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Activists from Earth Island Institute (EII) and the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PWAS) hold a demonstration against dolphin hunting in front of the Japanese Embassy in Manila on September 1, 2016. Photo Credit: Noel Celis/AFP/Getty

Dolphin Killing Season Surfaces In Japan

(MARINE PARKS/DOLPHINS) This month marked the beginning of the cruel dolphin killing season which takes place in Taiji and other Japanese fishing towns, from September through March. Each year, upwards of 20,000 dolphins and other cetaceans are brutally slaughtered–often cruelly stabbed with knives, hooks and lances–in the annual hunt. While part of the dolphins’ flesh is […]

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Clever Dolphin Retrieves Girl’s Cell Phone From Ocean

(DOLPHINS/SMART ANIMALS/AMAZING ANIMAL VIDEOS) When most cell phones are dropped into the ocean, they never see the light of day again. But in this case, Miami Heat dancer Teresa Cee got a little help from a very clever dolphin named Cacique. Watch as he returns the phone to her after she unexpectedly dropped it into the water […]

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Mother’s Day In The Animal World

(MOTHER’S DAY/ANIMAL MOMS) The phrases “Momma Bear” and “Tiger Mom” are so common in the English language that most people don’t dwell too long on their origins. But they are inspired by fierce animal mommies who will go to great lengths to protect their young. The animal kingdom is full of moms devoted to their cubs, pups, […]

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Put Your Fins Together For National Dolphin Day!

(ANIMAL NEWS/DOLPHINS) Today, April 14 is National Dolphin Day, a day dedicated to the plight of dolphins of all species across the globe. These incredibly intelligent and social mammals congregate in schools of five to hundreds, and range in colors from pink, white, brown, and even black. Found all over the world, these species are […]

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Marine Park Hides A Living Legend

(MARINE ANIMALS/ANIMALS IN CAPTIVITY) Kina is the only remaining false killer whale alive from the dolphin hunts at Iki Island off the coast of Japan. Since her capture in 1987, Kina has been moved around for years, and is now alone in an unacceptable tiny tank without adequate protection or stimulation. Kina deserves to be […]

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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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