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12-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.


  • Shutdown hobbles probe into dolphin die-off

    The deadly virus that's been savaging bottlenose dolphin populations along the mid-Atlantic for months has also taken a toll on the Stranding Response Team in Virginia charged with recovering the carcasses for study.        


  • 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.


  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...


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