its way and died.


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