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Celebrate #DolphinDay with one of our favorite videos! Many species interact in the wild, most often as predator and prey. But recent encounters between humpback whales and bottlenose dolphins reveal a playful side to interspecies interaction. In two different locations in Hawaii, scientists watched as dolphins “rode” the heads of whales: the whales lifted the dolphins up and out of the water, and then the dolphins slid back down. The two species seemed to cooperate in the activity, and neither displayed signs of aggression or distress. Whales and dolphins in Hawaiian waters often interact, but playful social activity such as this is extremely rare between species. 

Fin-tastic news! Mexico City Congress has now passed a bill under the Protection of Animals law making it illegal to use marine mammals for commercial use! This means that all cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises) located within Mexico City will now no longer have to participate in shows, swim programs, therapy, or trainer for a day interactions. All existing facilities will be allotted six months to relocate the animals to a seaside sanctuary, where they will not interact with the public or preform. Unfortunately, this bill currently only applies to Mexico City, but it is a huge step in the right direction, and with continued activism we can only hope that others will follow in their example.

PC: Dolphin Discovery Six Flags Mexico City

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Dolphins from water and the air!

Dolphin sightings have been off the charts with fantastic ocean conditions lately. From super active pods of offshore bottlenose dolphin, to huge megapods (a many as 2,000 individuals!) of common dolphin, these animals have been thrilling passengers and crew alike.

Naturalist Craig DeWitt captured some underwater footage of bottlenose dolphins bowriding, and drone pilot Domenic Biagini got some beautiful aerial footage of a large common dolphin pod!

rough monday doodle with additional marine-mammals-in-zootopia-world ideas, for a little fun ;) no color though, and no good idea of pants for marine mammals, sad. :’S
size of a seal cub is a bit larger than Judy, that’s my fav part lol

Mammals that exhibit non-heterosexual behaviour:

And that’s just the mammals. There’s even more birds than there are mammals, and many others, too.

But please, do go on about how it is ‘unnatural.’

The false killer whale (Pseudorca crassidens) is one of the larger dolphin species, capable of growing nearly 20 feet long. They are found in tropical and temperate waters around the world. Not much is known about this species in the wild, though they are sometimes known to approach humans and boats. False killer whale/bottlenose dolphin hybrids, called “wholphins”, have been reported in the wild, and there have been confirmed specimens in captivity.

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Did you know that the OSPCA did an inspection of Marineland on October 10th, and that they found NOTHING wrong with the place? The upclose photo of Sonja the Walrus was taken just two days after their so-called inspection. How could they have missed that? My guess is, they went in, collected their bribe and left. This needs to end. We go to them for help for these animals and they turn out to be just as bad as John Ass-HOLER (Marineland’s owner). OSPCA and Marineland are the enemies here.

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It’s World Ocean’s Day! In celebration, we’re posting our viral video in which humpback whales and bottlenose dolphins play together. Enjoy!