Category: About dolphins

BREAKING: Coffs Harbour dolphins will be the last in captivity in NSW

Mar 14, 2019 by afdadmin
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Fantastic news Dolphin Defenders! On the 14th March 2019, Dolphin Marine Conservation Park (formerly ‘Dolphin Marine Magic’) announced they will no longer breed dolphins, ensuring the five dolphins currently in pools will be the last generation under human care in NSW. Action for Dolphins has long been campaigning for an end to captive breeding, and View full story

Close Encounters

Aug 16, 2018 by afdadmin
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Words and images by Michael Ashton. The ancient Greeks passed down many fundamental concepts about maths, philosophy, art and culture. But what is often forgotten is their reverence for dolphins. Greek coins, pottery, art, temples, and mythology are full of dolphin images. Dolphins’ sonic language or ‘echolocation’ is comprised of clicks and whistles sent in View full story

Empty the Tanks day 2018

May 18, 2018 by afdadmin
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On Saturday the 12th of May, Action for Dolphins attended the sixth annual Empty the Tanks demonstration outside Sea World on the Gold Coast. Our Public Engagement Officer, Hannah Tait, has written about the day. The demonstration was organised to begin at 10am yet, from 9:30am onwards carloads of people were arriving. The designated spot View full story

Open letter to Thomas Cook Group: Stop promoting and selling tickets to SeaWorld Orlando

May 10, 2018 by afdadmin
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Dear Mr Fankhauser and Board of Directors, Re: Thomas Cook Group and SeaWorld I am writing on behalf of Action for Dolphins (‘AFD’), a not-for-profit animal welfare organisation, to request that Thomas Cook Group cease promoting and selling tickets to SeaWorld Orlando. It is admirable that Thomas Cook Group conducts animal welfare checks for the View full story

United Nations condemns dolphin hunting

Dec 12, 2014 by afdadmin

Article by Genevieve Wauchope for Australia for Dolphins. Last month, delegates to the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) met in Quito, Ecuador for the 11th Conference of Parties (COP 11). Over 900 delegates attended, a record for the CMS, which is an environmental treaty formed under the United Nations Environment Programme. There were a number View full story

Kelly, the gull-baiting dolphin

Oct 28, 2013 by Incredo Solutions
Kelly, the gull-baiting dolphin

Hello! Today I wanted to tell you a remarkable story reported in the Guardian about a female dolphin called Kelly, who lives at the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in Mississippi. Dolphins at the institute have been trained to keep their pool clean by collecting floating litter and passing it to a trainer. When dolphins View full story

Seeing dolphin?

Oct 26, 2013 by Incredo Solutions
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Have we just been thinking too much about dolphins, or do they crop up in some pretty unexpected places? In the photograph above, captured by Steve De Neef at Cebu in the Philippines, an enormous shoal of sardines appear to adopt a disguise as they swim in the formation of a dolphin. And what about View full story