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08

Aug

How well do you know dolphins? Take the quiz!

How well do you know dolphins? Take the quiz!

29

Mar

Ukraine’s combat dolphins now swim for RussiaThe dolphins would be used by the Russian Emergency Ministry to search for arms and items under the sea.

Ukraine’s combat dolphins now swim for Russia
The dolphins would be used by the Russian Emergency Ministry to search for arms and items under the sea.

06

Jan

Wild dolphins found getting high on pufferfish toxin, redefining the ‘puff pass’Documentary filmmakers catch young dolphins ‘experimenting’ with an intoxicating substance.

Wild dolphins found getting high on pufferfish toxin, redefining the ‘puff pass’
Documentary filmmakers catch young dolphins ‘experimenting’ with an intoxicating substance.

30

Oct

New dolphin species identified off Australian coastDolphins’ wide geographic distribution has caused isolated populations to evolve into distinct species that have adapted to their own local habitat types.

New dolphin species identified off Australian coast
Dolphins’ wide geographic distribution has caused isolated populations to evolve into distinct species that have adapted to their own local habitat types.

05

Sep

How bats and dolphins are genetically similarResearchers found 200 similar genomic regions between the two animals, many related to hearing and vision.

How bats and dolphins are genetically similar
Researchers found 200 similar genomic regions between the two animals, many related to hearing and vision.

28

Aug

Outbreak of measles-like virus to blame for East Coast dolphin deathsNOAA officials say the dolphin morbillivirus is responsible for the die-off of bottlenose dolphins that began in early July.

Outbreak of measles-like virus to blame for East Coast dolphin deaths
NOAA officials say the dolphin morbillivirus is responsible for the die-off of bottlenose dolphins that began in early July.

09

Aug

Feds declare ‘unusual mortality event’ for bottlenose dolphinsThe NOAA suspects the infectious morbillivirus is responsible for the unusually high number of dolphin strandings and deaths this month.

Feds declare ‘unusual mortality event’ for bottlenose dolphins
The NOAA suspects the infectious morbillivirus is responsible for the unusually high number of dolphin strandings and deaths this month.

01

Aug

More than half of stranded dolphins may be deafHearing is important for dolphins as the use of echolocation helps to navigate the ocean and communicate with other dolphins.

More than half of stranded dolphins may be deaf
Hearing is important for dolphins as the use of echolocation helps to navigate the ocean and communicate with other dolphins.

23

Jul

If you want me, just whistle: Dolphins use signature sounds like namesDolphin infants may grow into their ‘name’ as they likely begin making a unique whistle, and over time, that whistle becomes their ‘name.’

If you want me, just whistle: Dolphins use signature sounds like names
Dolphin infants may grow into their ‘name’ as they likely begin making a unique whistle, and over time, that whistle becomes their ‘name.’

11

Jul

Can dolphins detect a pregnant woman’s fetus?The sea mammal may use echolocation to notice a difference in a woman’s ‘echo profile.’

Can dolphins detect a pregnant woman’s fetus?
The sea mammal may use echolocation to notice a difference in a woman’s ‘echo profile.’