Hot water is killing dolphins in large numbers in the Amazon River

The water is too hot for dolphins in the Amazon river and they are dying in large numbers

NEWS AND COMMENT-LAKE TEFE, AMAZON RIVER, BRAZIL: It has been put down to global warming as the primary reason for the death of 120 river dolphins in the Amazon River together with thousands of fish of other species. The scientists are still working on the …

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River dolphin starved to death by a plastic bottle ring which closed its mouth

Amazon river dolphin starved to death as mouth was closed by a plastic ring

NEWS/OPINION: This is another story about the dangers of leaving plastic rings in the environment. It is a story about plastic pollution and careless humans. The victim? Wildlife of course. And many species of wildlife can be affected. My research indicates that this was an …

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Dolphins shout to be heard over human-created ocean background noise

Dolphins have to shout to be heard over human-made ocean noise.

Dolphins have to shout at each other when trying to communicate as underwater noise has increased substantially because of increased human activity over the past decades. Sound travels well underwater which exacerbates the problem. In preindustrial times the oceans were much quieter than they are …

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New theory on why dolphins beach themselves

Beached dolphins

‘Cetacean stranding’ is the technical term for beached whales and dolphins. They normally die because of dehydration or collapsing under their own weight and they might end up drowning when high tide covers their blowholes. There have been several theories as to the cause. If …

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