Saturday, January 26, 2013

News for Dolphins

Cynthia: During the past week, our friends the dolphins have surfaced in a number of news stories. For the details, we take you now to our cetacean correspondant, Danny Dolphin.

Danny Dolphin
Dolphin Rescue

Danny: Thank you, Cynthia. In our first story, a group of divers were out watching manta rays near Kona, Hawaii. They were approached by a dolphin that had fishing line and a hook stuck on one of its fins. One of the divers was able to remove most of the fishing line. Note that the dolphin sought out the help of the divers. Read the full story by Robert T. Gonzalez at io9 and watch the video for the complete details.

Adopted Dolphin

Danny: In another report from io9, a dolphin with a spine deformity has been adopted by a group of sperm whales. This touching story takes place in the Northern Atlantic, and is covered in an article by George Dvorsky. The original story was reported by ScienceNow.

Trapped in NYC Harbor

Danny: The new video sharing site, Vine, is the Twitter of video sharing. Each Vine video clip is limited to six seconds. Vine's first breaking news story concerns a dolphin stuck inside the Gowanus Canal in New York City Harbor. The complete story can be found in this article from Mashable.

Back to you, fishy girl...

Questions Remain

Cynthia: Err... Thank you, Danny. The giant squid remains as a hot topic of conversation. A recent article on Mashable reports that while a giant squid was recently caught on film, a number of questions remain to be answered. Don't miss this article by Jennifer Viegas, and be sure to watch the Discovery Channel tomorrow (27 January 2013) for the official airing of the giant squid video footage.

Mermaid Odette Encore

Cynthia: Fans of Mermaid Odette from my previous blog post will enjoy this encore photograph. Odette is making quite a splash in Tucson, Arizona these days. If you missed her interview, swim on over and take a look.

Best wishes and starfishes,
-Mermaid Cynthia
cynthia (at)

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