Dolphin News Piquet Shedd Aquarium is happy to announce that Piquet, one of our Pacific white-sided dolphins, is expecting a calf in early June. Read the full story on our blog and learn how marine mammal pregnancies help us improve our understanding of their species.
The Cons of Captive Breeding Programs for Marine Mammals
While captive breeding programs for marine mammals do have some benefits, it is worth taking a look at the negative sides as well. Follow the story here. http://aquaviews.net/ocean-news/negative-side-captive-breeding-programs-marine-mammals/
A large seal which ran amok in suburban Launceston on Boxing Day morning was eventually ‘secured’ by Tasmanian police, but not before leaving its mark on a car in Newstead, climbing on the bonnet to leave large dents and a broken windscreen in its wake. The wandering seal evaded capture for some time, roaming the streets of Newstead, with authorities warning the public not to approach the marine mammal to avoid agitating it.<br><br>
Nearly half the bottlenose dolphins in Barataria Bay tested in mid-2011 to assess natural resources' damage in the aftermath of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill were in “guarded or worse” condition, including 17 percent that were not expected to...