Fugitive Waves

26 – Horses, Unicorns & Dolphins

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Horses and dolphins and unicorns— creatures that possess the imagination of so many young girls—borderland creatures—gateway animals to other worlds. "They let us be cowgirls and oceanographers and mermaids and princesses, wizardessess."


The Takeaway

Scientists Link Dolphin Deaths to BP Oil Spill

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

A new peer-reviewed study links the deaths of an unprecedented number of bottlenose dolphins to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster of 2010.



What Do Dolphins Talk About?

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Denise Herzing has been studying the same pod of wild dolphins for 30 years. But this year, things are different.

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Home Is Where Your Dolphin Is

Thursday, August 21, 2014

In the 1960's, Margaret Howe had a very unusual roommate: a bottlenose dolphin named Peter.   

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

It's tough to make small talk with a stranger—especially when that stranger doesn't speak your language. (And he has a blowhole.)

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Who's Got A Pregnant Brain?

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Something happened to dolphins. Then it happened to humans. Both creatures had good-sized brains when, for reasons no one truly understands, dolphin brains suddenly got larger and larger, until — 15 million years ago — they stopped growing. Two million years ago it was our turn. Our brains went from the size of an orange to the size of a cantaloupe. Why the start? Why the stop? Who's next?

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Dolphin-Killing Virus

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

A virus has been killing bottlenose dolphins off the East Coast, and it seems to be spreading south toward Florida. Marjorie Mooney-Seus, from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries, explains what we know about this disease and how it’s affecting ocean life.

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New Jersey News

72 Dolphins Wash Up Dead on New Jersey Beaches

Friday, August 30, 2013


More than 70 dolphins have washed up dead on New Jersey beaches. Most are bottlenose dolphins, the mammals that star in movies and aquarium shows.


The Brian Lehrer Show

Why So Many Dolphins are Dying in NY and NJ

Monday, August 19, 2013

Dolphins are dying or being stranded in high numbers this summer along the mid-Atlantic coast, and New Jersey is seeing particularly high rates. Mendy Garron, the Northeast regional stranding coordinator for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, explains what could be killing the dolphins and what it means for humans.

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Why Dolphins Make Us Nervous

Thursday, June 13, 2013

India has just banned dolphin entertainment parks. They are "morally unacceptable," says a government ministry. Meanwhile, on the other side of the planet, the U.S. Navy announced that 24 dolphins trained to sniff for underwater mines will be replaced by robots.

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Transportation Nation

Mermaids, Mermen Ride The NYC Subway

Friday, June 22, 2012

(Courtesy of the NY MTA)

(New York, NY - WNYC) Many of the thousands of half-human / half-mythical / one-quarter-clad creatures marching in Saturday's 30th Annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade will arrive not by dolphin or clamshell but by subway.

(Courtesy of NY MTA)

Coney Island-Stilwell Avenue is the last stop of the D, F and N lines, and one of several beachside stops on the Q.

(Courtesy of NY MTA)

A pleasure of the festivities is to watch summertime's version of a Halloween-themed perp-walk pour off the trains and make its flesh-flaunting way to the boardwalk. And before that, as the trains ply the rails toward la playa, straphangers see some of the year's most arresting scenes in public transport.

(Courtesy of NY MTA)

The New York Transportation Authority knows it and has decided to show it off with a fabulous Flickr page. It's here. Enjoy.

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