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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Wednesday 22 February 2012
Scientists are arguing that dolphins are so clever they should be treated like humans. But why stop there? Simon Usborne salutes the smartest species
Tuesday 21 February 2012
Marine biologists and philosophers have joined forces to support a controversial declaration of rights for whales and dolphins because their astonishing intelligence and emotional empathy makes them equal to humans.
Tuesday 21 February 2012
Marine biologists and philosophers have joined forces to support a controversial declaration of rights for whales and dolphins on the grounds that their astonishing intelligence and emotional empathy puts them on a par with humans.
Friday 10 February 2012
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Tuesday 24 January 2012
A mass-stranding of whales on a New Zealand beach has left 36 of the creatures dead and threatens 40 more.
Friday 26 August 2011
Scientists believe they may have partly explained the mystery of the growing number of dead seals being washed up on UK shores exhibiting horrific "corkscrew" injuries.
Saturday 06 August 2011
Saturday 23 July 2011
Rescuers have returned 44 pilot whales to open water after a mass stranding in an estuary of a sea loch in the Scottish Highlands.
Friday 22 July 2011
Three pilot whales have become stranded on the shore of a sea loch.
Friday 15 July 2011
Japan and other pro-whaling nations walked out of a meeting of the International Whaling Commission yesterday to protest against a proposal for a whale sanctuary in the South Atlantic.
Thursday 14 July 2011
British proposals to clean up the International Whaling Commission (IWC), which has been racked by allegations of corruption among its member countries, were accepted by the Commission at its meeting in Jersey last night.
Wednesday 13 July 2011
Australia and Japan clash at International Whaling Commission meeting in the Channel Islands.
Saturday 21 May 2011
A pod of pilot whales at risk of beaching themselves in shallow waters off the Western Isles have "calmed down" overnight, rescuers said today.
Friday 20 May 2011
Marine experts have been deployed to the Western Isles to try to prevent a mass stranding of pilot whales.
Friday 25 March 2011
The French duo Cocoon bring the softest of touches to bear with their folksy harmonies on Where the Oceans End, a maritime-themed collection in which their affinity for aquatic mammals is displayed in songs addressed to dolphins, whales, sea lions and most quaintly, "Baby Seal", the pup perhaps evoked by the quiet wisps of theremin or bowed saw that peek out from behind the strings.
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