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Teamwork: Gorillas Filmed Collaborating On Amazing Intellectual Feats, Complex Tasks

Posted by on July 31, 2012 in Wildlife with 0 Comments
Teamwork: Gorillas Filmed Collaborating On Amazing Intellectual Feats, Complex Tasks

(Phys.org) Researchers working in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda have filmed gorillas dismantling snares set by poachers to catch smaller game. Previously, anecdotal evidence had suggested that silverback gorillas had been seen dismantling snares. In this instance it was two young blackback, mountain gorillas that were involved.

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Study Says BP Oil Spill and Cold Weather Caused High Dolphin Deaths in Gulf of Mexico

Posted by on July 19, 2012 in Wildlife with 0 Comments
Study Says BP Oil Spill and Cold Weather Caused High Dolphin Deaths in Gulf of Mexico

(Eurekalert) The largest oil spill on open water to date and other environmental factors led to the historically high number of dolphin deaths in the Gulf of Mexico, concludes a two-year scientific study released today.

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Dolphins May Be Math Geniuses

Posted by on July 18, 2012 in Wildlife with 0 Comments
Dolphins May Be Math Geniuses

(Discovery News) Dolphins may use complex nonlinear mathematics when hunting, according to a new study that suggests these brainy marine mammals could be far more skilled at math than was ever thought possible before. Inspiration for the new study, published in the latest Proceedings of the Royal Society A, came after lead author Tim Leighton watched an episode of the Discovery Channel’s “Blue Planet” series and saw dolphins blowing multiple tiny bubbles around prey as they hunted.

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Mystery Deaths of 500 Penguins

Posted by on July 17, 2012 in Nature, Wildlife with 0 Comments
Mystery Deaths of 500 Penguins

(The Independent) More than 500 dead penguins have been washed up on beaches in southern Brazil over the past week. Marine biologists and veterinarians reported yesterday that the birds had no visible injuries or oil stains and appeared to be well fed. The Centre of Coastal and Marine Studies said it expected to receive the results of autopsies on some of the birds within the next month.

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Navy Admits Sonar Could Harm Whales and Dolphins

Posted by on July 8, 2012 in Wildlife with 2 Comments
Navy Admits Sonar Could Harm Whales and Dolphins

Activists are taking to the Internet to protest a United States Navy proposal that one environmental organization has referred to as potentially causing whales “harm of staggering proportions.”

The action is in response to the Navy’s admission, in two Environmental Impact Assessments filed in May, that the use of active sonar in training and testing exercises off Hawaii and southern California, and off the Atlantic coast and Gulf of Mexico, could potentially unintentionally harm marine mammals a total of 33 million times over five years.

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Dolphin Genes Hold Clues to Animal Intelligence

Posted by on June 28, 2012 in Wildlife with 0 Comments
Dolphin Genes Hold Clues to Animal Intelligence

Evolution-wise, bottlenose dolphins have left their mammalian brothers in the dust, and new research is showing what genes they changed to do it.

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Talking to Dolphins: New “Dolphin Speaker” Produces Full Range of Dolphin Sounds

Posted by on May 23, 2012 in Reality's Edge, Wildlife with 0 Comments
Talking to Dolphins: New “Dolphin Speaker” Produces Full Range of Dolphin Sounds

(PopSci) Communication with dolphins is getting better all the time — they’ve been using iPads, for one thing, and humans have been working on a type of Rosetta Stone-like two-way translation device. A new gadget could improve matters even further, by allowing humans to produce the full range of dolphin sounds. The acoustics researchers who […]

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Incredible Whale Encounter – Mother Gray Whale Lifts Her Calf Out of the Water! [HD]

Posted by on April 6, 2012 in Wildlife with 1 Comment
Incredible Whale Encounter – Mother Gray Whale Lifts Her Calf Out of the Water! [HD]

A mother gray whale lifted up her calf, seemingly to help it get a better view of the excited onlookers, which was caught on camera. The gray whales in San Ignacio Lagoon frequently approach small tourist boats, seeking the human interaction. While they could easily avoid the people, whose small boats are not allowed to […]

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Over 260 Dolphins Die on Peru Beach, Days After Mysterious U.S. Incident

Written by on February 14, 2012 in Wildlife with 0 Comments
Over 260 Dolphins Die on Peru Beach, Days After Mysterious U.S. Incident

Heather Callaghan Activist Post Just days after news surfaced about the dead dolphins washing up on the Cape Cod shore, over 260 dolphins were found dead off the Chiclayo shore of Peru. Dolphins were scattered on 66-miles of shoreline north of Lima. Unlike the Cape Cod incident, where dolphins continue to beach themselves requiring rescue, […]

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