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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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