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A dolphin trapped in a fishing net

Study raises concern about methods used to stop dolphins being caught in nets

Dolphins and porpoises continue to die in huge numbers in fishing gear but even some...
Majestic fin whales

Icelandic whalers kill first fin whales in four years

As feared, whale hunters in Iceland have slaughtered at least two fin whales, the first...

Majority of Icelandic people think whaling harms their country’s reputation

With the very real prospect of Iceland's only fin whale hunter, Kristján Loftsson sending boats...
Humpback whale underwater

Humpback whale rescued from shark net in Australia

A humpback whale and her calf have managed to escape after becoming entangled in a...

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.