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Dams reducing Indus river dolphin numbers

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 14:28

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 07, 2014, 13:18

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014, 21:57

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

Last Updated: Friday, February 14, 2014, 23:34

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 05, 2014, 05:27

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 04, 2014, 03:37

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

Last Updated: Thursday, January 16, 2014, 13:03

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 01, 2014, 11:40

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`

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 14:54

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

Scientists believe some whales flee from sonar

Last Updated: Monday, December 16, 2013, 19:32

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

Last Updated: Monday, December 16, 2013, 02:06

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

Last Updated: Thursday, October 31, 2013, 23:55

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.