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17-May-2014

  • Dolphin Exhibits May Close at the National Aquarium

    Baltimore's National Aquarium studies whether to close its dolphin exhibits. Will others follow?


  • Florida Oceanarium Throws One Heckuva a Party for Its Dearly Departed Dolphin

    Nellie died on April 30th at the ripe old age of 61, making her the longest-living dolphin born in captivity. Nellie was born at Marineland in St. Augustine, Florida, a large oceanarium which offers dolphin encounters, tours, and full immersive experiences with dolphins. When Marineland opened 75 years ago, they produced elaborate dolphin shows that Nellie starred in over the years. Marineland ...


  • US activist turned away at Japanese aquarium sues

    An aquarium in a Japanese town known for dolphin hunts is being sued by an American activist who says denying him entry is discriminatory. The lawsuit filed by former dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry says the ...


  • Dolphin rescued from Gwynedd beach

    A dolphin is rescued on a beach in Gwynedd, the coastguard has said.


  • Celebration of dolphin's life brings smiles, tears

    A celebration of Nellie's life at Marineland Dolphin Adventure brought a flood of adoring fans and emotions, but Mother Nature held her deluge until the end of the tribute for the longest-lived dolphin in human care.


  • Japan whaling town sued by dolphin activists

    TOKYO - Animal rights activists said Thursday they had sued a major Japanese whaling town internationally condemned for its dolphin hunts for banning "foreign-looking" visitors from its whale museum. Sarah Lucas, head of "Australia for Dolphins," filed a lawsuit on Tuesday at the regional court of Wakayama, western Japan, where the town of Taiji is located, demanding an end to "discrimination ...


  • Lawsuit to save 'Angel' throws spotlight on Japan dolphin killings

    By Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - Environmental activists protesting Japan's killing of thousands of dolphins in a secluded cove said they hoped a lawsuit filed on Thursday will bring attention to the gory annual hunt. Fishermen in the western Japanese town of Taiji corral the dolphins before killing many for meat in a hunt that has long been a source of controversy and was featured in the Oscar ...


  • Dolphin named 'Peace' born in ailing Ukraine city

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) ? A dolphin tank in the restive eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk has added a new performer, one whose name it hopes will serve as a symbol of hope for the troubled region's future: Peace.


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