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  • Killer Dolphins Baffle Marine Experts

    01/26/2008 11:58:30 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 112 replies · 3,600+ views ^ | 25/01/2008 | Nigel Blundell
    Killer dolphins baffle marine experts By Nigel Blundell Last Updated: 12:01pm GMT 25/01/2008 It's hard to visualise but the intelligent and ever-friendly dolphin can also be a determined killer. New evidence has been compiled by marine scientists that prove the normally placid dolphin is capable of brutal attacks both on innocent fellow marine mammals and, more disturbingly, on its own kind. Film taken of gangs of dolphins repeatedly ramming baby porpoises, tossing them in the air and pursuing them to the death has solved a long-term mystery of what causes the death of so many of these harmless mammals -...
  • Dolphins Name Jeff Ireland General Manager

    01/02/2008 1:24:00 PM PST · by Dysart · 47 replies · 223+ views
    The Miami Dolphins today named Jeff Ireland as their new general manager, effective immediately. Ireland joins the Dolphins after a seven-year stint with the Dallas Cowboys, including the past three as the team’s Vice President of College and Pro Scouting. In fact, of the 53 players on the current Cowboys team, which went 13-3 and won the NFC East in 2007, 38 were acquired over the last three years, including 12 of the club’s 22 starters. “I am excited about joining the Dolphins as their general manager,” Ireland said. “I know the great tradition of the team, and in my...
  • Don Shula is a Whiner CryBaby

    12/30/2007 7:59:15 AM PST · by beebuster2000 · 35 replies · 225+ views
    vanity cry for help | december 30, 2007 | beebuster2000
    What a whiner and crybaby old man is Don Shula. I mean really Don, get over it. No matter how good the Patriots do in 2007-2008 it doesnt effect how good you were. You are still as good as you were before the "perfect season" of the Pats. You are embarassing yourself and football generally by your whining about spygate, etc. PS: If your best team ever played the 2007 Pats, you would lose by 50-3. At least.
  • One Perfect Season FOILED! (Miami Dolphins win first game of season)

    12/16/2007 1:57:12 PM PST · by Christian4Bush · 13 replies · 139+ views
    Self | 12/16/2007 | Christian4Bush
    Going into Sunday December 16, two perfect streaks were intact. The New England Patriots were undefeated; the Miami Dolphins were winless. Both teams hosted their respective games, a week ahead of what was to be a head-to-head matchup. While the Patriots held up their part of the bargain, beating the Jets 20-10, the Dolphins and the Baltimore Ravens were in a struggle, and in fact, Miami had a great chance to win the game in regulation, taking a late 16-13 lead. However, on the ensuing kickoff, the Miami kicker committed the cardinal sin of kicking the ball out of bounds,...
  • Dolphins save surfer from becoming shark’s bait

    11/08/2007 1:54:21 PM PST · by Nachum · 55 replies · 1,141+ views ^ | Nov. 8, 2007 | Mike Celizic
    Surfer Todd Endris needed a miracle. The shark — a monster great white that came out of nowhere — had hit him three times, peeling the skin off his back and mauling his right leg to the bone. That’s when a pod of bottlenose dolphins intervened, forming a protective ring around Endris, allowing him to get to shore, where quick first aid provided by a friend saved his life.
  • Scientists ask: Where have all the dolphins gone?

    08/22/2007 1:31:26 PM PDT · by oblomov · 64 replies · 1,389+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 8/22/2007 | AP
    Sightings by marine scientists of dolphins in the north Atlantic's Bay of Biscay have dropped off by 80 percent compared to the same period in 2006, a wildlife conservation group said Wednesday. The alarming drop in numbers of the Bay's three most common species of dolphin -- the striped, bottlenose and common -- can be attributed to one or both of two causes, Clive Martin, senior wildlife officer for the Biscay Dolphin Research Programme, told AFP. "We know for a fact that by-catch is killing thousands of dolphins every year," he said, referring to commercial fishing operations in the bay,...
  • Miami Dolphins Ditch QB Daunte Culpepper

    07/17/2007 8:39:11 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 5 replies · 372+ views
    local6 ^ | July 17, 2007
    MIAMI -- The Miami Dolphins released quarterback Daunte Culpepper on Tuesday, ending the former Pro Bowler's short stint in South Florida and wrapping up what became a contentious split between the player and the team. The Dolphins made the move in a one-sentence release, without further comment. Miami tried for weeks to trade Culpepper, the former University of Central Florida star who was acquired by the Dolphins before the 2006 season, even though he was coming off major knee surgery. Culpepper never regained his form last year, struggling in four games before the team shut him down so he could...
  • Dolphins end Culpepper's brief stint in Miami, release QB

    07/17/2007 1:57:58 PM PDT · by GOP_Raider · 12 replies · 419+ views ^ | 17 July 2007 | AP
    MIAMI -- The Miami Dolphins released quarterback Daunte Culpepper on Tuesday, ending the former Pro Bowler's short stint in South Florida and wrapping up what became a contentious split between the player and the team. The Dolphins made the move in a one-sentence release, without further comment. Miami tried for weeks to trade Culpepper, the former Minnesota Vikings star who was acquired by the Dolphins before the 2006 season even though he was coming off major knee surgery. Culpepper never regained his form last year, struggling in four games before the team shut him down so he could continue rehabilitating...
  • 4 Dolphins Shot to Death in Calif.

    06/15/2007 3:29:17 PM PDT · by SmithL · 82 replies · 1,945+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 6/15/7 | NOAKI SCHWARTZ, Associated Press Writer
    Los Angeles (AP) -- Four dead dolphins have washed ashore with fatal bullet wounds and fifth with lacerations on its pectoral fin, said authorities who have offered a reward for information on the slayings. The long-beaked common dolphins were all discovered between Carlsbad State Beach and Oceanside Harbor between May 29 and June 5. Photos showed their normally sleek gray skin mottled and stained with blood from the bullet wounds. "It's a horrendous thing that happened," said Mark Oswell, spokesman for the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration. "That someone would go out there and shoot four dolphins." Necropsies revealed that...
  • Dolphins expected to pursue trade for Chiefs' Green

    04/15/2007 9:20:27 PM PDT · by rock_lobsta · 3 replies · 194+ views
    ESPN ^ | 4/15/07 | Len Pasquarelli
    Having watched their offense sputter under the direction of a pair of journeymen veterans during a three-day weekend minicamp that concluded on Sunday, the Miami Dolphins are expected this week to ramp up their efforts to complete a much-discussed trade for Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Trent Green.
  • Williams starting process to return to NFL

    03/31/2007 11:46:23 AM PDT · by Gil4 · 12 replies · 240+ views ^ | March 31, 2007 | Len Pasquarelli
    Williams starting process to return to NFL By Len Pasquarelli Running back Ricky Williams, exiled for the entire 2006 season because of a fourth violation of the NFL substance abuse policy, has triggered the process that could end his one-year suspension and lead to his reinstatement by the league. Williams was suspended by the NFL last April 25 and spent last fall playing for the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL. In advance of the one-year anniversary of the sanctions, Williams has already requested that pertinent reports, including those from the clinician who has monitored his case and from Dr....
  • Knitting women unite to keep Navy dolphins warm (Update with video)

    03/05/2007 8:18:47 AM PST · by Stoat · 84 replies · 1,992+ views
    KOMO-TV ^ | March 2, 2007 | Bryan Johnson
    Knitting women unite to keep Navy dolphins warm Story Updated: Mar 2, 2007 at 5:50 PM PST By Bryan Johnson A group of women gathered Friday at the Bainbridge Island Senior Center. They are part of a knitting group growing across the United States. It only It looks like a knitting club. This is much more than knit one, purl two. This is politics. "The whole problem of putting them on the dolphins is one of the things we have to consider in the future. It's an interesting thought," said Jan Bailey, one of the knitters. The women are...
  • Birds Not So Stupid After All

    02/21/2007 6:56:40 PM PST · by blam · 118 replies · 1,795+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-22-2007 | Roger Highfield
    Birds not so stupid after all By Roger Highfield, Science Editor Last Updated: 1:58am GMT 22/02/2007 Birds have emerged as strong challengers to chimpanzees and dolphins for the title of our smartest rivals in the animal world, biologists at Cambridge University have concluded. Planning and worrying about the future has always been considered an exclusively human activity, but now at least one species of bird has also been found to plan. "This is the first evidence that an animal can plan for the future," said Prof Nicky Clayton, who led the research team. According to her findings, published in the...
  • It's official: Dolphins hire Cameron

    01/19/2007 2:36:31 PM PST · by Terpfen · 39 replies · 371+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | January 19, 2007 | Jeff Darlington, Armando Salguero
    San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Cam Cameron has been chosen as the next head coach of the Miami Dolphins. As a 16-day, coast-to-coast search for former coach Nick Saban's replacement came to its end today, Dolphins officials concluded that Cameron indeed was their man. A news conference could come as soon as later today. Cameron, 45, will take over as the seventh head coach in the Dolphins' storied history -- and the fifth coach to lead Miami since Don Shula retired in 1995. Cameron arrived at the team's facility today with General Manager Randy Mueller at 12:40 p.m., shortly after...
  • [Don] Shula On Saban: Time To Move On

    01/05/2007 1:04:45 PM PST · by stainlessbanner · 10 replies · 371+ views
    local10 ^ | January 4, 2007
    MIAMI -- One day after it was announced that Nick Saban was stepping down as head coach of the Miami Dolphins to take that same job at the University of Alabama, another former Dolphins coach spoke out against the perceived injustice many Miami fans thought Saban committed by continually saying he was not interested in the job. Don Shula, who led the Dolphins to two world championships and the only perfect season in NFL history during his 26-year tenure with the team from 1970 to 1995, watched from his home on Indian Creek Island on Thursday as Saban was formally...
  • Football in state of Florida somehow has become pointless

    09/20/2006 5:47:13 AM PDT · by elc · 15 replies · 360+ views
    Orlando Sentinal ^ | September 20, 2006 | Mike Bianchi
    Once upon a time, in a Florida far, far away, the lakes were translucent lagoons, teeming with fish and fowl. The landscape was a tropical Eden, saturated with guava fruit, papaya, coconut and mangoes. And, most importantly, the football fields were filled with magnificent touchdown prances and end zone dances. These days, something awful and alarming is happening to our beloved land. The lakes now teem with slime and sludge. The landscape is covered in strip malls and T-shirt shops. And, worst of all, the football fields are barren wastelands, devoid of offensive imagination and innovation. Who unplugged our scoreboards?...
  • Steelers beat Dolphins, 28-17

    09/07/2006 9:01:03 PM PDT · by mcg2000 · 35 replies · 564+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | September 7, 2006 | AP
    The Pittsburgh Steelers needed two big plays from unlikely sources to pull out a season-opening victory behind their backup quarterback. Maybe Miami Dolphins coach Nick Saban should be flagged for a costly delay, too. Tight end Heath Miller chugged his way down the Steelers' sideline on an 87-yard touchdown pass play midway through the fourth quarter, fill-in QB Charlie Batch's third scoring pass of the game, and the Super Bowl champions beat the Dolphins 28-17 Thursday night in the NFL's first game of the season. Only Miller didn't really score — TV replays clearly showed him stepping out between the...
  • Flipper no longer the head of the class? (dolphins are actually pretty stupid)

    08/21/2006 7:26:19 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 46 replies · 873+ views
    The Globe & Mail ^ | Friday, August 18, 2006 | TENILLE BONOGUORE
    Dolphins are dumber than goldfish and don't have the know-how to match a rat, but they're so pumped full of happy chemicals they probably don't care one bit, a new study suggests. For years, humans have assumed the large brains of dolphins mean the animals are highly intelligent. But a new study by Paul Manger, a brain-evolution scientist from Johannesburg's University of the Witwatersrand, suggests it wasn't intelligence that spurred the dolphin's big brain -- it was the cold. To survive underwater, warm-blooded marine animals developed brains that have a lot of insulating material, known as glia, but not too...
  • Crew rescues dolphin trapped in Speedo swimsuit

    08/17/2006 10:49:15 AM PDT · by Cagey · 47 replies · 629+ views
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 8-17-2006 | William Mullen
    A lucky adolescent male bottlenose dolphin is back to living nude and free in Gulf Coast Florida's Sarasota Bay after making a potentially fatal wardrobe choice early this summer. The 10-year-old dolphin, known as Scrappy, probably owes its life to a Brookfield Zoo marine mammal research team that works year round in the bay. The drama began July 6, when a member of the team working in the bay spotted Scrappy unaccountably and uncomfortably swimming around while wearing a black, Speedo-brand man's bikini swimsuit. "He must have found the swimsuit floating in the water," said Randall Wells, a population biologist...
  • Saban declines offer from Bush Dolphins coach too busy to dine with president

    07/31/2006 1:13:03 PM PDT · by catholicfreeper · 87 replies · 1,996+ views
    DAVIE, Fla. (AP) -- When the White House called with an invitation to dine with President Bush, Dan Marino took it. But the coach of his former team said no. Miami Dolphins coach Nick Saban said Monday that his obligations at training camp took priority over a chance to meet the president. "It was really a tough decision," Saban said. "I feel like my first responsibility is our team. That in no way disrespects the importance of the opportunity I would have loved to have had to spend dinner with the President." The invitation was for dinner with Bush on...
  • The Boy Who Sees with Sound

    07/17/2006 11:09:34 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 19 replies · 611+ views
    People.AOL ^ | 7/14/06 | Alex Tresniowski. Ron Arias
    Blind since age 3, Ben Underwood skateboards, shoots hoops and plays video games. How does he do it? Just like bats and dolphins"I'm a normal kid," says Ben, who lost his sight at 3. (above, he inspects his prosthetic eyes.) Photo by: Theo RigbyThe Boy Who Sees with Sound There was the time a fifth grader thought it would be funny to punch the blind kid and run. So he snuck up on Ben Underwood and hit him in the face. That's when Ben started his clicking thing. "I chased him, clicking until I got to him, then I...
  • Dolphins Discovered Fleeing Warming Tropical Waters

    06/27/2006 11:13:57 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 39 replies · 1,083+ views ^ | 6-27-06 |
    "this is exactly what we would expect for dolphin behavior... if you had hot water poured on you, you would flee, wouldn't you?"
  • Capture of 200 dolphins sets off uproar

    07/22/2003 8:30:36 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 28 replies · 450+ views
    Reuters ^ | , July 22, 2003
    <p>Environmentalist groups fear for the physical condition of up to 25 dolphins flying from the anarchy-torn Solomon Islands to an aquatic park in Mexico this week.</p> <p>The animals were among 200 wild dolphins captured in the Solomon Islands and held in tiny pens awaiting sale in what activists have branded "an environmental crime."</p>
  • Sea lions and dolphins may join war games (Alas, no sharks with frikkin laser beams...)

    06/23/2006 9:18:56 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 15 replies · 774+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Thu Jun 22, 2006
    Alongside the submarines, ships and airplanes participating in large-scale military exercises in the Pacific this month, a team of sea lions and dolphins are expected to patrol the sea. These marine animals will be flown in from San Diego for simulated mine recovery and mine detection during the biennial RIMPAC war games. Six bottle-nosed dolphins would find the mines, while four California sea lions would help recover them. "There are a number of mechanical systems that work to some degree in those areas, but not as well as the Navy would like them to work," said Tom Lapuzza, spokesman for...
  • Dolphins play name game

    05/10/2006 5:01:40 AM PDT · by S0122017 · 26 replies · 525+ views
    nature/news ^ | 8 May 2006 | Michael Hopkin
    Published online: 8 May 2006; | doi:10.1038/news060508-2 Dolphins play name game Underwater whistles give bottlenoses their own moniker. Michael Hopkin You talking to me? Click here to hear a signature name whistle from a bottlenose dolphin. © Getty We are not the only animals to give ourselves names, says research on bottlenose dolphins. The dolphins' distinctive whistles may function as individual calling cards, allowing them to recognize each other and even refer to others by name. The research reveals that bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) each have their own personalized whistle, which is recognized by other dolphins even from a synthetic...
  • Dolphins, like humans, recognize names

    05/08/2006 5:53:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 240+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 5/8/06 | Deborah Zabarenko
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Bottlenose dolphins can call each other by name when they whistle, making them the only animals besides humans known to recognize such identity information, scientists reported on Monday. Scientists have long known that dolphins' whistling calls include repeated information thought to be their names, but a new study indicates dolphins recognize these names even when voice cues are removed from the sound. For example, a dolphin might be expected to recognize its name if called by its mother, but the new study found most dolphins recognized names -- their signature whistles -- even when emitted without inflection...
  • Wait ends: Hagan picked in 3rd round

    04/30/2006 9:50:27 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 2 replies · 191+ views
    avpress ^ | April 30, 2006 | SEAN FUCHS
    Long after they expected and hoped, a house full of family and friends was able to let out the screams of joy that nine hours of anxiously watching the NFL Draft had bottled up. When former Palmdale High School star Derek Hagan finally saw his name on the television screen Saturday afternoon, the champagne and tears flowed freely because Hagan's lifelong dream of being an NFL player came true. With the 82nd-overall pick in the draft, the Miami Dolphins ended the extended wait for Hagan and his supporters, who all believed the Arizona State wide receiver would be selected in...

    02/28/2006 12:58:07 PM PST · by presidio9 · 82 replies · 1,546+ views
    Mirror ^ | 16 January 2006 | Mark Smith
    A NESSIE hunt using a team of dolphins was planned by the Tory government, according to declassified secret documents. Within days of the 1979 election, officials in Margaret Thatcher's regime proposed importing the mammals from America and fitting them with hi-tech equipment to scour Loch Ness. Despite opposition from animal rights groups, it was argued that finding the monster would benefit local tourism. A letter from Environment Department civil servant David Waymouth to Stewart Walker at the Scottish Home and Health Department, showed the Government wanted a licence to initiate the plan. It stated: "This department is presently considering the...
  • Williams reportedly fails fourth drug test

    02/19/2006 8:35:51 PM PST · by Richard Kimball · 35 replies · 679+ views
    Fox Sports ^ | 2/19/2006
    Miami Dolphins running back Ricky Williams might miss another season ... and this time it apparently won't be his decision. According to a broadcast report in Miami, which was later confirmed by two sources in a story posted Sunday on the Miami Herald's Web site, the Dolphins running back will be suspended for at least the entire 2006 season after failing a drug test for the fourth time in his career.
  • 'Secret' dolphin slaughter defies protests

    12/03/2005 11:05:50 AM PST · by presidio9 · 120 replies · 1,807+ views
    Japan Times ^ | Nov. 30, 2005
    Japan's annual slaughter of thousands of dolphins began Oct. 8 in the traditional whaling town of Taiji on the Kii Peninsula of Honshu's Wakayama Prefecture. These "drive fisheries" triggered demonstrations, held under the "Japan Dolphin Day" banner, in 28 countries. The protests went almost entirely unreported in Japan, where only very few people are aware of what goes on. The culling, spanning a period of six months, is officially condoned as part of traditional culture, and is described as "pest control" by practitioners. However, it is the inhumane way in which the mammals are killed, by stabbing and spearing them,...
  • Next stop: the end zone (Rickey Williams - What a long strange trip it's been)

    10/15/2005 5:26:24 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 14 replies · 552+ views
    Maimi Herald ^ | Oct. 15, 2005 | JASON COLE
    RICKY WILLIAMS Next stop: the end zone Ricky Williams returns to the Dolphins' backfield on Sunday -- after a strange journey that has taken him all over the world. BY JASON COLE Oct. 15, 2005 Ricky Williams was literally lost in translation for at least one night during his 15 months away from football. In July 2004, shortly after he retired from the Dolphins, Williams flew from the United States to Tokyo to attend a Lenny Kravitz concert. It was just a day trip to take in the show, but the trip quickly went awry. First, Williams went to the...
  • Eight Dolphins Seen in Lake Pontchartrain

    10/13/2005 7:21:49 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 47 replies · 1,177+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 10/13/05 | Jane McConnaughey - ap
    NEW ORLEANS - The manatees that grazed in Lake Pontchartrain before Hurricane Katrina haven't been seen since, but eight dolphins were leaping in the lake this week. "If the big critters are back, the lake is definitely coming back," Carlton Dufrechou, executive director of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation, said Thursday. Flocks of pelicans and the pod of dolphins spotted Monday indicate that there are fish for them to eat, he said. Earlier in the week, the journal Environmental Science & Technology reported that tests had found the dirty floodwaters pumped out of the city may be a long-term hazard...

    10/06/2005 9:17:22 AM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 10 replies · 293+ views ^ | 10/06/2005 | AP
    ROMULUS, Mich. (Oct. 6, 2005) -- Miami was awarded the 2010 Super Bowl -- the 10th time the city will host the title game. Atlanta, Houston and Miami made a final pitch for the marquee event at an NFL owners meeting in this Detroit suburb about 25 miles from Ford Field, where the next Super Bowl will be played. Atlanta and Houston entered the vote as favorites because Miami already had been picked for the 2007 game. After 2010, Miami will top New Orleans' record of nine for hosting the most Super Bowl games. The 2010 Super Bowl originally was...
  • Armed dolphins may be missing (waterproof tin foil alert)

    10/02/2005 4:51:39 PM PDT · by WestTexasWend · 70 replies · 994+ views
    China Daily ^ | September 30, 2005
    It may be the oddest tale to emerge from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Armed dolphins, trained by the US military to shoot terrorists and pinpoint spies underwater, may be missing in the Gulf of Mexico. Experts who have studied the US navy's cetacean training exercises claim the 36 mammals could be carrying "toxic dart" guns. Divers and surfers risk attack, they claim, from a species considered to be among the planet's smartest. The US navy admits it has been training dolphins for military purposes, but has refused to confirm that any are missing. Dolphins have been trained in attack-and-kill...
  • Seabees Provide Home for Dolphins Displaced During Katrina

    09/19/2005 2:14:37 PM PDT · by WestTexasWend · 35 replies · 1,263+ views
    Navy News Service, U.S. Fleet Forces Command Public Affairs ^ | 9/19/2005 | Journalist 3rd Class Chris Gethings
    GULFPORT, Miss. (NNS) -- Naval Construction Battalion Center (NCBC) Gulfport opened its doors Sept. 17 to Kelly, Toni, Jackie and Noah, four of eight Atlantic Bottlenose dolphins displaced when a reported 40-foot storm surge caused by Hurricane Katrina destroyed their home at Marine Life Oceanarium Aug. 29. The dolphins' temporary home includes three portable saltwater above-ground pools, filters, pumps and monitoring equipment set up by U.S. Navy Marine Mammal Program personnel from San Diego at an NCBC facility. One 22,000-gallon pool and two 10,000-gallon pools will be used to provide a temporary home for eight dolphins while they recover from...
  • Two dolphins retrieved in Gulf, six to go

    09/17/2005 9:54:22 AM PDT · by WestTexasWend · 13 replies · 1,083+ views
    MSNBC News Services ^ | Sept. 16, 2005
    JACKSON, Miss. - Two anemic dolphins that were swept from their aquarium tanks into the Gulf of Mexico by Hurricane Katrina were retrieved Thursday, but six others remained at sea. The two retrieved dolphins were captured after scientists in a boat coaxed the trained animals into sliding onto mats. The dolphins had cuts and appeared to be the worst injured of the eight, Jeff Foster, a marine specialist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. They were immediately moved to a hotel swimming pool. Trainers and scientists hope to catch more of the dolphins on Saturday, but said that may...
  • Safe: the eight tame dolphins who found their way back from the hurricane

    09/14/2005 4:36:23 PM PDT · by saquin · 17 replies · 954+ views
    The Times (UK) ^ | 9/15/05 | Tim Reid
    AMID all the stories of devastation and death emerging from Hurricane Katrina, one happy chapter was written yesterday — courtesy of eight bottlenose dolphins. They had lived in a marine aquarium for decades and were domesticated — three were born in captivity — but were washed miles out to sea when the hurricane hit Mississippi. Their owner feared that they lacked the skills of the wild to survive in the Gulf of Mexico. But in a feat of navigation that has stunned their trainers, all eight have been discovered huddled together in fetid water a few hundred yards from land,...

    09/13/2005 5:31:07 PM PDT · by Vermonter · 69 replies · 2,102+ views
    Drudge ^ | 9/13/2005 | Drudge
    8 BOTTLENOSE DOLPHINS FOUND OFF GULFPORT Tue Sep 13 2005 19:59:07 ET Eight bottlenose dolphins that were washed out of their Mississippi aquarium pool during Hurricane Katrina have been found alive, huddled together in the fetid waters off Gulfport, Miss, the BOSTON GLOBE will report on Wednesday. Now, deeply worried about the dolphins' chances of survival, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials and aquarium biologists are racing to rescue the weak and wounded animals - some of which have never before ventured into the wild. "These animals found us, they came back after Katrina ... they came home," said Moby...
  • What a Drag (Broncos Start Season Blown Out In Miami)

    09/12/2005 3:13:11 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 4 replies · 216+ views
    DenverPost ^ | 09/11/05 | Mike Klis
    Miami - Back home, expectations may be getting an adjustment after hype just took a forearm to the chin strap. The darkest nightmares in Broncoland could not have imagined a more abysmal start to a season. The Broncos not only were defeated by the underdog Miami Dolphins 34-10 on Sunday at Dolphins Stadium, they were disgraced. Insult was rubbed into their many wounds on the final play. The Broncos were trying to pick up some garbage points at the Dolphins' 6-yard line when defensive end Jason Taylor stripped quarterback Jake Plummer of the ball, picked it up and rambled 85...
  • Former NFL back allegedly rams three teens

    08/21/2005 7:56:58 PM PDT · by mark502inf · 19 replies · 987+ views
    Associated Press ^ | The Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former NFL running back Lawrence Phillips, who was wanted by police for domestic violence, was arrested Sunday after allegedly running his car into three teenagers who argued with him during a pickup football game, police said. Police had been seeking Phillips since earlier this month for allegedly attacking his girlfriend twice, once choking her into unconsciousness. Phillips joined a group of 16- and 17-year-olds in a pickup football game in Exposition Park on Sunday and got into an argument with several of the teens, said Los Angeles police officer Sandra Escalante. He left the park, but...
  • Marino says he turned down chance to play for Steelers in 2000

    07/21/2005 5:02:57 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 77 replies · 545+ views
    WFRV.COM ^ | 07/21/2005 | STEVEN WINE
    DAVIE, Fla. (AP) Hall of Fame-bound Dan Marino says he retired five years ago only after rejecting an offer to play for his hometown team, the Pittsburgh Steelers. When his 17-year career with the Miami Dolphins ended with the 1999 season, Marino turned down a well-publicized offer from the Minnesota Vikings. On Thursday, Marino said he also was approached by other teams, including the Steelers and coach Bill Cowher. ``I had a chance to go to Pittsburgh,'' Marino said. ``I don't think anybody knew that. ... Cowher called me about playing, but I had to make a decision within a...
  • Dolphins used as shark bait

    07/14/2005 11:03:33 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies · 986+ views
    The Nation ^ | July 13, 2005 | Greg Mclean
    ILLEGAL fishermen are killing dolphins and using them as bait to catch sharks in Territory waters, an expert revealed yesterday. The Indonesians are also: STORING shark fin on Territory shores; and DIGGING wells for fresh water on NT islands. Coastwatch Top End manager Jenny Anderson told scientists in Darwin: "We believe dolphins are being cut up as bait." Advertisement: She also said the Indonesians were landing on the Territory coast. "This raises serious quarantine issues," she said. Ms Anderson said illegal boats had been known to carry dogs, parrots, hens and rats. "That raises the possibility of pests being introduced...
  • New Aussie dolphin species

    07/05/2005 12:20:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies · 473+ views
    The Courier-Mail ^ | 05jul05 | John Sheed
    A NEW, dinkum, species of dolphin has been found living in the crystal waters of the Great Barrier Reef. The Australian snubfin dolphin, or orcaella heinsohni, was originally believed to be the Irrawaddy dolphin, found in coastal waters and rivers in Asia and northern Australia. But James Cook University Townsville marine researcher Isabel Beasley said yesterday investigations carried out in collaboration with Dr Peter Arnold from the Museum of Tropical Queensland revealed enough differences to identify the mammal as a new species. It was named snubfin because of its stubby dorsal fin and rounded, bulbous nose. A collaborative genetic study...
  • Newborn Dolphins and Killer Whales Never Sleep - Study

    06/30/2005 11:17:11 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies · 800+ views
    Planet Ark ^ | June 30, 2005
    LONDON - Sleep-deprived mothers of newborn babies should spare a thought for bottlenose dolphins and killer whales. A study has shown the young of those two species do not sleep at all during the first month of life. They are active 24 hours a day -- and their mothers have learned to cope. "Somehow these seafaring mammals have found a way to cope with sleep deprivation, facilitating rather than hindering a crucial phase of development for their offspring," Dr Jerome Siegel, a neuroscientist at the University of California - Los Angeles (UCLA), said in a statement. Siegel and his colleagues...
  • Scientists: Dolphins Observed Using Tools

    06/06/2005 7:27:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 98 replies · 1,697+ views
    FOX News ^ | Monday, June 06, 2005
    A group of dolphins living off the coast of Australia apparently teach their offspring to protect their snouts with sponges while foraging for food in the sea floor. Researchers say it appears to be a cultural behavior passed on from mother to daughter, a first for animals of this type, although such learning has been seen in other species. The dolphins, living in Shark Bay, Western Australia, use conically shaped whole sponges that they tear off the bottom, said Michael Kruetzen, lead author of a report on the dolphins in Tuesday's issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Science....
  • USN Photo of the Day: Protecting Our Country, Preserving Our Freedom With Assets Seen and Unseen

    05/30/2005 3:08:27 AM PDT · by EnjoyingLife · 5 replies · 1,350+ views
    Navy NewsStand - Eye on the Fleet ^ | March. 18, 2003 | U.S. Navy Photographer’s Mate 1st Class Brien Aho
    March 18, 2003, Operation Iraqi Freedom in the Central Command Area of Responsibility: Sgt. Andrew Garrett (left) and K-Dog (the Bottle-nosed Dolphin in mid-air) of Commander Task Unit 55.4.3 (CTU-5.4.3) during a training session in the Arabian Gulf. CTU-5.4.3 conducts very risky deep/shallow water mine countermeasure operations to clear shipping lanes for humanitarian relief. PhotographerPhotographer's Mate 1st Class Brien Aho, United States Navy (USN), http://www.Navy.milBig image as sized above:
  • Sub Caused Beached Dolphins (barf alert)

    03/06/2005 11:59:28 AM PST · by NoCmpromiz · 111 replies · 1,402+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | Sat Mar 5, 7:02 PM ET
    The Navy and marine wildlife experts are investigating whether the beaching of dozens of dolphins in the Florida Keys followed the use of sonar by a submarine on a training exercise off the coast..... A day before the dolphins swam ashore, the USS Philadelphia had conducted exercises with Navy SEALs off Key West, about 45 miles from Marathon, where the dolphins became stranded.... Navy officials refused to say if the submarine, based at Groton, Conn., used its sonar during the exercise. Some scientists surmise that loud bursts of sonar, which can be heard for miles in the water, may disorient...
  • Rescuers Say Stranded Dolphin Count Up To 96 (Animals Take Precedence over Starving Terri)

    03/03/2005 11:05:22 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 54 replies · 962+ views
    MARATHON, Fla. -- When rescuers started counting a large group of stranded dolphins in the Florida Keys this morning, they couldn't believe how many there were. So far, the count stands at 96.A group of veterinarians, members of marine mammal rescue groups and volunteers are caring for the wayward rough-tooth dolphins that stranded themselves just off Marathon Key Wednesday afternoon.
  • Two Dolphins Trapped by Tsunami in Thai Lake

    01/03/2005 1:03:21 PM PST · by PlayaDust · 15 replies · 942+ views
    Reuters ^ | 1-3-05 | Jill Gralow
    Two Dolphins Trapped by Tsunami in Thai Lake Jan 3, 9:13 AM (ET) By Jill Gralow KHAO LAK, Thailand (Reuters) - Rescuers failed on Monday to catch two rare dolphins trapped for eight days in a small lake in southern Thailand after they were swept more than a kilometer inland by giant tsunami waves. The exhausted dolphins, one of which appeared to be injured, were dumped in a 600-by-900-foot lake left by the wall of water that struck Thailand's Andaman Sea coastline on Dec. 26. "I'm pretty sure there are two dolphins. We see one frequently, but the other one...
  • Dolphin 'heros' that save swimmers from sharks meet a grisly death

    11/29/2004 9:48:28 AM PST · by 4kevin · 26 replies · 3,190+ views
    Cape Times ^ | 11.29.04
    (You should read the article from last week first... ) ========================================= Wellington - New Zealand fishermen may have killed two of the dolphins that recently helped protect swimmers from a Great White shark attack, lifeguards said at the weekend. Two dolphins were found dead in a river in Whangarei Harbour, on North Island, said animal protection officer Jim Boyd. Officials believe they may have been mutilated by criminals poaching fish. Lifeguard Rob Howes said he feared the two dolphins may have been part of the pod that ganged up to protect swimmers from a circling Great White. "This is how...