environment
UN: Ships Need to Shut Up So Whales and Dolphins Can Hear

The noises made by the gargantuan boats that move our stuff from one continent to another are ruining marine life. So this week, new regulations have been issued by the International Maritime Organization, the sea-faring agency of the United Nations, asking shipping companies to turn down the volume. Read More >>

military
Dolphin Sonar Can Help to Uncover Roadside Bombs and IEDs

Some say that swimming with dolphins can have healing properties, but the super-smart aquatic mammals may have a far more tangible gift to bestow upon mankind. A team of British researchers have been inspired by the dolphin's sonar to create a remarkably accurate and cheap to produce bomb sensor. Read More >>

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Dolphins Inspire a New Kind of Radar That Detects Hidden Electronics

Not only are they out there keeping fish populations under control and occasionally leading lost boaters to land, dolphins' unique hunting techniques have also recently inspired a new kind of radar that's able to pinpoint hidden electronics like bomb triggers and surveillance devices. Move over dogs, man's officially found its new best friend. Read More >>

animals
Wild Dolphins Giving Gifts to Humans Is a Real Thing That Happens

According to a new scientific paper, dolphins at the Tangalooma Island Resort in Australia have been observed giving gifts to humans 23 separate times since 1998. Yep. This is adorable. Read More >>

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Because Nothing Says Acer Like Megan Fox Talking to Dolphins

I don’t know what this is but it should probably never have existed. Read More >>

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You Won't Believe What This GoPro Camera Captured Underwater

You're going to watch this video and your jaw will drop. In fact, you'll probably think it's fake. Or CGI, at least. But nope, it's completely real. A group of guys went fishing and dropped a GoPro Hero 2 camera inside a custom-made torpedo to record the ocean underneath them. What the camera recorded was the most amazing footage of dolphins you'll ever see. Read More >>

science
Researchers Discover the Dolphin Handshake

Marine biologists have been recording the "signature" whistles of captive dolphins for decades but have never been sure of their function. However a new study suggests that these personalised calls are in fact the the cetacean equivalent of shaking hands and trading business cards. Read More >>

military
The US Military Relies on Dolphins to Detect Mines

The US Military invests billions of pounds in technology. But to keep the Strait of Hormuz, close to Iran, open, it's using an unusual, but no less innovative, technique: mine-detecting dolphins. Read More >>

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