Friendly dolphins swim right up to young sailors in River Dart

New York 06/30/21, 00:09

A pod of dolphins swam right up to several small boats floating in a calm river, much to the surprise of young sailors. The playful mammals happily came up close and circled each of the dinghies and other vessels, feeling undisturbed by their encounter with humans. These aquatic creatures stayed close to ...

More dolphins die in Aegean Sea; group suspects navy drills

Europe 04/08/19, 10:55

The Aegean Sea has seen a "very unusual" spike in dolphin deaths over the past few weeks, a Greek marine conservation group said Monday, adding that the rise could be linked to massive Turkish naval exercises in the area.Fifteen dead dolphins have washed up on the eastern island of Samos ...

1,100 dead dolphins washed up on French shores since January

World 03/28/19, 11:13

The dolphins' bodies were horribly mutilated, the fins cut off.But what shocked French marine researchers wasn't just the brutality of the deaths of these highly intelligent mammals, but also the numbers involved — a record 1,100 have washed up on France's Atlantic coast since January.The mass deaths, widely blamed on ...

Florida theme parks debuting new attractions this week

U.S. 03/27/19, 10:42

Some Florida theme parks will be debuting new attractions this week.SeaWorld Orlando on Wednesday is opening a Sesame Street land, while down the interstate, Legoland Florida in Winter Haven is debuting an area based on "The Lego Movie" and its sequel.Both additions to central Florida's theme park landscape are aimed ...

Desert attraction temporarily closes after 4 dolphin deaths

U.S. 02/07/19, 19:19

Dolphinaris Arizona opened in the metro Phoenix desert two years ago as marine parks elsewhere were scaling back exhibits amid criticism of the treatment of animals. Animal rights advocates took aim at Dolphinaris as well, saying that putting dolphins in pools on tribal land in the desert was tantamount to animal ...

Arizona facility temporarily closing after 4th dolphin death

Science 02/05/19, 21:31

After the death of a fourth dolphin, a Phoenix-area aquatic facility announced Tuesday that it will temporarily close for a reevaluation by an outside panel of experts.Officials with Dolphinaris Arizona said the voluntary closure will start Friday and there isn't an immediate timetable for reopening.They said in a statement that ...

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