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28-Jan-2014

  • New Species Of River Dolphin Discovered

    A new species of river dolphin has been found in the Brazilian rainforest. The recent dolphin discovery is the first in over 100 years. The new dolphin species was named Inia araguaiaensis and it was discovered in Araguaia River. The ?


  • 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.


  • First New Species of River Dolphin Discovered in a Century

    The Araguaian boto is a proposed new species in Brazil that is thought to be highly endangered.        


  • River in Brazil's Amazon rainforest yields new dolphin species

    MANAUS, Brazil, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Scientists are reporting the discovery of a river dolphin species in Brazil's vast Amazon rainforest, the first such new identification in 100 years.


  • 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 ...


  • 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 in Brazil

    Scientists have made the first discovery in 100 years of a new river dolphin species. The discovery of the "Inia araguaiaensis" in the waters of the Araguaia river in Brazil's vast Amazon rainforest was announced last week in a study posted online by the Plos One scientific journal.


  • Campaigners rally against Japan's dolphin hunting

    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.


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