Dolphins

Sea Shepherd Activist Melissa Sehgal Denied Entry Into Japan to Document Taiji Dolphin Slaughter

Melissa Sehgal | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK
Melissa Sehgal

Sehgal's entry denial follows a pattern of denials the Cove Guardians have experienced recently. Scott West, Sea Shepherd Director of Intelligence and Investigations, was also denied entry late last season, and several high profile veteran Cove Guardians have been denied entry this season. Other veterans have made it through and the campaign has continued undaunted.

Taiji's Link to Captivity

Sharon Bull | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK
Sharon Bull

Following on from my article 'Taiji Culture, Tradition or Greed' published on November 28th 2014, I would like to introduce you to Rachel Barton. In October this year she made what I would call an extremely difficult decision to travel to Taiji and witness first-hand the merciless and continuous dolphin drives that take place there.

Taiji Culture, Tradition or Greed?

Sharon Bull | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK
Sharon Bull

In a country renowned for its innovative technology and leading the way in this field through its expertise and sophistication, I call to question its need for outdated entertainment within the numerous dolphinariums and marine parks in Japan.

Fascinating Ways Animals Greet Each Other

Frontier | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK
Frontier

A handshake, a kiss on the cheek, a bow... We humans have many different ways of greeting each other, depending on context and culture. Animals, too, have a huge variety of greetings, some eerily similar to ours and some specific to their species. Here are the different ways in which animals say "hello" to each other.

Taiji Japan - We Will Make a Difference!

Sharon Bull | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK
Sharon Bull

Heralded as one of the biggest animal rights demonstrations in the UK, I joined more than a thousand voices in a peaceful protest, raising awareness to the annual barbaric slaughter and captivity of dolphins in Taiji Japan...

Cetaceans, Captures, Culture and Celebration in Quito

Mark Simmonds OBE | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK
Mark Simmonds OBE

Days ago, from a conference center perched on the edge of the bustling mountain city of Quito, Ecuador, delegates to the Convention on Migratory Species made an urgent and unprecedented call to end the live capture of whales and dolphins. This is the first time that any international body has called for this cruel and unnecessary threat to cetaceans to end.

What Does a Whale Know?

Philippa Brakes | Posted 06.11.2014 | UK
Philippa Brakes

What do humpback whale song, Beyoncé and a book for Christmas all have in common? Well, it has something to do with how you came to learn about them.

Planet Appetite: Chaaya Blu Resort, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

Rupert Parker | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

The East coast of Sri Lanka is still relatively unspoilt and Chaaya Blu, on Uppuveli beach, just outside Trincomalee is an idyllic seaside resort.

Dog Wants To Swim With Dolphins, Immediately Regrets His Decision

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK Comedy

(Contains slightly NSFW language. Understandably.) Maverick by name, maverick by nature. Yes, this big dog was so taken by the dolphins that wer...

Forty Eight Hours of Hell

Sharon Bull | Posted 29.11.2014 | UK
Sharon Bull

For two days I have been witness to the worst horror man could bestow on any living sentient being...

Things NOT To Do When You're 11¾ - Or Ever: 1. Visit A Dolphinarium.

Sue Cross | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sue Cross

It's a pathetic sight to see these huge, athletic animals confined in barren, concrete pools. The contrast with the open ocean could not be greater.

WATCH: The Girl Who Talked To Dolphins (& Masturbated Them Too)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK

A BBC documentary exploring one of the most extraordinary experiments in the history of animal science will be aired this month – and it’s a crack...

The Incredible Moment Dolphins Escorted A Swimmer To Safety From Shark

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK

A British endurance swimmer has spoken of the incredible moment he was protected from a shark by a pod of dolphins as he swam one of the toughest stre...

US, Russian Military Dolphins May Face Off In Epic Battle

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK

US and Russian "military dolphins" specially trained in combat could face off for the first time in an epic underwater battle, as tensions in Ukraine ...

Ukraine's Dolphin Army Raise Fins In Allegiance To Russia

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK

In the Black Sea peninsula, even the dolphins are political property. In what must be considered the final insult, Ukraine's combat dolphins are t...

Porpocide: The Moment Two Dolphins Killed Porpoises For Fun

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK

Forget Flipper and think more of Jaws – dolphins, the giggling, smiley-faced cutie pies – are in fact psychopathic killers, it seems. This is t...

Why It's Capitalism That Drives Dolphin Slaughter in Taiji, Not Tradition or Culture

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

What was once played out in plain view is now a much more hidden event. Where once the seas turned blood red, now they are more blue. So did something change? Yes, something did - Taiji tried to go underground to mask the brutality of this annual slaughter.

Mystery As 400 Dead Dolphins Wash Up On Peru's Beaches

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK

More than 400 dolphin corpses have mysteriously washed up on beaches in northern Peru. Authorities are so far baffled as to the cause of the incide...

The 'Denmark Dolphin Slaughter'

Megan Stamper | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Stamper

I've seen various articles on the so-called 'Denmark dolphin slaughter' posted all day on social media... I know the pictures look shocking but there's surely more to it? The more I read the less convinced I am that all the outrage is actually well-placed (as well-meaning as I'm sure it is). Firstly a few obvious corrections should be made. Number one: it's not really Denmark we're talking about here. This happens on the Faroe islands - an autonomous, self-governing region lying isolated in the Norwegian Sea midway between the UK, Iceland and Norway.

Whale Meat 'On Sale At European Food Fair'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A dish of smoked minke whale with blueberry jam is being sold at a major European food and agricultural fair, campaigners have said. Whale and Dol...

'The Water Runs Red With Blood'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Sickening images have revealed the moment a cove in Japan turned red with the blood of hundreds of slaughtered dolphins. Despite international call...

Sea Shepherd: 200 Bottlenose Dolphins Will Be Slaughtered In Japan's Taiji Cove On Tuesday

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Conservationists say more than 200 Bottlenose dolphins are set to be slaughtered on Tuesday, as part of an annual hunt in Japan. Fishermen corralle...

Slaughter Or Captivity? Dolphins Rounded Up In Cove To Face Fate

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Shocking new undercover images have shown the distressing moment more than 250 dolphins, including babies, were held captive in a cove in Japan, waiti...

Beyonce- If I Were a Vegan

Victoria Martindale | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Martindale

It seems to be an endemic misunderstanding that veganism is what people eat, or don't eat, and that's all there is to being a vegan. Even Beyonce hasn't quite got the hang of the whole vegan thing.

Lost Porpoises Spotted In Lambeth

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK

An off-course pod of porpoises have been spotted in the Lambeth area, following initial sightings near Tower Bridge. Scotland Yard's Marine Policin...