Category Archives: Marine Life

The Sea Turtle Journal: 150 page lined notebook/diary

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The minimum body volume shrank a little bit (by less than a factor of 10), but the maximum body size spiked way up (by more than a factor of 100,000). “The trends in minimum, mean, and maximum biovolume of marine animals are consistent with actively driven size increase and not consistent with simple neutral drift away from an initially small ancestor,” the study authors wrote. This animal feeds on various nematocysts, and the effects of it’s touch varies depending on the nematocyst it consumed.

Dangerous Passage: Issues in the Arctic

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Because the mouth is small and simple, researchers speculate that the animals may feed by ensnaring microbes in mucus secreted by the lobes surrounding their mouths. As the 2013 documentary ”Blackfish” revealed, Tilikum and other whales in captivity suffer both physically and mentally. What are the signs and symptoms of a marine animal bite or sting? And the jury’s still out on arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury levels.

Save the Humans

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Missing body parts for any living creature could hinder their ability to thrive. This is precisely what happened on the New York and New Jersey beaches in 1988, when medical waste was floating up onshore. And a new experiment suggests that those balmier waters might mean big changes for the marine food chain. It left out a good deal of important marine mammal habitat, presuming in effect that no such habitat exists through the greater expanse of the Navy’s worldwide operating area.

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Legislator by legislator, we are bringing down the Washington walls of obstruction to action for climate change. Learn More The limited knowledge that we have about walrus diet in Bristol Bay comes from Traditional Ecological Knowledge of local residents.... The strong suction of the tube feet allow it to cling to rocks and kelp stems. In Hawaiian, these fish are referred to as “Kikakapu,” suggesting a sacred reference, and not commonly eaten.

National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American

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The oil washes up on beaches and contaminates nesting areas and feeding grounds. However, Obama has taken the symbolic ocean protection and turned it into something useful by growing the area to six times its original size. Belonging to the Echinometridae family, Slate-pencil Sea Urchins have thick spines covering their skeleton. The blue whale is the biggest animal on earth. I wanted to do another tutorial on Hey x ok this is my very first tut so I hope you all like it.

Lilly on Dolphins

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That exposure could be linked to new papilloma and herpes viruses that have appeared in Indian River dolphins in the last 30 years. Forest Service is still allowing the killing contest on national forest lands. White-Ring Garden Eel — This kind of eel lives about 20 meters beneath the oceans surface in sand sediments near reefs. Though no living animal closely resembles Dendrogramma, at least three fossils bear a striking resemblance. And one group of those reptile-mammal tetrapods, called Lystrosaurus, began to thrive.

Tortoise, Monkey and Vulture (Folk Tales from Africa Book 6)

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If you have ever wondered what kind of sea animal you would be, take this test to find out. With its snakelike body_sporting a magnificent red fin along its 50-foot length_horselike face and blue gills, it accounts for many sea-serpent sightings. Traditional medicine in Asia and elsewhere frequently uses marine animals, including dried sponges, corals and jellyfish, shells of crabs, oysters, conch and other mollusks, pearls and cuttlefish ‘bones’, sea cucumbers, sea horses and many other marine animals to prepare powders, ointments and decoctions for many ailments.

National Geographic - November 1918, Volume XXXIV, Number

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To make matters worse, due to geophysical changes taking place beneath them, hydrothermal vents and black smokers can turn off suddenly, choking off the life that depended on them. Their sharp needle like teeth penetrate quite deeply, and can contaminate the puncture with bacteria laden slime that coats the eels mouth. The National Park is home to around 120 Royal Bengal tigers and also has the world's second largest concentration of single-horned rhinos. Since then, equipment has been updated and a red-tailed hawk cam and the first ever turkey vulture cam have also been set up, according to a recent interview with Clint Henderson for the National Wildlife Federation.

Call of the Siren: Manatees and Dugongs

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For example, Swarthmore College is a great place but also has a dedicated marine biologist who will inspire you. Sea turtles play an essential role in keeping the Red Sea healthy and full of life. Explore marine life at Sea Life Caverns — an underground aquarium that is home to more than 100 species of fish, sharks, sea turtles, penguins, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates — and at Sea Lions' Rock, home to four California sea lions that perform daily.

A guide to marine life on South African shores,

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It was returned to the water after this picture was taken. Bluefin tuna, Thunnus thynnus, are among the largest and fastest marine fish. But illegal poaching might destroy it forever. These flashes may also serve to illuminate the prey to make for easier capture as well as a courtship and territorial display. It is a very heavy shell in large specimens, but the smaller ones appear more fragile. I have not seen dolphins on the North Shore...too rough. Stingray injuries can include lacerations from the barb at the end of its tail, along with the potential for infection, intense pain and respiratory or other reactions in susceptible persons.