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  • Taiwan seizes 1,800 pounds of dolphin meat

    A dolphin performs on August 11, 2013 at the Marineland animal exhibition park in France. Taiwan coastguards Thursday said they have arrested two people and seized 820 kilograms of dolphin meat as the island steps up efforts to protect endangered animals.

  • Board supports greater protection for Maui's dolphin

    "Another possible Maui?s dolphin death in Northland this month highlights the pressing need for greater protection," says Northland Conservation Board Chair Mita Harris. "We are urging Northlanders to have a say in ensuring the survival of this critically endangered species." The dolphin was found on 13 September on Ripiro Beach near Dargaville. "We are now awaiting the formal identification and ...

  • Dolphin found dead was same one rescued by paddleboarders at Sandbanks

    A DOLPHIN found dead on a beach in Poole Harbour is believed to be the same one rescued near Sandbanks over the weekend.

  • Shotgun pellet found in dead dolphin's fin

    An examination of a dead dolphin at Outer Harbor in Adelaide has found a shotgun pellet in its fin.

  • This Porpoise Slaughter Is Seven Times Bigger Than the Cove?s, So Why Haven?t You Heard About It?

    Every year for the past decade, volunteers from around the world have made a pilgrimage of protest to Japan, home to the eight-month bloodbath of whale and dolphin slaughter in the cove at Taiji. That hunt began again this month, and all eyes are on the infamous inlet?now more than ever?thanks to the Oscar-winning documentary The Cove.

  • Dolphin deaths top 300 in Virginia

    Toll likely to rise through November More than 300 dolphins have been found dead this year in Virginia, far outpacing typical years as Mid-Atlantic dolphin populations continue to struggle with a deadly viral outbreak.        

  • Dead dolphin in SA was shot

    An autopsy has revealed that a dolphin found dead in waters off Adelaide had been shot.

  • Op-Ed: Don?t Believe the Lies You Hear About Dolphin Intelligence

    There has been a recent spate of articles claiming that dolphins are ?thugs? and ?dumber than chickens.? Not only do these articles read as though they were written by high school troublemakers, but they also make false claims and disseminate misleading information that is at odds with current scientific understandings of dolphin and animal cognition.  

  • Alarm at gun pellet find in dolphin

    A SENSELESS shooting of an Adelaide dolphin might have been prevented if more rangers patrolled the Port River sanctuary, conservationists say.        

  • Possible Maui's dolphin death triggers investigation

    A dead dolphin, likely to be a critically endangered Maui?s was found yesterday by a recreational fisher at Glinks Gully, 15 kilometres south of Dargaville, within the North Island West Coast Marine Mammal Sanctuary. "I am saddened by this reported Maui?s dolphin death because with an estimated population of just 55 adults, the loss of even one of these mammals puts at further risk the survival ...



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