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Internet Slams Bindi Irwin For Siding With SeaWorld

Internet Slams Bindi Irwin For Siding With SeaWorld | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
After Bindi Irwin, daughter of the late wildlife expert Steve Irwin, announced a new partnership with SeaWorld on Good Morning America (with a pair of SeaWorld penguins in tow), she was met with an overwhelmingly negative response. Many people took to the internet to express their outrage regarding ...
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WOW---Bindi has caused a huge uprising!

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Types of Dolphins You Didn’t Even Know Existed

Types of Dolphins You Didn’t Even Know Existed | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
You might not know this, but there are 37 species of dolphins swimming around oceans and rivers, riding alongside boats, and jumping up doing flips.
You’re probably used to seeing the bottlenose dolphin because it’s the most well-known and well-populated species, and it can be found all over the world. Flipper is a bottlenose, and so are all those dolphins in The Cove, the ones being slaughtered in Taiji.
What’s more is that some of them look completely different—such as the hourglass dolphin, which is black and white and looks like a killer whale, or the Amazon river dolphin, which is pink. Plus, there are all kinds of amazing facts to learn about them. Click through the gallery to find out more.
Photo: Pablo Caceres/ Blue Planet Society/@SeaSaver
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The Truth Behind Japanese Whale and Dolphin Hunts

The Truth Behind Japanese Whale and Dolphin Hunts | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Why do these inhumane whale and dolphin hunts take place in Japan? Let’s take a closer look at this issue.
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Lana E Smith's curator insight, November 25, 2014 2:54 PM

How does nobody know about this?

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New Species Of River Dolphin Discovered, First In Nearly A Century

New Species Of River Dolphin Discovered, First In Nearly A Century | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Researchers in Brazil have have announced the discovery of a new species of river dolphin -- the first of its kind to be described in nearly a century.A small population of these freshwater mammals, named Araguaian river dolphins after the river in which they were found, are similar in appearance to...
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The Taiji Dolphin Controversy

The Taiji Dolphin Controversy | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Every year in Taiji, Japan, fishermen drive dolphins into a secluded cove. The dolphins that are not captured and sold are typically slaughtered. Outrage over the dolphin drive hunting has exploded on social media.
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Do Stoned Dolphins Give 'Puff Puff Pass' A Whole New Meaning? - Science Sushi | DiscoverMagazine.com

Do Stoned Dolphins Give 'Puff Puff Pass' A Whole New Meaning? - Science Sushi | DiscoverMagazine.com | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Do dolphins used pufferfish to get high? A new BBC documentary claims to have footage of stoned dolphins, but I'm not entirely convinced.
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Italian prosecutors investigate claims of restaurants serving dolphin | The Scuba News

Italian prosecutors investigate claims of restaurants serving dolphin | The Scuba News | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A journalist secretly filmed a meal including a salad dressed with flakes of dried dolphin The Guardian is reporting that an investigation has been l...
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Dolphin slaughter in Peru

Dolphin slaughter in Peru | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
As many as 15,000 dolphins are killed each year in Peru, an investigation by conservation charities has revealed. In shocking images and video, the dolphins are butchered - only to be used as shark bait in the shark fishing industry.
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High Mercury Levels Found in Dolphin Eaters - CBS News

High Mercury Levels Found in Dolphin Eaters - CBS News | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Residents of Japanese Village Were Portrayed in Oscar-Winning Film "The Cove" on Dolphin Hunting
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White Wolf: India declares Dolphins to be "Non-Human Persons" and bans keeping them in captivity

White Wolf: India declares Dolphins to be "Non-Human Persons" and bans keeping them in captivity | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The survival of wolf populations by teaching about wolves, their relationship to wildlands.Find beautiful Videos creations, photographie,wolf wisdom,quotes,wolf poetry,native american legends.
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SaveSolomonDolphins.org - Exposing the deadly dolphin trade of the Solomon Islands

PROTESTING REALLY WORKS

Eighty percent of success is showing up. - Woody Allen

Looking back, we were successful in closing several captive dolphin facilities in the United States, some in Australia, Canada, the Middle East, Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, and other places around the world.

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SeaWorld Again Tries to Counter Bad Publicity by Going after Health and Safety Investigator

SeaWorld Again Tries to Counter Bad Publicity by Going after Health and Safety Investigator | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
SeaWorld’s attempt to shame and discredit a OSHA investigator seems like just another PR move.
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350 plus dolphins caught, slaughtered in Solomon Islands - Solomon Islands - News - Islands Business magazine

350 plus dolphins caught, slaughtered in Solomon Islands - Solomon Islands - News - Islands Business magazine | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

 Up to three hundred and fifty (350) plus dolphins have been claimed to have been caught and slaughtered on Fanalei Island on Small Malaita last week.

Mostly known for their extra-ordinary dolphin hunting or harvesting (as they call it) skills, the hunters set sail all of last week however could not successfully lead the dolphins home, not until a couple more days later that the hunters were finally successful.

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Romanian Politician Seeks to Give Dolphins Legal Personhood

Romanian Politician Seeks to Give Dolphins Legal Personhood | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Romanian politician Remus Cernea, wrote a draft of Romania’s first dolphin personhood bill, and is asking the government to afford them nonhuman personhood.
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500 Dolphins die in northern Peru

500 Dolphins die in northern Peru | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
500 Dolphins die in northern Peru :: La Prensa :: America in English, portal de noticias y mucho más.
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Taiwan seizes seven tonnes of dolphin meat - Channel NewsAsia

Taiwan seizes seven tonnes of dolphin meat - Channel NewsAsia | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Taiwanese authorities said Tuesday they had confiscated 7.65 tonnes of dolphin meat in one of the largest hauls of its kind.
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Flipper gets flipped! Gigantic killer whale sends dolphin somersaulting 20ft into the air

Flipper gets flipped! Gigantic killer whale sends dolphin somersaulting 20ft into the air | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
An unfortunate dolphin finds itself in the path of a killer whale in Santa Cruz, California and is sent somersaulting through the air by its giant fin.
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How dolphins say I love you with a bouquet of seaweed: They're also pushy parents, make best friends for life - and exfoliate every day

How dolphins say I love you with a bouquet of seaweed: They're also pushy parents, make best friends for life - and exfoliate every day | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A curiously romantic side to these charming marine mammals has been revealed in a stunning new TV series.
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Marine Biologist Warns of Getting Too Close to Marine Life

Marine Biologist Warns of Getting Too Close to Marine Life | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

A tourist rides a whale shark. A boat captain hugs a dugong. A snorkeler gets more than a kiss when bumping lips with a nurse shark.

Needless to say, these types of marine encounters (all are real stories) are foolish and dangerous—but just in case you wanted to hear it from a professional, a marine biologist at James Cook University has officially condemned harassing marine wildlife.

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Dolphin-Killing Virus Spreads South, May Be Infecting Whales Too - Wired Science

Dolphin-Killing Virus Spreads South, May Be Infecting Whales Too - Wired Science | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

A viral outbreak that’s killing bottlenose dolphins is moving down the U.S. East Coast as the animals migrate south for the winter. Between July 1 and November 3, at least 753 animals have died.

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Navy: Hundreds Of Dolphins, Whales Will Die During Bomb Testing - CBS DC

Navy: Hundreds Of Dolphins, Whales Will Die During Bomb Testing - CBS DC | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The US Navy acknowledged Friday that because of bomb testing and heavy sonar activity hundreds of marine mammals and will be killed and injured.
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Nice to know-----thanks--not!

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Kenneth Jordan's comment, September 3, 2013 11:07 PM
This just shows how as humans, we don't respect the living creatures around us. We only care about personal gain as a species and don't take into consideration what effects we have on the environment.
Marian Locksley's comment, September 4, 2013 4:08 PM
Absolutely right Kenneth.
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Dolphin Exports Unsustainable | Economy | Solomon Islands News

Dolphin Exports Unsustainable | Economy | Solomon Islands News | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
An independent assessment of Solomon Islands dolphin exports has warned the current quota is unsustainable.
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