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500 dolphins dead in northern Peru

Enlarge Experts measure a dead dolphin on a beach on the northern coast of Peru, close to Chiclayo, some 750 km north of Lima, on April 11, 2012. Peru is investigated the death of 877 dolphins -- 95 percent of them being of the bottlenose species -……

After Tuesday’s Taiji Cove slaughter, Japanese fishermen back at sea to kill more dolphins

Japanese fishermen were out at sea attempting to trap more dolphins on Wednesday, campaigners said, after the bloody slaughter of dozens of the animals the previous day was hidden from view behind screens. Clouds of blood drifted through the waters……

Are dolphins basically wet bats? Genetic study reveals surprising similarities

The sonar capabilities of bats and dolphins have similar genetic underpinnings, according to a new paper published in Nature.(Wilfredo Lee/AP) What does a dolphin have a common with a bat? Quite a bit more than expected, it turns out. A new paper published…  …

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