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Virus Blamed for Massive Dolphin Die-Off

Over 200 dead dolphins have washed up on the East Coast of the US. A similar spike of dolphin deaths occurred in 1987 when more than 700 dolphins died and a bacterial infection was identified as the main culprit. This time, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOA) 91 dead dolphins have washed up in New York, New...
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Whales are Slaves in Aquatic Shows

People aren't the only ones who live in slavery. Five killer whales have been named as plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) against Sea World, which says they deserve the...
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Mammals for Dinner

As the world population increases, people in coastal poverty-stricken areas are turning to the ocean for their meals, consuming marine mammals such as dolphins and seals. And this is not only happening in poor parts of the world!

The fate of the world's great whale...
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Love Them, Don't Swim With Them

Swimming with the dolphins has become a popular new therapy, but conservationists say it's not doing dolphins any good and psychologists say that, despite earlier reports, it doesn't do people any good, either.

The Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society is today calling for a total ban on Dolphin Assisted Therapy (DAT), stating that the...

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Dolphins Saved by World's Tallest Man

Sometimes dolphins seem almost human and their DNA IS close to ours. That might be why the world's tallest man (who is Chinese) recently saved two of them.

CNN reports that "the long arms of the world's tallest man reached in and saved two dolphins by pulling out plastic from their stomachs." The dolphins got sick after eating plastic...

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Now Prairie Dogs Found to Have Complex Language

There are parrots with large and complex vocabularies, apesthat can sign, and a pod of dolphins that recently saved agroup of human swimmers from a shark attack.

Now, it seems that prairie dogs don't just yap a fewsignals, they have a complex language that evolves withtime, has dialects, and contains hundreds of words.


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Dolphins Dying in California

We've learned that dolphin DNA is closer to humans than cows, horses or pigs, despite the fact that they live in the water. Now it's been discovered that record numbers of these friendly relatives, along with sea lions, are being killed by a deadly toxin from sea algae that grows in the waters along California's southern coast.


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Oversexed Beer Drinkers

And they aren't even human! - A beach resort in the U.K. has warned swimmers to stay away from Georges, a bottlenose dolphin who arrived there two months ago, after following a ship across the English Channel, because he keeps trying to lure swimmers out to sea and mate with them.

"This dolphin does get very sexually...

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Dolphins in the Mirror

While there are other intelligent animals living on the earth with us, only a few can be called conscious or self-aware. If you put a mirror in a cage with a bird, he will think he has a new friend. Dogs and cats scratch at mirrors, not realizing they are really seeing themselves. Now scientists have proved that dolphins can recognize their own...

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