Flipper the Dolphin Says Hello to Tony the Tiger

March 10, 2009 / No Comments

It's not their real names. The tiger's name is Vallejo Akaasha which is Californian for Tony. The dolphin's name is Maverick which is Californian for Flipper. The two characters met at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, California. Flipper spoke to Tiger - see the bubbles?

Real Men Proving Themselves the Wrong Way

November 17, 2008 / 20 Comments

What happens when a species is categorized under "least concern", meaning there is no threat of being threatened? The answer is simple and you'll likely get the idea by the time you finish reading. The Faeroes are a group of islands in Northern Europe, between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, an autonomous province of Denmark since 1948. Every ...

Japanese Slaughters Dolphins

October 17, 2008 / No Comments

There's a secluded lagoon hidden alongside an island about 700kms south of Tokyo where - Iol says - Japanese fishermen, with the blessings of Tokyo, are slaughtering dolphins. Between October and April of last year, some 16,000-20,000 of the mammals were killed under whaling laws. The fishermen hammer metal rods into the sea to disable the dolphins' sense of direction, thus ...

Dolphin and Sea Lion Kiss – Make the World a Better Place

September 25, 2008 / No Comments

Really, why can't we all just get along? I'm for kissing and making up, aren't you? A dolphin and a sea lion, not your best of friends, have learned to kiss their hostility away at an aquarium in Beijing. China has a National Holiday coming up. To prepare the aquarium folk taught the two how to kiss in order to ...

Michael Phelps, What We Can Learn From The Dolphin

August 18, 2008 / 3 Comments

Not sure if Michael Phelps is vegan, loves animals or if he recycles, but I'll have to be honest he really managed to amaze all of us after breaking seven world records and one Olympic record in just one week. He did it, in part, because of his amazing dolphin kick. I'm no guru in making the world a better place ...

World’s Largest Shark (Whale Shark) Soars Like an Eagle

June 24, 2008 / No Comments

It's not the extinct white dolphin or something you might see at one of those incredible hotspots for whale watching, it's the world's largest shark, the whale shark. Researchers down under, that's down under (Australia) and down under (underwater) attached devices for observation to eight sharks 8 meters (26') long off Ningaloo. The devices which are designed to ...