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Delight as dolphins spotted in New York’s Bronx River
Encouraging sign for river that suffered as dumping ground for waste from nearby factories

Oliver Milman

21, Jan, 2023 @4:21 PM

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A rare glimpse inside Britain’s secret vault of whale skeletons
The hoard of bones of 6,000 whales, dolphins and porpoises is one of the world’s finest research resources – and may hold the key to the long-term future of these species

Anna Turns

21, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Dolphins ‘shout’ to compensate for human-made background noise
Research adds to concerns about the impact of human noise pollution on marine life

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

12, Jan, 2023 @5:41 PM

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Dolphins may suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, say researchers in Scotland
Bottlenose dolphin, a long-finned pilot whale and a third species found to have markers of the degenerative disease

Patrick Barkham

19, Dec, 2022 @6:34 PM

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Rescuers rush to save hundreds of pilot whales stranded on Tasmanian beach
Marine wildlife experts are assessing the scene near Strahan – the same location as Australia’s worst mass stranding exactly two years ago

Donna Lu and Graham Readfearn

21, Sep, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Male dolphins form lifelong bonds that help them find mates, research finds
In behaviour only previously seen in humans, ‘social brain’ helps dolphins form complex alliances to see off their rivals for females

Sofia Quaglia

29, Aug, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Mine-hunting dolphins filmed hunting and eating venomous sea snakes
Unique footage from US Navy sea mammals captures bursts of sonar clicks and victory squeals after grabbing meal

Damian Carrington Environment editor

17, Aug, 2022 @6:00 PM

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Japan beachgoers warned to steer clear of dolphins after spate of attacks
A single dolphin thought to have injured at least six people at beaches in Fukui prefecture, with one person requiring 14 stitches

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

16, Aug, 2022 @5:36 AM

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Faroe Islands branded an ‘abattoir’ as quota set for slaughter of 500 dolphins
After an outcry at last year’s killing of 1,480 white-sided dolphins, campaigners say new government hunt quotas are ‘farcical’

Regin Winther Poulsen and Karen McVeigh

13, Jul, 2022 @5:30 AM

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Pharmacy in the sea: Dolphins ‘use coral as medicine for skin ailments’
New research suggests the cetaceans may be self-medicating for their skin ailments, adding to evidence of the medicinal properties of some corals and sponges

Sofia Quaglia

19, May, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Dolphins can recognise each other by taste of their urine, study finds
Aquatic mammals can recognise friends and family members without seeing or hearing them, research finds

Helena Horton Environment reporter

19, May, 2022 @11:03 AM

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Ukraine war may be causing rise in dolphin deaths, say scientists
Turkey has recorded rise in strandings across its Black Sea coast since beginning of Russian invasion

Selin Uğurtaş in Istanbul

10, May, 2022 @10:22 AM

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