Dolphins

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...

On Sharkwatch in Scotland

Mike Gerrard | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Gerrard

'What's that in the water?' asks Kathleen, pointing ahead of the boat. We're standing on the deck of the Glen Tarsan, a former fishing vessel now converted to take wildlife and other cruises off the west coast of Scotland. We've left Skye behind and are sailing in wonderful sunshine towards the little island of Canna (population: 12).

Wash Your Eyes. This Is A Video Of A Dolphin Masturbating With A Dead Fish

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 14.11.2013 | UK

Ah dolphins. They’re just like us! They grieve, communicate and have excellent memories. And, they masturbate. Almost there: The dolph...

Peru Fishermen Are Butchering Dolphins For Cheap Shark Bait

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK

An undercover journalist has shot the first ever footage which confirms fisherman are butchering dolphins and using their flesh as shark bait off the ...

The Land of Stilts and Honey(moon)

Charli Morgan | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charli Morgan

I have first-hand experience of how cheesed-off Adam and Eve felt after they were booted from the Garden of Eden, because I too was forced to leave Bounty advert perfection in The Maldives - and I never so much as looked at a Granny Smith.

Taiji Claims They Can Have Their Dolphins and Eat Them Too

Melissa Sehgal | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Melissa Sehgal

Visualise dolphins jumping and performing tricks for tourists as they clap and cheer. Children laughing as their parents sit nearby. Then visualise the fresh scent of newly spilled blood, the screams of mothers as their babies are ripped from their sight and dead bodies being dragged away one by one.

Dolphin Slaughter Town To Open Marine Park - Where You Can Eat Them As Well As Swim With Them

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK

A Japanese town that achieved a bloody fame for its annual dolphin slaughter has announced plans to open a marine park where visitors can swim with th...

Kitten Dies After Being Thrown At Animal Rights Activists

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.11.2013 | UK

A police probe is underway after a kitten was killed when it was hurled at animal rights activists – from a moving car. The six to ten-week-old ...

Off-Course Dolphin Delivered Back To The Sea In RNLI Lifeboat (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK

An off-course dolphin who swam miles up a Welsh river and into English waters has been rescued and taken back to sea. The mammal was spotted frolic...

LOOK: Disorientated Dolphin Flips Out

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK

A disorientated dolphin has been causing a splash after it unexpectedly swam miles up a Welsh river and into English waters. The frolicking dolphin...

Do Dolphins Call Each Other by Name?

Justin Gregg | Posted 13.10.2013 | UK Tech
Justin Gregg

To function like name-use in human language, dolphins would need to not just repeat their own name, but call out the names of other individuals in order to address them. Figuring out if dolphins do this has been the goal of Vincent Janik and his research group at the Sea Mammal Research Unit at the University of St. Andrews.

Do Dolphins Have Names? Do Elephants Have a Soul?

Jeffrey Gedmin | Posted 27.09.2013 | UK
Jeffrey Gedmin

The only thing that should really surprise us about the recent report that dolphins use names for each other is that we're surprised at all. Ever since Descartes, it seems drilled into us that what separates us humans from the animal world is, well, nearly everything that matters. Yet over time we've also learned that animals can have emotions, beliefs and extraordinary capability to learn and communicate.