November 16, 1990 |
Disease and pollution are killing dolphins in the Mediterranean, but those in the cleaner Black Sea are thriving, a Turkish marine biologist said in remarks published Thursday. Prof. Sumru Unsal said there are 450,000 dolphins in the Black Sea. Soviet researchers previously put the figure at 100,000.
August 8, 1992 |
Two trained dolphins that escaped last month from the exclusive Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Fla., were captured Friday. Molly and Lady were corralled in a Key Biscayne lagoon after their trainer coaxed them alongside a dock with dead fish.
February 3, 1991
In response to "Save the Dolphins, but Remember Mexican Needs, Too" (Opinion, Jan. 13): Cecelia Rodriguez resents the fact that Americans don't want to import tuna caught at the expense of dolphins. She misses many points. First of all, tuna does not have to be caught "on dolphin." Well-established alternative techniques which predate the purse-seine methods are readily available. The author is concerned about Mexico's nutrition, yet neglects to mention the real long-term solution--harmonizing human population with natural resources.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 1990
My comments concern the Dec. 6 column of Al Martinez, "Lo, the Endangered Company." Apparently, Martinez writes for a satirical effect. But his obvious lack of understanding of the problem connected with drift nets is reckless journalism. What StarKist and Chicken of the Sea have promised not to do is purchase tuna captured in a particular type of net, purse seine fish nets. This type of net is used to capture yellowtail tuna, which are attracted to dolphins. Fishermen seek schools of dolphins knowing yellowtail are present as well, drop a net that completely surrounds the school of dolphins and yellowtail and then pull them all on board.
November 5, 1987 |
A Navy dolphin sent to the Persian Gulf to assist U.S. forces in minesweeping operations died last week, apparently of natural causes, the Navy said Wednesday. The dolphin, one of six that arrived in the gulf on Oct. 13, died on Oct. 29, the Navy said. "The exact cause of death will not be known until a complete autopsy is conducted," it said. The Navy declined further comment.
October 17, 2012 |
If you're the type who keeps a case of Red Bull under their desk at work for those long nights, you have a new role model: The remarkable ability of dolphins to rest only half their brain at a time allows them to remain alert indefinitely, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal PLoS ONE. Researchers believe that dolphins evolved this enviable sleeping ability because without it they would have a difficult time continuously breathing...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 2014 |
The topiary dolphins at the entrance to Corona del Mar -- once shaped so precisely they appeared to be leaping out onto bustling Coast Highway -- have begun to resemble manatees. Leaf-trimming couldn't save the creatures; no specialty pruner could be found. So the city has decided to remove the iconic bushes and hire someone to grow and groom new ones. "It's very, very difficult to get them back to the original shape unless you're like an Edward Scissorhands ," said Kathy Sommer , a horticulturalist who works with the city on plant care issues.
July 11, 1989 |
Marine biologists Monday studied the body of a bottlenose dolphin for clues to why it strayed into fresh water in the East River and then swam 50 miles up the Hudson River, where it was found dead Sunday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 18, 1989 |
A bottlenose dolphin that had refused to leave a cold bay and migrate south for the winter with others of its kind was captured Friday by a rescue team that will take the marine mammal to Florida. The dolphin, nicknamed "Rascal," was lured into a shallow area of Broad Bay and captured in a net by a seven-member rescue team from Sea World at Orlando, Fla. "The operation went perfectly," said Jack Pearson, curator of mammals at Sea World, where the dolphin will be taken.
January 7, 1998 |
Up to 100 dolphins died after inexplicably swimming ashore on an island 100 miles northeast of Caracas, the capital, in a mass beaching that experts called one of the biggest ever. Fishermen and tourists tried to drag some of the dolphins into the water. But they insistently swam back to shore and died.