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  • Albino Dolphin: Uncertain Fate Awaits Rare Calf Captured in Japanese Hunt

    "Angel," the albino calf captured during the annual Japanese dolphin hunt, has ended up in a marine park, where its survival is questionable, an expert says.        

  • Maui company wins responsible dolphin tour status

    HONOLULU (AP) ? The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and its partners are recognizing a Maui company for practicing responsible wild dolphin tourism.

  • Dolphin death a reminder to boaties

    Horrid propeller injuries which are likely to have claimed a young dolphin's life are being held as a reminder for boaties to be careful in Auckland's Hauraki Gulf over the summer.

  • Dolphin freed from fishing line

    A dolphin is swimming free with her calf after she was caught in fishing gear Monday in the Indian River Lagoon near Vero Beach.

  • Dolphin Hunt In Japan Draws Criticism from U.S. Ambassador

    In addition to criticism from environmental activists, the annual dolphin hunt in Taiji Cove in Japan has drawn criticism from the United States' Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy. The ambassador came out against "drive hunt" dolphin killing, in which hundreds of bottlenose dolphins are rounded up into a small area of water and then hunted.

  • Ambassador Kennedy Criticizes Japan's Dolphin Hunt

    The dolphin roundup by a Japanese community is an annual hunt. But this time, new U.S. ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy has weighed in with displeasure. That puts her on the side of several wildlife and animal rights advocates who've condemned the annual slaughter. The Japanese defend it as traditional ? just as the U.S. does with native Alaskans who kill whales.

  • Angel's sad story from the killing waters of Taiji, Japan

    It may be Angel?s sad story that ultimately moves the mountain. For this baby albino dolphin, still nursing yet ripped from her mother in the killing coves of Taiji , Japan, there can be no happy ending. She?s like scores of other calves sacrificed in an annual Japanese dolphin hunt off the east coast of a nation that slaughters an estimated 20,000 of these marine mammals every year and spares a ...

  • Dolphin freed from fishing gear in Indian River Lagoon

    A dolphin mother once again swims safely with its calf after being freed from trap pot fishing gear in the Indian River Lagoon near Vero Beach.

  • This Rare White Baby Dolphin Was Just Captured at the Cove. Can She Survive?

    Amid the global uproar over the latest round of dolphin killings in Taiji, Japan, one young calf, an extremely rare albino bottlenose dolphin nicknamed Angel by activists, has captured the hearts of people around the world. The pinkish-white female calf (her exact age is unknown) was one of 250 bottlenose dolphins forced into the deadly cove over the weekend. Only two others have reportedly been ...



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