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A Nightmare For Dolphins Shipped To The Desert For New Tourist Attraction

(MARINE PARKS/DOLPHINS IN CAPTIVITY) Despite growing public opposition to places like SeaWorld and Marineland, Dolphinaris Arizona–a new $20 million dolphin park near Scottsdale, Arizona–officially opened it doors on October 15. The tourist attraction currently features three captive dolphins and provides customers with the opportunity to pay hundreds of dollars for “interactive experiences” like swimming with […]

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7 Animals Who Are Smarter Than People

(SMART ANIMALS/ANIMAL INTELLIGENCE) Some animals have certain sets of skills and smarts that are mind-boggling. Mapping out where your family members are by smell? A photographic memory and the ability to recall number sequences? Traversing the world and home again with no guidance but the tip of your beak? These are just some examples of […]

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Dog Jumps After Dolphin

(ANIMAL VIDEO/DOGS/DOLPHINS) Gracie the dachshund and her mom Tina Calderin were kayaking along the Banana River near port Canaveral, Florida when things took an unexpected turn. Gracie loves the water so much that she suddenly jumped into the river after a nearby dolphin. But don’t worry–she swims back to the boat after saying ‘hello.’ — […]

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A rare baby dolphin was killed in Argentina after it was pulled out of the water for photos. Photo Credit: Hernan Coria

Dolphin Disaster: Baby Dolphin Dies From Selfie-Taking Tourists

(OCEANS/ENDANGERED SPECIES) A seemingly fun and harmless photo op took a turn for the worse last week after an endangered baby dolphin was killed on a beach in Argentina. Buenos Aires beachgoers were seen along the shores of Santa Teresita pulling a couple of baby Franciscan dolphins–also known as La Plata dolphins–from the water and […]

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Three-quarters of the world’s primary fisheries have been overexploited and are in danger of becoming dead zones. Photo credit: Robert Harding

U.S. Navy Reels In Deadly Training

(WHALES/OCEAN CONSERVATION) In a recent settlement with environmental groups, the Navy agreed to reduce its use of sonar and other training harmful to whales, dolphins, and other marine life off the coasts of Hawaii and California. Sonar can often disturb marine animals’ feeding and communication, and in some cases, these training exercises can be deadly. […]

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Wild Dolphin Triple Barrel Rolls, Gives Snorkelers A Show

Dolphin Dazzles Snorkelers

(AMAZING ANIMAL VIDEO/OCEANS/DOLPHINS) Watch as snorkelers on a dolphin snorkel tour in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii are visited by spinner dolphins. One particularly talented dolphin dazzles them with a fun show filled with airborne triple barrel rolls. Take a look! — Global Animal

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Rats, Maggots, & Manatees: Our Secret Heroes

(LABOR DAY/WORKING ANIMALS) While you may be busy complaining about being back in the office after the long Labor Day weekend, some animals are busy putting in free work hours to help their cities flourish. From ferret electricians, to explosive-sniffing rats and life-saving maggots, check out these wonderful animal workers. — Global Animal

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Dog & Dolphin Duo Swim Together

(DOGS/DOLPHINS/ANIMAL VIDEO) In a small coastal town in Ireland, a yellow Labrador Retriever named Ben and a bottlenose dolphin named Doogie love swimming together in the local harbor. According to locals, Doogie appeared offshore in 2006 and seemed to be mourning the loss of her mate. Fortunately Doogie the dolphin found a new love with […]

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15 Weird Animal Facts!

(WEIRD ANIMAL FACTS/ABOUT ANIMALS) Have you ever wondered how fish communicate? Or why you just can’t shake those pesky mosquitoes? There are so many things that we still don’t know about our friends in the animal kingdom, but we learn new, fun, and weird animal facts all the time. Check out these facts about animals, […]

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