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11-Jul-2013

  • Current dolphin protection 'not good enough'

    Scientists say Banks Peninsula is a very good example of ?where dolphin protection boundaries don?t match up with the scientific results of research,? after being surprised to find the endangered Hector's dolphin frequenting even the ?innermost parts of Akaroa Harbour? after a yearlong study. ...


  • Dolphin protection boundaries not matching up with research

    Scientists say Banks Peninsula is a very good example of ?where dolphin protection boundaries don?t match up with the scientific results of research,? after being surprised to find the endangered Hector's dolphin frequenting even the ?innermost ...


  • Dolphin Therapy Summed Up in Two Words: Big Scam

    Do dolphins have special, mystical powers than can heal the sick and reduce the symptoms of autism and other developmental disorders? An entire industry has sprung up around this utterly unproven belief, taking advantage of the deep bonds that humans yearn to experience with these animals, the most intelligent creatures of the sea.


  • New virus discovered in stranded dolphin

    Researchers have identified a new virus associated with the death of a short-beaked dolphin found stranded on a beach in San Diego. It is the first time that a virus belonging to the polyomavirus family has been found in a dolphin.


  • Dolphin stranded on LI beach dies

    RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) - An adult male dolphin that washed ashore at Jones Beach has died. The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation picked up the 9-foot mammal on Tuesday afternoon. It says the 500-pound dolphin was euthanized on the way to its Long Island facility.


  • Chinese netizens decry tourist treatment of dying dolphin

    A dolphin who died in the southern Chinese city of Sanya Monday has sparked nationwide anger after pictures surfaced of tourists near the shore mistreating and posing with the dying animal were spread on Weibo, China's most popular social network site.


  • Dolphin Dies After Tourists Hold It Up for Photos

    A group of tourists on a southern China beach interfered with the rescue of a dolphin in distress Sunday, even holding the animal out of the water to pose for photographs, before one lung collapsed and the dolphin died.


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