Dolphins frankly terrify me a little because I think they’re too smart for their own good. Perhaps I was traumatized by a viewing of that Simpsons episode where the dolphins take over Springfield and beat everybody up. Or maybe I’m a big old baby. All of my (possibly) unfounded fears are irrelevant now in the face of…
Russian researchers say they have recorded the first “conversation” between a pair of dolphins. The dolphins, named Yasha and Yana, could apparently create sentences of up to five “words.” This is cool, and overwhelming. What were these dolphs talking about? Do you think they were talking about me?
Today’s MVP is this dolphin, who wins a gold medal for stealing an iPad from a Sea World patron and then frolicking and splashing with celebratory glee.
Well, it’s April 14, and you know what that means: banks are closed and parade routes are being blocked off across America in honor of National Dolphin Day, a holiday that was of course dreamed up by Big Dolphin but a great opportunity to spend some time thinking about Malcolm Brenner nonetheless. Who’s Malcolm…
Dolphins see people—we already know this. But what do we talk about when we talk about dolphins seeing people? Cool new scientific imaging shows a relatively clear image of what these compelling sea mammals actually envision when they look at humans.
We’ve been telling you this literally since 2008, but “dolphin-assisted” births are really not a good idea. Really. It almost seems like this shouldn’t need saying?
This weekend, Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium will begin allowing people to visit its newest tenant: a six-week-old Pacific white-sided dolphin calf.
The Orange County Register is reporting that a dolphin leapt out of the ocean, into a boat, and onto a woman’s lower extremities, breaking her ankles. They’re smart, they’re much nastier than Madeleine L’Engle led you to believe, and they are absolutely coming for us.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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…
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…
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.