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2015 dolphins killing Taiji. The Dolphin Institute - Dolphin Research. Echolocation is the process of detecting and identifying objects by emitting sounds, such as the broadband clicks used by dolphins, and listening to the echoes returning from objects reflecting those sounds.

The Dolphin Institute - Dolphin Research

A recent discovery we made is that dolphins appear capable of directly perceiving the shapes of objects through echolocation. Prior to this finding, it had been generally assumed that dolphins learned to identify and recognize objects through echolocation by a process of associative learning-by comparing the echoes returning from targets with the visual appearance of those targets. Instead, our work has shown that echolocation can yield an immediate perception of the shapes of objects without any intervention by associative learning.

We established this finding by asking the dolphin to inspect an object inside of a visually opaque box, using echolocation alone, and then to find a match for that object from among two or more objects inspected through vision alone. Pack, A. Beluga whale 'makes human-like sounds' 22 October 2012Last updated at 12:02 ET Beluga whales are known as "canaries of the sea" because of their frequent, high-pitched calls Researchers in the US have been shocked to discover a beluga whale whose vocalisations were remarkably close to human speech.

Beluga whale 'makes human-like sounds'

While dolphins have been taught to mimic the pattern and durations of sounds in human speech, no animal has spontaneously tried such mimicry. But researchers heard a nine-year-old whale named NOC make sounds octaves below normal, in clipped bursts. Cetacean intelligence. Cetacean intelligence refers to the cognitive capabilities of the Cetacea order of mammals, which includes whales, porpoises, and dolphins.

Cetacean intelligence

Brain size[edit] Brain size was previously considered a major indicator of the intelligence of an animal. Bottlenose dolphins can use learned vocal labels to address each other.

Exploração de cetaceos

Projecto Delfim. Untitled - dos_santos_2010_explosions.pdf. Proteger os golfinhos do Sado. Projecto Delfim - Centro Português de Estudo dos Mamíferos Marinhos. Operação em curso para salvar centenas de golfinhos encalhados em Cape Cod. Centenas de golfinhos estão a dar à costa em Cape Cod, perto de Boston, na costa Leste dos Estados Unidos, desde a semana passada.

Operação em curso para salvar centenas de golfinhos encalhados em Cape Cod

Dezenas de peritos e voluntários já conseguiram salvar 300 golfinhos encalhados nas águas da baía de Wellfleet, mas o trabalho ainda não acabou. O arrojamento dos golfinhos na costa a Sul de Boston já dura há sete dias, disse esta manhã ao PÚBLICO o porta-voz do IFAW, Michael Booth, por email. Ontem, membros do IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) usaram equipamentos subaquáticos dotados com sonares e embarcações para tentar orientar os golfinhos para fora das águas do porto de Wellfleet. Segundo o jornal The Boston Globe, dois animais morreram pouco depois de terem encalhado nas águas pouco profundas do porto. “Felizmente, com muita ajuda das autoridades portuárias, conseguimos conduzir a maioria para fora do porto”, disse o porta-voz do IFAW, Michael Booth, ao jornal.

Thinking dolphin: Diana Reiss at TEDxSanJoseCA 2012. February 27th, Slaughter Taiji Japan. Enemies (ABC Animal Training) SeaWorld Orlando. OSHA vs SeaWorld Tweetstorm. FB grupo supporting captivity. Welcome to uShaka Marine World. Aquarium in Taiji. 本日10月4日でスジイルカの「ホーク」が当館にやってきて2年がたちました。

aquarium in Taiji

ABC Animal Training (enemie) Stock Quote for Blackstone Group LP. Marine Tours Futo. Take Action. Blackfish Official Film Site. The Cove Shines the Light on the Dolphin Killings in Taiji Japan & the Exposes the Problem of Mercury in Seafood. The Story The Cove exposes the slaughter of more than 20,000 dolphins and porpoises off the coast of Japan every year, and how their meat, containing toxic levels of mercury, is sold as food in Japan and other parts of Asia, often labeled as whale meat. The majority of the world is not aware this is happening.

Cove - the movie. Japan Whaling. Faroe Whaling. • The following tables provide an overview of catches and strandings of different whale species in the Faroe Islands in recent years.

Faroe Whaling

Data to 2011 have been compiled by the Faroese Museum of Natural History ( Catch figures since 2012 are based on official catch reports subitted by district administrators and compiled by the Ministry of Fisheries. The catch records below do not include whales found stranded dead and not utilised. All Faroese catch and stranding data are reported annually to the North Atlantic Marine Mammal Commission (NAMMCO). Declaration of Rights for Cetaceans: Whales and Dolphins - Ocean Alliance. Stranding/ Entanglement Networks. Oceancare. Surfers for Cetaceans. Monicet. PETA and cetaceans. © 2014 by J.

PETA and cetaceans

Michael Short Read More Electric Cars Aren’t Enough—Try Vegan for Earth Day Posted on April 22, 2014 | Written by Tracy Reiman With Earth Day here, people are thinking about what they can do to combat climate change and help the environment. Welcome to Ocean Futures Society. Taiji Action Group FB. Save Japan Dolphins. Fungie (Dolphin irlanda) Taiji Action Group (site)

By Steven Thompson, TDAG Sept. 2, 2012 I got a telephone call today from a Japanese friend at the Cove today.

Taiji Action Group (site)

Ric O'Barry and I showed the Cove (watch for free) at the home of our mutual friends in Taiji four years ago. We still have security issues for the Japanese. Violence is possible. Town shunning is par for the course. My friend cannot easily contact Sea Shepherd or Save Japan Dolphin activists directly. The message to Cove Guardian, Melissa Sehgal, and Cove Monitor Tim Burns, is that the hunters are upset...he used the phrase "mecha okotteiru" (damn angry). The hunters get together at the Isana izakaya (bar) after their hands are clean. The media coverage...the heavy and constant police presence...the town meeting...Taiji will feel under siege for 6 months and today is just the second day. Activists around the world demonstrated in front of Japanese consulates and embassies. I hope he doesn't have a heart attack. Let's all write a letter every week to:

Tweetstorm. Cove - Sea Shepherds. Save Adriatic Dolphins. Project-News Have You Seen a Dolphin?

save Adriatic Dolphins

Again in 2013, holidaymakers in Croatia are being called on to participate in our project to "Save the Last Adriatic Dolphins" and report every... Dolphin Reef (Israel)