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Joseph A. Martin, 54, is sentenced after pleading guilty to taking a federally protected marine mammal. By Dennis HoeyStaff Writer.
According to a recent study an early relative of mammals already possessed an extraordinarily expanded brain with a neocortex-like structure.
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) - The International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium has reported the first results of its effort to catalog the function of mammalian ...
"Well, a defining characteristic of mammals is that they produce milk - 'mammal' comes from 'mammary'," he said.
In Alaska's Bering Sea, pods of crafty Orcas have figured out an easy way to get fed. Instead of seeking out the fish themselves, the crafty whales chase down fishing boats and steal the entire day's catch, as much as 20,000 to 30,000 pounds of halibut ...
These blasts are deafening to animals underwater and are already known to have consequences for marine mammals, many of which depend on echolocation to communicate and hunt.
Dr. Robert Strang said that drugs seized by police earlier this month have a "high probability" of containing carfentanil, used by veterinarians to sedate elephants and other large mammals. "It is used as an anesthetic for large animals -- and I ...
Nova Scotia's chief medical officer confirmed today that drugs seized by police on June 14 have a high probability of containing carfentanil, an opioid used to sedate elephants and other large mammals. Dr. Robert Strang says it's the kind of substance ...
SAINT FABIEN, Que. -- It is unclear whether a young whale flown from a New Brunswick river to Quebec is able to eat or has joined other belugas, a marine mammal group says. "The next few days will be critical," Marie-Eve Muller of the Quebec City-based ...
To create such a catalogue, the researchers created a database that held information on 754 mammal species, which represented 14 percent of all known mammals. They also added approximately 600 known viruses that infect mammals (of which a third ...
Marburg, ebola, severe acute respiratory syndrome: They have all been linked to bats, leading some scientists to argue that something about the mysterious mammals makes them especially likely to harbor viruses dangerous to humans. "Bats are special ...
HEADING back to the mammals gallery, Bain explains bluntly that his job relies on animals dying. He would never kill purposely - he had to once, to get four starfish for the biodiversity gallery, but he doesn't like it.
What if researchers could go back in time 105 million years and accurately sequence the chromosomes of the first placental mammal? What would it reveal about evolution and modern mammals, including humans? In a study published this week in ...
In Southeast Alaska, populations of some marine mammals, like humpback whales and Stellar sea lions, are on the rise. Some subgroups of these species have recently been removed from the endangered species list, leaving many commercial fisherman ...
... surveillance. We then show that phylogenetic host breadth and other viral traits are significant predictors of zoonotic potential, providing a novel framework to assess if a newly discovered mammalian virus could infect people. ..... Here we create ...
In Southeast Alaska, populations of some marine mammals, like humpback whales and Stellar sea lions, are on the rise. Some subgroups of these species have recently been removed from the endangered species list, leaving many commercial fisherman ...
... the existing orders of mammals. These studies will allow us to determine the role of chromosome rearrangements in the formation of new mammal species and how such rearrangements result in adaptive changes that are specific to the different ...
We spotted our first humpback whale in Taku Inlet, just south of Juneau. Though a good half-mile away and well beyond range of my telephoto for a decent shot, her presence filled the fjord, from the thousand-foot walls on either side of us, and from ...
A marine mammal group says it is unclear whether a young whale flown from a New Brunswick river to Quebec is able to eat or has joined other belugas.
When people think of Australian marsupials, the Tasmanian devil, bilby or maybe the quoll spring to mind, but another species that might not make the list is the antechinus.
The photos circulated around the Netherlands, eventually making their way to Erwin Kompanje, curator of mammals at the National History Museum in Rotterdam.
poachers and traffickers know no borders and act with brazen disregard for national and international laws. As a result, all eight subspecies of pangolins are now critically endangered and the animals have been dubbed the "world's most trafficked mammal.
The mammalian eye adapts to changing light conditions by constricting or enlarging the pupil. That action, referred to as pupillary light reflex, is controlled by opposing dilator and sphincter muscles in the iris.
Menstruation has been found in different mammal groups, but it's generally limited to primates. This includes our closest relatives, such as chimpanzees, monkeys and apes.
When it comes to homicides within our own species, humans don't even rank in the top 30 most murderous mammals. Which animal is number one!
Limits vary by species and by vessel size, but in general, speed must be reduced to seven knots or less within 0.2 nm of the nearest marine mammal, and the minimum distance for a vessel of any kind is 100 yards. ship traffic affects marine mammals in ...
In Southeast Alaska, populations of some marine mammals, like humpback whales and Stellar sea lions, are on the rise. Some subgroups of these species have recently been removed from the endangered species list, leaving many commercial fisherman ...
Limits vary by species and by vessel size, but in general, speed must be reduced to seven knots or less within 0.2 nm of the nearest marine mammal, and the minimum distance for a vessel of any kind is 100 yards. ship traffic affects marine mammals in ...
An ancient otter tooth recently discovered in Mexico suggests certain mammals migrated across America during the Miocene geologic epoch, roughly 23 million ...
Some Late Triassic Brazilian fossils of mammal-like reptiles, previously identified as Chiniquodon, may in fact be the first Aleodon specimens found outside ...
Pegged by wildlife experts as the most trafficked mammal on Earth, pangolins are hunted for bushmeat across their range and are poached to supply demand for their scales in Vietnam and China, where they're used in traditional medicine.
The presence of five different marine mammals, one of them a whale species and four of them types of dolphins around Cyprus' coasts has been confirmed by a study which was concluded in May, the fisheries department of the government announced on ...
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration today rescinded a proposal to set strict limits on how many marine mammals California's drift gill net fishery can injure or kill. The proposed rule, issued by NOAA late last year, targeted fishermen ...
1980 and 2012 September sea ice extent. Graph showing the approximately 13% per decade decline in summer sea ice extent. (Graphic by the National Snow and Ice Data Center).
The Trump administration announced Monday that it has canceled proposed limits on the number of endangered whales, dolphins and sea turtles that can be killed or injured by sword-fishing nets on the West Coast.
... bobcat was placed at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and the javelina, an animal similar to a boar, was taken to Scottsdale's Wildlife conservation Center.
Play in non-mammalian species offers researchers novel insights into the activity's function and evolution. For centuries, scientists rejected the idea that animals other than mammals play even when faced with observational reports of frolicking fish ...
The vaquita is the most endangered marine mammal in the world. Join me + @World_Wildlife and take action. https://t.co/sB80PCeTG9 pic.
"Today, we join with the government and the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, along with several NGOs, for what could be the last opportunity to rescue and preserve the Vaquita marine mammal. Despite the efforts and investments implemented to save ...
Ellis, who lives in Coupeville, on Whidbey Island, and works for the Coupeville school District maintenance department, didn't rely on luck to achieve a 2016 total of 74 mammals in four states. A lifelong list-keeping naturalist who tracked Hares and ...
"Buffalo Trails in the Dakota Buttes" is a self-guided tour book showing the journey of the national mammal, from America's most hunted to the first large scale animal conservation success story.
Many of the sea birds and marine mammals commonly seen along Santa Barbara's coastline, including sea lions, were discovered dead or emaciated in recent months due to domoic acid poisoning, caused by a neurotoxin from algae.
Tuesday's meeting came a day after the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) fisheries division announced the opening of a 30-day public comment period on five permits requesting to incidentally impact marine mammals during seismic ...
Data point to peaks in gene expression in the morning and evening that are distinct from day-night circadian cycles.
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has proposed permits for large-scale seismic oil and gas exploration off the mid-Atlantic and south Atlantic coasts.
Also, HT identifies other issues such as mangrove, wetland and salt pan destruction cases, marine mammal deaths and sand mining, which has been plaguing the Mumbai Metropolitan Region over the past two years.
Staff from the Marine mammal Stranding Center released the seals into the ocean off Monmouth County early Wednesday afternoon, following months of rehabilitation and care at the Brigantine center.
Many large mammals in the region went extinct at least 10,000 years ago, following the last Ice Age. Among them were sloths, bison, ancient camels, mastodons and mammoths.
Where other aquariums around the world buy and breed whales, the aquarium committed to only housing marine mammals that were rescued and deemed non-releasable, phasing out its breeding program.
What has been described as "the most comprehensive description ever" of land mammals in north east Scotland has been published.


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