World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 

Dolphins Granted Non-Human Personhood

Dolphins Granted Non-Human Personhood

Dolphins Call Each Other by Name with Unique Whistles

Yucca Valley, CA – August 19, 2013 – The Government of India recently granted dolphins non-human personhood, making India the first nation in the world to recognize the unique intelligence and self-awareness of the cetacean class of aquatic mammals, as noted by Mike Adams in his Natural News article of August 9. Mike recently wrote that “Dolphins are extremely intelligent mammals with a highly-developed social structure. Recent research shows that dolphins call each other by name and can remember the unique name whistles from old friends heard just one time 20 years ago.” and further recommended “Action item: Help fund the Dolphin Communication Project.”

Dr. Kathleen Dudzinski, Director of the Dolphin Communication Project, has posted a project at FundaGeek seeking support for their ongoing dolphin communication research. DCP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to both dolphin research and education. It strives to promote awareness of marine mammal conservation and to foster environmental stewards. Donations are already at 61% with 18 days to go.

Though dolphins have been studied for half a century, little is known about the subtle nature of their social bonds and how they navigate their social lives on a day-to-day basis. Long-term studies make it possible to collect detailed data that reveals the patterns in social behavior of these long-lived marine mammals. Continuing the studies on an annual basis is critical and keeps the data set viable for rigorous statistical understanding with respect to examining the social relationships that dolphins share.

DCP has been funding their research by hosting tours to study locations in the Bahamas, Japan, Germany, and Honduras. The difficult global economy forced DCP to cancel their 2012 trip to Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences (RIMS) in Honduras but they hope this crowdfunding project will make their October 2013 trip viable. They hope to continue their observation of a group of bottlenose dolphins and piece together a more nuanced understanding of how dolphins value their social relationships. John Anderson of Terramar Productions will film this phase of DCP’s research into dolphin friendships at RIMS; John will create the final DVD project as a donation to DCP.

All of DCP’s fundraising efforts go directly to their research and education programs and Dr. Dudzinski receives no salary for her studies or work with DCP.

To be a participant in this interesting research and get a DVD of the trip, visit the project at http://www.fundageek.com/project/detail/853/The-Science-of-Dolphin-Friendships-How-do-dolphins-choose-their-friends

About FundaGeek

FundaGeek has entry portals specific to scientific research, inventions, technology, education, software, and community support. The company’s co-founder and CEO, Mr. Daniel D. Gutierrez, is founder and CEO of AMULET Development Corporation, a developer of custom web database software applications for business. The company’s co-founder and President, Mr. Cary C. Harwin, is founder and CEO of Catalyst Development Corporation, a developer of Internet components and decision analysis tools.

FundaGeek is headquartered in Yucca Valley, California and the company’s website is found at: www.fundageek.com.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 

ITUC: Nobel Prize In Economics Explodes Minimum Wage And Jobs Myth

The prize was awarded to David Card, Joshua Angrist and Guido Imbens for real-world research in the 1990s that demonstrated, empirically, that the idea touted by conservative economists that higher minimum wages mean fewer jobs is not based on fact... More>>

Science Media Centre: New South Wales Opens Up For Fully-vaccinated – Aus SMC Expert Reaction
Sydney has partially eased Covid-19 restrictions for fully-vaccinated individuals after NSW reached its target of 70 per cent of the population double-dosed. The Australian Science Media Centre has asked experts about the possible risks of the country opening up again...More>>


Nobel Peace Prize: Journalists Who ‘Speak Truth To Power’ Recognized

Two campaigning journalists were awarded the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, which UN Secretary-General António Guterres said was recognition that a free press is “essential for peace, justice, sustainable development and human rights – and the cornerstone for building fair and impartial institutions”...
More>>


Focus On: UN SDGs


UN: With Clock Ticking, Sustainable Transport Key To Global Goals
From electric cars and buses to zero-carbon producing energy sources, new and emerging technologies along with innovative policy changes, are critical for combating climate change. But to be effective, they must ensure that transport strategies benefit everyone, including the poorest... More>>


COP26: 7 Climate Action Highlights To Remember

A September to remember, a pivotal month for climate action commitments. From the United Nations General Assembly week to the final pre-COP meeting, last month was an important time to build momentum... More>>


UN: Global Leaders Set To Act To Increase Energy Access While Reducing Emissions At First UN Energy Summit In 40 Years

Significant new commitments for financing clean energy, increasing renewables and improving access to electricity are expected to be announced on 24 September at the UN High-level Dialogue on Energy... More>>