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04.29.14 Andy Cush

Remember the hubbub about Ukraine’s military dolphins? Turns out the U.S. Navy has them, too. Our mammalian friends won’t be heading into fin-to-fin combat anytime soon, though. As the Guardian explains, they’re mostly used to find underwater mines: Yes, the navy trains and keeps dolphins, whose powerful innate echolocation abilities help sailors spot suspicious undersea objects that […]

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12.30.13 Andy Cush

Revelation 1: chewing on pufferfish has an intoxicating effect (and can also slowly kill you, if you eat enough). Revelation 2: Dolphins know this, and use the spiny fish as a means to get, like, really high. News.com.au describes a scene in a BBC documentary about everyone’s favorite marine mammals: “This was a case of young […]

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11.18.13 Andy Cush

This video, of a woman giving birth to a dolphin, is art I guess? There is no sound, which is kinda eerie, and some blood, which is even more so, and ultimately, you’re watching video of a woman giving birth to a dolphin, and the whole thing leaves you feeling a little weird. Also–and hopefully […]

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03.12.13 Samer Kalaf

UPDATE: The story of three dolphins escaping was a hoax. The dolphins do still exist, however, but they’re being safely contained from civilians. Sorry. The Ukrainian army has a problem. Three of their military dolphins have escaped, presumably to go get laid or do other dolphin things. Now, what constitutes a military dolphin, you might […]

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03.01.13 Julia Dawidowicz

Last night Peter Gabriel gave a TED talk announcing the launch of his most recent labor of love: The Interspecies Internet. Seriously. Are you ready to talk to dolphins, apes, elephants, and other “self-aware” animals online? “What would happen if we could somehow find new interfaces – visual, audio — to allow us to communicate with the […]

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06.11.10 Marina Galperina

Herds of fussing far-right and ultra-nationalists got Louie Psihoyos’s documentary ‘The Cove’ pulled from theaters. For the doc, a crackpot espionage team filmed footage of the bloody Taiji cove where dolphins are caught to be Flipper-ized. 23,000 a year are harpooned, labeled “whale meat” and stuffed into the kids’ free lunch. […]

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06.29.09 Will Sherman

Over the weekend a group of dolphins were spotted in the waters off City Island leading some to think they were utterly confused. But it turns out the aquatic mammals, part of a larger group of 150 to 200 spotted in the Long Island Sound last week, are “normal” and simply hunting for herring which […]

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06.08.09 Will Sherman

Animal advocates want six dolphins spotted in New Jersey’s Shrewsbury River to be moved out to sea. 16 of the aquatic mammals were spotted in the river last year, at least six of which died after “federal authorities decided the pod should be left alone.” |1010 Wins| […]

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