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″Vómito de baleia″ vale 116 mil euros. Um cidadão inglês teve a grande sorte de encontrar um bocado de "âmbar cinzento" com mais de 2,7 quilos, no valor de 116 mil euros, durante uma visita com o seu cão à praia. Trata-se de uma substância que é vomitada por baleias e cachalotes e que é muito usada na indústria dos perfumes.

Ken Willman, um inglês de Morecambe, uma localidade da costa inglesa no mar da Irlanda, encontrou durante uma visita com o seu cão à praia, um bocado de "âmbar cinzento" de mais de 2,7 quilogramas. Um peso extremamente anormal para uma peça desta substância, que pode agora ser vendida por 116 mil euros, de acordo com uma notícia publicada no site do diário britânico "The Telegraph". O "âmbar cinzento" é um produto que é muito usado em perfumes de alta qualidade como fixador de cheiros, uma das suas mais reconhecidas propriedades. Uma das propriedades mais interessantes do "âmbar cinzento" é o seu aspecto e odor, enquanto fresco, e depois de seco.

2015 dolphins killing Taiji. The Dolphin Institute - Dolphin Research. Echolocation is the process of detecting and identifying objects by emitting sounds, such as the broadband clicks used by dolphins, and listening to the echoes returning from objects reflecting those sounds. A recent discovery we made is that dolphins appear capable of directly perceiving the shapes of objects through echolocation. Prior to this finding, it had been generally assumed that dolphins learned to identify and recognize objects through echolocation by a process of associative learning-by comparing the echoes returning from targets with the visual appearance of those targets.

Instead, our work has shown that echolocation can yield an immediate perception of the shapes of objects without any intervention by associative learning. We established this finding by asking the dolphin to inspect an object inside of a visually opaque box, using echolocation alone, and then to find a match for that object from among two or more objects inspected through vision alone. Pack, A. Beluga whale 'makes human-like sounds' 22 October 2012Last updated at 12:02 ET Beluga whales are known as "canaries of the sea" because of their frequent, high-pitched calls Researchers in the US have been shocked to discover a beluga whale whose vocalisations were remarkably close to human speech.

While dolphins have been taught to mimic the pattern and durations of sounds in human speech, no animal has spontaneously tried such mimicry. But researchers heard a nine-year-old whale named NOC make sounds octaves below normal, in clipped bursts. The first mystery, though, was figuring out where the sound was coming from. When a diver at the National Marine Mammal Foundation in California surfaced saying, "Who told me to get out? " The whales are known as "canaries of the sea" for their high-pitched chirps, but while a number of anecdotal reports have described whales making human-like speech, none had ever been recorded.

Once they identified NOC as the culprit, they caught it on tape. In short, the mimicry was no easy task for NOC. Cetacean intelligence. Cetacean intelligence refers to the cognitive capabilities of the Cetacea order of mammals, which includes whales, porpoises, and dolphins. Brain size[edit] Brain size was previously considered a major indicator of the intelligence of an animal.

However, many other factors also affect intelligence. Recent discoveries concerning bird intelligence have called into question the usefulness of brain size as an indicator.[1] Since most of the brain is used for maintaining bodily functions,[citation needed] greater ratios of brain to body mass may increase the amount of brain mass available for more complex cognitive tasks.[2][unreliable source?] Sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) have the largest brain mass of any extant animal, averaging 7.8 kg in mature males.[5]Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) have an absolute brain mass of 1500-1700 grams. Brain structure[edit] Problem-solving ability[edit] Behavior[edit] Pod characteristics[edit] Dolphin group sizes vary quite dramatically. Bottlenose dolphins can use learned vocal labels to address each other.

Exploração de cetaceos

Projecto Delfim. Untitled - dos_santos_2010_explosions.pdf. Proteger os golfinhos do Sado. Projecto Delfim - Centro Português de Estudo dos Mamíferos Marinhos. Operação em curso para salvar centenas de golfinhos encalhados em Cape Cod. Centenas de golfinhos estão a dar à costa em Cape Cod, perto de Boston, na costa Leste dos Estados Unidos, desde a semana passada. Dezenas de peritos e voluntários já conseguiram salvar 300 golfinhos encalhados nas águas da baía de Wellfleet, mas o trabalho ainda não acabou. O arrojamento dos golfinhos na costa a Sul de Boston já dura há sete dias, disse esta manhã ao PÚBLICO o porta-voz do IFAW, Michael Booth, por email. Ontem, membros do IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) usaram equipamentos subaquáticos dotados com sonares e embarcações para tentar orientar os golfinhos para fora das águas do porto de Wellfleet.

Segundo o jornal The Boston Globe, dois animais morreram pouco depois de terem encalhado nas águas pouco profundas do porto. “Felizmente, com muita ajuda das autoridades portuárias, conseguimos conduzir a maioria para fora do porto”, disse o porta-voz do IFAW, Michael Booth, ao jornal. O trabalho ainda não acabou. Thinking dolphin: Diana Reiss at TEDxSanJoseCA 2012. February 27th, Slaughter Taiji Japan. Enemies (ABC Animal Training) SeaWorld Orlando. OSHA vs SeaWorld Tweetstorm. FB grupo supporting captivity. Welcome to uShaka Marine World. Aquarium in Taiji. 本日10月4日でスジイルカの「ホーク」が当館にやってきて2年がたちました。

非常に神経質で飼育が困難とされているスジイルカですが、現在はマリナリュウムでマダライルカとともに元気に暮らしています。 種目の訓練も進み、回転ダンスや握手などができるようになりました。 特に得意なのはジャンプ!! 上にぶつかってしまいそうなくらい高いジャンプができるんですよ! 現在はコーラスの訓練を頑張っています。 そして、健康管理には欠かせない受診動作の訓練も進み、最近では体温測定が安定してできるようになり、先日初めて採血ができました!! 採血結果も問題なし(o^-^o)初めは尾ビレどころか体にさえなかなか触らせてくれなかったのでとても大変だったようです。 マリナリュウムに引越ししてすぐはマダライルカたちから仲間外れにされていましたが、最近はすっかり仲良し♪胸ビレでお互いの体を触ったり、こすり合ったりしている姿はとても微笑ましいですよ。 スジイルカを飼育しているのは世界でくじらの博物館だけ。 ABC Animal Training (enemie) Stock Quote for Blackstone Group LP. Izumi Ishii | Marine Tours Futo. Take Action. Blackfish Official Film Site. The Cove Shines the Light on the Dolphin Killings in Taiji Japan & the Exposes the Problem of Mercury in Seafood. The Story The Cove exposes the slaughter of more than 20,000 dolphins and porpoises off the coast of Japan every year, and how their meat, containing toxic levels of mercury, is sold as food in Japan and other parts of Asia, often labeled as whale meat.

The majority of the world is not aware this is happening. The Solution The focus of the Social Action Campaign for The Cove is to create worldwide awareness of this annual practice as well as the dangers of eating seafood contaminated with mercury, and to pressure those in power to put an end to the slaughter. The Results It’s been working. Learn more about the latest hunting season. But the effort needs to continue. The hunt still goes on. Cove - the movie. Japan Whaling. Faroe Whaling. • The following tables provide an overview of catches and strandings of different whale species in the Faroe Islands in recent years. Data to 2011 have been compiled by the Faroese Museum of Natural History (www.ngs.fo). Catch figures since 2012 are based on official catch reports subitted by district administrators and compiled by the Ministry of Fisheries.

The catch records below do not include whales found stranded dead and not utilised. All Faroese catch and stranding data are reported annually to the North Atlantic Marine Mammal Commission (NAMMCO). • Annual records of drives and strandings of pilot whales and other small cetaceans in the Faroes date back to 1584. Declaration of Rights for Cetaceans: Whales and Dolphins - CetaceanRights.org. Whale.org | Ocean Alliance. Stranding/ Entanglement Networks. Oceancare. Surfers for Cetaceans. Monicet. PETA and cetaceans. © 2014 by J. Michael Short Read More Electric Cars Aren’t Enough—Try Vegan for Earth Day Posted on April 22, 2014 | Written by Tracy Reiman With Earth Day here, people are thinking about what they can do to combat climate change and help the environment.

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Welcome to Ocean Futures Society | Ocean Futures Society. Taiji Action Group FB. Save Japan Dolphins. Fungie (Dolphin irlanda) Taiji Action Group (site) By Steven Thompson, TDAG Sept. 2, 2012 I got a telephone call today from a Japanese friend at the Cove today. Ric O'Barry and I showed the Cove (watch for free) at the home of our mutual friends in Taiji four years ago. We still have security issues for the Japanese. Violence is possible. My friend cannot easily contact Sea Shepherd or Save Japan Dolphin activists directly. The message to Cove Guardian, Melissa Sehgal, and Cove Monitor Tim Burns, is that the hunters are upset...he used the phrase "mecha okotteiru" (damn angry).

The hunters get together at the Isana izakaya (bar) after their hands are clean. The media coverage...the heavy and constant police presence...the town meeting...Taiji will feel under siege for 6 months and today is just the second day. Activists around the world demonstrated in front of Japanese consulates and embassies. I hope he doesn't have a heart attack. Let's all write a letter every week to: 1. 2. Also consider writing to 3. Dolphins can be so forgiving. Tweetstorm. Cove - Sea Shepherds. Save Adriatic Dolphins. Project-News Have You Seen a Dolphin? Again in 2013, holidaymakers in Croatia are being called on to participate in our project to "Save the Last Adriatic Dolphins" and report every...

By force of arms A bottlenose dolphin stood no chance when it came near an armed dolphin hater who downright riddled the dolphin with bullets. The porter of a... Dolphins helping each other A German couple sailing with their boat in the northern Adriatic Sea witnessed a dramatic and moving incident of cooperation and empathy among... Partner organization Some 220 bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) are living in the Croatian part of the Adriatic Sea. Its small size makes this population vulnerable even to minor disturbances of the ecological balance. In 1999, GRD founded the project to "Save the Last Adriatic Dolphins" together with veterinary faculty members of Zagreb University. The Croatian team members have been actively engaged in dolphin conservation for decades. What We Do Dolphin Adoptions. Dolphin Reef (Israel)