Dolphins

Baby Dolphin Thanks Fishermen

by Holy Cuteness on November 21, 2013

A baby dolphin was rescued last Friday after it got stuck in a plastic bag near the Fort Itaipu in Praia Grande on the coast of São Paulo, Brazil. After the mammal was returned to the sea it jumped out of the water as in a gesture of thanks to its rescuers.

Hat tip to Arbroath.

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Discovery Cove Welcomes Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin

by Holy Cuteness on March 7, 2013

A male dolphin calf was born at Discovery Cove in Orlando Monday, February 25, at 10:05 pm. The calf now weighs approximately 44 pounds and is 44 inches long. He is nursing and bonding with his mom, Kendall, both a good indication that the calf is doing well. This is Kendall’s fourth birth and the 26th dolphin born at Discovery Cove since the park opened in 2000.

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Dolphins Help Lost Seal

by Holy Cuteness on January 31, 2013

A pod of dolphins help a lost seal find its way back home.

Via Da Buzz.

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Diver Rescues Trapped Dolphin

by Holy Cuteness on January 27, 2013

Watch how diver Keller Laros frees a bottlenose dolphin that got trapped in fishing line off the Kona Coast in Hawaii. Great job!

Via Mantarayshawaii.com.

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Incredible Dolphin Stampede

by Holy Cuteness on January 17, 2013

A huge pod of about 1,000 dolphins stampedes off the coast of Dana Point in California. Pretty awesome!

Hat tip to Da Buzz.

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Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin Born at Discovery Cove

by Holy Cuteness on December 28, 2012

A 3 ½ foot-long, 35-pound dolphin was born at Discovery Cove on Friday, November 30 at 10:22 a.m.

This birth is notable because it marks the first time a dolphin at Discovery Cove has successfully given birth to a calf conceived through the use of “sperm-sexing” research, which involves separating sperm carrying a female-producing X chromosome from sperm carrying a male-producing Y chromosome.

The female calf is continuing to develop, nurse and bond with its mother; both are doing well. This is the 25th dolphin born at Discovery Cove since the park opened in 2000. Discovery Cove’s parent company, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, has one of the most successful dolphin breeding programs in the world.

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Dolphin Birth Captured on Video

by Holy Cuteness on September 25, 2012

In this video you can see how a dolphin named Keo gives birth to her calf at the Dolphin Quest in Hawaii. Mother and child are both doing well. The female calf began nursing within four hours of birth.

Via Dolphin Quest.

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Man Rescues Baby Dolphin

by Holy Cuteness on August 15, 2012

Apprently this 7 day-old baby dolphin was rescued by the man in the picture. Thumbs up for him!

Via Facebook page Amazing Things in the World.

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Torpedo With GoPro Cam Swims With Dolphins

by Holy Cuteness on August 11, 2012

A torpedo outfitted with a HD camera gave us this awesome footage of a pod of dolphins.

Via Kottke.org.

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Dog Swims With Wild Dolphins

by Holy Cuteness on August 6, 2012

Kira the dog has a whale of a time swimming with wild dolphins in Mozambique. We’re jealous!

Via Arbroath.

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