A Chat with Malcolm Brenner, Man Famous for Having Sex with a Dolphin

Malcolm Brenner is the only man on Earth to achieve international fame for having sex with a dolphin. A former investigative journalist who covered the American Southwest, he remains best known for his 1970's love affair—mostly romantic, briefly sexual—with a bottlenose dolphin named Dolly. Their "courtship," which… » 2/11/15 12:30pm 2/11/15 12:30pm

Two-Headed Dolphin Washes Up On Shore, the End Is Really Fucking Nigh

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Woman Who Made Sweet, Gentle Love With a Dolphin Says It Was Sensuous

Margaret Howe Lovatt, a researcher who participated in a NASA-funded experiment to teach dolphins to speak English, got more than she bargained for when an adolescent dolphin became sexual with her. But she didn't mind. » 6/09/14 9:30pm 6/09/14 9:30pm

SeaWorld Has a New PR Nightmare: This Girl Who Was Bitten by a Dolphin

Last week, a 9-year-old girl was bitten by a dolphin at SeaWorld in San Antonio, Texas. Now PETA is trying to get the U.S. Department of Agriculture to investigate the bite. » 2/28/14 12:00pm 2/28/14 12:00pm

Teenage Dolphins Are Chewing on Puffer Fish to Get Hiiiiiiiiigh

In case you needed any more evidence that dolphins are Just Like Us™, scientists have now observed them deliberately altering their mental states by chewing on toxic puffer fish. Dolphins are GETTING WASTED, you guys. » 12/30/13 6:45pm 12/30/13 6:45pm

Sorry, Dolphins Are Not Geniuses

Forget what you were taught about their big brains and those clicky noises they make: dolphins may be smart, and they certainly greatly inspired Lisa Frank, but they're not brilliant-smart. » 12/19/13 10:50am 12/19/13 10:50am

Dude Scientist Is on a Quixotic Mission to Prove Dolphins Are Dumb

Dolphins are smart. Except that, dolphins may not be so smart, at least not according to one South African researcher who is trying to corner the market on schadenfreude-laced dolphin studies because (and we’re just spitballing here) 1) his entire family was killed by dolphin mercenaries, 2) he’s really, really sick… » 9/29/13 3:00pm 9/29/13 3:00pm

Dolphins can remember their friends better than most humans

In case you still doubted that dolphins have an awareness rivaling our own, new research shows that these cetaceans can remember the whistles of their old tank-mates after being separated for more than 20 years! No species other than humans has demonstrated such a long-term social memory. » 8/07/13 10:00pm 8/07/13 10:00pm

How’s Your Summer of Mass Dolphin Deaths Been So Far?

Hey there, Eastern-seaboard beach-goers! Been enjoying your summer of cold beer, casual sex, outdoor music festivals, ice cream dinners, and mysterious dolphin carcasses? Of course you haven’t — who can enjoy ice cream dinners with so many rotting dolphin carcasses lining our beaches, fouling up the air and… » 8/04/13 3:00pm 8/04/13 3:00pm

Dolphin-Assisted Births Seem Like Questionable Life Choices

Dolphins are magical, highly-intelligent creatures that play with surfers, save drunk people from riptides, and jump over the rings of Lisa Frank’s neon-splattered Saturn. They’re cosmic beings, dolphins are, in direct communication with the undying essence of the universe, privy to the semi-divine thalassic secrets… » 5/27/13 12:30pm 5/27/13 12:30pm

State-of-the-art 19th-century torpedo was discovered by Navy dolphins

In the late 19th century, the Howell torpedo was an incredibly advanced piece of military equipment, a breakthrough device in the United States' quest to achieve naval dominance. But only one surviving Howell torpedo was known to exist—until Navy dolphins nosed up another. » 5/19/13 1:15pm 5/19/13 1:15pm

100,000 Dolphins Are Partying Without Us Off the Coast of California

An enormous dolphin stampede—about seven miles long and five miles wide and estimated to comprise 100,000 rogue dolphs—is currently rampaging around off the coast of San Diego. Here's a first-hand account: » 2/18/13 9:15pm 2/18/13 9:15pm

Your Morning Cry: Sperm Whales Befriend Disabled Dolphin

Get ready to be both sad and inspired by the beauty of nature: A lone bottlenose dolphin with a S-shaped spine deformity was spotted swimming among a pod of sperm whales in the North Atlantic. » 1/24/13 10:25am 1/24/13 10:25am

Hawaii's Dolphins Can't Get Any Sleep Because of Tourists

Tourists in Hawaii really like to see dolphins, and that's fine because dolphins are magical (when they're not trying to bad-flipper isolated swimmers or murder innocent tiger sharks), but it's also creating a significant problem: insomniac dolphins aren't getting enough sleep because tourists keep wanting to stare… » 8/29/12 10:00am 8/29/12 10:00am

Dog Shows Persistence in Chasing Down Dolphin Friends

If you suffer from seasickness, you're just going to have to weigh that unfortunate condition against how much you want to see a friendly Labrador retriever chase down some dolphins, demanding that they play with him. Dogs don't make the best videographers, but they're definitely the most ingenuous and adorable.… » 8/05/12 2:00pm 8/05/12 2:00pm

Watch Some Dolphins Show Off for the Camera

This dolphin video (yay for dolphins!) comes courtesy a friend of a friend, so everybody be nice and say how much you enjoy the soothing ocean vistas. The paddleboarder's name is Nik and the reason all the dolphins swarm around him and not the rest of us is because he stuffs his boardshorts with dolphin treats. J/k… » 7/19/12 11:15pm 7/19/12 11:15pm

Not Even Dolphins Are Safe from the Bullying Epidemic

The Bolsa Chica Wetlands in Huntington Beach, CA has hosted a new resident for the last 5 days — a 7-foot dolphin nicknamed by the locals as "Bolsa Chica Bob" or "Fred" (great nicknames, locals). Marine experts have attempted to push "Bolsa Chica Bob" into the deeper waters of Huntington Harbour only to have the… » 5/01/12 2:20pm 5/01/12 2:20pm

Male Dolphins Enjoy Blowholing Each Other

Researchers have found that a recently observed society of bottlenose dolphins, swimming and fucking without prejudice in Western Australia's Shark Bay live in an open society, the result of living without clearly defined territorial boundaries. » 3/29/12 10:40am 3/29/12 10:40am

Cats (and Dolphins) Have No Sweet Tooth

What does a cat have in common with a bottlenose dolphin? Aside from being cute and having a plot to take over the world, the answer is: a total inability to taste sweets. Scientists have known for years that cats and their wild feline friends lions and tigers have lost the sweet receptors on their scratchy tongues,… » 3/12/12 5:10pm 3/12/12 5:10pm

Dolphins Have Their Own Catchphrases

A new study has found that dolphins have their own cute little signature whistles that they use to introduce themselves to others when meeting up at popular ocean hangouts. It works kind of like a "What's goin' on, man." If Ryan Gosling was a dolphin, his signature would probably be the whistle version of "Hey girl." » 2/29/12 6:15pm 2/29/12 6:15pm