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Scientists recorded two dolphins ‘talking’ to each other in an advanced language

Dolphins can carry on conversations in an advanced spoken language made up of pulses and whistles, a new study has found. While marine biologists have long understood that dolphins communicate within their pods, the new research, which was conducted on two captive dolphins, is the first to link isolated signals to particular dolphins. The findings reveal that dolphins can string together “sentences” …

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Andrea Germanos – Scale of Threat Seismic Blasting Poses to Whales, Dolphins Laid Bare

Though the Obama administration in March put a halt on drilling for oil and gas in Atlantic, the dolphins and whales inhabiting the waters are still at risk, says one ocean conservation group, as proposed seismic airgun blasting to look for reserves of the fossil fuels would leave the marine mammals “profoundly impacted.” The scale of the threat they face was laid bare on …

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Robert J. Burrowes – Extinction Is Forever

What do the Pyrenean ibex, St. Helena olive, Baiji dolphin, Liverpool pigeon, Eastern cougar, West African black rhinoceros, Formosan clouded leopard, Chinese Paddlefish, the Golden Toad and the Rockland grass skipper butterfly all have in common but which is different from the Dodo? The answer is that these species all became extinct since the year 2000, that is, in the …

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Resistance Radio – Jay Barlow – 10.25.15

Jay Barlow received a B.S. in Biology from Arizona State University and a Ph.D. in Biological Oceanography from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD. He has been a researcher at the NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center in La Jolla California since 1982. His research has primarily involved evaluating and mitigating human impacts on cetaceans and pinnipeds along the US West Coast and in Hawaii. International work has involved surveys of cetacean abundance in the Colombian Amazon, the Yangtze River and the northern Gulf of California. Today we talk about vaquitas, the smallest and most endangered of the cetaceans.