The National Aquarium in Baltimore is considering whether to continue exhibiting dolphins.
The US Navy acknowledged Friday that because of bomb testing and heavy sonar activity hundreds of marine mammals and will be killed and injured.
Once upon a time, he was known as Capt. Bob, the man who trained the dolphins and seals to perform for crowds in Atlantic City.
Once upon a time, he was known as Capt. Bob, the man who trained the dolphins and seals to perform for crowds in Atlantic City. But as he got to know the dolphins, Bob Schoelkopf renounced keeping them in captivity and devoted the rest of his life to rescuing stranded marine mammals. Now the man who once prodded dolphins to jump and wave their fins for crowds is part of a broad scientific effort to determine why dolphins are dying by the hundreds.
The number of mysterious dolphin deaths has increased to more than 160.
Dolphins can imitate human actions, and even how they solve problems. When a dolphin has one of its senses blocked, it can use other senses to mimic a human’s movements
Federal officials are investigating what’s causing an unusually high number of dolphin strandings on the East Coast.
Officials are trying to determine the cause of a sharp increase in dolphin deaths in Virginia and other East Coast states.