Exploring Dolphin Mythology Across Cultures

With their complex communication and obvious intelligence, dolphins have captivated the mind of Wild Dolphin Project scientists for 40 years. But, we aren’t alone — it’s been going on for centuries. In both modern and ancient times, stories depict dolphins as playful creatures with a strong bond to humans, often

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Are Dolphins and Porpoises the Same Thing?

    Ever wondered what —  if any — the differences were between porpoises and dolphins, and why it even matters? It turns out that while the words are used interchangeably, dolphins and porpoises are in fact, different. To understand how, first you need to understand taxonomy. As humans, we

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Release the Kraken! A Conservation Win.

Story and Photographs by Bethany Augliere With several hundred onlookers cheering for her, Kraken — a 200 pound loggerhead sea turtle — returned to the ocean after months in human care. Last June, Kraken was taken to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in Boca Raton, Florida. She had been struck by

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