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17

Jul

Why have dolphins declared war on porpoises in Wales’ Cardigan Bay?Researchers are baffled at the brutal behavior, as porpoises throughout Cardigan Bay are being systematically attacked by dolphins.

Why have dolphins declared war on porpoises in Wales’ Cardigan Bay?
Researchers are baffled at the brutal behavior, as porpoises throughout Cardigan Bay are being systematically attacked by dolphins.

08

Sep

Boy with prosthetic legs befriends dolphin with prosthetic tail8-year-old Cieran Kelso lost both of his legs at 13 months old and had difficulty swimming until his father helped him get prosthetic flippers.

Boy with prosthetic legs befriends dolphin with prosthetic tail
8-year-old Cieran Kelso lost both of his legs at 13 months old and had difficulty swimming until his father helped him get prosthetic flippers.

29

Jan


 Gowanus Canal dolphin death investigated  



Experts want to know what exactly killed the dolphin, which rose to instant fame last week when it became trapped in the notoriously foul New York City canal.
Experts want to know what exactly killed the dolphin, which rose to instant fame last week when it became trapped in the notoriously foul New York City canal.

28

Jan


 Gowanus Canal dolphin death investigated  



Experts want to know what exactly killed the dolphin, which rose to instant fame last week when it became trapped in the notoriously foul New York City canal.
Experts want to know what exactly killed the dolphin, which rose to instant fame last week when it became trapped in the notoriously foul New York City canal.

24

Jan


 Hawaii dolphin rescue caught on video 



Divers capture a ‘mind-blowing’ scene off the coast of Kona, where a bottlenose dolphin seems to request human help in escaping a tangle of fishing lines.
Divers capture a ‘mind-blowing’ scene off the coast of Kona, where a bottlenose dolphin seems to request human help in escaping a tangle of fishing lines.

19

Jun

Octopus takes joyride after latching on to dolphin’s genitalsThe dolphin was likely leaping out of the water to dislodge the uninvited guest.

Octopus takes joyride after latching on to dolphin’s genitals
The dolphin was likely leaping out of the water to dislodge the uninvited guest.

17

Apr

Whether they have paws or flippers, fur or feathers, all of the adorable baby animals on our list have one thing in common: They were rescued and rehabilitated by zoos or wildlife organizations.Adorable rescued zoo babies

Whether they have paws or flippers, fur or feathers, all of the adorable baby animals on our list have one thing in common: They were rescued and rehabilitated by zoos or wildlife organizations.
Adorable rescued zoo babies

16

Jan

Rare Chinese white dolphin gets DNA bankA conservation group has set up a DNA bank for the white dolphin, also known as the pink dolphin, in a bid to save the mammals facing a population decline. There are about 2,500 Chinese white dolphins in the Pearl River Delta region, but experts say their number has dropped significantly in the past few years due to overfishing, an increase in maritime traffic, water pollution, habitat loss and coastal development.

Rare Chinese white dolphin gets DNA bank
A conservation group has set up a DNA bank for the white dolphin, also known as the pink dolphin, in a bid to save the mammals facing a population decline. There are about 2,500 Chinese white dolphins in the Pearl River Delta region, but experts say their number has dropped significantly in the past few years due to overfishing, an increase in maritime traffic, water pollution, habitat loss and coastal development.

24

Mar

Baby dolphin saved after being dumped in rice field by tsunamiDolphin reportedly ‘perked up’ once being placed back in the Pacific Ocean by rescuers.

Baby dolphin saved after being dumped in rice field by tsunami
Dolphin reportedly ‘perked up’ once being placed back in the Pacific Ocean by rescuers.