Japan's pursuit of whaling has as much to do with asserting independence as tradition or science, writes Gwynne Dyer.
EVERYBODY thought this was the year Japan would finally achieve a majority on the International Whaling Commission and start moving the world back to full-scale commercial whaling after a 20-year moratorium. driven not by a national hunger for whale meat (most Japanese un
JERUSALEM: Cindy the dolphin, who grabbed headlines after British millionaire Sharon Tendler said 'I Do' to him last year, died on Sunday following illness and like all creatures of the deep was given a burial at sea.
"Cindy swam slowly and he had problems eating. Sometimes he didn't eat at all.
“Do dolphins ever take vacations?” my sister asked. I’d been telling her how amazing and difficult it is to track the comings and goings of dolphins around John’s Pass.
A huge number of dolphins use this area. They move through it – and social companions – with relentless change. If you see dolphins in the morning and afternoon, chances are they’re two different groups.
Non-governmental organization Mare Nostrum launched a campaign to protect dolphins in the Black Sea, which are often caught in fishing nets. Project Coordinator Steliana Zgura said yesterday that five devices with sound waves that scare away dolphins had been placed on the nets.
The cost of a sound wave device is 110 euros.
Tbilisi, Georgia - Dozens of dolphins have washed up along a section of Georgia's Black Sea coast, where they have never before been seen, officials and local residents said on Monday.
Scientists from ministry of environmental protection were travelling to the coastline near the village of Anakliya, about 280km west of the capital, Tbilisi, to take water samples and try and determine what caused the more than 30 dolphins to wash ashore in recent days.
New Zealand's endangered Hector's dolphins could be preserved and a breeding programme established at Napier's beleaguered Marineland facility, says a former Napier local-authority trading enterprise director.
Ron Rowe wants a feasibility study done on Marineland's future - but the Napier City Council says it will not fund an upgrade needed for the replacement of dolphins.
Mr Rowe said in a submission
LAS VEGAS (AP): In a scorched, landlocked desert on a balmy weekend, tourist Michelle Lynch was where you might expect her to be _ at the pool.
But she looked a little flustered. She was directed to run back and forth along the water's edge and wave her hands like she was the Scarecrow with no brain. She gamely complied, like the professional dolphin trainer she had become for the day.
Owing to casting ashore of dead dolphins in Anaklia, Black Sea coast, specialists from Environment Protection Ministry will arrive there June 12.
They will take sea tests for looking into the causes of dolphins’ mass death.
It’s already more than a week, since Anaklia residents discover dozens of dead dolphins at Black Sea coastline, while there were no dolphins inhabiting in this part of the sea earlier.
The villagers link the fact to military exercises of Russian and Ab
A shocking find turned a regular fishing trip into a horrible experience for local fisherman Andrew Hallett and nephew Phillip.
The pair discovered a small dead dolphin floating on the water's surface near the OneSteel rock wall on Saturday afternoon at 2pm.
Environment and heritage conservation investigator Nick Bailey arrived in Whyalla on Tuesday to take the now frozen dolphin back to Port Augusta and eventua