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  • Australia activist takes Japan dolphin slaughter town to court

    A court case pitting an Australian activist against a Japanese town known for its annual dolphin hunt got under way Friday with allegations that the campaigner was thrown out of a marine museum. Sarah Lucas, head of the group "Australia for Dolphins", is seeking seven million yen ($69,000) in damages over claims that include she and her father were "rudely and aggressively escorted" from the ...

  • "Dolphin Tale" prosthetist helps San Diego amputees

    The man behind the remarkable development of a prosthetic tail for a dolphin is in San Diego. He has been played by Morgan Freeman in the movie "Dolphin Tale" and continues to inspire both the local and national amputee community.

  • Virtual Dolphin on a Mission

    A novel video game featuring a lifelike virtual dolphin may soon help stroke victims?and, eventually, real dolphins too.

  • Watch As Florida Beachgoers Rescue Stranded Baby Dolphin

    The fourth of July turned out to be a lucky day for one baby dolphin, who was rescued by wildlife officials after it ran into danger on a Florida beach. Beachgoers first noticed the juvenile, four-foot-long baby dolphin struggling in the surf, USA Today reports. Though some bystanders attempted to help the dolphin back into

  • Fourth of July beachgoers rescue baby dolphin that became trapped in shallow surf by strong current

    Revelers at Redington Beach, Florida, were shocked to see some flippers splashing around the shallows on Friday, quickly realizing a young dolphin had beached itself.

  • Dolphin art on show in Aberdeen

    Dozens of brightly-painted dolphin sculptures have been installed at locations around Aberdeen as part of a summer arts project.

  • N.Zealand snubs call to better protect 'hobbit' dolphin

    New Zealand on Wednesday dismissed a call from top marine scientists to better protect a rare dolphin, saying existing safeguards for the creature dubbed "the hobbit of the sea" were sufficient. The International Whaling Commission's (IWC) scientific committee, representing more than 200 marine experts, has warned that the Maui's dolphin will become extinct unless fishing is banned in its ...

  • Experts want urgent action on rare N.Zealand 'hobbit' dolphin

    Marine scientists have urged New Zealand to step up efforts to save the world's rarest dolphin, saying only a few dozen Maui's dolphins remain and immediate action is needed to prevent their extinction. The Maui's dolphin, dubbed "the hobbit of the sea" and found only in shallow waters off the North Island's west coast, is listed as critically endangered, and the International Whaling Commission ...

  • N. Zealand PM says oil threat to rare dolphin 'mumbo jumbo'

    New Zealand Prime Minister John Key on Tuesday dismissed concerns about allowing oil exploration in waters set aside to protect the world's rarest dolphin as "mumbo jumbo". The Maui's dolphin, the world's smallest and rarest sub-species, is found only in shallow waters off the North Island of New Zealand, with scientists estimating there are only about 50 left. A large marine sanctuary has been ...

  • Two Irrawaddy dolphin carcasses at Bang Pu Mai

    Two Irrawaddy dolphin carcasses aged about five years old were swept ashore in tambon Bang Pu Mai at Samut Prakan's Muang district yesterday morning.



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