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,...
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.
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.
Peru is urging people to stay away from Pacific beaches because of continuing discoveries of dead pelicans and dolphins.
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.
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.
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.
Kelsey Munro Some magical creatures live in Sydney Harbour.
An animal protection organisation says a dolphin killed in shark netting on a northern Sydney beach justifies calls for the nets to come down.
Lucy Carroll The use of shark netting in NSW is a ''drastic measure'' that damages sea life and prevents few deaths, say marine ecologists.
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...
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.
Andrew Darby The outcast super-trawler Margiris has found a new place to go - one of the world's most troubled jack mackerel fisheries in the South Pacific.