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Two men stabbed at music festival featuring Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z

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One man in critical condition after knife attack at Wireless music festival in east London
Two men are in hospital after being stabbed at London's Wireless music festival in east London on Sunday, police said.
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Driven to pioneer amphibious rides - Stuff.co.nz

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As March moves into deeper water, dolphins leap up around him. The shore disappears from view, and a whale comes up for air.
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Social Media Marketing News

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B2B Social Media Marketing for 2013 #infographic (B2B Social Media Marketing for 2013 #infographic http://t.co/NL0c9KLvEX)
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Animal intelligence: How dolphins read symbols

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Being highly intelligent animals, dolphins have fascinated researchers for many decades and some of the research findings have graduated them to be on par with early human such as the Australopithecus (Animal intelligence: How dolphins read symbols...

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40 Random Facts about Dolphins

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A list of interesting dolphin facts, including their social and moral qualities and their unique physical and mental capacities.

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Dolphin | Basic Facts About Dolphins | Defenders of Wildlife

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Learn about the size, diet, population, range, behavior and other fascinating facts about dolphins.

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Dolphins Fun Facts

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this is about dolphins and how they can stay under water for a period of time.


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Learn More: 10 Facts About Dolphins

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Its about some different species of dolphins and how they habitat and what they eat.


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10 fascinating dolphin facts

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Did you grow up loving Flipper?  Dolphins are truly lovable, but they are far more than just fun,  creatures of the sea. Here are 10 fascinating dolphin facts that will make you love them even more...
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Dolphin Escort at La Ruta Maya

A dolphin escorted the leading canoes on the last day of LRM.  

 

"Caribbean Action Network caught this dolphin joinng the paddlers on the Belize River for a brief encounter during coverage of La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge 2013. Camera work done by Drew Miller from CAN netowrk."


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Dolphins remember each other for decades and set record for long-term memory in animals

Dolphins remember each other for decades and set record for long-term memory in animals | dolphins | Scoop.it

Allie and Bailey knew each other when they both lived in Florida. More than 20 years later, Allie lives near Chicago and Bailey lives in Bermuda, but Allie’s name still rings a bell for Bailey. That would not be breaking news, except that Allie and Bailey are not people: they are dolphins.

 

Bailey’s recollection of Allie’s name — or more precisely, of her 'signature whistle', which functions as a name among dolphins — is the most durable social memory ever recorded for a non-human. Yet it is only one of many data points in a study that found that it is the rule, not the exception, for bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) to recognize whistles from their distant past. “We can’t tell yet what the upper limit is time-wise, or even if there is one,” says Jason Bruck, a biologist at the University of Chicago who published the results today in Proceedings of the Royal Society B. “We just know it’s at least 20 years.”


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Whale & dolphin research in Ligurian Sea, Italy

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The Ligurian Sea has one of the highest concentrations of whales and dolphins in the entire Mediterranean. 

Research carried out since 1990 investigates the spatial distribution, ecology, habitat preferences and behaviour of cetaceans living in the Pelagos Sanctuary - a special marine protected area extending about 90,000 km2 between Italy, France and the island of Sardinia. Research focuses on the spectacularly large fin whale as well as on sperm whales, Risso’s dolphins, and on smaller species such as striped dolphins and bottlenose dolphins. Research methods include the use of remote sensing and telemetry data, the combined use of laser range-finding binoculars and GPS to passively track and record the horizontal movements of whales, bio-acoustic research, photo-identification, behavioural sampling, and remote biopsy sampling for genetic and toxicological analyses.

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Like Humans, Dolphins Call Each Other By Name

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Bottlenose dolphins use signature whistles when they're separated.

 

Bottlenose dolphins call out the specific names of loved ones when they become separated, a study finds. Other than humans, the dolphins are the only animals known to do this, according to the study, published in the latest Proceedings of the Royal Society B. The big difference with bottlenose dolphins is that these communications consist of whistles, not words.

 

Earlier research found that bottlenose dolphins name themselves, with dolphins having a “signature whistle” that encodes other information. It would be somewhat like a human shouting, “Hey everybody! I’m an adult healthy male named George, and I mean you no harm!”

 

“Animals produced copies when they were separated from a close associate and this supports our belief that dolphins copy another animal’s signature whistle when they want to reunite with that specific individual,” lead author Stephanie King of the University of St. Andrews Sea Mammal Research Unit told Discovery News.

 

Captive bottlenose dolphins, however, as well as all of the wild ones, developed their own signature whistles that serve as names in interactions with other dolphins. “A dolphin emits its signature whistle to broadcast its identity and announce its presence, allowing animals to identify one another over large distances and for animals to recognize one another and to join up with each other,” King explained. “Dolphin whistles can be detected up to 20 km away (12.4 miles) depending on water depth and whistle frequency.”


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Dolphins call each other by name!

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Coutts: Dolphins Have Swum Away From Toxic Culture - SwimVortex.com

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SwimVortex.com Coutts: Dolphins Have Swum Away From Toxic Culture SwimVortex.com The suicide of Sasha Menu Courey, a 20-year-old Toronto student based in the US on a swimming scholarship at the University of Missouri has prompted the authorities...
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VIDEO: Dolphins crash California surfing competition Sunday 

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The 2014 Rincon Classic in Ventura County, Calif., drew 250 surfers this past weekend but the talk of the international event was a pod of dolphins that rode the waves alongside competitors in the women's finals Sunday afternoon.
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Slow Swimming Shapes Unique Dolphin Society - Wired News (blog)

Slow Swimming Shapes Unique Dolphin Society - Wired News (blog) | dolphins | Scoop.it
Wired News (blog)Slow Swimming Shapes Unique Dolphin SocietyWired News (blog)Mammals have evolved a variety of social structures.

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Facts about Dolphins

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Dolphin Facts and Information, feeding, habitat, distribution, reproduction, anatomy and more.

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Dolphins - interesting dolphin facts

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Here is a listing of all dolphin species and their scientific names. Plus a few interesting facts about dolphins.

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Amazing facts about Dolphins

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Its about Dolphins and how much time they are under water for and their species.


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Dolphin Fun with facts and pictures

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Free dolphin pictures, fun facts, and dolphin wallpaper.

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swim with dolphins in sharm el sheikh

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swiming with dolphins in sharm ell sheikh is one of light trips to do in sharm el sheikh specially if you...

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Open-sea US Navy testing will kill hundreds of dolphins and whales

Open-sea US Navy testing will kill hundreds of dolphins and whales | dolphins | Scoop.it
The US Navy admits its underwater training and experiments will result in the deaths of hundreds of dolphins and whales over the next five years – but insists that its testing program is essential.

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Dolphin: Selfish traits not favoured by evolution, study shows

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Selfish traits not favoured by evolution, study shows By Melissa Hogenboom  BBC News, 2 August 2013 Evolution does not favour selfish people, according to new research.

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Wild Dolphins Observed Giving Gifts to Humans

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While it's already well-known that dolphins rank among the most intelligent creatures on the planet, new research is suggesting that they just might be one of the most magnanimous too.

A team of biologists recently published a study examining dozens of fascinating cases of inter-species generosity between dolphin and human, all taking place along the shore of Australia's Tangalooma Island Resort. According to their findings, wild dolphins have been observed bearing gifts, such as dead "eels, tuna, squid, an octopus" to wading humans on 23 separate occasions.

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Dolphins and whales flee from military sonar leading to mass strandings

Dolphins and whales flee from military sonar leading to mass strandings | dolphins | Scoop.it

Whales flee from the loud military sonar used by navies to hunt submarines, new research has proven for the first time. The studies provide a missing link in the puzzle that has connected naval exercises around the world to unusual mass strandings of whales and dolphins.

 

Beaked whales, the most common casualty of the strandings, wereshown to be highly sensitive to sonar. But the research also revealed unexpectedly that blue whales, the largest animals on Earth and whose population has plummeted by 95% in the last century, also abandoned feeding and swam rapidly away from sonar noise.

 

The strong response observed in the beaked whales occurred at noise levels well below those allowed for US navy exercises. "This result has to be taken into consideration by regulators and those planning naval exercises," said Stacy DeRuiter, at the University of St Andrews in Scotland, who led one of the teams.

 

"For whales and dolphins, listening is as important as seeing is for humans – they communicate, locate food, and navigate using sound," said Sarah Dolman, at charity Whale and Dolphin Conservation. "Noise pollution threatens vulnerable populations, driving them away from areas important to their survival, and at worst injuring or even causing the deaths of some whales and dolphins." Dolman said there were no accepted international standards regarding noise pollution and there was an urgent need to re-evaluate the environmental impacts of military activities.

 

The US Navy part-funded the new studies but said the findings only showed behavioural responses to sonar, not actual harm. Nonetheless, Kenneth Hess, a US Navy spokesman, said permit conditions for naval exercises were reviewed annually and added: "We will evaluate the effectiveness of our marine mammal protective measures in light of new research findings."


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