Category: bottlenose dolphin

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Mother Ocean

Exceptional behavior observed within a bottlenose dolphin community in French Polynesia. Video created in partnership with the Marine Mammal Study Group (GEMM) and the Institute for Research and Development (IRD), in collaboration with the Moorea Island Center for Insular Research and Observatory of the Environment (CRIOBE) and biologist Pamela Carzon.

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This dolphin mom adopted a baby from a different species

Photos by Pamela Carzon

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If in doubt, add Globe and Dolphin. Mix carefully.

Fanart of Ecco the Dolphin, based on Globe Holder

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Famed Spirtle the Dolphin makes miraculous recovery

Martin Hannan – May 27, 2019

Sha was famed across the world for her brush with death when her dramatic sunburn scars were revealed three years ago, but now Spirtle has found a new lease of life leading her own pod of dolphins hundreds of miles from her original home.

It was in May 2016 that Spirtle was badly injured while she was stranded out of water on mudflats for 24 hours in the Cromarty Firth. She was found by chance by a couple whose SatNav misdirected them and dolphin fans were overjoyed when the bottlenose dolphin not only survived her ordeal but was seen to be healing in the Scottish waters.

Spirtle has now emerged in the Irish Sea off the east coast of the Irish republic where she was spotted with her distinctive scars last week. She may even have her own daughter and is certainly leading the pod, as reported by the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG). They reported on their website: “On May 14 we started getting unusual sighting reports of dolphins off the South Dublin and North Wicklow area, which we were confident were bottlenose dolphins.

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Dolphins’ happiness living in captivity at marine animal park probed, as tourist attraction considers sea pen

Melissa Martin & Claudia Jambor – May 26, 2019

The question of whether dolphins can be happy living in captivity at a marine animal park is about to be tested on the New South Wales mid-north coast. A world-leading scientist is in Coffs Harbour for an Australian-first study into the welfare of five dolphins at the tourist attraction, Dolphin Marine Conservation Park. Animal behaviour expert Dr Isabella Clegg is conducting her research as part of a feasibility study looking at the possibility of transferring the animals from their pools to a sea-pen sanctuary in the local harbour.

“A lot of projects and places want to [create sea pens] because they assume it will be better for the animal’s welfare,” Dr Clegg said.

“But it’s really important to check by doing such a welfare study before and after they move just to ensure that they are in a better situation than before.”

Dr Clegg’s study will help provide a snapshot of the dolphins’ current lives in the tourist attraction’s pools to compare with future studies if the dolphins are relocated. The research will involve assessing the dolphins’ individual personalities and their behaviour with each other as well as with humans to gauge how they might react when moved to a sea pen. So far, Dr Clegg said there were positive signs of the dolphins’ welfare at the park and “good social bonds” between the animals, some of which are related and vary in age.

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Dolphins in the Red Sea by 27MM

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Dolphins: Spy in the Pod

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Dolphins: Spy in the Pod