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  • Virus suspected in weekend dolphin deaths

    This is the latest dolphin found dead or dying on a Volusia County beach in recent days.

  • Is Google's Secretive Research Lab Working on Human-Dolphin Communication?

    An underwater keyboard at Epcot Center, shown at TED by dolphin researcher Denise Herzing It started innocently enough, as rumors do: A friend of a friend and I were chatting about Google and he said that his buddy said that Google's secretive research lab, Google X, was working on communicating with dolphins. 

  • Plan to preserve Maui's dolphin numbers

    The government has released its latest plan for set net bans to protect the rare Maui's dolphin.

  • Dolphin Shows Gratitude to the Fishermen Who Rescued It

    A group of fisherman off the coast of São Paulo, Brazil, had their Nov. 15 fishing trip transformed into a rescue mission for one adorable creature of the sea. In a dramatic video uploaded to YouTube, the fishermen spot a young dolphin caught in a plastic bag. The anglers use a net to pull the calf onto their boat to help it out. After a few tries, they are finally able to free the dolphin from ...

  • Dolphin virus spreads south, may be infecting whales

    A massive, widespread dolphin plague has reached beaches as far south as Florida, but the majority of recent mortalities washed ashore in North Carolina, experts said this week.

  • Dead dolphin found on beach

    A measles-like virus moving along the U.S. Atlantic Coast has killed more than 750 dolphins since July 1.

  • 800 dolphins have died along East Coast since July

    A dead baby dolphin washed up at Anastasia State Park on Monday. More dead dolphins were found along the coast of northeast Florida on Monday. About a dozen bottlenose dolphins have washed up dead in the last two weeks.

  • WWF seeks more protection for Maui dolphin

    The government's latest moves to protect the critically endangered Maui's dolphin don't go far enough, WWF says.

  • Additional protections good news for dolphins - Smith

    The Government has today announced its final Threat Management Plan for dolphins which confirms additional protections for the Maui?s dolphin in Taranaki and releases new promising population estimates for the Hector?s dolphin. "Our greatest concern is for the critically-endangered Maui?s dolphin. It is the world?s smallest and rarest dolphin with an estimated population of just 55 adults ...

  • Third dolphin washes ashore in Volusia County

    Another dolphin washed ashore on a Volusia County beach on Saturday, officials said. It's the third beached dolphin in recent weeks. Beachgoers discovered the dolphin Saturday afternoon on Ormond Beach. Beach Patrol officials said the dolphin was already dead when it washed ashore. A rescue group was on its way to pick up the dolphin and perform a necropsy. Saturday's beached dolphin is the ...



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