marine mammals

Mexico welcomes Indian PM in Hindi (Travelling with the PM)


June 18th, 2012 - 9:17 am ICT by IANS
Las Cabos (Mexcio), June 18 (IANS) "Aap ka swagat hai" (You are welcome), read a giant billboard en route Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's convoy from the San Jose del ... Read more...

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Dolphin activists oppose Sea World project in Maharashtra


February 29th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 29 (IANS) An international environmentalist Wednesday urged Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan to scrap the planned building of a marine-mammal park in Sindhudurg district in the coastal Konkan ... Read more...

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Dolphins, marine mammals hunted for human consumption


January 25th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 25 (IANS) More and more marine mammals, including dolphin and porpoise species, are being killed relentlessly for human consumption worldwide.The hunted species include the pygmy beaked whale, South ... Read more...

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New fire retardants polluting atmosphere


December 15th, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 15 (IANS) Compounds used in new fire retardants are showing up in the environment in increasing concentrations, reveals a study.The study led by Indiana University researchers in Bloomington, ... Read more...

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Scientists home in on seals’ amazing navigation skills


November 20th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 20 (IANS)Some seals can point out on the spot they had been born even after spending five years out at sea, a study reveals. Antarctic fur seals', arguably ... Read more...

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Polar bear shot dead after it killed man


August 21st, 2011 - 10:05 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A polar bear that mauled a man to death in Russia's far eastern region has been shot dead along with two other bears, an official ... Read more...

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New study suggests sharks are colour blind


January 19th, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): A new study from the University of Western Australia and the University of Queensland in Australia has suggested that sharks are colour blind.Dr. Nathan Scott Hart and colleagues ... Read more...

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Adolescent great white sharks can’t handle big bites


December 2nd, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): A new study by an international team of scientists has revealed that the jaws of adolescent great white sharks may be too weak to capture and kill large ... Read more...

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Research shows similarities between marine and terrestrial ecosystems


November 11th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): Researchers, who examined the interactions between wolves and elk in the United States, as well as sharks and dugongs in Australia, have concluded in a recent study that ... Read more...

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Iron fertilization boosting toxin-producing algae growth in open ocean: Study


November 9th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 9 (ANI): A new study has revealed that certain toxin-producing algae are incredibly responsive to iron, often becoming dominant in algal blooms that result from iron fertilization.Blooms of diatoms in ... Read more...

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Scientists discover ‘balloon head’ dolphin


November 3rd, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 3 (ANI): Dutch researchers have identified a new type of dolphin, that appears to have had a broad snout and balloon-like forehead, from a fossil found in the North Sea ... Read more...

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Rare footage of dolphins teaching calf recorded


November 2nd, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 2 (IANS) Extraordinary events from a baby dolphin's life have been filmed for the first time -- including of an older calf giving an infant a lesson about how to ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

How noise pollution affects marine life


September 1st, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 1 (ANI): An international team of researchers has developed an approach that integrates advanced computing, X-ray CT scanners, and modern computational methods that give a 3D simulated look inside the ... Read more...

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Dolphins Team Up With The US Navy For Terror Exercise


May 20th, 2010 - 10:16 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 20, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): A dolphin and two sea lions are being schooled by the American Navy about probable aquatic terror outrages. These cerebral animals demonstrated their merit during ... Read more...

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Dolphins Trained By US Navy To Fight Terrorism


May 20th, 2010 - 8:31 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri San Diego, May 20, (THAINDIAN NEWS) To fight the enemies and terrorist invasions in its territory the US Navy has resorted to a new tactics. No they are not using ... Read more...

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No archive on strange sea monsters: Royal Navy of the UK


May 17th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 17 (ANI): Many sailors have claimed they have seen sea monsters but there is no official record of such sightings.The Royal Navy of the UK reports such sightings to the ... Read more...

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PETA protests small tanks for marine animals in zoos


April 29th, 2010 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has asked the Central Zoo Authority (CZA) to stop confining marine mammals in small tanks in zoos. The appeal came ... Read more...

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Dolphins can help scientists understand cervical cancer


February 23rd, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) Dozens of test samples from dolphins show that they could help marine biologists clue in on human cervical cancers. Marine mammals like dolphins are our close kins, but scientific ... Read more...

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Dolphin clue to human cervical cancer treatment


February 19th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): Dolphins may be the ideal model for the study of cervical cancer in people, say University of Florida aquatic animal health experts."We discovered that dolphins get multiple infections ... Read more...

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Overfishing threatens key species in Mexico: Greenpeace


February 17th, 2010 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 17 (IANS/EFE) The species of fish and shellfish most consumed in Mexico "are at risk" due to overfishing, according to international NGO Greenpeace. Red snapper, shrimp, sardines, sharks, rays, tuna ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

US cold wave sprinkles rare snow on Florida


January 10th, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 10 (DPA) The frigid air mass holding much of North America hostage put Florida in a deep freeze early Sunday after sprinkling a rare phenomenon on the sunshine state of ... Read more...

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Scientists use new acoustic tools to study sounds made or heard by marine creatures


December 30th, 2009 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 30 (ANI): Reports indicate that scientists are using new acoustic tools to study sounds made or heard by marine mammals and fish.Over the past decade, researchers have developed a variety ... Read more...

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Epic humpback whale battle filmed by BBC crew


October 24th, 2009 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 24 (ANI): A BBC natural history crew has filmed the "humpback whale heat run", where 15m long, 40 tonne male whales fight it out to mate with even larger females. ... Read more...

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Authorities to check on dolphin hunting in Bihar


October 7th, 2009 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Oct 7 (IANS) A day after the Ganga dolphin was declared a national aquatic animal, the state government has directed district officials to keep a close watch along the ... Read more...

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Now, enjoy ’swim date’ with Hayden Panettiere and dolphins - for charity!


August 29th, 2009 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 29 (ANI): Move over food or movie date, you can now have a chance to go on a "swim date" with Hayden Panettiere and dolphins - all together!The act is ... Read more...

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Wanna join Panettiere and the Dolphins?


August 29th, 2009 - 12:22 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Hayden Panettiere, whose love for dolphins and whales is rather well known, is hoping to raise funds for the Give Good Green campaign by offering fans a day in the seas with ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Bowhead whales sing love songs in different voices


August 3rd, 2009 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) Hydrophones have revealed that bowhead whales can sing in different voices to attract a mate and thereby ensure the species' survival. This is probably because global warming has opened ... Read more...

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Drew Barrymore thinks she was dolphin in past life


August 3rd, 2009 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 3 (ANI): Drew Barrymore is convinced that she was a dolphin in a previous life.According to National Enquirer magazine, the actress is so obsessed with the placid marine mammals that ... Read more...

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Drew Barrymore thinks she was dolphin in past life


August 2nd, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) Actress Drew Barrymore is obsessed with dolphins and thinks she was one of the placid marine mammals in a previous life. Contactmusic.com reports that she likes them so much ... Read more...

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Songbirds’ cries for food first sign of vocal learning


July 27th, 2009 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 27 (IANS) Only a handful of social animals -- songbirds, some marine mammals, bats and humans -- learn to actively style their vocal communications. Babies, for instance, start by babbling, ... Read more...

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Gargantuan dinos the ‘couch potatoes’ of prehistoric world


July 7th, 2009 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 7 (ANI): A new research has determined that due to their huge sizes, dinosaurs were the 'couch potatoes' of the prehistoric world.According to a report in the Telegraph, the ... Read more...

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How whales evolved to dive in the sea


June 29th, 2009 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 29 (ANI): A new study has explained how marine mammals like seals and whales evolved to dive in the sea, and cope with the needs of a life in the ... Read more...

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Deadly pesticides found inside marine mammals


May 21st, 2009 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 21 (IANS) Marine mammals are being increasingly exposed to a deadly brew of pesticides and other poisons, an extensive study of their brains has found. The pesticides found inside the brains ... Read more...

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Mammals’ brains exposed to hazardous cocktail of pesticides


May 21st, 2009 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 21 (ANI): The most extensive research of pollutants in marine mammals' brains has revealed that these animals are exposed to a hazardous cocktail of pesticides such as DDTs and PCBs, ... Read more...

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Toxin in algal blooms sink to ocean floor to poison marine life


March 23rd, 2009 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 23 (ANI): A new research has suggested that the toxin in algal blooms can sink to the ocean floor, where it persists for weeks, poisoning marine life.According to a ... Read more...

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