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12-Feb-2014

  • Dolphin helps pitcher propose

    Alex Cobb proposes to Kelly Reynolds with a little help from a dolphin friend at SeaWorld's Discovery Cove.


  • Dolphin found dead with tail cut off prompts net warning

    Authorities in Tasmania believe a dolphin found dead with its tail cut off may have been caught in a fishing net.


  • 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 ...


  • 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.


  • 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.        


  • 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.


  • New river dolphin species found

    The Araguaian Boto is the first new river dolphin discovered since the end of World War One and only the fifth known species.


  • 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.


  • US envoy asked to visit Taiji to see 'humane' dolphin hunt

    The US ambassador to Japan should visit Taiji to see the "humane" killing methods used in the dolphin hunt, a local fisheries official said Tuesday, days after Caroline Kennedy tweeted her disapproval of the slaughter. His comments came as campaigners watching the hunt said the butchery was under way, adding that the waters of the cove were red with the dolphins' blood. The official, who did not ...


  • Dolphin skull among castle finds

    Part of a dolphin skull and a medieval arrowhead are among more than 9,500 artefacts uncovered by an archaeological dig at Cardigan Castle.


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