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Extinct River Dolphin Species Discovered

By | August 16, 2016

Overlooked for half a century, a skull in the Smithsonian collection points to a dolphin species that lived 25 million years ago, according to a study.


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Biologist Who Communicated With Dolphins Dies

By | August 15, 2016

Louis Herman, who made seminal discoveries on dolphin cognition, has passed away at age 86.

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Study: Ship Noise Disturbs Humpback Whales’ Meals

By | August 11, 2016

Researchers report the first evidence that nearby vessels may impair the cetaceans’ foraging abilities.


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Long-Distance Calls

By | July 1, 2016

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute researcher Peter Tyack expresses the beauty of marine mammal communication.


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The Whale That Quacked

By | April 23, 2014

An oceanic quacking sound—unidentified for 50 years—turns out to be minke whales.

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Genome Digest

By | January 8, 2014

What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes


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Behavior Brief

By | February 6, 2013

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research


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Cetacean Cures

By | December 1, 2011

Dolphins heal amazingly quickly from shark bites, with no swelling, infection, and seemingly little pain, but how do they do it?


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Nari's Shark Bite

By | December 1, 2011

In February 2009, a bottlenose dolphin named Nari swam up to the Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Resort on Moreton Island off Australia’s Queensland. 


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Citizen Science Goes Marine

By | November 30, 2011

A new public science project asks people at home to match whale songs in hopes of better understanding their language.


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