For the first time ever, scientists have witnessed polar bears eating white-beaked dolphins in the Arctic, and they claim it's the bizarre result of climate change.
A baby Pacific white-sided dolphin (not pictured) was born at Shedd Aquarium, officials announced Monday.
Dolphin hunts in the Solomon Islands, a cultural tradition, may threaten the survival of this species, according to new research. It also is casting a spotlight on the increasing vulnerability of small cetaceans around the world.
Dolphins are known for being highly social animals, so much so that new research shows they are even capable of having friends.
For more than 250 million years, four-limbed land animals known as tetrapods have repeatedly conquered the Earth's oceans. Now new research is revealing just how these marine predators successfully evolved amidst this ever-changing environment.
It's no secret that animals occasionally get high and drunk off the many vices nature has to offer. However, intentionally doing so has always seemed a strictly human affair. Now more and more evidence is piling up that suggests wild animals enjoy a good buzz as much as the next guy, and may even have their fair share of junkies - an idea that experts are now fiercely debating.
As the five year anniversary of the infamous BP oil spill approaches, a new report has revealed that 20 species of wildlife are still dealing with the damage from the disaster's aftermath, with dolphins dying in high numbers and abnormal fish being born.
It's that time of year when college students all over the country migrate to warmer climates for a good time. But the NOAA is urging spring breakers along the Gulf Coast in particular to avoid wild dolphins when hitting the beaches this week.
Bottlenose dolphins are iconic sea creatures, with thousands of vacationers flocking to the Mediterranean's clear waters to watch playful pods in action each year. Now, however, it has been revealed that these dolphins would not be found there thousands of years ago, making them relatively new settlers to the biblical "Great" or "Middle Sea."
We have long known that great apes can empathize and orphaned elephants can mourn. Now new research has revealed that dolphins practice what seems like ritualistic behavior on the advent of a death in the pod, supporting grieving members and even holding what seem like wakes for deceased calves.
After the infamous BP oil spill in 2010, where some of that oil ended up remained a mystery to scientists. Now, a new study from Florida State University has finally found where some of that missing oil wound up.
The US Navy is seeking permits to deploy sonar-emitting devices off the Pacific Coast, and this is raising concerns among conservationists that it could threaten marine life, according to reports.
Human divers have long known that they risk heart trouble every time they make for deeper depths. Holding your breath places strain on your heart, and the longer you do it for during physical exertion, the more you risk. Now new research has found that even mammals meant for deep-diving, like seals and dolphins, run these risks, proving that there are some things the heart simply cannot overcome.
Disaster has struck Bangladesh in the form of a massive oil spill - one that could inflict major damage on one of the world's largest mangrove forests and the countless rare flora and fauna that can be found there.
A 29-year-old female was recently found to be suffering from extreme difficulty breathing while swimming. She was promptly treated by an unusual team of doctors and specialists - work that likely saved her life. And while that sounds like another day at the doctor's office for some, it should be pointed out that the patient in question was a bottlenose dolphin.