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Porpoises

Weird Extinct Dolphin Emerges From Fossils Found Along Coast

| Patricia Waldron | Posted 03.14.2014 | Science

A new species of extinct porpoise kept a stiff bottom lip, fossils reveal. Though closely related to living porpoises, Semirostrum ceruttii (artist’...

Cousteau and World Cetacean Alliance Making a Splash

Matthew Spiegl | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Matthew Spiegl

If we are going to change the world to save ourselves, we have to save the ocean; and if we are going to save the ocean we have to start by saving the cetaceans. We have to protect their habitat and ensure that all marine life can thrive, so that we can too.

The Animals of Alaska, Sixth and Last of a Few Journal Entries; Day 11

Ken White | Posted 12.22.2013 | San Francisco
Ken White

Salmon so dense, dying in the creeks so thick, one could imagine walking across right on them. And a baby porcupine sleeping soundly by a stream, spotted while hiking the National Forest at the most blue of beautiful blues Mendenhall Glacier.

For All Practical Porpoises

Floyd Elliot | Posted 05.15.2013 | Comedy
Floyd Elliot

Even cooler than a porpoise-drawn chariot, though, are porpoise assassins, an opinion that the Ukrainian navy apparently shares with me, because they have trained dolphins to "attack enemy combat swimmers using special knives or pistols fixed to their heads."

Being Intelligent About Intelligence

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 04.22.2013 | Science
Jeff Schweitzer

Tetsuro Matsuzawa, a researcher at Kyoto University, showed that a chimpanzee named Ayumu clearly out-performed humans on some working memory tests, a category of short-term recall. What is surprising is that anybody finds this surprising.

Expedition To Count Endangered Chinese Porpoises

Posted 11.14.2012 | Green

From OurAmazingPlanet Staff: How many finless porpoises are left in China's Yangtze River? An expedition is under way to count how many of these en...

A Bubble Curtain To Protect Whales From Wind Farms?

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 10.11.2011 | Green

Anti-wind power groups have made a lot of noise over wind turbines, but that hasn't stopped Germany from investing in more offshore wind power. Accord...

Lee Speigel

Mystery River Creatures Surface On Both Sides Of The Atlantic

HuffingtonPost.com | Lee Speigel | Posted 11.16.2011 | Weird News

Was it an unknown marine monster that raised its head above the surface of the River Mersey in England on May 25? And what was the mysterious 7-foot-l...

Dead Dolphins Wash Ashore Along Gulf After BP Oil Spill: Oil's Role Unclear

AP | JANET McCONNAUGHEY and BRIAN SKOLOFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

HORN ISLAND, Miss. — Federal wildlife officials are treating the deaths of six dolphins on the Gulf Coast as oil-related even though other facto...

Porpoise Being Attacked By Dolphins (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Bodies of dead porpoises off the coast of California have perplexed scientists for some time. Researchers now say they are most likely being killed by...

Taiji's Dirty Little Secret is Out

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Newman

Below the surface of this quiet Japanese village lies a dirty secret that the fisherman and the Japanese government are trying to keep a secret.