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10-Oct-2013

  • Airlines Might Just Hold the Secret to Ending Dolphin Captures at the Cove

    If a dolphin were captured by Japanese fishermen and sold at great profit to a faraway amusement park, but no one was willing to fly the animal there, would the fishermen want to capture more dolphins? Probably not.


  • Japan dolphin-killing town to open marine park

    Tokyo (AFP) - The Japanese town made infamous by the Oscar-winning documentary "The Cove" will open a marine park where visitors can swim with dolphins, but officials said Monday its annual slaughter of the creatures will continue in a nearby bay.


  • Trade Dispute With Mexico Over 'Dolphin-Safe' Tuna Heats Up

    The fight over Mexican tuna, and whether it is truly fished using dolphin safe practices, rages on. Mexico recently won a two decade long fight to get its tuna labeled dolphin safe. The WTO this month ruled in its favor. But the U.S. still refuses to allow Mexican tuna with a dolphin safe label on store shelves. Mexico says it's had enough and is preparing to retaliate with trade sanctions on U ...


  • Dolphin Hear, Dolphin Do: Imitation by Echolocation

    True imitation is a rarity in the animal kingdom. Dolphins are able to mimic other dolphins behavior, especially when trained to do so as part of a do-as-I-do experiment. Even when blindfolded, the dolphins had no trouble figuring out what another dolphin was doing from sound alone. Interestingly, when imitating the far stranger behavior of a swimming human, blindfolded dolphins used ...


  • Negros students help free stranded dolphin

    News of a beached dolphin close to their school on Thursday led some curious students of Tanjay City Science High School to the shoreline of Barangay (village) Tugas in Tanjay City, Negros Oriental, to catch a glimpse of the marine mammal.


  • Japanese Dolphin Slaughter Town Taiji To Open Marine Park ? Where You Can Eat & Swim With The Mammals

    A Japanese town that achieved a bloody fame for its annual dolphin slaughter has announced plans to open a marine park where visitors can swim with the mammals ? as well as eat their meat ? while the hunt continues in a nearby bay. Taiji town official Masaki Wada announced the ambitious plans which could see a 28 hectare area netted off at the entrance to Moriura Bay, on Monday ?We already use ...


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