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Black dolphins washed ashore in New Zealand

Pilot whales or dolphins black - marine mammals of the order Cetacea. At a length of 8.5 meters, completely painted black, except for white spots under the chin in the shape of an anchor. At least 28 pilot whales, also called black dolphins jumped in the shallow water in the south of New Zealand, near Stewart Island, reports Agence France Presse. Local authorities and volunteers have done everything possible to save the survivors of mammals, but the strong wind and storm prevented people to help them. To rid weaken whales from suffering, it was decided to euthanize them. This is not the first Read more [...]
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Tasmania recorded the mass death of dolphins

The mass death of dolphins recorded in the west of the island of Tasmania. About 40 mammals jumped in the shallow water, and half of them died, according to ITAR-TASS. According to the representative of the Ministry of Environment, the rescuers are doing everything possible to save the life of the remaining individuals. Most of the strandings were females and their young. At the moment the rescue boats organized support survivors of dolphins in the ocean. Scientists still have not figured out the reason that makes marine mammals from time to time to leave their native element. In this regard, Read more [...]
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Global warming affects the evolution

The evolution of man During the age of global warming in the early Eocene one of the types hitopadesh mammals decreased in two times. In 2006, the excavation in the basin, big horn, Wyoming, USA) was found well-preserved jaw hitopadesa animal. This finding, along with the previously detected tooth, gave the opportunity to describe the predator as a new, previously unknown to science. Palaeonictis wingi named after palaeobotanica Scott Wing, took an active part in the study findings. During the period of warming that occurred 55 million years ago and lasted for 200 thousand years, the average Read more [...]
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More than 70 black dolphins (whales) jumped ashore in New Zealand. Photo

@ AFP/LETA A large flock of black dolphins-Blackfish, with 74 individuals have thrown on the shore near the Northern tip of New Zealand, in the Bay area spirits Bay (Spirits Bay), reports on Wednesday to the associated Press, citing local authorities. When the experts arrived on the coast, 25 mammals have been killed and 49 individuals was still breathing, said the representative of new Zealand the nature conservation Service Jonathan Maxwell (Jonathan Maxwell). According to Maxwell, about 50 animals swam in the Bay a short distance from the shore. To «to tow» in the sea surviving Read more [...]
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More than 30 black dolphins beached on the shore in the North of Ireland

Mass death Blackfish, or black dolphins occurred this weekend at the Northern coast of Ireland: ecologists have discovered more than 30 dead mammals, passes on Sunday British broadcasting Corporation Bi-bi-si. As reported by Simon berrow (Simon Berrow), the Irish representative organization for the protection of whales and dolphins, dogs jumped ashore in the area of County Donegal (Donegal). According to him, it is perhaps not the largest mass «suicide» Blackfish in the entire history of the country. Environmentalists fear that the deaths mammals could result from using the latest Read more [...]
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In New Zealand ashore jumped more than 60 black dolphins

on November 16. On the South island of New Zealand has killed more than 60 black dolphins. Animals were thrown on the shore: tourists found them on the beach Farewell Split. Most of the whales were already dead: those who still showed signs of life, tried to get out by pushing in the water, but mammals were once again on the shore. Rescue workers had no choice but to euthanize the suffering the suffering of animals. «This is a very sad story, and it's not the work that our team loves to do», — quotes France Presse representative of the Ministry of John Mason. Dolphins Read more [...]
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A record number of dolphins jumped in the USA over the past three weeks

on 7 February. Ecologists have documented over the last three weeks, a record number of dolphins stranded in Cape cod on the North-Eastern United States, reported the newspaper the New York Times. «Only in the last three weeks 129 dolphins beached on the coast of Cape cod for over 30 miles. Annually, according to environmentalists, 228 various marine mammals — dolphins, whales and seals emitted from December to March at a distance of more than a thousand kilometers of coastline from Cape cod to the border of the state of Rhode island», — the message says.Environmentalists Read more [...]
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The climate is changing in America faster than run away from him mammals

on may 14. The habitat of about 9.2% of the mammals of North and South America may be substantially reduced in the future due to the fact that the rate of climate change will outpace the rate of escape of these animals in suitable habitat, state climatologists in an article published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. In the last decade, scientists identified the movement of many animals and plants from their usual climatic zones in the cooler due to climate change. So, in August 2011 the British climate scientists proved that tropical plants are moving 17.6 kilometers Read more [...]
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Off the coast of Canada in the ice stuck orcas

Along the coast of the Canadian countryside Inukdzhuak in Quebec were stuck in the ice a few killer whales. First marine mammals observed in the frozen Hudson Bay on Tuesday, and by Thursday they had not yet managed to get out. Local residents appealed for help to the authorities. Was sent to the place of a team. Along the coast of the Canadian countryside Inukdzhuak in Quebec were stuck in the ice a few killer whales, according CTVNews. First marine mammals observed in the frozen Hudson Bay on Tuesday, and by Thursday, Jan. 10, they have not managed to get out. Local residents appealed Read more [...]
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In the United States declared a wanted killer dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico

In the U.S., announced a nationwide search for the killer dolphins. During the current year, on the coast of the southern states of the country have been found mutilated bodies of several friendly to man marine mammals "Animals were subjected to extreme violence", - told reporters the U.S. representative of the National Authority for the atmosphere and the ocean Jeff Radonski. "This is, at least, of the six dead dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico, - he said. - Their mutilated bodies were thrown on the sea coast of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. " The last victim was found Read more [...]
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Scientists have reconstructed the face of an ancestor of all placental mammals

Ancestor of placental appearance (left) resembles a contemporary of dinosaurs Ukhaatherium nessovi (Right), but in fact it came much later. Large American team of scientists from several universities reconstructed image ancestor of all placental mammals, combining anatomical, genetic and paleontological data. The paper was published in the journal Science, and its summary can be read at BBC News, NatureNews and ScienceNow. During the researchers analyzed 4541 phenotypic characteristic of living and extinct mammals. This is an order of magnitude greater than it was previously used in all previous Read more [...]
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Dolphins do not leave their

Researchers in South Korea have dolphins have a new ability - selflessly to save the dying relatives. To help someone to survive, a group of mammals around him to form a raft, which does not allow him to go to the bottom. The staff of the Research Institute of Seoul watched dolphins in the Sea of Japan. Researchers saw a group of twelve mammals, one of which was in a difficult position - he refused fin. Other dolphins surrounded him on the sides and bottom, substituting their backs. So sick dolphin could stay in the water and breathe. But after a while marine mammals threw his neighbor. The Read more [...]
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After 121 years of research uncovered a mystery, Tomb Raider

Miocene mammal Necrolestes patagonensis appeared in this world, 16 million years ago in Patagonia, Argentina today. Currently Necrolestes refers to those species that were thought to have died shortly after the extinction of large dinosaurs in the late Cretaceous period. Since its discovery in Patagonia in 1891, was a mystery NecrolestesAn international team of researchers, including scientist John Vibl of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, made the incredible discovery of Necrolestes patagonensis, whose name translates as "Tomb Raider" because of the underground life. This is the Read more [...]
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More than 70 pilot whales (whales) stranded in New Zealand. Photo

@ AFP / LETA Large flock of pilot whales, pilot whales, there are 74 individuals stranded on the northern tip of New Zealand, in the Gulf of Spirits Bay (Spirits Bay), reported on Wednesday by the Associated Press, citing local authorities. When experts arrived on the coast, 25 mammals have died, and 49 individuals had been alive spokesman NZ Wildlife Service, Jonathan Maxwell (Jonathan Maxwell). According to Maxwell, about 50 animals were swimming in the bay a short distance from the shore. To "drag" in the sea of survivors of dolphins, the authorities appealed for help to the volunteers. Read more [...]
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More than 30 pilot whales stranded in the north of Ireland

Mass mortality of pilot whales or pilot whales occurred over the weekend on the northern coast of Ireland: ecologists have discovered more than 30 dead mammals, On Sunday, the British Broadcasting Corporation BBC BBC.According to Simon Barrow (Simon Berrow), a representative of the Irish organization for the protection of whales and dolphins, animals stranded in County Donegal (Donegal). According to him, it is perhaps the biggest mass "suicide" grind the country's history. Environmentalists fear that the death of mammals could result from using the latest sonar equipment Read more [...]
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Scientists have named a cause of mass Mora dolphins poisonous water

Scientists have named a cause of mass Mora dolphins poisonous water 6 November. About 100 species of dolphins beached on the coast of Tasmania. At the moment, ecologists and volunteers surgery for their salvation. Reserved Tasmanian island new Years eve jumped 60 black dolphins and 20 Australian apalikov. And yesterday to the island in shallow water came about a dozen whales.Ecologists are working on the conclusion of dolphins with shallow water in the open ocean. They recognized that to do so is not easy. Most dolphins stranded weakened, they are disoriented and severely depleted. Some have Read more [...]
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USA: the Unusually high mortality of sea lions

April 7, 2013. The national office of oceanic and atmospheric research (NOAA) indicates a significant increase in mortality representatives of this species, says NBC San Diego. For the period 1 January - 31 March at the shoreline of San Diego found 214 individuals, while last year at the same time, only 32 mammals. The largest increase was registered in Los Angeles County, where the number of dead sea lions has increased more than 10 times.In General, 1 100 sea lions was beached in the five coastal States from Santa Barbara to San Diego, according to the NOAA report. Mortality prevailed Read more [...]
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Pilot whales stranded in New Zealand

Pilot whale or black dolphins - marine mammals of the order Cetacea. At a length of 8.5 meters, fully painted black color, except for a white spot under his chin in the shape of an anchor.At least 28 grind, also referred to as pilot whales, stranded in shallow water in the south of New Zealand, near Stewart Island, reports Agence France Presse.Local authorities and volunteers have done everything possible to save the survivors of mammals, but strong winds and storm prevented people to help them. To rid overpower whales from suffering, it was decided to euthanize them.This is not the first case Read more [...]
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Tasmania recorded the mass death of dolphins

The mass death of dolphins recorded in the west of the island of Tasmania. About 40 mammals stranded in shallow water, and half of them died, according to ITAR-TASS.According to the representative of the Ministry of Environment, the rescuers are doing all they can to save the life of the remaining individuals. Most of the strandings were females and their young. At the moment the rescue boats organize support survivors of dolphins in the ocean.Scientists still have not figured out the reason that makes marine mammals occasionally leave their native element. On this occasion, there are many Read more [...]
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More than 70 pilot whales (whales) stranded in New Zealand. Photo

@ AFP / LETA Large flock of pilot whales, pilot whales, there are 74 individuals stranded on the northern tip of New Zealand, in the Gulf of Spirits Bay (Spirits Bay), reported on Wednesday by the Associated Press, citing local authorities.When experts arrived on the coast, 25 mammals have died, and 49 individuals had been alive spokesman NZ Wildlife Service, Jonathan Maxwell (Jonathan Maxwell). According to Maxwell, about 50 animals were swimming in the bay a short distance from the shore.To "drag" in the sea of survivors of dolphins, the authorities appealed for help to the volunteers. Read more [...]
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