Conservation group says about 20 dead Fraser’s dolphins wash up on beach in Uruguay

About 20 dead dolphins appear on Uruguay beach

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — An environmental group says about 20 dead Fraser’s dolphins have turned up on a beach in Uruguay.

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Dolphins ‘talk’ to each other with tail slaps

LONDON - Scientists have found that dolphins ‘talk’ to each other with body movements like the slap of a tail, in a form of sign language based on similar rules to human communication.

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Dolphin movement patterns obey same brevity law as human language

WASHINGTON - The law of brevity in human language, according to which the most frequently-used words tend to be the shortest, also extends to other animal species, especially dolphins, British scientists have shown.

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Friendship with dolphin helps hearing-impaired girl not be embarrassed to wear hearing aids

Hearing-impaired girl learns peace from a dolphin

DALLAS — Ten-year-old McKenna McGough said it was a friendship with a dolphin that finally made her realize she shouldn’t be embarrassed to wear her hearing aids. On a trip two years ago to Clearwater, Fla., McKenna met Winter the dolphin, who had lost her tail in an accident involving a crab trap.

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Humans can develop echolocation like dolphins and bats

WASHINGTON - In a new research, scientists have shown that human beings can develop echolocation, the system of acoustic signals used by dolphins and bats to explore their surroundings.

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Clarification: Fighting Flipper story

Clarification: Fighting Flipper story

PANAMA CITY, Fla. — In a story June 26, The Associated Press reported that frustrated fishermen are firing guns at bottlenose dolphins that have become increasingly aggressive in taking fish off hooks, and some dolphins have been wounded or killed.

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Dolphins lift their fins in a similar manner to delta wing aircraft

WASHINGTON - In a new research, scientists have determined that some dolphins’ fins generate lift in the same way as delta wing aircraft.

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Tiny East Timor seeks help to conserve vast whale, dolphin hotspot

Timor seeks help to protect whale, dolphin hotspot

DILI, East Timor — The government of East Timor says it plans to establish a national park to protect a bounty of dolphins and whales — some of them endangered species — recently discovered mingling and feeding off the coast of Asia’s youngest country.

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Secret behind “delta wing” dolphins’ speed and agility revealed - partly

LONDON - US researchers have partly been successful in solving the mystery behind the speed and agility of dolphins and porpoises.

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Pollution pushes Mekong dolphins on the brink of extinction

WASHINGTON - A new report by the WWF (Worldwide fund for Nature) has revealed that pollution in the Mekong River has pushed the local population of Irrawaddy dolphins to the brink of extinction.

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