Mass stranding Hamelin Bay, Western Australia 23 March,2009

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There are several different types of strandings, and scientists continue to research the causes of each. Some researchers point to the whale 'pod' social structure, which relies on one dominant whale. This phenomenon can sometimes result in a group of whales following a disoriented or sick whale onto shore. Others theorize that pods swim too close to the beach when hunting prey or evading predators and become trapped by low tides.

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Photo: 80 long-finned pilot whales and bottlenose dolphins stranded at Hamelin Bay, Western Australia [23 March,2009] Photo: Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service, Liz Wren.

2008 News Reports

  1. The Palm Beach Post, Wed, 01 Oct 2008 7:47 PM PDT - Outdoors Notebook: Dolphin presentation Thursday night
    Cindy Rogers of the Wild Dolphin Project will give a presentation on bottlenose and Atlantic spotted dolphin at tonight's meeting of the Jupiter Drift Divers. The free presentation begins at 7 p.m. in the community room at the fire station in Burt Reynolds Park, 805 U.S. 1, Jupiter. Call (772) 285-3258 or (Source)

  2. Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Tue, 30 Sep 2008 8:47 PM PDT - Mum and baby dolphin freed after 2 weeks
    A dolphin and her baby have finally been captured after being trapped in a lake on the New South Wales north coast for two weeks. (Source)

  3. ABC via Yahoo!7 News, Wed, 01 Oct 2008 3:14 PM PDT - Planning underway to stop dolphin strandings
    A Queensland authority on marine life says at least five dolphins have been trapped in a northern New South Wales lake in recent years. (Source)

  4. Northern Star, Wed, 01 Oct 2008 3:30 PM PDT - Latest rescue effort frees dolphins at Ballina
    Trevor Long, of Sea World, and the rescue crew lift the mother dolphin from Prospect Lake. CHEERS erupted yesterday when a mother bottlenose dolphin and her calf, trapped for two weeks in Ballina's Prospect Lake, were set free into the Richmond River. (Source)

  5. Scientific American, Mon, 06 Oct 2008 5:18 AM PDT - One Quarter of World's Mammals Face Extinction
    The baiji dolphin is functionally extinct, orangutans are disappearing and even some species of bats--the most numerous of mammals--are dying out. A new survey of the world's 5,487 mammal species--from rodents to humans--reveals that one in four are facing imminent extinction. [More] (Source)

  6. Environmental News Network, Mon, 06 Oct 2008 6:44 AM PDT - More Mammals Seeing Red
    Barcelona, Spain — Marine mammals, such as the Narwhal and Irawaddy dolphin, and land mammals, such as tree kangaroos were confirmed to be closer to extinction by IUCN’s updated Red List of Threatened Species. The Red List ranks species according to their population status and threat levels. It shows the effects that habitat loss and degradation, over-exploitation, pollutants and climate change ... (Source)

  7. Philippine Daily Inquirer, Fri, 27 Jun 2008 11:07 PM PDT - Dolphin tries to save Negros fisherman
    BACOLOD CITY -- Disaster brings out the best in people, and animals. A dolphin tried to save a distressed fisherman last Monday after his boat sank in heavy weather, fellow fisherman Roberto Caratao told reporters in Cadiz City. (Source)

  8. The New Zealand Herald, Mon, 30 Jun 2008 10:44 AM PDT - End of Marineland looms with vote
    Napier City Council is likely to start the countdown to the closure of Marineland with a vote at its meeting tomorrow. Mayor Barbara Arnott is recommending the closure takes place when the last-surviving dolphin, 38-year-old Kelly, dies. (Source)

  9. Bradenton Herald, Mon, 30 Jun 2008 8:28 AM PDT - Pygmy whales recouperating at Mote Marine
    SARASOTA - The two pygmy killer whales brought to Mote Marine Laboratory's Dolphin and Whale Hospital on June 16 are doing better than expected, though both are still considered in critical condition. (Source)

  10., Tue, 01 Jul 2008 9:04 AM PDT - Plastic waste kills dolphin
    MALOLOS CITY – Nine days after she was washed ashore here, Rissa, a female risso’s dolphin, died over the weekend at the Subic Bay Freeport where she had been placed under intensive car. (Source)

  11. GMA News, Tue, 01 Jul 2008 2:36 AM PDT - Plastic products kill dolphin
    MALOLOS CITY, Philippines - A dolphin which washed ashore in Bulacan about two weeks ago died over the weekend due to plastic products she ate near Bulacan shores. (Source)

  12. The New Zealand Herald, Tue, 01 Jul 2008 4:39 PM PDT - D-day for Marineland (+photos)
    Napier's iconic Marineland has just one dolphin left and looks set for closure following a vote tonight. Napier City Council is likely to say the attraction should shut down when the last-surviving dolphin, 38-year-old Kelly, dies. (Source)

  13. WSAV Savannah, Wed, 02 Jul 2008 6:56 PM PDT - Young Dolphin Rescued from Debris in Savannah's Waterways
    A young bottle nosed dolphin in Savannah's waterways was set free Tuesday after being entangled in debris. (Source)

  14. Edinburgh Evening News, Tue, 15 Apr 2008 3:28 AM PDT - Charges after dolphin swim
    TWO men accused of disturbing a dolphin after going for a swim with the animal after a night out have told a court they thought the animal enjoyed it. (Source)

  15. The Kent Messenger, Tue, 15 Apr 2008 4:07 PM PDT - - your gateway to Kent
    ATTEMPTS to get antibiotics into an injured dolphin are not proving successful. Wildlife experts are trying to give the medication to Dave the Dolphin, who has been swimming off the coast at Folkestone and Hythe for the past 18 months. (Source)

  16. BBC News, Wed, 16 Apr 2008 10:16 AM PDT - Dolphin Dave 'disturbed men'
    Two men accused of disturbing a dolphin were actually bothered by the animal itself, a court hears. (Source)

  17., Tue, 15 Apr 2008 10:05 PM PDT - 83% agree with current dolphin protections
    Most New Zealanders will be very pleased to know that the critically endangered Maui’s Dolphin is already protected within its main habitat range, said New Zealand Seafood Industry Council Chief Executive Owen Symmans. (Source)

  18. AFP via Yahoo! News, Thu, 17 Apr 2008 1:47 PM PDT - British duo punished for drunken dip with local celebrity dolphin
    Two British men were found guilty Thursday of harassing a local celebrity dolphin during a booze-fuelled late-night swim in the English Channel. (Source)

  19. Mail and Guardian, Fri, 18 Apr 2008 7:49 AM PDT - UK duo punished for drunken dip with celebrity dolphin
    Two British men were found guilty on Thursday of harassing a local celebrity dolphin during a booze-fuelled late-night swim in the English Channel. (Source)

  20. Daily Mirror, Fri, 18 Apr 2008 0:30 AM PDT - 2 drunks harassed a dolphin
    Two friends who went for a drunken late-night swim with a wild dolphin were found guilty of harassing the animal yesterday. (Source)

  21. Whyalla News, Sat, 19 Apr 2008 6:05 PM PDT - Plan to promote dolphins
    The resident dolphins in Spencer Gulf may soon be what draws people to Whyalla. An idea has been floated to develop a dolphin eco-tourism attraction in Whyalla, at the existing marina. (Source)

  22. Daily Dispatch, Fri, 18 Apr 2008 10:11 PM PDT - Dishy picks
    Animal Planet, 1.50pm: Animals A To Z – Kelly the dolphin had been taught to pick up the litter dropped into her pool and then trade it for fish but she takes this one step further by hiding the litter under a rock. (Source)

  23. Honolulu Advertiser, Mon, 31 Dec 2007 5:14 AM PST - Shark thwarts effort to help dolphin in distress
    A group of beachgoers at Sugar Beach in Maui spotted a distressed Risso's dolphin last week. Their attempts to help it were thwarted when they spotted what they thought was a shark and the dolphin swam away. (Source)

  24. Adelaide Now, Fri, 04 Jan 2008 4:44 AM PST - Puffer fish kills dolphin
    TWO dolphins have died in South Australia from unusual causes in as many weeks. (Source)

  25., Fri, 04 Jan 2008 5:11 PM PST - Ruling curbs Navy sonar off Calif. coast
    A federal judge in Los Angeles has imposed the most rigid set of limits ever on the U.S. Navy's use of mid-frequency sonar off the coast of Southern California.U.S. District Judge Florence-Marie Cooper's ruling marks the first time the judge outlined detailed rules for the Navy's use of sonar, suspected of causing disruptions to whale and dolphin navigation systems, The Los Angeles Times said ... (Source)

  26. TVNZ, Sun, 06 Jan 2008 11:43 PM PST - Expert warns about friendly dolphin
    A dolphin dubbed Moko has started giving the children holidaying in Mahia, south of Gisborne, rides in the shallows. The friendly dolphin has been in the area for a while, having been sited last in August 2007. This time around, Moko is even friendlier than before. (Source)

  27. IANS via Yahoo! India News, Sun, 06 Jan 2008 8:08 PM PST - Fish deaths near dolphin sanctuary cause of worry
    Patna, Jan 7 (IANS) Death of a large number of fishes along a stretch of the river Ganga, close to a dolphin sanctuary in Bihar's Bhagalpur district, has left forest officials and authorities worried. (Source)

  28. NZPA via Yahoo!Xtra News, Mon, 07 Jan 2008 7:00 PM PST - DOC warns people to be careful around Mahia dolphin
    The Department of Conservation (DOC) is warning people to be careful around a dolphin which has been visiting Mahia, near Gisborne. (Source)

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