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  • Government Declares Mass Dolphin Die-Off an Unusual Mortality Event

    At least 54 bottlenose dolphins have died in Florida's Indian River Lagoon since January. Today, the federal government is stepping in to help find out what's killing them. In a normal year, that number would be closer to 22.        

  • Baby dolphin dies in captivity weeks after birth

    SUBIC BAY, Philippines - The first-ever dolphin calf born in captivity in this country has died, according to officials of the theme park Ocean Adventure. In a statement, Carlo Magno, Ocean Adventure's Director for Animal Care Department, said that the calf died on Sunday, July 21, due to an infection. The baby ...

  • Federal officials to study dolphin deaths in Indian River Lagoon

    Federal officials will launch a formal investigation into a dolphin die-off in the central and northern parts of the Indian River Lagoon as the number of dead dolphins creeps toward 10 percent of the lagoon's entire dolphin population.

  • Dolphin 'boat death' investigated

    Reports of a dolphin being hit by a boat and killed are being investigated by wildlife crime officers from Devon and Cornwall Police.

  • Dolphin 'Murder' Investigated By Police

    Specialist wildlife crime officers are investigating the death of a bottlenose dolphin which is believed to have been killed by a boat. The calf was...

  • Saving grace: After a gruesome murder, a man turns to his friends in the ocean to overcome grief and give his life ...

    Shawn is an expert on the dolphin species that congregate in the waters off Drake Bay - the bottlenose, the pan tropical spotted, the spinners.

  • Mysterious New Virus Found in Sick Dolphin

    In October 2010, the body of a young short-beaked common dolphin was found stranded on a beach in San Diego, Calif. The sickly female had lesions in its airway, and a necropsy showed that it died of so-called tracheal bronchitis, likely due to an infection.

  • Eight-ton orca leaps 15ft into the air to finally capture dolphin after two-hour chase

    The dolphin was originally part of a small group swimming off the Mexican coast but the others managed to get away, leaving it at the mercy of a whole pod of whales.

  • Rare dolphin killed in 'boat hit-and-run'

    Police wildlife officers investigating reports that bottlenose dolphin calf was killed off coast of Cornwall in UK Specialist police wildlife officers are investigating the hit-and-run death of a rare dolphin, apparently after a collision with a power boat. The bottlenose dolphin calf was part of a small inshore pod living in the waters off the south-west coast of England. It is thought the ...

  • WTOP whodunnit: What killed the dolphin?

    The death of a dolphin is a terrible thing. Generally considered to be happy, fun-loving creatures, no one wants to stumble upon the mangled corpse of a bottlenose dolphin.



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