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03-Mar-2011

  • Dolphin-Baby Die-Off in Gulf Puzzles Scientists

    An unusual number of dead young dolphins are washing up on the Gulf Coast. Puzzled scientists warn it's too soon to blame the BP oil spill.


  • Rescued dolphin calf to stay in Clearwater Marine Aquarium

    By Demorris A. Lee, Times Staff Writer Wednesday, March 2, 2011 Dolphin consultant Robin Friday swims with the rescued baby dolphin after a feeding session at the Clearwater aquarium on Wednesday. CLEARWATER ? She splashed. She flipped. She popped her bottlenose out of the clear blue water for a brief second. Then she darted back to the bottom of the tank. As the playful 4-month-old dolphin ...


  • Dolphin turns 58 at Marineland

    MARINELAND, Fla., Feb. 28 (UPI) -- A Florida theme park said its Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, Nellie, believed to be the oldest in human care, marked her 58th birthday with a fish and ice cake.


  • BP Oil Spill May Be Linked to Dolphin Deaths in Gulf

    Large numbers of bottlenose dolphin carcasses are washing up on shore along the coasts of Mississippi and Alabama leading scientists and researches scrambling to find out why. Since Jan. 1, an abnormally high number of stillborn and infant bottlenose dolphins have washed up on shore. That number could soon beat out the 89 total from all of last year. Additionally, adult dolphin carcasses have ...


  • Blue Dolphin Energy Is Adding To Recent Gains

    Blue Dolphin Energy (BDCO) gapped up at the open Wednesday and has continued to rise in early trade. Shares are now up 1.09 at $8.10 on above average volume.


  • Aquarium launches dolphin naming contest

    Clearwater Marine Aquarium solicites suggestions for naming baby dolphin who has striking similarities to another dolphin living at the aquarium.


  • Help name the new dolphin at Clearwater Marine Aquarium

    The calf, found in December, shares a background similar to Winter, the aquarium's more famous dolphin resident.


  • Marineland's Nellie the dolphin turns 58

    Neither 5-year-old Brody Woodard nor 58-year-old Nellie the dolphin thought much about history Sunday morning.


  • BP Oil Spill May Not Be Cause of Mass Dolphin Deaths

    Along the shores of the Gulf of Mexico, 60 baby bottlenose dolphins have been found dead. The dolphins have been showing up on the coast since Jan. 1, and many are quickly linking the BP Gulf oil spill and this loss of sea life together. And, yes, it could have very well been the oil that caused these dolphin fetuses to die, considering that the average gestation period for the bottlenose ...


  • Dolphin deaths in Alabama, Mississippi may be caused by measles-related illness

    With six new dolphin carcasses discovered in Mississippi and Alabama since Saturday, a review of the scientific literature associated with similar mass die offs of marine mammals around the world suggests a common culprit: a morbillivirus. In the same family as the viruses that cause measles in humans and canine distemper in dogs, there are well-documented outbreaks of fatal morbillivirus ...


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