Dolphins

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.

Taronga Zoo: Marine expert says saving dolphins is not enough

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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,...

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.

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.

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.

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

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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.

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.

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.

Two-headed dolphin washes up on beach in Turkey

A two-headed dolphin washed up on a beach in Turkey.

A marine biologist says that his university does not know the whereabouts of a dead two-headed dolphin photographed on a beach in western Turkey.

Obama announces marine sanctuary in Pacific Ocean

Protecting the Pacific: President Barack Obama to declare a new marine sanctuary.

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...

Obama unveils huge Pacific sanctuary as Leonardo DiCaprio gives Australia a blast

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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...

Bodyboarder injured after colliding with dolphin

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

Great Barrier Reef 'facts' TV ads ignore dredge dumping risks

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...

Whales put on a show as late-season warmth rolls on

Humpback whales frolic off Bondi.

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.

Christmas Eve verdict looms for Great Barrier Reef's future

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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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