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Mother-Calf Dolphin Resight

On August 12, the research team went out on the water surveying for odontocetes and marine debris. At around 11 am, we sighted a pod of 17 bottlenose dolphins and began taking photographs, as per our protocol. 230 more words


Bottle-nose Dolphin Adopts Hourglass Dolphin Calf

Researchers in New Zealand discovered that Kiwi, a wild bottle-nose dolphin, adopted an hourglass dolphin calf that was named Pee-Wee.  Kiwi even nursed Pee-Wee!   55 more words


Fact Of The Week: The Name Game

FACT OF THE WEEK: Bottlenose dolphins may address each other by name!

MORE ON THIS: Recent research has suggested that bottlenose dolphins have individually unique signature whistles that are equivalent to human names. 286 more words


Two not-so-common dolphins...

Morning Readers!

 WO Clare checking in for another instalment of our weekly blog from the Brittany Ferries Cap Finistere! After last week proved relatively quiet on the cetacean front, Chantelle and I were both hopeful for calm seas and plentiful sightings. 1,373 more words

Bottlenose Dolphin Adopts a Baby Orphan of a Different Species

Dolphin watchers discovered a rare occurrence recently off the New Zealand coast: A bottlenose dolphin adopted an abandoned common dolphin pup.

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Dolphins in Ischia

So after visiting Pompeii, I took a hydrofoil from Naples to the port of Casamicciola on the island of Ischia, to get on with the main purpose of my trip – volunteering on the… 686 more words


There She Blows!!

Unbelievably exciting day here in Sandy Point. We had 3 encounters: bottlenose dolphins, sperm whales (oh yes we did), and spotted dolphins. And the best part? 665 more words