Pink Dolphins in Hong Kong Find Respite Thanks to the Coronavirus

A cut in ferry service because of the pandemic means the animals, a Hong Kong icon, are getting a little peace and quiet in a favored habitat. But the break is temporary and the future not bright.

#conservation-of-resources, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dolphins-and-porpoises, #ferries, #hong-kong

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Big Step Forward for $50 Billion Plan to Save Louisiana Coast

An environmental assessment said the project’s next step would largely benefit coastal areas, though it might also affect some marine life, especially dolphins.

#army-corps-of-engineers, #bp-plc, #coast-erosion, #dolphins-and-porpoises, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fishing-commercial, #floods, #global-warming, #gulf-of-mexico, #levees-and-dams, #louisiana, #mississippi-river, #oil-spills, #wetlands

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Could Listening to the Deep Sea Help Save It?

In the abyss, everyone can hear you scream.

#acoustics, #animal-behavior, #biodiversity, #chen-chong, #dolphins-and-porpoises, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #japan, #noise, #oceans-and-seas, #recording-equipment, #ships-and-shipping, #volcanoes, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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Ireland Mourns for Missing Dolphin Fungie

The dolphin, who turned up in Dingle’s harbor 37 years ago and became tourist attraction, hasn’t been seen for two weeks. Locals are coming to terms with the fact that Fungie may never return.

#county-kerry-ireland, #dingle-ireland, #dolphins-and-porpoises, #travel-and-vacations

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Dolphins Have Hidden Fingers. So Do Seals. These Sea Creatures Did Not.

A recent analysis of the flippers of living and extinct marine animals shows the enduring power of “baby mittens.”

#biology-letters-journal, #crocodiles, #dolphins-and-porpoises, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #evolution-biology, #fingers, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #paleontology, #penguins, #reptiles, #research, #sea-lions, #seals-animals-and-sealing, #whales-and-whaling, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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Where the Wild Things Play

The animal world is full of games. And tucked in among wrestling monkeys, belligerent birds and wily coyotes are lessons for us all.

#animal-behavior, #animals, #dolphins-and-porpoises, #parenting-play-package

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Myanmar Plan to Breed Protected Species in Captivity Draws Criticism

Myanmar’s conservation ministry is considering captive breeding of as many as 175 threatened species, including tigers, Irrawaddy dolphins and rare birds that exist only in the wild.

#breeding-of-animals, #conservation-of-resources, #dolphins-and-porpoises, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #myanmar, #pangolins, #tigers, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching

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See How Dolphins Learn This Eating Trick

A behavior called shelling is learned from peers, unlike other feeding strategies that are passed from mother to calf.

#animal-behavior, #australia, #current-biology-journal, #dolphins-and-porpoises, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #research, #your-feed-science

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When Crocodiles Once Dived Like Dolphins and Whales

They didn’t have blowholes, but an ancient lineage of crocodilians returned to the oceans in a manner similar to some marine mammals.

#crocodiles, #dolphins-and-porpoises, #ears-and-hearing, #evolution-biology, #fossils, #oceans-and-seas, #paleontology, #proceedings-of-the-national-academy-of-sciences, #research, #schwab-julia-a, #whales-and-whaling, #your-feed-science

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