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SeaWorld stock surges in 1st day on NYSE

Seaworld - AP

SeaWorld Entertainment Inc.'s stock surged in its first day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange. The owner of theme parks famous for water shows featuring killer whales and dolphins jumped $5.29, or 19.6 percent, to $32.29 in afternoon trading, after the company and its backers raised $702 million.


Dolphin chirps may be name calling

Dolphins - CNN

Imagine two dolphins swimming in the Gulf of Mexico. You hear a series of clicks, whistles and whines coming from each, much like a conversation in dolphin language... "These whistles actually turned out to be names. They're abstract names, which is unheard of in the animal kingdom beyond people," said Randall Wells, one of the authors of a new study on dolphin behavior, told CNN affiliate WFLA-TV in Tampa, Florida.


Race on to find Gulf Coast dolphin killers

Someone has turned a crucial dolphin birthing area off the U.S. Gulf Coast into a killing zone. Now the race is on to find the culprit or culprits before the marine mammals begin giving birth and the newborn dolphins are put at risk.


Peru puzzled by 877 dolphin deaths

Dead Dolphins

Environmental authorities are investigating the deaths of more than 800 dolphins that have washed up on the northern coast of Peru this year.


Natural toxin killing Calif. dolphins, sea lions

Dolphins and sea lions that have died along the Southern California coast in recent weeks may be victims of a deadly neurotoxin produced by a ...


AP Exclusive: Japanese mayor defends dolphin hunts

AP Exclusive: Japanese mayor defends dolphin hunts

As children in inner tubes bob on the calm waters of this small ocean cove, a 550-pound (250-kilogram) dolphin zips through the crowd in pursuit of raw squid tossed out by a trainer.

Senh: Personally, I don't understand what the problem is. In Japan, they eat dolphins. Just because we, in America, think dolphins are cute doesn't mean that Japanese people can't eat them. I haven't read anything that says that the dolphins that are being hunted in Japan are going extinct. This is another example of Americans meddling in other country's affairs, and why other nations hate us. Leave that Japanese city alone.


The Cove will segue into a new TV series

Fans of The Cove, the environmentally themed film that won the feature documentary Oscar Sunday night, will be happy to know there's more where that came from. A new television series about the controversial dolphin trade in Japan, tentatively titled Dolphin Warriors, has been green-lighted by Animal Planet.


80+ Whales and Dolphin Beached in Australia

80+ Whales and Dolphin Beached in Australia

More than 87 whales and five bottlenose dolphins beached early Monday in Hamelin Bay in the state of Western Australia.


Dolphins prepare food like chefs before eating

Dolphins prepare food like chefs before eating

Dolphins are the chefs of the seas, going through elaborate preparations to rid cuttlefish of ink and bone to produce a soft meal of calamari, scientists claim.


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