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World-famous island in Bohol gets 24-hour electricity supply

Sep 05, 2017 - 7:10 PM

Balicasag an island in Bohol province famous for diving snorkelling and whale and dolphin watching used to have power only from 6 pm to 11 pm

DIVING DESTINATION. Aerial shot of Balicasag Island, located off the western coast of Panglao Island in Bohol. Photo courtesy of Philippine Coast Guard-Panglao

Mexico to use dolphins to save endangered vaquita porpoise

Jul 01, 2017 - 10:11 AM

Scientists estimate there are just 30 remaining vaquitas the world s smallest porpoise a species found only in the waters of the Gulf of California

France bans captive breeding of dolphins, killer whales

May 07, 2017 - 4:35 PM

Animal rights activists hail the ban as a historic French advance

Parasites, changing temperature cause dolphin deaths in Bicol

Mar 11, 2017 - 9:16 AM

Parasites or their eggs may be carried through human or animal feces dumped in the sea that fish and even the marine mammals may feed on says Dr Evelyn Saberon of BFAR

SPINNER DOLPHIN. Dr Evelyn Saberon inspects the dolphin carcass found in coast of Libon, Albay for necropsy at the Regional Fisheries Health Management and Diagnostics Laboratory at Fabrica, Bula, Camarines Sur. Photo courtesy of BFAR.

Social media spreads good deeds

Feb 13, 2016 - 8:27 PM

These are just some of the stories that inspired netizens this week

Former NFL player Lawrence Phillips found dead in jail cell

Jan 14, 2016 - 5:06 AM

Troubled former NFL running back Lawrence Phillips has been found dead in a California prison where he was awaiting trial for killing a cellmate

FINAL DOWN. Lawrence Phillips, who played for a number of NFL teams before exiting the league, had been serving a 31-year prison term and awaiting trial on a murder charge. File photo by Rhona Wise/AFP

Pro-whaling Japanese demonstrate against conservationists

Oct 31, 2015 - 4:34 PM

Participants carry a banner which read: Let s protect Japanese food culture from Western hypocritical values Japanese should not give in to Sea Shepherd

NO MORE WHALING. The UN's top court on March 31, 2014 ordered Japan to end its annual Antarctic whale hunt, saying in a landmark ruling that the program was a commercial activity disguised as science. File photo by Sea Shepherd Australia Ltd./Glenn Lockitch/AFP

Samar community saves stranded dolphin

Aug 20, 2015 - 3:31 PM

Residents from the coastal village of Silanga say the dolphin ran aground on August 18 due to the strong waves coming from Maqueda Bay

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Poe on Roxas, US-PH ties, Japan dolphin hunt | 12PM wRap

May 28, 2015 - 12:06 PM

Watch the 12PM edition of Rappler s newscast The wRap

Japan dolphin fishermen vow to continue slaughter

May 28, 2015 - 8:54 AM

The announcement comes despite a pledge by zoos and aquariums not to buy animals caught with the controversial method

CONTROVERSIAL HUNT. A file photograph showing local fishermen trapping a group of dolphins in a holding cove following a large capture of dolphins in Taiji, Wakayama prefecture, Japan, February 22, 2007.  Lars Nicolaysen/EPA

Japanese zoos, aquariums vote to ditch Taiji dolphin hunt

May 21, 2015 - 9:25 AM

Taiji residents have long defended the drive hunt saying its purpose is to obtain dolphin meat which they say is a traditional part of their diet

CONTROVERSIAL HUNT. A file photograph showing local fishermen trapping a group of dolphins in a holding cove following a large capture of dolphins in Taiji, Wakayama prefecture, Japan, February 22, 2007.  Lars Nicolaysen/EPA

Mass beaching fuels 'unscientific' Japan quake fears

Apr 11, 2015 - 3:22 PM

Scientists are dissecting the bodies of the whales 156 of which were found on two beaches on Japan s Pacific coast a day earlier but could not say what caused the beachings

MELON-HEADED WHALES. A handout picture taken and provided on 10 April 2015 by the Kashima Marine Safety Station shows Japan Coast Guard personnel taking back to the sea dolphins (melon headed whales) that were stranded on a beach in Hokota city, Ibaraki prefecture, Japan. Photo by Japan Coast Guard/EPA

US lawyer argues chimpanzees are 'people' too

Mar 21, 2015 - 7:54 PM

I had to invent the field of animal jurisprudence

#PugadBaboy: Capt. Stupid punchline 2

Feb 14, 2015 - 5:00 AM

Miriam hits Napeñas, media freedom declines, nurse with MERS pregnant | The wRap

Feb 12, 2015 - 8:15 PM

Senator Miriam Santiago hits police officials for mishandling operations Media freedom declines because of extremist groups The Filipina nurse diagnosed with MERS is pregnant

Cebu town mayor: Kill whale sharks, dolphins

Feb 11, 2015 - 6:22 PM

The mayor of Dumanjug in Cebu province says the sea creatures are responsible for the fish shortage in Tañon Strait one of the country s biggest fishing grounds

JEWELS OF THE SEA. Dolphins, an endangered sea creature, travel through Tañon Strait. Photo courtesy of Razcel Salvarita

Lakers’ Swaggy P: 'A dolphin tried to kill me'

Feb 11, 2015 - 5:10 PM

He was trying to kill me I think he was trying to get on Iggy He was a little friendly kissing her and stuff He was trying to take my woman said Lakers guard Nick Young

You won't see Swaggy P pointing any fingers when there are dolphins around. Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images/AFP

Fight to save endangered Indus dolphins, turtles

Nov 04, 2014 - 3:46 PM

Conservationists are fighting to save the Indus dolphin as well as the river s black spotted turtle

ENDANGERED. In this photograph taken on September 13, 2014, a blind dolphin swims along the Indus river in the southern Pakistani city of Sukkur. Rizwan Tabassum/AFP

Movies playing this week: 'The Janitor,' 'Gone Girl,' and more

Oct 08, 2014 - 5:11 PM

What will you be watching this weekend?

Dolphin slaughter season starts in Japan

Sep 16, 2014 - 5:01 PM

The annual dolphin cull in southern Japan commences despite repeatedly condemned by animal rights groups

An image posted by advocacy group Sea Shepherd on their official Facebook page shows a pod of dolphins reportedly killed as part of the start of the dolphin cull season in Taiji, Japan, 16 September 2014. Image courtesy Sea Shepherd

Japan whaling town sued by dolphin activists

May 16, 2014 - 12:34 AM

The town has depended on coastal whaling for 4 centuries and local fishermen corral hundreds of dolphins to kill them for meat or sell them to aquariums and dolphinariums

NO MORE WHALING. The UN's top court on March 31, 2014 ordered Japan to end its annual Antarctic whale hunt, saying in a landmark ruling that the program was a commercial activity disguised as science. File photo by Sea Shepherd Australia Ltd./Glenn Lockitch/AFP

Defensive end Sam set to become first openly gay NFL player

May 07, 2014 - 11:36 AM

Michael Sam a collegiate standout who revealed his homosexuality last February is expected to be chosen in this week s NFL Draft and could become the league s first openly gay player

HEAVY HITTER. Michael Sam of University of Missouri is projected to be selected in the NFL Draft this week. Photo by Marcus Qwertyus/wiki commons

Netizens react to marriage proposal via dolphin

Feb 14, 2014 - 12:09 PM

But Ocean Adventure Park who posted photos of the proposal says the writing material used is safe for dolphins

WOULD YOU SAY YES? Netizens criticize a marriage proposal written on a dolphin in Ocean Adventure Park in Subic. Screengrab from Ocean Adventure Park Facebook page

Dolphins in 'bad shape' after BP oil spill: study

Feb 01, 2014 - 7:19 PM

Oil giant BP however said the study is inconclusive in establishing causation to the spill caused by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion

Japan's PM defends dolphin hunting

Jan 25, 2014 - 5:00 PM

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe defends the controversial tradition of Taiji village saying the ancient fishing practice rooted in their culture also supports their livelihoods

DOLPHIN CULL. This handout photo taken on January 20, 2014 by environmentalist group Sea Shepherd Conservation Society shows bottlenose dolphins trapped in the cove during the selection process by fishermen after a superpod of the mammals was driven into a cove in the Japanese town of Taiji. Sea Shepherd Conservation Society/via AFP

Despite outrage, dolphin slaughter in Japan town continues

Jan 23, 2014 - 7:59 PM

Fishermen in the small Japanese town of Taiji killed more than two dozen striped dolphins campaigners say as global outrage over the slaughter grows

DOLPHIN CULL. This handout photo taken on January 20, 2014 by environmentalist group Sea Shepherd Conservation Society shows bottlenose dolphins trapped in the cove during the selection process by fishermen after a superpod of the mammals was driven into a cove in the Japanese town of Taiji. Sea Shepherd Conservation Society/via AFP

Science wRap: From false memories to methane 'bomb'

Jul 29, 2013 - 2:24 PM

This week: False memories dolphin whistles a photobomb from space and light stopped in its tracks

Baby dolphin dies in captivity weeks after birth

Jul 25, 2013 - 9:21 AM

The calf born last July 7 at the Ocean Adventure park in Subic died on Sunday July 21 due to an infection

MOTHER AND CHILD. The baby dolphin (R) swimming with its mother Vi (L), at the Ocean Adventure marine park in Subic Bay. File photo by Randy Datu

In nature, dolphins 'whistle' by name

Jul 24, 2013 - 7:26 AM

A study found that dolphins are the only non human mammals to use the names of those in their close circles to get each other s attention

File photo by Randy Datu

First dolphin born in captivity in PH

Jul 16, 2013 - 12:45 PM

A baby dolphin was born 7 pm on July 6 at the Ocean Adventure marine park in Subic Bay

DOLPHIN MOTHER AND CHILD. The first live birth of a dolphin in human care happened in Subic inside the Ocean Adventure marine park. Photo by Randy Datu

More bite for animal rights law

Jul 14, 2013 - 9:07 PM

Cruelty to animals to get stiffer penalties

THEY TOO HAVE RIGHTS. Animal care makes better human beings

Scientists urge New Zealand to save 'sea hobbit'

Jul 01, 2013 - 4:32 PM

Scientists: Losing just one more of the creatures will threaten the species existence

'HOBBIT' DOLPHIN. This undated handout photo released to AFP on June 5, 2013 by New Zealand's Department of Conservation shows critically endangered Maui's dolphins swimming at sea off the west coast of New Zealand's North Island. AFP PHOTO/ Department of Conservation

New Zealand dolphin faces extinction, group warns

Feb 14, 2013 - 12:52 PM

Scientists have urged New Zealand to take immediate action to protect the critically endangered Maui s dolphin amid warnings the marine mammal could become extinct by 2030

'SAVE THE DOLPHINS' Campaigners attend a protest to protect the critically endangered Maui's dolphin, in front of Parliament House in Wellington on May 2, 2012. AFP PHOTO / Marty MELVILLE

Rappler Goal Line: Cebu no-show at Emperador; Hartmann dazzles for Loyola

Feb 12, 2013 - 10:42 AM

Rappler wraps up the first week of the UFL games and shares why Cebu Queen City United FC was a no show in what could have been the first game at the newly opened Emperador Stadium

Young dolphin lures pod to safety in Australia

Feb 03, 2013 - 2:12 PM

Wildlife experts moved a juvenile dolphin by boat to deeper waters at high tide to entice the others to follow

DOLPHIN RESCUE. This handout photo taken on February 2, 2013 by Western Australia's Department of Environment and Conservation shows a pod of dolphins in shallow waters at Whalers Cove, near Albany on the south coast of Australia. A young dolphin has been used to lure a pod of 100 to 150 others to safety after they were in danger of stranding themselves, Australian officials said on February 3. AFP PHOTO / The Department of Environment and Conservation

Social Media wRap: YOLO, underage drinking, and #MoveLeyte

Jan 27, 2013 - 10:54 PM

Heads up Lonely Island fans The boys of the I Just Had Sex fame are back and they ve got Maroon 5 s Adam Levine to join them This and more on this week s Social Media wRap

Lost dolphin dies in polluted New York waterway

Jan 26, 2013 - 12:42 PM

The dolphin dies in the Gowanus Canal a polluted stretch of water in Brooklyn

DOLPHIN DIES. A dolphin that got stuck and quickly died in a New York canal. Photo by AFP

Activists rally against dolphin, whale hunt in Tokyo

Nov 24, 2012 - 5:50 PM

Environmentalists and nationalists held opposing rallies over the issue of Japan s dolphin and whale hunts in a rare showdown in central Tokyo on Saturday November 24 leading to angry scenes

Dolphin transferred from PH to Singapore oceanarium dies

Nov 22, 2012 - 10:11 PM

10 year old dolphin dies while being transferred to a Singapore oceanarium

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MoodMeter = Inspired to fight for the dolphins

Nov 09, 2012 - 2:37 AM

Prompted by her school s plan to go on a field trip to an open water marine park 13 year old Christel Lejano speaks up for the dolphins

SAVE THE DOLPHINS

PH allows export of dolphins to Singapore

Oct 18, 2012 - 6:59 PM

The government has approved the export of 25 show dolphins to Singapore after a ban on their transport to Sentosa was lifted

Court halts dolphin export to Singapore

Oct 13, 2012 - 6:29 PM

A local court blocked the export of 25 captive dolphins to Singapore s Resorts World

Activist in Oscar-winning docu urges ban on dolphin import

Sep 24, 2012 - 2:27 PM

Activist Ric O Barry wants consumers to stop buying tickets at ocean themed parks where dolphins are held in captivity

Dolphin activists Ric O'Barry

Passage into the Philippine seas

Jul 27, 2012 - 2:34 PM

Next time you pass by the Quezon Avenue tunnel take time to appreciate the new colorful mural and help spread the message about saving our seas

A VIEW OF THE massive mural. Photo by Kage Gozun

Concocting an ocean elixir

Apr 20, 2012 - 12:01 AM

A mom shares about her love for the ocean

DREAMING OF SEA. What is it about the ocean that cures even the most hopeless of woes?

The Sulu sea experience

Apr 12, 2012 - 8:06 PM

“The sea once it casts its spell holds one in its net of wonder forever ” – Jacques Yves Cousteau

UNDER THE SEA. The underwater world is a paradise that must be protected, respected, and honored. Photo courtesy of Boogs Rosales.