Scientists say a group living in the Araguaia River, Brazil has been isolated from other varieties for more than two million years
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Tuesday 12 March 2013
The navy has reportedly lost three of its carefully trained “killer” dolphins. The defence ministry has denied the reports and refused to confirm that its navy uses dolphins, but the loss has been widely reported in the country, and former naval officers said dolphins often went missing during exercises to look for mates.
Sunday 13 January 2013
More time and money will be needed to remove the Costa Concordia from the rocks off Tuscany where it capsized last year, in part to ensure the toxic materials still trapped inside don't leak into the surrounding marine sanctuary when it is righted, officials said yesterday.
Saturday 08 December 2012
Sudan says he's an Israeli operative – but his handlers say he's too easily distracted for that. Matthew Kalman reports on a spy thriller
Sunday 02 December 2012
Some dolphins used by the US Navy to track down mines will soon lose their jobs to robots – but they will be reassigned, not retired.
Monday 26 November 2012
Any lingering ill effects on the victim have long passed - but after a two month search, police have finally located the perpetrator. Ana Gloria Garcia Gutierrez, 53, the woman who illegally clambered on to and rode a manatee, was arrested Saturday. She faces a maximum of six months in jail and a fine of $500.
Friday 23 November 2012
Chocó department, on Colombia’s Pacific coast, is one of the wettest places on Earth. It rains all the time. The small group that I was with was visiting a community tourism project, Mano Cambiada, based in the town of Nuquí. The warning that, on the boat journey to Mano Cambiada’s lodge, we might get wet was an understatement. A little short of two hours in, in our small boat on the open sea, we were drenched to the skin.
Sunday 18 November 2012
Authorities are investigating several attacks on dolphins in the northern Gulf of Mexico after some were found with gunshot wounds, cuts and missing jaws.
Wednesday 31 October 2012
A dolphin has been washed ashore by storm Sandy which made landfall near Atlantic City, New Jersey on Monday evening. The dolphin could be seen squirming on Point Pleasant Beach. Animal rescue officials were called.
Monday 22 October 2012
Baby beluga in the deep blue sea – runs a much-loved children's song – you swim so wild and you swim so free. And now, it seems, you may be chatting to us as well.
'Who told me to get out?': NOC the talking whale learns to imitate human speech in attempt to 'reach out' to human captors
Monday 22 October 2012
Acoustic analysis of the sounds made by a beluga whale revealed remarkable similarities to human speech patterns, indicating that the whale was trying to “reach out” to his human captors
Sunday 26 August 2012
A resurgent seal population is ganging up on the world's smallest penguin
Tuesday 14 August 2012
A beached whale has died despite desperate efforts to refloat it.
Friday 20 April 2012
Scientists and Peruvian officials are investigating a mass die-off of hundreds of dolphins along the South American country's coast.
Into the blue of the Azores: It's even easier for whale-watchers to catch one of the planet's great spectacles
Friday 06 April 2012
Direct flights to these Atlantic islands have resumed.
Saturday 10 March 2012
Conservationists claimed victory yesterday after Japan announced it had ended its whaling season early, having hauled less than a third of the annual target.
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Germany sees 'visible rise' in support for far-right extremism in response to perceived 'Islamisation' of the West
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