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More important ocean areas for whales and dolphin protection identified

Scientists and observers from many different countries have identified and mapped 36 new Important Marine...
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Las Vegas dolphin facility to close

Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat in Las Vegas is to permanently close....

WDC citizen science project nominated for Scottish nature award

The success of WDC's Shorewatch programme was acknowledged recently after being nominated in the Citizen...

Whale meat fetches record high at Japan auction

Sei whale meat is being sold at a record high in Japan according media reports...

Bat and dolphin hearing link uncovered

According to a new study, scientists have discovered that the brains of bats and dolphins are remarkably similar. Researchers behind the study state that unlike most mammals, which have one area of the brain linked to hearing, bats and dolphins actually have two.

Experts think this has something to do with these two creatures’ use of echolocation that allows them to see and navigate through their own unique surroundings. The findings came as a surprise because bats and dolphins are so far apart on the evolutionary spectrum. However, it reinforces how advanced the dolphin brain is, and so how intelligent these creatures are.

Read more about whale and dolphin intelligence here.