Dolphins

Why do some dolphins, whales get stranded along coasts?

Why do some dolphins, whales get stranded along coasts?

Mass strandings occur around the world and can affect anywhere from three to several hundred animals during any given event.

Dec 11, 2017, 18:52 PM IST
Satellites monitoring endangered pink dolphins in Brazil's Amazon

Satellites monitoring endangered pink dolphins in Brazil's Amazon

A select group of 11 dolphins are observed each day by researchers with the aim of registering their travel and activity routes, gathering information about their genetic profile and verifying, among other things, the extent of their contamination with mercury.
 

Dec 07, 2017, 11:16 AM IST
How male dolphins mate with females discovered for the first time

How male dolphins mate with females discovered for the first time

This is the first time the behaviour has been documented in this species.

Nov 27, 2017, 14:47 PM IST
Signs of 'full-blown' Alzheimer's Disease discovered in dolphins for the first time

Signs of 'full-blown' Alzheimer's Disease discovered in dolphins for the first time

In the study, an international team of researchers examined the bodies of dolphins who had died after washing ashore on the Spanish coast.

Oct 25, 2017, 18:48 PM IST
Whales, dolphins follow rich 'human-like' culture, says study

Whales, dolphins follow rich 'human-like' culture, says study

Further, vocal mimicry and 'signature whistles' used by dolphins to make a call associated with an individual when they're not there, suggests they too gossip about each other. 
 

Oct 17, 2017, 16:40 PM IST
Hector's dolphin population witnesses 80 percent decline in New Zealand

Hector's dolphin population witnesses 80 percent decline in New Zealand

"Hector's disappeared at such a rapid rate last century and with very little public knowledge, it was truly a silent slaughter in our inshore waters. 

Sep 07, 2017, 10:58 AM IST

Now, a smartphone for dolphins to play games

Researchers have developed an underwater computer touchscreen exclusively for dolphins to play games.

May 27, 2017, 17:56 PM IST
Dolphin intelligence to be studied via newly-developed underwater touchscreen!

Dolphin intelligence to be studied via newly-developed underwater touchscreen!

In addition to the touchscreen, the dolphin's habitat at the US National Aquarium in Baltimore has been outfitted with equipment to record their behaviour and vocalisations as they encounter and begin to use the technology.

May 26, 2017, 16:44 PM IST
Gangetic dolphins sighted in highly polluted pockets of Hooghly river

Gangetic dolphins sighted in highly polluted pockets of Hooghly river

The study was conducted by observing and counting dolphins from the riverbank at specific locations along the 534-km stretch of the Hooghly in West Bengal.

Mar 23, 2017, 15:48 PM IST
Dolphin genes may hold key to treating stroke, kidney failure

Dolphin genes may hold key to treating stroke, kidney failure

Comparing the proteins of humans and these other mammals is already providing researchers with a wealth of new information about how the human body works.

Feb 28, 2017, 00:16 AM IST
Do dolphins have a human-like spoken language? - Watch video

Do dolphins have a human-like spoken language? - Watch video

Two Black Sea bottlenose dolphins, named Yasha and Yana, were taped talking to each other in a pool, and without interruption. 

Sep 14, 2016, 15:59 PM IST
Incredible fact just discovered: Dolphins are mouth-breathers!

Incredible fact just discovered: Dolphins are mouth-breathers!

The team of reserchers from the University of Otago confirmed this report saying that a dolphin spotted at the coast of New Zealand was discovered breathing through its mouth.

Sep 07, 2016, 19:15 PM IST
Kevin Pietersen returning to Dolphins for T20 stint

Kevin Pietersen returning to Dolphins for T20 stint

Pietersen has been sidelined since April, recovering from an injury he sustained playing in the Indian Premier League.

Jul 21, 2016, 08:37 AM IST
Europe's killer whales, dolphins threatened by PCB pollution: Study

Europe's killer whales, dolphins threatened by PCB pollution: Study

Despite regulations and mitigation measures to reduce PCB (polychlorinated biphenyl) pollution, it still poses a great threat to the population of killer whales and dolphins, in European seas, according to a study published online on Thursday in the journal Scientific Reports.

Jan 15, 2016, 09:36 AM IST
Mercury level in dolphins linked to exposure in humans

Mercury level in dolphins linked to exposure in humans

The most toxic form of mercury known as methylmercury builds up in fish, shellfish, and animals that eat fish, and are the main sources of mercury exposure in humans.

Dec 05, 2015, 16:41 PM IST
Kevin Pietersen slams T20 ton in South Africa

Kevin Pietersen slams T20 ton in South Africa

Pietersen is now working as a a freelance T20 batsman.

Nov 05, 2015, 00:56 AM IST

Planktons' jumps may help us improve our engineering

 Dolphins and whales may attract a lot of attention when they leap dramatically out of the water. But aquatic animals thousands of times smaller, such as plankton, are accomplished jumpers, too.

Oct 18, 2015, 15:54 PM IST
India's first dolphin community reserve to come up in Bengal

India's first dolphin community reserve to come up in Bengal

Gangetic river dolphins are an endangered species and in order to preserve them, Bengal will soon acquire the country's first community reserve for the mammal.

Oct 09, 2015, 11:38 AM IST
Kevin Pietersen to return to South Africa for T20 bash

Kevin Pietersen to return to South Africa for T20 bash

England batsman Kevin Pietersen is to make a return to South African cricket having agreed to play five matches for the Durban-based KwaZulu-Natal Dolphins in the country’s domestic Twenty20 champi

Sep 08, 2015, 22:02 PM IST

First ever 'dolphin brain' scan shows likeness to bat

 Ever wondered, how are dolphins incredibly intelligent social animals? In a first, neuroscientists have mapped the sensory and motor systems in the brains of dolphins.

Aug 02, 2015, 18:09 PM IST