Taronga Zoo: Marine expert says saving dolphins is not enough

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,...

Fears for the safety of dolphins who crave human company


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.

Japanese fishermen kill 41 dolphins in Cove

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.

Dolphins slaughtered in Taiji as protests grow

Taiji dolphin hunt - from The Cove.

Andrew Darby Blood flowed from beneath a shoreside tent as dolphins were killed at Taiji, Japan, on Tuesday.

Pollution battle to save the rare pink dolphins from extinction

In a picture taken on August 19, 2011, a Chinese white dolphin or Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin, nicknamed the pink dolphin, swims in waters off the coast of Hong Kong. A Hong Kong conservation group said on January 14, 2012 it has set up a DNA bank for the rare Chinese white dolphin, also known as the pink dolphin, in a bid to save the mammals facing a sharp population decline.  AFP PHOTO / DANIEL SORABJI

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 bottlenose dolphins who bring up their daughters to be lifelong spongers

A female Inshore Bottlenose dolphin, the newest member of the Sea World dolphin family born in Brisbane on September 02. The calf's mother is Zippa, a 10 year old dolphin. THE AGE . news . SEPTEMBER 23, 2010 . pic courtesy Sea World .

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.

Beachgoers urged to stay clear of ocean as hundreds of pelicans and dolphins die

Peru is urging people to stay away from Pacific beaches because of continuing discoveries of dead pelicans and dolphins.

SeaWorld imprisoning dolphins, PETA says

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.

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Hundreds of dead dolphins found off Peru


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.

Port Phillip Bay's dolphins show they're definitively a class act

A new dolphin species living in Victorian waters has been discovered.

Bridie Smith Port Phillip Bay's dolphins have now been confirmed as a new species - the Burrunan dolphin.

Dead dolphins found tied to block of concrete in Great Barrier Reef

The deaths of two rare dolphins found tied to a block of concrete have enraged Great Barrier Reef conservationists.

Two dolphins dead in Queensland

Two dead dolphins have washed ashore near Queensland port city Gladstone and environmentalists fear there will be more to come.

Whales dead, dolphins saved as hunt resumes

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.

Bodyboarder injured after colliding with dolphin


Megan Levy A bodyboarder has suffered abdominal injuries after colliding with a dolphin in the surf on the NSW south coast, paramedics say.

Marine ecologists urge rethink of shark netting after fatal attack

Shark sign

Lucy Carroll The use of shark netting in NSW is a ''drastic measure'' that damages sea life and prevents few deaths, say marine ecologists.

Zac Young shark attack prompts the question: how should the government respond?

Tiger shark Galeocerdo cuvier off Raine Island, Great Barrier Reef  World Heritage Area , Queensland, Australia
Tiger shark, Shark Bay WA

Rory Callinan The sea was unwelcoming at Campbells Beach on the morning of November 30. Local surf school owner Lee Winkler happened by the deep, stony-bottomed bay north of Coffs Harbour and took note of the...

Christmas Eve verdict looms for Great Barrier Reef's future


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...

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In deep water

Boy watching sharks in aquarium

Australians' attitude towards sharks is contributing to the decline of this magnificent species, writes Tim Winton.

Wonders of the water


Kelsey Munro Some magical creatures live in Sydney Harbour.

Dolphin dies in net off Sydney beach

An animal protection organisation says a dolphin killed in shark netting on a northern Sydney beach justifies calls for the nets to come down.