Whale tourism affecting marine animals' behaviour
Whale tourism affecting marine animals' behaviour

  Boat trips to watch whales and dolphins may increasingly put the survival of marine mammals at risk, conservationists have warned.

Dolphins squeal with joy while experiencing pleasure: Study

A new study suggests that dolphins squeal like kids when they are happy.

Dams reducing Indus river dolphin numbers

Removal of river water for irrigation and habitat fragmentation by irrigation dams are decreasing the number of Indus river dolphins, says a study.

Dolphins originated 6 million years earlier than thought

Dolphins may have been swimming the Earth`s oceans for six million years longer than previously thought and they might have had their origins in the Pacific Ocean, a new study suggests.

Human-to-dolphin translator reports first successful interaction

Researchers testing a real-life human-to- dolphin translator have reported the first successful use of their technology with a bottlenose dolphin.

Oil spills can cause heart attacks in dolphins, turtles

Scientists have in a study drawn attention to the previously under-appreciated risks to marine animals from crude oil exposure, and said oil spills can cause cardiac arrest and sudden death of dolphins, turtles and tunas.

400 dolphins dead on Peru beaches

The bodies of around 400 dolphins washed up on beaches in northern Peru last month, baffling authorities who are so far mystified as to the cause, officials said Tuesday.

More than 400 dead dolphins on north Peru coast

More than 400 dead dolphins were found last month on the Pacific Ocean beaches where twice that amount were encountered in 2012, Peruvian officials said.

Dolphins 10 times stronger than fittest human athletes

Refuting Gray`s paradox that dolphins do not have sufficient muscle power for obtaining high speeds and accelerations and must use a trick of fluid mechanics, researchers have found that dolphins are in reality stronger than the fittest human athletes.

BP Gulf oil spill still killing dolphins

A new study has revealed that BP gulf oil spill is still influencing dolphin mortality, prognosis and reproductive health.

Dolphins `purposely get high on puffer fish toxins`

A new documentary has revealed that dolphins, like humans, also deliberately `gets high`.

Scientists believe some whales flee from sonar

The Navy plans to increase sonar testing in US waters over the next five years even as studies it funded reveal worrying signs that the loud underwater noise could disturb whales and dolphins.

Scientists believe some whales flee from sonar

The Navy plans to increase sonar testing in US waters over the next five years even as studies it funded reveal worrying signs that the loud underwater noise could disturb whales and dolphins.

Japan`s hunts pushing dolphins, whales to extinction

Environmental Investigation Agency, a voluntary group, Thursday said that Japan`s reliance on outdated data for hunts of small cetaceans has put some species of whales and dolphins at the risk of extinction, The Guardian reported.

New method to identify signature whistles of dolphins

Scientists have developed a new method to analyse the unique "tune" of a dolphin`s signature whistle.

Dolphins may not be as smart as thought!

Dolphins, which are believed to be the cleverest creatures in the animal kingdom, may not possess high intelligence, a new study has revealed.

New Zealand faces flak for apathy towards rare dolphins

The New Zealand government Friday proposed a further fishing net ban off the west of the country`s North Island in a bid to save the world`s most endangered dolphin but critics say the move is too little too late.

Bats, dolphins evolved echolocation in same way

Scientists have found that there are certain genetic similarities between bats and dolphins and that the evolution of similar traits in different species.

Measles-like virus killing dolphins in US

A measles-like virus may have caused the death of around 300 bottlenose dolphin along the Mid-Atlantic coast in the US, officials said.

Scientists amazed by how much dolphins remember

A scientific study shows that dolphins are the animals with the greatest memory-storage capacity after humans, according to the British magazine Proceedings of the Royal Society B.