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Dolphins Get High on Puffer Fish Toxins

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December 30, 2013
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BBC's documentary 'Dolphins: A Spy in the Pod' will supposedly show the world how dolphins like to get high off puffer fish toxins. Zoologists say they most likely feel a narcotic effect. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) reports.


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Australia: From Tuna Hunter to Sushi Saver

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Deutsche Welle (Apr. 30, 2012) — Bluefin tuna are threatened by extinction as the global appetite for the fish soars. A fishing ban is unlikely, so one solution is to breed the fish in underwater cages. But they're not easy to rear in captivity. In Australia, German-born Hagen Stehr is working to mimic natural living conditions of the fish in his onshore farm. The idea is to create an artificial model of the journey to their spawning grounds in order to trick the fish into reproducing.
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Recycling Seafood: Oil From Fish Waste

Recycling Seafood: Oil From Fish Waste

Deutsche Welle (June 23, 2013) — Leftovers from the fish industry might become a valuable raw material in the future. A German company has developed a system for recycling shrimp shells and other fish waste to create oils for the food production industry. The oils are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which help prevent cardiovascular problems. The aim is to minimize waste from the fish-processing industry. Other potential leftovers are turned into a powder that is high in protein and may have anti-inflammatory properties.
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Dolphin Strandings Continue in Massachusetts

Dolphin Strandings Continue in Massachusetts

AP (Feb. 16, 2012) — Rescue teams from the International Fund for Animal Welfare are trying to save 10 stranded dolphins. Last month 177 short-beaked common dolphins stranded on Cape Cod, that's five times what researchers typically see in an entire year.
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RAW VIDEO: 60 Dolphins Stranded on Cape Cod Shores

RAW VIDEO: 60 Dolphins Stranded on Cape Cod Shores

AP (Jan. 18, 2012) — Teams from the International Fund for Animal Welfare are working to rescue scores of Common dolphins stranded on the shores of Cape Cod. Nineteen of the 27 dolphins stranded alive were released. Another 32 were also found, but had died.
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