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12-Jun-2014

  • How A Science Experiment Led to Sexual Encounters Between a Woman and a Dolphin

    It's the story of Margaret Howe Lovatt, who in the 1960s took part in a NASA-funded research project, in which she developed an unusual relationship with a dolphin named Peter. A relationship that at times became sexual. Investigating the case of Margaret Howe Lovatt and Peter the dolphin, it was a relationship that started out of a logistical problem.


  • Dolphin Statue Crushes 2-year-old Boy

    A 2-year-old boy from Utah was crushed to death by a dolphin statue while visiting San Francisco with his family, reported the Gawker on Tuesday. According to the report, the boy, Kayson Shelton, was playing outside his hotel room when he climbed on the statue causing it to fall over on top of him. His [?]


  • FWC warns that feeding dolphins is illegal

    Spotting a dolphin on the St. Johns River is a regular occurrence in Jacksonville, but the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is warning boaters and voyeurs of the dolphins that they can look at the dolphins, but not to touch or feed them.


  • The 2014 World Cup kicks off?

    A man was cited $250 for feeding a dolphin that came up to his boat in downtown Jacksonville by Florida Fish and Wildlife. Feeding wild marine mammals is prohibited in order to protect both the dolphins and the people around them.


  • 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 ...


  • Falling dolphin statue kills toddler on San Francisco vacation

    A 2-year-old boy visiting San Francisco with his family was killed when a large metal statue fell on him in the city?s busy Fisherman?s Wharf district, police said on Monday. The child, who was from Utah, was playing on Friday morning with or around the statue ? a 6-foot-tall (1.8-metre) metal dolphin located on the sidewalk in front of a business ? when it toppled over. "Almost immediately, the ...


  • 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 ...


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