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Over 100,000 narwhals swim the Earth’s Arctic waters. Kristin Laidre

Meet the narwhal, ‘unicorn of the sea’

The long tusk of the male narwhal earned these whales their fanciful nickname. But there's more to these Arctic mammals than their unique spiral tooth.
A bottlenose dolphin leaping from the ocean in Panama. Christian Wittman/Shutterstock.com

Researchers find pathological signs of Alzheimer’s in dolphins, whose brains are much like humans’

Researchers have found evidence of the same brain pathologies in dolphins that are present in the brains of humans who died with Alzheimer's. What might this suggest about Alzheimer's in humans?
Some dolphins live close to the shore, where they regularly encounter humans. This is affecting their numbers. Simon Elwen

How insight into southern Africa’s dolphins is being deepened

Globally, a quarter of whale and dolphin species are endangered. Though South African dolphin populations are generally in good heath, the humpback dolphin is cause for concern.

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