Entries in marine animals (10)

Wednesday
Nov302016

New Research: Pilot Whales Babysit Calves

A team of scientists discover a new behaviour displayed by Pilot Whales in Canada. Just like babysitting in humans, alloparental care is the care of a young animal by another adult that is not its parent, known as the alloparent. The phenomenon is common in many social animals, even fish, but this is the first study identifying it in Pilot Whales.

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Thursday
Nov242016

Marine Protected Areas Explained

One fifth of known ocean species are categorized as Threatened by the IUCN, with the number increasing 52 times per year! But did you know only 1.2% of our oceans are protected from threats that face them today? Never before have Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) been more valuable for ocean species conservation, our Online Media Intern investigates how they work and what their future holds.

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Monday
Jun272016

Don’t Find Dory: Why Animals in Films Should Stay In The Wild

After the popular Pixar movie Finding Nemo hurt the population of wild Clownfish, many are predicting that the same disastrous aftermath will befall upon the Blue Tangs following the recent release of Finding Dory on June 17.

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Monday
Mar212016

Marine Mammal Masters

Mammals are a darn cool animal family. It's a family of diversity, adaptability and new mysteries yet to discover. This diversity is what has helped generate some amazing mammal skills too. Let’s narrow it down though, and focus on some of the most awe-inspiring mammals of the lot: Whales

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Monday
Nov232015

What a Load of Rubbish: The Problems of the Platisphere 

A group of marine biologists stand in full protective gear surveying the scene in front of them, which is something of a mess. The 15-meter long sperm whale carcass, which is draped across the Tainan coastline, would be a cause for attention on most days, but this whale is about to achieve a level of notoriety that most others have not. It is full of plastic. 

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Friday
Oct232015

5 Places To See Incredible Wildlife In Europe 

We always seem to look afar when it comes to seeing wildlife. It seems more exciting, colourful and diverse on every continent other than Europe. Tropical birds are more colourful than a gull, that much is true, but you don’t have to go abroad to find unique and breathtaking wildlife. Why not stay in Europe for your next trip?

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Wednesday
Apr022014

Global Warming Threatens Sea Turtles

Sea turtles are incredible, ancient inhabitants of the planet’s tropical and sub-tropical seas.

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Monday
Jan202014

Volunteer Photo of the Week: Kerri Onotera

This incredible underwater shot was taken on a dive in Koh Tao, Thailand, by volunteer Kerri Onotera, whilst taking part in our South East Asia Ethical Adventure Trail.

 

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Thursday
Nov142013

How shrimp farms are destroying ocean habitats

It’s no secret that shrimp has become a seafood favorite among many people, especially America who are the world’s largest shrimp consumers. In a recent study by the National Marine Fisheries Service, America’s consumption of shrimp has almost doubled since 1996.

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Monday
Jan092012

Earth's Strangest Animals: Marine Monsters

Here on Into the Wild we’re fascinated by the weird and wonderful. So this week we thought we would showcase some of the strangest animals that grace our planet with their odd looks, bizarre adaptations and gruesome survival techniques. Today is the turn of the monsters of the marine world…

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