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.
Experts have long known that dolphins boast an impressive "language" and complex social circles. However, it has really remained unclear how exactly they could tell one another apart aside from physical features. Now, a new study has revealed that dolphins may associate specialized whistles with certain individuals, essentially giving one another names.
Apparently whales now think they're dolphins. New research demonstrates vocal learning in killer whales, which have used the talent to copy noises of bottlenose dolphins and apply them in appropriate social contexts.
Add dolphins to the list of magnetosensitive animals. According to a new study, dolphins are sensitive to magnetic stimuli, as they behave differently when swimming near magnetized objects.
A friendly dolphin swimming off the coast of Texas was a symbol of hope for a man who was adrift at sea for more than 30 hours before being rescued, according to reports.
Almost like giggling children, dolphins and whales squeal with joy when presented with a fishy treat, a new study finds.
Like some evil science experiment gone wrong (or right?), two horrifying, two-headed sea creatures have recently been discovered, showing just how bizarre nature can be.
Ok, so you've likely heard of humpback whales, but did you know there are humpback dolphins too? In-fact, frustrated researchers have finally decided that there are four different species of humpback dolphins, the latest being the Australian humpback dolphin.
Hundreds of captive dolphins, part of Japan's annual dolphin hunt, are corralled into Taiji's Hatajiri Bay and forced into a cruel lifestyle that serves as a tourist attraction for visitors.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission rescued a baby dolphin stranded close to shore on a Florida beach on the 4th of July, and all their efforts were captured on video.
Hundreds of activists with the Sea Shepard conservation group are flocking to the Faroe Islands in Denmark this week to defend against the annual slaughter of some 900 pilot whales - a massacre locally known as a "grind."
Scientists did not always know how dolphins came to be stranded, but a new study shows that clues about survival rates after release may be found in the marine mammal's blood.
Long-distance ocean swimmer Adam Walker was halfway through his 25-kilometer trek across New Zealand's Cook Strait last week when a pod of dolphins showed up to protect him from the great white shark swimming below.