- n. a common name for animals which have flippers, such as dolphins and seals.
“Flipper is also the inspiration for the Miami Dolphins and is still profiled as the team mascot.”
“In the 1960s, O'Barry trained the animals that collectively became known as Flipper to TV viewers - an experience that he has spent decades trying to undo because of the role the television show played in creating the captive dolphin industry in the United States and around the world.”
“Behind closed doors, the woman they called Flipper expressed romantic yearnings about the man named Keith.”
“Google is about to launch a new Google Labs project it calls Flipper, we? ve learned.”
“So far this year, no bottlenose dolphins -- like "Flipper" -- have yet been killed; instead, the fishermen have killed risso dolphins and pilot whales.”
“The Cove" follows Richard O'Barry -- trainer of the dolphins used in "Flipper" -- and Ocean Preservation Society co-founder Louie Psihoyos in their efforts to expose and end the dolphin slaughter in the village of Taiji, Japan, where fishermen use sonar to lure the marine mammals into a cove.”
“Lilly's books describing his research were bestsellers, and a '60s TV show, "Flipper" - about a dolphin who befriends a family living on the shores of a Florida lagoon - clearly was inspired at least in part by Lilly.”
“The Coin Flipper at Random. org picked commenter Sheril as the winner of the book, so I’ll be mailing it off to her.”
“Ric O’Barry, a now activist who was once known for capturing and training the dolphins used on Flipper, is also a key figure in the film.”
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