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21-Jul-2012

  • Dolphin Mourns Dead Baby Calf By Carrying Young On Back: Do Dolphins Actually Grieve? [VIDEO]

    Tourists in Southern China spotted a mother dolphin carrying her dead calf on her back in what is now being called as "dolphin mourning," NTDTV reported. The video was posted on YouTube on Wednesday and has already yielded over 85 thousand views.


  • Dolphin Mourns Death Of Calf, Swims With It For Days (Video)

    Dolphin mourns A mother dolphin mourned the passing of her calf by carrying it on her back for days. NDT China reported that the dolphin was spotted with her calf in Sanniang Bay of Qinzhou City in Southern China on July 8. It appeared that the adult dolphin, approximately 3 meters long, was using its back to help the baby dolphin, about 1.5 meters long, swim towards the deep sea. But it was ...


  • Dolphin Deaths In The Gulf Of Mexico Caused By Numerous Factors

    redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The largest oil spill along the northern Gulf of Mexico to date, along with other environmental factors, led to the historically high number of dolphin deaths in the Gulf, concludes a two-year scientific study released on July 19, 2012. Since 2010, scientists have been trying to figure out why there were a high number of dolphin deaths, part ...


  • Dolphin Mourns Dead Baby Calf, Carries It On Her Back In Heartbreaking Grieving Ritual [Video]

    A mother dolphin mourning her dead baby calf was caught on camera in a grieving ritual rarely seen by humans. The incident, which took place in the Guangxi Zhuang region in China, was captured on camera by a boat full of tourists who watched the mother struggle against rough seas with the calf on her [...] Dolphin Mourns Dead Baby Calf, Carries It On Her Back In Heartbreaking Grieving Ritual ...


  • Gulf of Mexico dolphin deaths studied

    ORLANDO, Fla., July 19 (UPI) -- The 2011 BP oil spill and other environmental factors led to a historically high number of dolphin deaths in the Gulf of Mexico, a two-year study found.


  • New Science Emboldens Long Shot Bid for Dolphin, Whale Rights

    Over the last several decades, researchers have shown that many dolphin and whale species are extraordinarily intelligent and social creatures, with complex cultures and rich inner lives. They are, in a word, persons -- and now animal advocates are challenging society to follow science to its logical conclusion and give legal rights to cetaceans. If they're successful, a dolphin could ...


  • Green Blog: Piecing the Puzzle Together on Dolphin Deaths

    Researchers suggest that several factors -- a cold winter, the gulf oil spill, and an influx of cold freshwater -- could have led to a surge in dolphin deaths in the gulf.


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