Young dolphins pick friends with purpose

Dolphins don't just randomly choose their friends. Like some people, they pick childhood pals that will set them up for success as adults.

Robin Smith-Duke • futurity
July 31, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: relationships friends dolphins science-and-technology social-lives

With the help of trained dolphins, our team of researchers is building a specialized drone to help us study dolphins in the wild

Wild dolphins are fast, smart and hard to study, but it is important to understand how human actions affect their health. So we are building a drone to sample hormones from the blowholes of dolphins.

Jason Bruck, Teaching Assistant Professor of Integrative Biology, Oklahoma State University • conversation
July 1, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: robots hormones marine-biology drones whales bermuda dolphins dolphin stress-hormones marine-mammals innovation-and-invention

Neanderthals ate sharks and dolphins

Neanderthals were eating fish, mussels and seals at a site in present-day Portugal, according to a new study.

By Paul Rincon • bbcnews
March 26, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: human-evolution archaeology neanderthals animals dolphins


'Toxic chemical cocktail' passed to baby porpoises

Potent chemicals are unwittingly passed down from mother to calf, according to a UK study.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
Dec. 3, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: environment pollution oceans dolphins

Dolphins exposed to 'cocktail of pollutants' in English Channel

One of Europe's largest dolphin populations needs special protection, say scientists measuring marine pollution.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
Sept. 13, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: environment pollution whales dolphins

Stranded whales: Numbers on the rise around UK shores

Diseases, fishing and plastic are some of the causes of whales and dolphins washing up on shores.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
Sept. 6, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: animals wildlife whales dolphins

Dolphins have fewer babies when waters heat up

Climate change may threaten ocean mammals like dolphins more than researchers previously realized.

U. Zurich • futurity
April 1, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: climate-change conservation oceans dolphins earth-and-environment

CEFAS scientists create first UK map of shipping 'noise'

Scientists want to evaluate the potential effects of sound "hotspots" on marine life.

By David Whiteley • bbcnews
March 4, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: whales dolphins lowestoft english-channel

What did the dolphin say to the porpoise? - BBC News

A dolphin in Scotland's Firth of Clyde may be exchanging messages with porpoises.

By Pallab Ghosh • bbcnews
Aug. 29, 2018 ~1 min

Tags:  relationships  university-of-strathclyde  dolphins  isle-of-cumbrae

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