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Octopus Hitching a Ride on a Dolphin

To be fair, the octopus is just doing what all of us have always wanted to do. Joan Gonzalvo of the Ionian Dolphin Project snapped two pictures of this pair in the the Amvrakikos Gulf of western Greece: “My hypothesis is that the dolphin might have attacked – tried to prey on the octopus – and [...]

The Pink River Dolphin

We’re big on unusual and beautiful aquatica around here at Neatorama, and today is no different. The pink dolphin of South America is an interesting creature–it lacks the dorsal fin of its more familiar bottle-nosed cousin, and has unfused neck vertebrae, allowing it to make a quick 180ยบ turn from predators. You can see their [...]

High Tech Dolphin Translator Development

Have you ever wanted to have a conversation with your dog or cat? The bad news is that communications with house pets may never be possible, but researchers at the Wild Dolphin Project founded by Denise Herzing have made steps to one day having a device that will be able to translate dolphin noises allowing [...]

Prehistoric fossil shows signs of epic battle

A 120-million-year old ichthyosaur jawbone shows signs of attack by a member of the same species. The wounds indicate that the dolphin-like creatures …

Cavity-Inducing Royal Jewels

To commemorate Prince William and Kate Middleton’s upcoming nuptials, Executive Pastry Chef Laurent Branlard of the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort created Kate’s famous engagement ring out of sugar. He also created one of Princess Diana’s famous tiaras. It took him 30 hours to do both. If you won’t be in England to [...]

Dolphins Teaching One Another Tricks

The so-called “tail walk” commonly seen in dolphin shows is something the animals aren’t known to do in nature. It makes sense after all — what good would it do the animals to practice this strange behavior in the wild, where it will only scare food away? Recently though, Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society researcher Dr. [...]

Dolphin species attempt ‘common language’

When two dolphin species interact they try to find a common language with which to communicate. New research observing the behaviour of Bottlenose and…