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FedEx: Please Stop Transporting Captive Dolphins for Human Entertainment!

We learned from the recent shipment of three captive-born dolphins to Dolphinaris Arizona that FedEx has been transporting live dolphins for the captivity industry .

Dolphins transported in this inhumane manner are packed in narrow coffin-like crates where they remain immobile throughout the entire trip as if they were inanimate objects. Such
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Dolphins recorded having a 'conversation' and now we might be able to talk

Dolphins recorded having a 'conversation' and now we might be able to talk | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
They are known to be one of the most intelligent creatures on Earth – so perhaps it’s no surprise to learn that dolphins have been recorded having a conversation for the first time.
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Fears grow for Maui's dolphins after New Zealand government opens west coast block for oil and gas drilling

Fears grow for Maui's dolphins after New Zealand government opens west coast block for oil and gas drilling | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The government in New Zealand has insisted the critically endangered Maui's dolphin is not at further risk after 3,000 square kilometres of the North Island's west coast were revealed to be listed for oil and gas drilling.
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What It Means To Say A Dolphin Committed Suicide

What It Means To Say A Dolphin Committed Suicide | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
There are two famous, and extremely sad, accounts of dolphin suicide. The first involves Peter the bottlenose dolphin, who is said to have killed himself after being separated from the woman he "loved" -- animal researcher Margaret Howe Lov...
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Two More Wild Caught Killer Whales Captured and Placed in Marine Parks

Two More Wild Caught Killer Whales Captured and Placed in Marine Parks | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
China’s newest marine theme park, Ocean Kingdom, reportedly caught two wild caught killer whales!
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Two Cartoonists SeaWorld Isn’t Laughing At

Two Cartoonists SeaWorld Isn’t Laughing At | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Two infographics -- “Who is Shamu?” and “Mothers and Calves” -- have blazed trails across social media and helped galvanize support against SeaWorld’s continued use of captive orcas as entertainment. They’ve become ubiquitous on Facebook and Twitter, and been employed by conservation groups such as ...
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SeaWorld Signs Up for Public Debate – Yes, You Read That Right

SeaWorld Signs Up for Public Debate – Yes, You Read That Right | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Since the release of the 2013 documentary “Blackfish,” SeaWorld has tried everything in its power to divert attention away from its shady business operation, which most recently, has included the use of psychoactive drugs on its orcas and the impregnation of ANOTHER female orca before her appropriate breeding age. Yet, surprisingly, SeaWorld has finally decided to engage in a public discussion.
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Dolphins swam the oceans six MILLION years earlier than thought

Dolphins swam the oceans six MILLION years earlier than thought | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Studies of a skull fragment have revealed it to be from an ancient dolphin, according to a team led by Mizuki Murakami of the Waseda University in Japan. (RT @KirstenHenry: Dolphins swam the oceans 6 MILLION years earlier than we thought!
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Another Legal Setback For SeaWorld: Trainers Must Stay Out Of Orca Tanks

Another Legal Setback For SeaWorld: Trainers Must Stay Out Of Orca Tanks | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A petition filed by SeaWorld asking a federal appeals court to overturn a safety violation issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has been denied -- meaning that the park’s trainers will not be allowed to interact with killer whales during performances -- a move that is s...
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Debunking Captivity: 3 Reasons Not to Keep Dolphins in a Tank

Debunking Captivity: 3 Reasons Not to Keep Dolphins in a Tank | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
By Maddalena Bearzi   I have spent much time in the company of wild dolphins over the last twenty-something years. I’ve built a career following their everyday movements and observing their behavior both from shore and from research boats. When I began my studies, I knew these creatures primarily as the objects of my research but,…
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Proving a point!

Proving a point! | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

In May of 2010 PPC member Taina Ulitto (of Plastic Manners) created a guerrilla art piece in downtown Vancouver, a giant plastic six-pack ring tangled around a prominent wildlife sculpture. The six-pack ring was made entirely of melted down 6 pack rings which were collected by an artist collective in Vancouver. What is your reaction to the piece?

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Blog: An Angel in Hell | Ric O'Barry's Dolphin Project

Blog: An Angel in Hell | Ric O'Barry's Dolphin Project | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Ric O'Barry dolphin captivity Taiji Whale Museum Angel Japan
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First-Ever Madagascar Dolphin Fossil Discovered

First-Ever Madagascar Dolphin Fossil Discovered | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The vertebra of an ancient dolphin is the first evidence on record that these marine mammals lived near Madagascar millions of years ago.
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The dolphins of the Mirage Hotel. Las Vegas

They have a secret garden in the mirage hotel but its not really secret anymore. In temperatures over 100f and no shade from the sweltering sun, dolphins swim around…
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Search for the snubfin dolphin

Search for the snubfin dolphin | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
One of the great scientific surprises in recent times is how an inshore dolphin with a melon-shaped head and smiley mouth was discovered as Australia's first endemic species of dolphin as recently as 2005.
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There Is Nothing ‘Cute’ About Whale and Dolphin Captivity – Here’s Why

There Is Nothing ‘Cute’ About Whale and Dolphin Captivity – Here’s Why | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Cetacean researchers have long recognized that these animals are highly intelligent and sociable beings, and that their needs can never be adequately met while they are held in captivity. One of the most pertinent challenges is: should dolphins, whales, and other cetaceans really be confined to tiny tanks for the sake of our amusement?
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