A species of dolphin that hunts prey living 600 metres below the surface spins its body as it dives so it can drill down through the water rapidly.
‘Reconstruction of deep-sea squid communities reveals profitable hunting zones for extreme-diving whales.’ An international research team has investigated why dolphins and whales perform record-breaking dives to several kilometres deep. For the first time they were able to match hunting behaviour to the prey present in the hunting zones. The study of researchers from the Netherlands … Meer lezen
Despite the pandemic, one of the most infamous and vile dolphin hunts has been underway since the beginning of September and it will continue until April. For these six months, around 25 men from the town of Taiji in Japan will take to the water every day that weather permits, to hunt dolphins. >> read … Meer lezen
Update of the results of the examination carried out by the CSIP at ZSLyesterday on the Risso’s dolphin found dead stranded at Great Yarmouth in Norfolk on 12th May. The 201cm juvenile male was in poor nutritional condition, with notable wasting of the dorsal muscle mass and hollowing behind the head.
A 3-year-old albino dolphin was spotted swimming with its mom in California’s Monterey Bay last week, and the little one appears healthy, scientists say. >> Continue reading …