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  • Demonstrators protest dolphin captivity at the Mirage

    09/01/2014 7:54:31 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Aug. 31, 2014 | Katie Visconti
    A group of around 30 protesters lined up outside of the Mirage today to call on the casino to release the dolphins from Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat. Decked out with colorful signs, activists gathered at around 5 p.m. near the casino’s main entrance off of Las Vegas Boulevard to support the Free the Mojave Dolphins campaign, which argues that keeping the dolphins at the resort amounts to trapping them unnaturally in the middle of the Mojave desert.
  • Don Jones reinstated by Dolphins

    05/20/2014 5:02:23 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    The Phinsider ^ | 5/20/14 | Kevin Nogle
    As expected, the suspension of Miami Dolphins safety Don Jones effectively cost him a few days of the voluntary offseason workouts. Jones, who was fined and excused from the team after tweeting "omg" and "horrible" when Michael Sam and his boyfriend kissed following Sam's selection in the seventh round of the NFL Draft, making Sam the first openly gay player in the NFL.
  • Another Dolphin in Twitter trouble

    05/10/2014 10:26:20 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    ESPN ^ | May 11, 2014 | James Walker
    DAVIE, Fla. -- It has not been a banner week for Miami Dolphins players on social media. Just 48 hours after Pro Bowl center Mike Pouncey found himself in hot water over recent Twitter comments, Dolphins second-year player Don Jones tweeted a controversial reaction to the St. Louis Rams drafting Michael Sam, who became the first openly gay player drafted in the NFL. Soon after Sam was drafted, Jones tweeted "OMG" and "horrible." Those tweets since have been deleted.
  • Ukraine's spy dolphins switch allegiance to Russia

    03/26/2014 7:09:15 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 16 replies
    The UK Telegraph ^ | 03-26-2014 | Roland Oliphant
    Russian forces completed their take over of the Ukrainian navy’s assets in Crimea with the storming of the minesweeper Cherkessy. The Ukrainian navy has been reduced to only 10 vessels, with the other 51 it held at the beginning of this month, including its only submarine, now flying the Russian flag. But of all the Ukrainian military assets Russia has seized during the annexation, none is quite as unusual as the combat dolphin program. The Soviet Union began training dolphins and other marine mammals to locate mines, mark underwater and obstacles and detect – and if necessary kill – enemy...
  • Report on Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin saga: History of ‘persistent bullying, harassment..

    02/14/2014 10:57:58 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    SI ^ | February 14, 2014 | Dour Farrar
    The report by independent investigator Ted Wells on the state of the Miami Dolphins organization was released on Friday morning after months of research, and the results are clear — offensive guard Richie Incognito did lead a systemic campaign of bullying and ridicule of not only offensive tackle Jonathan Martin, but also at least one of Incognito’s and Martin’s teammates, and at least one team employee. Wells, a partner in the law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, was hired by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in early November to exhaustively investigate the Dolphins franchise from top to...
  • Oops! Dolphins quarterback's wife Lauren Tannehill leaves rifle in rental car

    01/15/2014 8:32:12 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | January 15, 2014 | Lisa J. Huriash and Omar Kelly
    A New York mom vacationing in South Florida was expecting a healthy dose of sun, surf and fun. Imagine her surprise when her daughter unzipped a bag in their rental Nissan Rogue and found a rifle — a big rifle. Looking just like the ones real soldiers use. Horrified, she immediately called E-Z Rent-A-Car and then drove to the nearest police station.
  • What does a dolphin use to get high? A toxic puffer fish that makes them lapse into trancelike state

    12/30/2013 9:39:01 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 21:03 EST, 29 December 2013 | (Daily Mail Reporter)
    Dolphins are said to share the human traits of bravery, jealousy and even a sense of humor. But it seems they share some worrying vices as well. Scientists were amazed at footage of the mammals apparently getting “high” with the help of a toxic puffer fish. In an extraordinary scene filmed for a new TV series, the dolphins are shown gently passing the fish between them. Experts believe the creatures are using the toxins, which emerge from the puffer fish as part of its defense mechanism, for their own enjoyment. They nudge the fish with their snouts and as the...
  • Did Shark Photobomb Manhattan Beach Family? [California]

    12/29/2013 6:04:24 AM PST · by ETL · 56 replies
    CBS - LA ^ | December 28, 2013
    MANHATTAN BEACH (CBSLA.com) — Say cheese! Say shark? Did a shark photobomb a Manhattan Beach family Friday? June Emerson thinks one did! Emerson’s Facebook page has been flooded with comments that she and her sons were definitely involved with a close encounter of the “Jaws” variety. Others see it more like “Flipper” as in a harmless dolphin. Whatever tail you believe, the picture definitely has put a fright into Emerson.
  • Is Richie Incognito the One Getting Bullied?

    11/07/2013 9:24:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    RYOT News ^ | November 7, 2013 | Jordan Burchette
    To hear Richie Incognito’s teammates describe him, the embattled Dolphins offensive lineman accused of violent, racist bullying is actually a GD prince. Following the release of voicemails containing racially-charged language that he left teammate Jonathan Martin before Martin walked off the team, Incognito has been suspended by the Dolphins, hounded nonstop by reporters and made a poster man-child for ogreish intolerance in all its forms. But other players — even those on different teams — are coming forward not only to condemn Martin’s actions, but to defend Incognito’s. Miami quarterback Ryan Tannehill told reporters yesterday, “If you asked Jonathan Martin...
  • Richie Incognito sent racist texts to Jonathan Martin, sources say

    11/04/2013 5:43:32 PM PST · by Oliviaforever · 57 replies
    CBS ^ | 11-4-13
    DAVIE, Fla. Suspended Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito sent text messages to teammate Jonathan Martin that were racist and threatening, according to multiple reports. Both CBSSsports.com's Jason La Canfora and the Associated Press confirmed the unsettling content of the exchange via anonymous sources because the Dolphins and NFL haven't disclosed the nature of the misconduct that led to Incognito's suspension. The 319-pound Incognito, a ninth-year pro, is white. The 312-pound Martin, who is in his second NFL season, is biracial. Incognitio allegedly called Marin a "half-n*****," reports La Canfora.
  • Richie Incognito suspended by team (Miami Dolphins bully)

    11/04/2013 2:52:32 AM PST · by rawhide · 64 replies
    ESPN ^ | 11-4-13 | By James Walker
    The Miami Dolphins have suspended starting guard Richie Incognito for conduct detrimental to the team. Incognito was being reviewed by the Dolphins, the NFL and the NFL Players Association for harassment of teammate Jonathan Martin, who left the team last week following a lunchroom incident. "The Miami Dolphins have suspended Richie Incognito for conduct detrimental to the team," the team said in a statement released late Sunday night. "We believe in maintaining a culture of respect for one another and as a result we believe this decision is in the best interest of the organization at this time. Incognito, who...
  • Flipper Fail: Dolphins May be Dumber Than We Think

    09/29/2013 5:17:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | September 27, 2013 – 01:49 PM | Philip Bethge
    Their social lives are complex, and they can congregate in large groups. Their heart rates increase when they notice a family member suffering. They sound the alarm when they discover food or a potential threat. And experiments have shown they even anticipate future events. Biologist Justin Gregg is talking about chickens. … For more than 50 years, the dolphin has been viewed as an especially intelligent creature, grouped together with human beings and great apes. But now a dispute on the subject has erupted among scientists, and the smart aleck of the seas may end up being just an average...
  • Navy says own training, testing may kill hundreds of whales, dolphins

    09/01/2013 10:14:20 PM PDT · by Rabin · 39 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | August 30, 2013 | AUDREY McAVOY
    Off the East Coast, there could be 11,267 serious injuries and 1.89 million minor injuries like temporary hearing loss. The reports said the testing may kill 186 whales and dolphins, cause marine mammals to change their behavior - such as swimming in a different (the wrong) direction - in 20 million instances. Off Hawaii and Southern California, the reports said that the naval activities may cause 2,039 serious injuries, 1.86 million temporary injuries and 7.7 million instances of behavioral change.
  • Virus pinpointed in US dolphin die-off

    08/27/2013 5:35:15 PM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies
    Nature News ^ | 27 Aug 2013 | Lauren Morello
    More than 300 bottlenose dolphins have stranded themselves along the US East Coast this summer, and now researchers think they know why: they are sick. Preliminary tests suggest that cetacean morbillivirus, a cousin of the virus that causes measles in humans, is killing dolphins from New York to North Carolina, officials with the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said today. Since 1 July, 333 dolphins have beached themselves, more than twice the normal yearly average for that stretch of coastline, prompting NOAA to declare an ‘unusual mortality event’ on 8 August. Many of the dolphins that have washed...
  • '72 Dolphins Snub White House

    08/23/2013 11:09:19 AM PDT · by swampthang77 · 11 replies
    USBC News ^ | 2013,08,23 | USBC News Wire
    ...In 1972, the Miami Dolphins won 14 regular season games, and another three in the post season, leaving them with a perfect season, and a Super Bowl trophy. President Barack Hussein Obama invited the team to the White House, which has been closed to US citizens since March 9th, 2013. Known as “the People’s House,” the tours were shut down under the Obama administration, as part of a set of “sequester” budget cuts championed by the president. Critics have noted that Obama continues hosting extravagant events, despite the economic downturn, and earlier promises to resume tours as soon as possible....
  • AL HAMNIK: NFL great Bob Kuechenberg makes his point with White House snub

    08/22/2013 4:05:44 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    Bob Kuechenberg has always spoken his mind. Don't like it? Leave the room. Some say the former NFL standout and member of the Miami Dolphins undefeated 1972 team is just a grumpy guy who complains about everything. Ex-Dolphin Jason Taylor once quipped, "Bob needs a hug and a hobby." This much can't be denied: Kuechenberg is one of pro football's greatest players ever at the guard position, starting 176 of 196 career games and winning two Super Bowl championships (VII, VIII). His name was consistently in the Hall of Fame conversation from 2002-09. On Tuesday, the 1965 Hobart grad and...
  • President Obama To Honor 1972 Miami Dolphins At White House Next Week

    08/13/2013 1:31:45 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 25 replies
    Inagist/Buzzfeed ^ | 8/13/2013
    @stevebruskCNN : White House says Pres. Obama will honor the '72 Miami Dolphins on August 20th. Only undefeated team in NFL history never got an invitation. I guess there's nothing to do or going on...might as well do this.....sigh.
  • Study: Dolphins can problem solve like humans (more “non-human person” stuff?)

    08/09/2013 8:12:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 9, 2013 6:18 AM EDT | Suzette LaBoy
    A dog may be man’s best friend, but dolphins can imitate human actions, and even how they solve problems. When a dolphin has one of its senses blocked, it can use other senses to mimic a human’s movements, according to a recent study. … The study, conducted at the Dolphin Research Center in the Florida Keys, expands on previous studies looking at how dolphins are able to imitate other dolphins while blindfolded. To see if a change in sound would affect their imitation, researchers used humans instead of dolphins to make the movements in the water. Dr. Kelly Jaakkola, research...
  • Miami Dolphins Owner Recruits Puppet Candidates for State

    08/03/2013 9:34:02 AM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    MT ^ | August 01, 2013 | James Taylor
    Stephen Ross, the billionaire owner of the Miami Dolphins, is recruiting tax-and-spend puppet candidates to challenge fiscally conservative Florida Republican state legislators in the 2014 Republican primaries. The New York real estate investor’s actions are the latest in his campaign of personal destruction against fiscal conservatives who voted against massive taxpayer subsidies for Ross’ Sun Life Stadium. Ross, a real estate investor from Michigan who now lives in New York, owns 95 percent of the Miami Dolphins and Sun Life Stadium. Ross sought funding this year from Florida state and local taxpayers to cover much of the expenses for $350...
  • India Becomes Fourth Country to Ban Captive Dolphin Shows (now classified as "non-human persons")

    05/22/2013 1:44:36 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 51 replies
    Ecorazzi ^ | May 22, 2013 | China DeSpain
    In a wonderful move for wildlife, India has become the fourth country (along with Costa Rica, Hungary and Chile) to ban captive dolphin and orca shows, a la those featured at “parks” such as Sea World. India has declared that cetaceans’ high level of intelligence grants them the status of “non-human persons,” which elevates the animals’ rights. The new law partly stems from the fact that cetaceans do not historically fare well in captivity. India’s Ministry of the Environment and Forests stated in the ban, “Confinement in captivity can seriously compromise the welfare and survival of all types of cetaceans...
  • Navy dolphins discover rare old torpedo off Coronado (San Diego, CA)

    05/18/2013 12:13:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    LA Times ^ | May 17, 2013 | Tony Perry
    Two trained dolphins surprise Navy specialists with their find: a Howell torpedo, state-of-the-art for its day in the late 19th century. It's only the second one known to exist.SAN DIEGO — In the ocean off Coronado, a Navy team has discovered a relic worthy of display in a military museum: a torpedo of the kind deployed in the late 19th century, considered a technological marvel in its day. But don't look for the primary discoverers to get a promotion or an invitation to meet the admirals at the Pentagon — although they might get an extra fish for dinner or...
  • Miami Dolphins May Consider Palm Beach County Stadium

    05/10/2013 1:39:37 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Gossip Extra ^ | 5/9/13 | Jose Lambiet
    The Miami Dolphins would consider building a brand new stadium in Palm Beach County, Fins CEO Mike Dee told reporters today. Dee, who’s still smarting from the team’s failure to get state dollars to renovate Sun Life Stadium, was asked directly about Palm Beach County — and said the team would consider moving north. “We’re open-minded to all long-term solutions,” Dee responded, according to The Miami Herald. “You can’t close the door on anything.
  • Funny Soldier - Cheerleader Video

    05/05/2013 5:39:25 AM PDT · by Bill Russell · 6 replies
    The Web..... ^ | America's Finest & Dophin's Cheerleaders
    I received this in an email this AM from my friend Joe John at Combat Veterans for Congress.... It is really good and worth a watch! The Miami Dolphin cheerleaders sent the US Troops in Afghanistan a music video and they sent one back…imitating them almost to perfection. SO cool!! Plus the Soldiers light off a four point deuce mortar as a point of punctuation. Ya gotta love the American fighting man ! Soldiers win…hands down! CLICK BELOW:
  • Dolphins armed with guns and knives allegedly escape into wild

    03/13/2013 8:41:56 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 34 replies
    Yahoo!News ^ | March 12, 2013 | Eric Pfeiffer
    No, it’s not a promo for the latest SyFy movie. There are claims circulating that three dolphins, trained to attack humans, have escaped from a Ukrainian military training facility armed with head-mounted guns and knives. Could this seemingly outrageous claim be true? Unfortunately, the U.S. media has nothing on a number of international publications that publish completely fabricated tales, often to score political points. And for its part, the Ukrainian government has denied the claim, calling it a “fabrication” and a “gross provocation.”
  • Wayward dolphin dies in polluted New York canal

    01/25/2013 5:04:51 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 25, 2013 7:46 PM EST | Colleen Long
    A wayward dolphin that meandered into a polluted urban canal, riveting onlookers as it splashed around in the filthy water and shook black gunk from its snout, died Friday evening, marine experts said. The deep-freeze weather hadn’t seemed to faze the dolphin as it swam in the Gowanus Canal, which runs 1.5 miles through a narrow industrial zone near some of Brooklyn’s wealthiest neighborhoods. … The filthy canal was named a Superfund site in 2010, meaning the government can force polluters to pay for its restoration. For more than a century before, coal yards, chemical factories and fuel refineries on...
  • Dolphin Stampede Overtakes Whale Watching Boat

    01/10/2013 11:36:23 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 27 replies
    youtube ^ | Jan 6, 2013
    Remarkable....Published on Jan 6, 2013 (949) 488-2828 or http://www.dolphinsafari.com for reservations and information. A huge pod of about 1,000 Common Dolphins stampeded off the coast of Dana Point, California, like a herd of wild horses. This has happened twice recently though it is very rare. The line of wild dolphins could be seen from miles away churning up the water and, to the delight of whale watching passengers and crew aboard Captain Dave's Dolphin and Whale Safari, the dolphins turned and stampeded directly over to the boat. Often this unusual behavior happens without warning and without any observable cause, as...
  • Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders vs U.S. Troops

    12/31/2012 8:18:57 PM PST · by JouleZ · 36 replies
    Daily Spicy ^ | 21 November 2012 | Clare
    U.S. Troops in Afghanistan respond to a video made by the Miami Dolphin Cheerleaders of the "Call Me Maybe" video. It made me laugh and I had never heard the song before...enjoy and Happy New Year!
  • First female submarine officers receive their dolphins

    12/06/2012 9:52:06 AM PST · by george76 · 37 replies
    News Channel 3 - wtkr ^ | December 6, 2012 | Matt Knight
    Three sailors assigned to the USS Maine and USS Wyoming became the first female unrestricted line officers to qualify in submarines on Dec. 5. Lt. j.g. Marquette Leveque, a native of Fort Collins, Colo., assigned to the Gold Crew of Wyoming, and Lt. j.g. Amber Cowan and Lt. j.g. Jennifer Noonan of Maine’s Blue Crew received their submarine “dolphins” during separate ceremonies at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga., and Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, Wash. In order to receive their dolphins, Leveque, Cowan and Noonan were required to qualify as Officer of the Deck and Engineering Officer of the Watch, perform...
  • SeaWorld Dolphin Caught on Camera Biting Girl in Orlando: Report

    12/02/2012 2:35:09 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 87 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Sunday, Dec 2, 2012
    Jillian Thomas’ father, Jamie Thomas, captured the Nov. 21 attack on video with images of his daughter’s face contorting with pain as the girl suffered three puncture wounds the size of dimesAn 8-year-old Atlanta girl and her family say they got the fright of their lives at SeaWorld Orlando last month when a dolphin lunged toward the girl and bit her hand. Jillian Thomas’ father, Jamie Thomas, captured the Nov. 21 attack on video with images of his daughter’s face contorting with pain as the girl suffered three puncture wounds the size of dimes, reports the Orlando Sentinel. The cuts...
  • Navy Dolphins' Work Will Be Outsourced

    12/01/2012 5:15:08 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    U-T San Diego ^ | December 1, 2012 | Jeanette Steele
    NAVY DOLPHINS’ WORK WILL BE OUTSOURCED Robots to pick up animals’ tasks, like some detection of mines Like the factory worker and travel agent before them, some Navy dolphins trained to hunt down mines are scheduled to be replaced by computers in five years. However, the Navy’s marine mammals aren’t going away. Military-trained dolphins and sea lions will continue to be used for port security and retrieving objects from the sea floor — jobs they are still better at than machines. The Navy’s $28 million marine mammal program, headquartered in San Diego, uses 80 bottlenose dolphins and 40 California sea...
  • Sprinklers go off in the third quarter of Dolphins-Seahawks at Miami’s Sun Life Stadium

    11/25/2012 3:38:15 PM PST · by BerryDingle · 14 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 25 November, 2012 | Doug Farrar
    The sprinklers went off on the Sun Life field, dousing everybody with water. One side judge ran away like the sprinklers were full of hot lava, while some players seemed to enjoy cooling off in the Miami heat. Someone found the off switch a few seconds later, and play resumed.
  • U.S. Navy Plans to Deep Six Its Dolphins and Sea Lions Program in Favor of Robots

    11/15/2012 7:53:28 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    DVICE ^ | Nov 15, 2012 | Kevin Hall
    U.S. Navy to ditch its dolphin and sea lions in favor of robots The U.S. Navy's Marine Mammal Program started back in the '60s, and the dolphins and sea lions in it help defend harbors, retrieve sunken equipment and, most dangerously, identify mines for deactivation. By 2017, the Navy wants robots to do all that, instead. The dolphins and sea lions the Navy uses really pull their weight: they're highly trained, and a team of veterinarians and handlers keep the animals primed and ready to be deployed anywhere in the world. The flip-side to that is that they're also expensive...
  • Ukraine Brings Back Naval Killer Dolphins (Trained To Attack With Pistols Fixed To Their Heads)

    10/15/2012 3:30:29 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 18 replies
    Ria Novosti ^ | 10/11/2012 | Ria Novosti
    Ukraine Brings Back Naval Killer Dolphins The Ukrainan navy has restarted special training for dolphins and other animals for military duties including attacking enemy combat swimmers and detecting mines, a military source in the Ukrainian naval port of Sevastopol told RIA Novosti on Thursday. "Ten dolphins are now being trained for special tasks in the Ukrainian state oceanarium, and the Ukrainian military are regularly training the animals for detecting things on the seabed," the source said. Dolphins were trained at Sevastopol for the Soviet Navy as far back as 1973. They were trained to find military equipment such as sea...
  • Chad Johnson arrested after allegedly head-butting his wife

    08/11/2012 9:18:28 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 11, 2012 | Chuck Schilken
    Miami Dolphins wide receiver Chad Johnson was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence Saturday night after allegedly head-butting his wife in front of their house. Johnson was arrested after police arrived on the scene and found Evelyn Lozada with lacerations on her forehead. He told police the two of them had accidentally bumped heads. According to police, Lozada confronted her husband after finding a receipt for condoms, which started a "heated argument."
  • 'Bullingdon Club' dolphins form elite societies and cliques, scientists find

    08/01/2012 9:13:38 AM PDT · by Right Wing Assault · 4 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 01 Aug 2012 | Hannah Furness
    Wild bottlenose dolphins bond over their use of tools, with distinct cliques and classes forming over decades as a result of their skills, scientists have found. The communities, which have been compared with societies such as the Bullingdon Club in humans, mean the aquatic animals share their knowledge only with those in their own circle, passing it down the family line. The findings mean the traits of “inclusive inheritability” and culture are no longer considered exclusive to human beings. Observing wild dolphins in Shark Bay, Australia, researchers from Georgetown University used hunting tools as a marker of dolphin societal habits....
  • A Dolphin Death Whodunit In Peru

    05/25/2012 5:03:33 PM PDT · by Renfield · 4 replies
    Discovery News ^ | 5-24-2012 | Tim Wall
    The Peruvian government claims that nearly 900 dolphins died of natural causes between February and April of this year. A separate dolphin necropsy disagrees with this statement and lays the blame on bursts of high-pressure compressed air used to look for oil deposits beneath the ocean. The government’s report didn’t say what killed the dolphins or why so many died at one time. Blaming natural causes doesn’t specify any particular culprit. And it seems odd that 800 individuals all died at once, especially considering they were of different ages and species. It would be as if everyone at a shopping...
  • Extraordinary Toroidal Vortices

    02/18/2012 4:32:57 PM PST · by gorush · 24 replies · 1+ views
    YouTube ^ | 2-12-10 | Evasius
    Extraordinary and beautiful examples of toroidal vortices produced by dolphins, beluga whales, humpback whales, volcanoes, hydrogen bombs, and man. A toroidal vortex, also called a vortex ring, is a region of rotating fluid moving through the same or different fluid where the flow pattern takes on a toroidal (doughnut) shape. The movement of the fluid is about the poloidal or circular axis of the doughnut, in a twisting vortex motion. Examples of this phenomenon are a smoke ring or a microburst. Vortex rings were first mathematically analysed by the German physicist Hermann von Helmholtz, in his paper of 1867 On...
  • The Navy Is Depending on Dolphins to Keep the Strait of Hormuz Open

    01/13/2012 8:11:23 PM PST · by traumer · 34 replies
    If Iran closes the Strait of Hormuz, the U.S. Navy has a backup plan to save one-fifth of the world's daily oil trade: send in the dolphins. The threat of Iran closing the strait has reached a fever pitch, reports today's New York Times, with U.S. officials warning Iran's supreme leader that such moves would cross a "red line" provoking a U.S. response. Iran could block the strait with any assortment of mines, armed speed boats or anti-ship cruise missiles but according to Michael Connell at the Center for Naval Analysis, “The immediate issue [for the U.S. military] is to...
  • Researcher discovers male bottlenose dolphins using social network to secure a mate

    10/25/2011 1:24:49 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    http://www.physorg.com ^ | 10-25-2011 | Provided by Macquarie University
    Marine biologist Jo Wiszniewski has observed a fascinating approach to mating among the Port Stephens Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins. According to a recent research paper published by the Journal of Animal Ecology, groups of male dolphins who put aside their sexual competitiveness and form alliances with each other to seek out and reproduce with females have better reproductive success than males who go it alone. “These results are fascinating because it demonstrates that male bottlenose dolphins need to cooperate with each other to maximise their reproductive success,” says Wiszniewski. The alliances are usually made up of two to four males and...
  • Angry Fans Plan to Occupy the Miami Dolphins During Sunday's Game vs. Denver

    10/23/2011 5:54:20 AM PDT · by Righting · 4 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Saturday, October 22, 2011 | By Janie Campbell
    This is from NBC in FL.: Angry Fans Plan to Occupy the Miami Dolphins During Sunday's Game vs. Denver "No one is trying to get arrested like those folks in Occupy Wall Street," said angry Dolphin fan behind protest planned for Sunday By Janie Campbell | Saturday, Oct 22, 2011http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/sports/132343108.html Here I copy a comment from that page:Why do we all smell a racist rat (the one interviewed by NBC - Ms. Nawaz Arabic name)? That aside, I am all for some of the good things some of the 'OCCUPY' members advocate for, but not the haters' agenda of hatred...
  • Dolphins 'Talk' Like Humans, New Study Suggests

    09/08/2011 9:24:29 AM PDT · by twister881 · 34 replies
    Live Science ^ | 07 September 2011 | Jeanna Bryner
    Dolphins "talk" to each other, using the same process to make their high-pitched sounds as humans, according to a new analysis of results from a 1970s experiment. The findings mean dolphins don't actually whistle as has been long thought, but instead rely on vibrations of tissues in their nasal cavities that are analogous to our vocal cords.
  • Wife of Dolphins' Brandon Marshall out of jail

    04/23/2011 12:47:14 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    MIAMI – The wife of Brandon Marshall has been released on bond after authorities say she stabbed the Miami Dolphins wide receiver. According to a Broward County Sheriff's Office arrest report, Michi Nogami-Marshall stabbed her husband in the abdomen with a kitchen knife Friday evening. The report says she told officers she was defending herself.
  • Navy training linked to at least 3 dolphin deaths

    03/26/2011 10:26:02 AM PDT · by SmithL · 42 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 3/26/11
    The National Marine Fisheries Service says Navy training off the San Diego County coast has been linked to the deaths of at least three dolphins and may be responsible for two more. . . . Environmentalists have called on the Navy to suspend activities involved in the deaths and conduct a transparent investigation. A spokesman says the Navy is continuing its training program in the area.
  • Dolphins save Doberman Pinscher stranded on sandbar

    03/02/2011 1:31:37 PM PST · by Evil Slayer · 174 replies
    My Fox Orlando ^ | 3/2/2011 | Newscore
    A Pennsylvania woman on vacation in Florida took a tip from two dolphins to save a lost Doberman Pinscher that got stranded on a sandbar. When Audrey D'Alessandro and her husband, Sam, walked out of their home on Marco Island, near Naples, Fla., to go fishing, "we saw these two dolphins, and they were splashing and making this big commotion" in a canal behind their vacation home, she said. Although it is not uncommon to see dolphins swimming through the canal on their way to the Gulf of Mexico, Audrey D'Alessandro said that this time, "they were just there, in...
  • Former Dolphin Surtain battling Brandon Marshall over sale of home

    12/30/2010 5:39:05 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies · 550+ views
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | December 30, 2010 | By Paul Owers
    Brandon Marshall, star wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins, is catching heat from a former Dolphin over a home Marshall bought last month in Southwest Ranches for $4.15 million. Patrick Surtain, a Pro Bowl cornerback who played seven seasons in Miami, said the 17,000-square-foot palace should have been his. Surtain and his wife, Michelle, have sued the builder, Landmark Custom Ranches. The Surtains’ complaint alleges they entered a deal in October 2007 to build the home for $5.2 million.
  • Goon Over Miami: Jets Assistant Coach Apologizes for Tripping Dolphins Player

    12/13/2010 7:42:15 AM PST · by martin_fierro · 124 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12/12/10
    Dec. 12: New York Jets assistant Sal Alosi apologized after blatantly tripping Miami's Nolan Carroll on the sideline during Gang Green's 10-6 loss to the Dolphins Sunday. New York Jets assistant coach Sal Alosi apologized after blatantly tripping Miami's Nolan Carroll on the sideline during Gang Green's 10-6 loss to the Dolphins Sunday. The strength and conditioning coach was ushered out of New Meadowlands Stadium by a staff member, ignoring interview requests by the New York Post and protected by two security members at an exit. After the Jets confirmed he was the guilty tripper and the NFL announced it...
  • Video: Jets coach trips Dolphins player during game

    12/13/2010 5:08:00 AM PST · by SamAdams76 · 90 replies · 2+ views
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | December 13, 2010 | Doug Farrar
    We know that the New York Jets are a team that likes to be loud and proud about their exploits. They're a team with a lot of swagger even when things are not going well, which they haven't been of late. Less than a week after losing 45-3 to the New England Patriots on Monday Night football, Rex Ryan's bunch lost 10-6 to the Miami Dolphins, and did so in a much more embarrassing fashion... Go to this link for the rest of the story as this video must be seen to be believed. A member of the Jets coaching...
  • Shy Hero Grabs 12ft Shark, Saves Girl and Disappears

    11/01/2010 3:39:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, November 01, 2010
    Man grabs shark by tail to stop attack on teen diverAn Australian swimmer who grabbed the tail of a large shark as it attacked a snorkelling tour guide likely saved the young woman's life, a rescuer said Sunday. Nineteen-year-old Elyse Frankcom was leading a swimming with dolphins encounter in waters off western Australia on Saturday when a shark, reportedly a three-metre-long great white, bit into her hip and buttocks. "As the shark bit her, it brushed aside a fairly large male who grabbed hold of the tail of the shark, which then made it let go," one of the first...
  • Dolphins in the Atlantic prefer to eat high-energy fish

    10/25/2010 4:59:06 PM PDT · by Immerito · 7 replies
    BBC.co.uk ^ | 06/23/10 | Matt Walker
    Researchers studying dolphins in the Atlantic Ocean have found that, contrary to expectation, dolphins are not opportunistic feeders that take whatever prey is available.
  • Sea Shepherd Distance Themselves From ‘Unknown’ Blackfish (Paul Watson caught lying)

    10/02/2010 3:41:24 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 13 replies
    ecorazzi ^ | September 30, 2010 | Michael dEstries
    In light of the newly revealed “Blackfish” organization cutting nets holding dolphins in Taiji earlier this week, Captain Paul Watson has written an article clarifying what little the Sea Shepherd know about the European conservation group.“Who and what is blackfish? We do not know,” writes Watson. “In fact, until the report that dolphin holding pen nets had been cut in Taiji harbour and a release to that effect was posted, we had never heard of this group.”What’s odd about this statement is that all of the Blackfish co-founders: Arne Feuerhahn, Christine Bindal, and Wietse van der Werf — are...