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Renewed dolphin slaughter prompts new campaign

As the annual dolphin drive hunts begin in the Japanese villages of Taij... Occurring annually from September to April, the dolphin hunts are regulated by the Japanese government and conducted by groups of fishermen who herd hundred...

Humpback whales have brain cells also found in humans

...whales, a killer whale and several other whale and dolphin species. They found that the humpback cerebral cortex, the part of the brain where thought processes take place, was similar in complexity to smaller sized cetaceans such as dolphins. The large area of cortex found in these mammals is thought to be ...

South Pacific plant may be missing link in evolution of flowering plants

... in place to help prevent any adverse impacts upon dolphin populations. Operations should be restricted to lo... activity starts and marine work should cease if a dolphin enters the work area. Other innovative ideas include creating an air bubble curtain and creating a r...

Dolphins at risk

... in place to help prevent any adverse impacts upon dolphin populations. Operations should be restricted to lo... activity starts and marine work should cease if a dolphin enters the work area. Other innovative ideas include creating an air bubble curtain and creating a r...

NHGRI announces new sequencing targets

...nced will be chosen from the following 10 species: dolphin (Tursiops truncates), elephant shrew (Elephantulus species), flying lemur (Dermoptera species), mouse lemur (Microcebus murinus), horse (Equus caballus), llama (Llama species), mole (Cryptomys species), pika (Ochotona species), a cousin of the rabbit...

Protecting endangered species helps reduce poverty

... program aimed at conserving the rare Ganges river dolphin helped the community to address critical basic needs such as clean water. After five years, the number of families below the poverty line significantly declined. The report further shows that more than 60 percent of people living around Uganda's Bw...

Virulizin granted orphan drug status in Europe

...marine scientists for the first time have assessed dolphin and porpoise populations around the world which are severely threatened by entanglement in fishing gear and recommended nine urgent priorities for action in a report commissioned by the World Wildlife Fund. These nine projects highlight species threa...

Novel targets found for the development of drugs to complement, or replace, statins

...marine scientists for the first time have assessed dolphin and porpoise populations around the world which are severely threatened by entanglement in fishing gear and recommended nine urgent priorities for action in a report commissioned by the World Wildlife Fund. These nine projects highlight species threa...

Canada's first embryonic stem cell lines

...marine scientists for the first time have assessed dolphin and porpoise populations around the world which are severely threatened by entanglement in fishing gear and recommended nine urgent priorities for action in a report commissioned by the World Wildlife Fund. These nine projects highlight species threa...

Leading scientists rank endangered dolphins, porpoises most in need of immediate action

...marine scientists for the first time have assessed dolphin and porpoise populations around the world which are severely threatened by entanglement in fishing gear and recommended nine urgent priorities for action in a report commissioned by the World Wildlife Fund. These nine projects highlight species threa...

More animals join the learning circle

...ersity in Washington DC, one of the authors of the dolphin sponging study. Behavioural scientist Andrew Whiten of the University of St Andrews in the UK agrees, "This is a particularly clear set of observations." ...

Unlike other mammals, newborn dolphins and orcas stay active 24/7 during first months of development

...with your newborn were tough, pity the poor mother dolphin or killer whale. Reporting in the June 30 edition of the peer-reviewed journal Nature, UCLA/Veterans Affairs neuroscientists report a developmental pattern in bottlenose dolphins and killer whales that is unique from other mammals, with calves of bo...

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