dolphins

Dolphins Learn in Similar Ways to Great Apes

Dolphins use unusual techniques to obtain food: One of them, called “shelling”, is used by the dolphins in Shark Bay in Western Australia. Dolphins in this…

Lights on fishing nets save turtles and dolphins

LED lights along the top of floating gillnets cut accidental “bycatch” of sea turtles by more than 70%, and that of small cetaceans (including dolphins and…

Less is more – Shedding genes for a new life in water

While whales and dolphins spend their entire life in the ocean, these air-breathing mammals actually evolved from terrestrial species. The transition from land…

Individual “Names” Reveal Complex Relationships in Male Bottlenose Dolphins

Dolphins are intelligent creatures that communicate with high-frequency whistles and are capable of forming strong relationships. Within their population, male…

Scientists discover species of dolphin that existed along South Carolina coast

The species, named Inermorostrum xenops, lived during the same period as Coronodon havensteini, a species of ancient whale announced recently by investigators…

Undersea robot reveals 'schools' of animals in deep scattering layers

Deep scattering layers were first recognized during World War II, when sonar technicians observed their sound pulses bouncing off a “false seafloor” that…

Finding the 'conservación' in conservation genetics

A recently published special issue of the Journal of Heredity focuses on case studies of real-world applications of conservation genetics in Latin America,…

First images of dolphin brain circuitry hint at how they sense sound

Neuroscientists have for the first time mapped the sensory and motor systems in the brains of dolphins. Proceedings of the Royal Society B is publishing the…

Waseda researchers discover the world's oldest true dolphin species – rewrite the known fossil record

In an article published in the “Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology”, Waseda Department of Earth Sciences researchers (lead author Mizuki Murakami) conclude…

Research Uncovers New Tool to Aid in Dolphin Strandings

The cause of dolphin strandings has long been a mystery but a new study shows that clues about survival rates after release may be found in the sea mammal’s…

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