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The Great Dolphin-Human War Is Inching Closer

After all of those years of humans holding dolphins in shackles, mocking them with cutesy depictions in the media, and forcing them to do tricks under inhumane conditions at theme parks, the cetaceans may finally have their revenge. They’re attacking our fisheries. Read More >>

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Biologists Have a Cosmic Explanation For Last Year’s Mysterious Sperm Whale Strandings

Last year brought what seemed like a disturbing omen to communities surrounding Europe’s North Sea: a whole lot of beached sperm whales. As Gizmodo reported at the time, the whales entered the sea’s shallow waters, where their internal sonar-like systems stopped working, causing them to become stranded and die. But scientists didn’t know why the whales entered these dangerous shallow waters in the first place. Read More >>

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Brutal Drone Footage Shows a Pod of Orcas Attacking a Minke Whale

As apex predators, orcas can prey on whichever marine animal they choose—large or small. During a recent expedition off the coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula, scientists captured rare footage of orcas attacking a 40-foot-long minke whale. Read More >>

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Extremely Relatable Dolphins Are Getting Breathalysed to Make Sure They’re Okay

By now, you probably know that humans are really screwing up the ocean. Climate change aside, we often dump oil into it, ruining the lives of whatever animals live nearby. Just imagine if someone drilled for oil right in the centre of your house and then accidentally got the toxic black sludge all over your bedroom, bathroom, car, and all of your food. Read More >>

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Desperate Whale Calf Tries to Free Its Mother From a Sandbank

Unbelievable footage from Australia shows a whale calf as it desperately tries to free its mother from a sandbank. Read More >>

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The Weirdest Dolphin on Earth Has a New Relative

In the murky waters of the Ganges and Indus rivers, a few thousand blind dolphins swim on their sides, snapping at prey with long, exaggerated beaks and using echolocation to navigate. Because of pollution and habitat destruction, the South Asian river dolphin is on its way to extinction—but a newly-discovered relative may strengthen the case for conserving it. Read More >>

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Unprecedented Image Shows a Dolphin’s Impression of a Human

In a world’s first, researchers from the US and UK have created an impression of a submerged human as recorded by a dolphin’s echolocation. Read More >>

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Watch the First Footage of the Planet’s Most Elusive Whale

An international team of marine biologists has made the first ever field observations of rare Omura’s whales — one of the least known species of whales in the world — while working off the coast of Madagascar. Read More >>