A North Carolina couple?s decision to fly to Hawaii so they can experience a ?dolphin-assisted birth? has made worldwide headlines and earned them almost universal scorn by scientists, the press, and the public. It?s a bad idea for the dolphins, most people agree, and a dangerous proposition for a woman about to give birth. It might even be illegal.
A boater found a 10-foot-long dolphin dead in the Hudson River upstate Thursday, according to Rockland County officials. Photo Credit: NBC 7 San Diego
A dolphin being trained by the Navy to find underwater mines recently made a surprising discovery: a 130-year-old brass torpedo, lying dormant at the bottom of the ocean. Host Rachel Martin talks with Chris Harris, chief of operations for the Navy's Marine Mammal Program, about the find.
I consider myself to be a fairly grounded person, so I'm rarely shocked by anything I see on the internet. But then, this tweet by Emily Anthes appeared in my stream: O_o. The couple planning to do this are entirely serious?and they won't be the first to travel to Hawaii for a dolphin-assisted birth. My professional opinion: this has to be, hands down, one of the worst natural birthing ideas ...
A dolphin that swam up the Hudson River, thrilling dozens of people on land and water Memorial Day, has died.
Water births and dolphin-assisted births are a popular New Age fad -- but what's behind them, and are they dangerous? Continue reading ?
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