Tim Barlass Swimming with a dolphin may sound like a magical experience - but scientists say life seldom turns out well for solitary dolphins that seek human company.
More than 40 bottlenose dolphins were killed during an annual hunt in Japan, the conservation group Sea Shepherd said, four days after US ambassador Caroline Kennedy criticised the slaughter.
Andrew Darby Blood flowed from beneath a shoreside tent as dolphins were killed at Taiji, Japan, on Tuesday.
Esther Han That familiar dolphin sticker slapped on tuna cans for two decades worked. The global dolphin-friendly campaign has seen the death rates of dolphins captured in fishing gear plunge by 99 per cent,...
Nicky Phillips AS FAMILY traditions go, the bizarre feeding rituals of bottlenose dolphins in a remote bay off Western Australia have stood the test of time.
Conservationists warned the rare Chinese white dolphins, also known as pink dolphins for their unique colour, face extinction unless urgent action against pollution and other threats is taken.
The deaths of two rare dolphins found tied to a block of concrete have enraged Great Barrier Reef conservationists.
Two dead dolphins have washed ashore near Queensland port city Gladstone and environmentalists fear there will be more to come.
SeaWorld on the Gold Coast could be next on animal activists' hit-list if a US court battle to have whales protected under human anti-slavery laws succeeds.
At least 264 dead bottlenose dolphins have washed ashore over the past three days on Peru's northern coast, officials said as they seek to discover what killed the marine animals.
Bridie Smith Port Phillip Bay's dolphins have now been confirmed as a new species - the Burrunan dolphin.
Peru is urging people to stay away from Pacific beaches because of continuing discoveries of dead pelicans and dolphins.
Andrew Darby THE hotly contested small cetacean kill has resumed in the Japanese coastal town of Taiji, the focus of the documentary The Cove, but dolphins' lives were spared.
Coral Davenport In an effort to protect diverse habitats of coral reefs, whales, dolphins, sharks, sea turtles and numerous fish species from commercial fishing and other activities, President Barack Obama announced...
Coral Davenport US President Barack Obama reveals plans for a two million square-kilometre sanctuary in the Pacific as Australia comes under criticism for the destruction of the Great Barrier Reef from a Hollywood...
Leesha McKenny Many beachgoers lured to the coast by Sydney's balmy conditions were in for a treat on Saturday, with as many as 10 humpback whales turning out to mark the start of Sydney's whale-watching season.
Megan Levy A bodyboarder has suffered abdominal injuries after colliding with a dolphin in the surf on the NSW south coast, paramedics say.
Jon Brodie, James Cook University New “Reef Facts” commercials are currently airing during prime-time television shows in Australia, purporting to tell the “facts” about the environmental health of the Great...
Peter Hannam Environmental groups say the main authority overseeing the Great Barrier Reef must abide by its charter and block the Abbott government's approval for the creation of potentially the world's biggest...
Australians' attitude towards sharks is contributing to the decline of this magnificent species, writes Tim Winton.