The Araguaian boto is a proposed new species in Brazil that is thought to be highly endangered.
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 ...
The Araguaian Boto is the first new river dolphin discovered since the end of World War One and only the fifth known species.
Activists protesting against Japan's indigenous dolphin hunting held a rally in Tokyo Friday, calling on officials to stop sales of the marine mammals to aquariums and as meat. Some two dozen campaigners, mostly Japanese, congregated in front of the Fisheries Agency with banners and pictures, urging the government to ban dolphin catching. "Most Japanese people do not know about dolphin hunting ...
Japan?s annual dolphin hunt may have come to an end for another year, but the country?s hunters aren?t finished killing mammals of the ocean. Every year, hunters in the coastal town of Taiji round up dolphins, herd them into a cove, and then kill some for their meat.
Scientists have found a new species of river dolphin that's been living in Brazil's Araguaia River ? the first such discovery in nearly 100 years ? and their research may settle some long-standing arguments about other dolphin species as well.
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.
The annual slaughter of bottlenose dolphins in an infamous Japanese cove ended Tuesday.
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