• Humpback whale disentangled off Provincetown by Center for Coastal Studies MAER team. 12/20/16.

    The MAER team was conducting a research cruise with the CCS Humpback Whale Studies Program on December 20 when they came across two young humpback whales feeding off Herring Cove, Provincetown. The whales were lunging through schools of sand lance (small fish often preyed upon by humpback whales) when one of the whales struck a buoy line marking fishing gear. The whale quickly drew the buoy beneath the surface. “When the whale resurfaced nearby it was rolling and thrashing, clearly upset. It happened shockingly fast” said Scott Landry, director of the MAER program. The whale began to tow the fishing gear north, out of the bay, at a speed of nearly 10 knots. The team also reacted quickly and threw a grappling hook into the gear being towed by the whale. With a sixty foot length of rope an...

    published: 21 Dec 2016
  • WHALE STUDIES // Watercolor Speedpainting

    Don't forget to like, comment and subscribe! Thank you for watching! I haven't made a video in a while so I'm a bit rusty. Hopefully I'll be posting more videos in the future! I'm back! Social Media: •Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/limjesssie DISCOUNTS & PROMO CODES FOR YOU LOVES Lyft: https://lyft.com/igi/ "JESSICA782787" referral code! EYEBUYDIRECT: https://www.eyebuydirect.com/2681477 "IFJHVZ9VX1" for $10 off your purchase. VIDEO: Filmed and Edited by Jessica Lim Liwag Edit: Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017 Camera: Canon T3i MUSIC: epidemicsound.com

    published: 14 Jun 2017
  • Introduction To Marine Life Course: Whales, Dolphins & Porpoises

    This course gives students of all ages a wonderful introduction to the marine life of British Columbia. Building on the Aquarium’s successful research and education programs, the course will introduce participants to a variety of sea creatures found along the shores of B.C. Whales, Dolphins & Porpoises Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Dr. Lance Barrett-Lennard has a broad range of research experience in the field studies of marine mammals, with a particular focus on killer whales. He has been an active collaborator in the ongoing studies of the behavioural and population biology of killer whales in British Columbia and Alaska since 1984, and has also studied the species in Norway and the sub-Antarctic. Carla Crossman is an East Coast native and grew up around the water with a love of the oc...

    published: 01 Oct 2014
  • URI Graduate Student Studies Whale Snot

    A doctoral student in the URI Integrative and Evolutionary Biology Program, Justin Richard is working with Mystic Aquarium to learn whether he can determine a whale's gender, reproductive status and other information from the cells and hormones that they exhale. Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/CCAI/

    published: 15 Feb 2013
  • Beluga whale studies shed light on the mammals' communication

    (20 Jan 2009) Vancouver Aquarium, 24th October 2008 1. Vancouver Aquarium trainer with hand in baby beluga Tiqa's mouth. 2. Close of baby beluga Tiqa's face with trainer's hand. 3. Trainer guides baby beluga Tiqa onto her side in water. 4. Beluga mother Qila and baby beluga Tiqa with trainers touching their mouths. 5. Trainer with hand playfully in mother beluga Qila's mouth. 6. Wide of trainer with adult beluga diving under water and showing its tail. 7. Close of adult beluga diving under water showing its tail. 8. Adult beluga spraying water from its mouth to trainer. 9. Adult beluga swimming on its side, spinning in several times in water. 10. Adult beluga swims past Valeria Vergara, Vancouver Aquarium research associate at Aquarium viewing deck 11. Adult beluga swims pa...

    published: 21 Jul 2015
  • Blue Whale Barrel Roll Caught On Camera

    Blue whales can grow to 90 feet -- that's longer than a tennis court. Getting that big requires a lot of fuel, says Jeremy Goldbogen, a postdoctoral researcher at the Cascadia Research Collective. That's why Goldbogen studies the whales' dining habits. They feed on krill, slurping in millions of the mini crustaceans along with hundreds of thousands of pounds of water in a single gulp. With the help of data tags and a National Geographic Crittercam, Goldbogen and colleagues found that blue whales do underwater acrobatics while they eat -- specifically a move they coined "the blue whale barrel roll."

    published: 07 Dec 2012
  • Dolphin/Whale Navy Training: "A Technical Film Report on Project Deep Ops" 1972 US Navy

    Whales & Dolphins playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8653AB5185DCFFBF more at http://quickfound.net "This film report on Project Deep Ops provides an overview of a program to train orca and pilot whales to assist the US Navy in the retrieval of underwater objects. A pilot whale named Morgan is shown working with human trainers to carry out retrieval tasks." Morgan would dive as deep as 1,654 feet carrying US Navy hardware. The program is now called the U.S. Navy Marine Mammal Program (NMMP). Film # DA-LHM-72-4 produced for the US Naval Undersea Research & Development Center (Bio-Systems Division) at San Diego, California by Motion Picture Productions Audio-Visual Division. Public domain film from the US National Archives, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with th...

    published: 10 Jan 2017
  • Killer whale society | Scott Gass

    In this intriguing talk, Scott Gass discusses the social structure of killer whales and their superb communication skills when it comes to hunting and protecting their young. Their brand of teamwork is tremendously applicable beyond the ocean. TEDArchive presents previously unpublished talks from TED conferences. Enjoy this unedited talk by Scott Gass. Filmed at TEDActive 2014. NOTE: Comments are disabled on this video. We made this difficult decision for the TED Archive because we believe that a well-moderated conversation allows for better commentary from more people and more viewpoints. Studies show that aggressive and hateful comments silence other commenters and drive them away; unfortunately, YouTube's comment moderation tools are simply not up to the task of allowing us to monitor c...

    published: 20 Jul 2017
  • Stranded Sperm Whale on Perran Beach (Perranporth) in Cornwall UK

    In July 2016 a 10.3m young female sperm whale was stranded on Perran Beach at Perranporth Cornwall in the United Kingdom. It had swum close to the beach at high tide and became stuck as the tide receded. According to data at The collaborative UK Cetacean Strandings Investigation Programme it is thought to be the first confirmed female sperm whale recorded in the UK in over 100 years. This is the official release from the Cetacean Strandings Investigation Programme- UK strandings after a two day post-mortem -- The sperm whale (national reference SW2016/340) which live stranded and died at Perranporth beach on Sunday was examined by the CSIP and by staff and volunteers from the Cornwall Wildlife Trust Marine Strandings Network/Exeter University over the course of Monday afternoon through int...

    published: 12 Jul 2016
  • Rare Siamese Twin Gray Whale Calves Die in Mexican Lagoon

    Exceptionally rare conjoined gray whale calves are found dead in Mexican lagoon, baffles scientists. Full Story: A pair of apparently conjoined whale calves have been found dead off the coast in Mexico. The whales—which washed up on January 5—weighed about half-a-ton, measured 13 feet long and were linked at the mid-section. A marine biologist from the National Natural Protected Areas says conjoined whales or siamese whales have never been logged before in Mexico. [Benito Bermudez, Director, NNPAC]: "It was an organism that seems to have died recently and it was composed of two whale calves joined around the abdominal region, two heads, double fins, two tails. In other words, it was a typical conjoined organism that was developed from a single ovary with a single sperm cell that durin...

    published: 09 Jan 2014
  • Filming humpback whales off Ireland's south coast with Cork Whale Watch

    Colin Barnes of Cork Whale Watch is regularly asked to collaborate on both Irish and UK natural history productions. This extract is from "Living the Wildlife", Series II, episode 3, presented by Colin Stafford Johnson, and aired on RTE in 2009. To book your trip out with Colin Barnes off Ireland's South Coast visit the Cork Whale Watch Website on www.corkwhalewatch.com or join us on Facebook at www,facebook.com/corkwhalewatch. Filming was carried out using the MV Holly Jo along the Cork coast, extending into Co. Waterford. It was a long way from our home port in West Cork, but these are the lengths we have to be prepared to go to in order to capture the best film footage. This programme showcased the conservation research of the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group www.iwdg.ie which include...

    published: 06 Nov 2013
  • Footprints On The Water: The Nan Hauser Story [Whale Documentary] | Wild Things

    Footprints on the Water follows the personal quest of Nan Hauser on her mission to unlock new clues to the behaviour of whales and dolphins. Despite the fact that whales and dolphins are such huge animals, much of their behaviour is still unrecorded. Nan Hauser has spent much of her adult life trying to track down and understand these remarkable creatures. Her groundbreaking work and dedication to whale conservation has shown that one individual can really make a difference. Nan's fascinating research journey spans two oceans and culminates with the establishment of the first whale sanctuary in the South Pacific. Along the way she swims with the great whales and studies one of the rarest mammals on the planet, the mysterious beaked whale. Click here for more documentaries: http://bit.l...

    published: 21 Jun 2017
  • Underwater video of entangled humpback whale off Chatham, MA

    On July 6, 2016 the Marine Animal Entanglement Response (MAER) team from the Center for Coastal Studies (CCS) in Provincetown worked to help a badly entangled humpback whale off Cape Cod. The whale, which was towing heavy rope and a large buoy, was first reported by a commercial fisherman on Tuesday morning off Chatham, MA. USCG Station Chatham responded and stood by the whale as the CCS Marine Animal Entanglement Response team (MAER) made its way from Provincetown. The team was able to attach a tracking buoy to the entanglement before poor sea conditions cut short their efforts. However, the whale was tracked as it traveled south through the night, and by 9.30 am the following day the team was back working with the animal. The whale had five tight loops of heavy rope wrapped around and...

    published: 08 Jul 2016
  • Why a Massive Whale Graveyard's in The Desert

    A prehistoric whale graveyard was discovered in a Chilean desert a few years ago, and no one could figure out how the whales all died together half a mile from the coast... until now. Anthony is here to tell you how something as small as algae might have killed dozens of whales at once. Read More: Repeated Mass Strandings of Miocene Marine Mammals From Atacama Region Of Chile Point To Sudden Death At Sea http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/281/1781/20133316.ful%20l?sid48db7d99-30b0-4766-8daf-6c5de22c061e "Marine mammal mass strandings have occurred for millions of years, but their origins defy singular explanations." Cerro Ballena http://www.cerroballena.si.edu/ Scientists Have Solved The Mystery Of Why There's A Whale Graveyard In The Middle Of A Chilean Desert http://news.n...

    published: 06 Mar 2014
  • Whale Songs

    Researcher John Ford describes his studies of sounds made by killer whales.

    published: 19 Mar 2010
  • Whale Researcher Nan Hauser: Using Science to Inform Smart Policy | Conservation International (CI)

    Nan Hauser is a marine biologist and Conservation International Marine Fellow who works in the Cook Islands studying whales and dolphins. Her amazing, fascinating studies have generated some of the most eye-popping footage of whales you've ever seen — and they have also helped spur the creation of one of the largest protected areas on Earth. Nan is working with CI to develop the Cook Islands Marine Park. This 1.1 million-square-kilometer (425,000-square-mile) park, bigger than Alaska, will help protect the islands' tourism industry, which accounts for 70% of the national economy. And it will help keep a way of life alive for Cook Island residents, now and for generations to come. Nan's love, devotion and force of personality are all helping her make a massive difference, using her resear...

    published: 15 Aug 2013
Humpback whale disentangled off Provincetown by Center for Coastal Studies MAER team. 12/20/16.

Humpback whale disentangled off Provincetown by Center for Coastal Studies MAER team. 12/20/16.

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The MAER team was conducting a research cruise with the CCS Humpback Whale Studies Program on December 20 when they came across two young humpback whales feeding off Herring Cove, Provincetown. The whales were lunging through schools of sand lance (small fish often preyed upon by humpback whales) when one of the whales struck a buoy line marking fishing gear. The whale quickly drew the buoy beneath the surface. “When the whale resurfaced nearby it was rolling and thrashing, clearly upset. It happened shockingly fast” said Scott Landry, director of the MAER program. The whale began to tow the fishing gear north, out of the bay, at a speed of nearly 10 knots. The team also reacted quickly and threw a grappling hook into the gear being towed by the whale. With a sixty foot length of rope and a large float, the grapple marked the whale during dives and helped slow the whale. This gave the team time to ready disentanglement gear, including a small inflatable boat. During this process the whale went through bouts of high speed swimming, then slowing to swim in circles. An hour after becoming entangled the drag of the large float the team had attached to the entanglement helped the whale draw all of the entangling rope from its body, and it swam off.
https://wn.com/Humpback_Whale_Disentangled_Off_Provincetown_By_Center_For_Coastal_Studies_Maer_Team._12_20_16.
WHALE STUDIES // Watercolor Speedpainting

WHALE STUDIES // Watercolor Speedpainting

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Don't forget to like, comment and subscribe! Thank you for watching! I haven't made a video in a while so I'm a bit rusty. Hopefully I'll be posting more videos in the future! I'm back! Social Media: •Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/limjesssie DISCOUNTS & PROMO CODES FOR YOU LOVES Lyft: https://lyft.com/igi/ "JESSICA782787" referral code! EYEBUYDIRECT: https://www.eyebuydirect.com/2681477 "IFJHVZ9VX1" for $10 off your purchase. VIDEO: Filmed and Edited by Jessica Lim Liwag Edit: Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017 Camera: Canon T3i MUSIC: epidemicsound.com
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Introduction To Marine Life Course: Whales, Dolphins & Porpoises

Introduction To Marine Life Course: Whales, Dolphins & Porpoises

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  • Updated: 01 Oct 2014
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This course gives students of all ages a wonderful introduction to the marine life of British Columbia. Building on the Aquarium’s successful research and education programs, the course will introduce participants to a variety of sea creatures found along the shores of B.C. Whales, Dolphins & Porpoises Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Dr. Lance Barrett-Lennard has a broad range of research experience in the field studies of marine mammals, with a particular focus on killer whales. He has been an active collaborator in the ongoing studies of the behavioural and population biology of killer whales in British Columbia and Alaska since 1984, and has also studied the species in Norway and the sub-Antarctic. Carla Crossman is an East Coast native and grew up around the water with a love of the ocean and a passion for the protection of biodiversity through research and public outreach. She has an undergraduate degree in biology from Queen’s University and studied porpoises for her master’s degree at UBC. Carla currently is a marine mammal research biologist for the Vancouver Aquarium Cetacean Research Program. Tessa Danelesko was raised in Calgary, Alberta and fell in love with the ocean during summer vacations exploring the shores of Vancouver Island. She attended the University of Victoria and completed the Combined Biology and Psychology BSc program. She has experience working and volunteering for a variety of marine conservation and research projects that have taken her around the globe and she is currently the Coordinator for the B.C. Cetacean Sightings Network at the Vancouver Aquarium.
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URI Graduate Student Studies Whale Snot

URI Graduate Student Studies Whale Snot

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A doctoral student in the URI Integrative and Evolutionary Biology Program, Justin Richard is working with Mystic Aquarium to learn whether he can determine a whale's gender, reproductive status and other information from the cells and hormones that they exhale. Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/CCAI/
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Beluga whale studies shed light on the mammals' communication

Beluga whale studies shed light on the mammals' communication

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(20 Jan 2009) Vancouver Aquarium, 24th October 2008 1. Vancouver Aquarium trainer with hand in baby beluga Tiqa's mouth. 2. Close of baby beluga Tiqa's face with trainer's hand. 3. Trainer guides baby beluga Tiqa onto her side in water. 4. Beluga mother Qila and baby beluga Tiqa with trainers touching their mouths. 5. Trainer with hand playfully in mother beluga Qila's mouth. 6. Wide of trainer with adult beluga diving under water and showing its tail. 7. Close of adult beluga diving under water showing its tail. 8. Adult beluga spraying water from its mouth to trainer. 9. Adult beluga swimming on its side, spinning in several times in water. 10. Adult beluga swims past Valeria Vergara, Vancouver Aquarium research associate at Aquarium viewing deck 11. Adult beluga swims past Valeria Vergara. 12. Belugas Qila, baby Tiqa, and grandmother Aurora dive down in water next to Valeria Vergara's head. 13. SOUNDBITE: (English) Valeria Vergara, Research Associate, Vancouver Aquarium: " The echolocation systems of these animals, belugas in particularly, is incredibly complex, or sophisticated. That's a better word. They navigate through sound. They map their entire surroundings through sound, and they are able to navigate very, very precisely using their sonar system." 14. Children watch beluga whales swimming under water and touch aquarium glass. 15. Silhouettes of children watching the beluga whales swimming under water. 16. Wide of aquarium staff training beluga whales as they swim and vocalise. 17. Visitors watching beluga whales at the aquarium. 18. Adult beluga vocalises and extends body out of water to touch trainer's hand. 19. Trainer playfully splashes water into beluga whale's mouth and the whale spits the water back out. 20. Close of beluga swimming on its side as trainer whistles. 21. SOUNDBITE: (English) Brian Sheehan, Curator of Marine Mammals, Vancouver Aquarium: "Right now, especially with the ice flows and all that changing up there, that's basically saying, 'All right, boat traffic, come on up.' It's going to be a lot easier to move back and forth. If we start throwing a lot more noise up there, and a lot more things that may impact how those animals are able to communicate with each other, we could see some big changes." 22. Wide of trainer holding out her arms, adult beluga lifts high out of water. 23. Close of adult Beluga's face, zoom out to trainers and spectators. 24. Close of adult beluga nodding. 25. Close of adult beluga with trainer's hand in its mouth, and then whale swiftly rests on its side in water. 26. Wide of trainers with mother beluga Qila and baby beluga Tiqa. 27. Mother beluga Qila and baby beluga Tiqa swimming together just under the water's surface. LEAD-IN: Industrial pollution and global warming are putting Beluga whales at risk. Biologists at the Vancouver Aquarium are studying how Belugas learn to communicate with each other from an early age. What they discover could help ensure Belugas' long-term survival in the wild. STORY LINE: Meet Tiqa, the newest resident at Vancouver Aquarium. The energetic beluga calf was born in June 2008. Tiqa is growing quickly and spends her days training with aquarium staff and swimming close to her mother Qila. In the wild, belugas live in Arctic and sub-Arctic waters along the coasts of Alaska, Canada, Greenland and Russia. Biologists estimate there are about 100,000 Belugas left in the wild. Although the number is greater than that of other whale species, Beluga numbers have taken a battering after decades of over-hunting. As of 2008, the beluga is listed as "near threatened" by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Baby Belugas babble much the same way that human babies do. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/d737cccaa96d1938ba7c4983c59cb5f3 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Blue Whale Barrel Roll Caught On Camera

Blue Whale Barrel Roll Caught On Camera

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Blue whales can grow to 90 feet -- that's longer than a tennis court. Getting that big requires a lot of fuel, says Jeremy Goldbogen, a postdoctoral researcher at the Cascadia Research Collective. That's why Goldbogen studies the whales' dining habits. They feed on krill, slurping in millions of the mini crustaceans along with hundreds of thousands of pounds of water in a single gulp. With the help of data tags and a National Geographic Crittercam, Goldbogen and colleagues found that blue whales do underwater acrobatics while they eat -- specifically a move they coined "the blue whale barrel roll."
https://wn.com/Blue_Whale_Barrel_Roll_Caught_On_Camera
Dolphin/Whale Navy Training: "A Technical Film Report on Project Deep Ops" 1972 US Navy

Dolphin/Whale Navy Training: "A Technical Film Report on Project Deep Ops" 1972 US Navy

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Whales & Dolphins playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8653AB5185DCFFBF more at http://quickfound.net "This film report on Project Deep Ops provides an overview of a program to train orca and pilot whales to assist the US Navy in the retrieval of underwater objects. A pilot whale named Morgan is shown working with human trainers to carry out retrieval tasks." Morgan would dive as deep as 1,654 feet carrying US Navy hardware. The program is now called the U.S. Navy Marine Mammal Program (NMMP). Film # DA-LHM-72-4 produced for the US Naval Undersea Research & Development Center (Bio-Systems Division) at San Diego, California by Motion Picture Productions Audio-Visual Division. Public domain film from the US National Archives, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and one-pass brightness-contrast-color correction & mild video noise reduction applied. The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original). http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Navy_Marine_Mammal_Program The U.S. Navy Marine Mammal Program (NMMP) is a program administered by the U.S. Navy which studies the military use of marine mammals - principally bottlenose dolphins and California sea lions - and trains animals to perform tasks such as ship and harbor protection, mine detection and clearance, and equipment recovery. The program is based in San Diego, California, where animals are housed and trained on an ongoing basis. NMMP animal teams have been deployed for use in combat zones, such as during the Vietnam War and the Iraq War. The program has been dogged by controversy over the treatment of the animals and speculation as to the nature of its mission and training. This has been due at least in part to the secrecy of the program, which was de-classified in the early 1990s. Since the program’s inception, there have been ongoing animal welfare concerns, with many opposing the use of marine mammals in military applications, even in essentially non-combatant roles such as mine detection. The Navy cites external oversight, including ongoing monitoring, in defense of its animal care standards. It has been reported that the program will come to a close beginning in 2017, when the mammals will be replaced by robotic mine-hunters such as the General Dynamics Knifefish... History The origins of the program date back to 1960, when a Pacific White-sided Dolphin was acquired for hydrodynamic studies seeking to improve torpedo performance... In 1962, the animals' intelligence, exceptional diving ability, and trainability led to the foundation of a new research program at Point Mugu, California, where a research facility was built on a sand spit between Mugu Lagoon and the ocean... A major accomplishment was the discovery that trained dolphins and sea lions could be reliably worked untethered in the open sea. In 1965, a Navy dolphin named Tuffy participated in the SEALAB II project off La Jolla, California, carrying tools and messages between the surface and the habitat 200 feet (60 m) below. Tuffy was also trained to locate and guide lost divers to safety. In 1967 the NMMP was classified and has since evolved into a major black budget program. The Point Mugu facility and its personnel were relocated to Point Loma in San Diego, and placed under the control of the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center San Diego... The program The Navy Marine Mammal Program is based in San Diego, California, as part of SSC San Diego. The animals are trained in San Diego Bay; dolphin handlers can frequently be seen on the bay, where specialized small boats are used to transport dolphins between their pens and the training areas. Other locations are sometimes used for specific research, such as San Clemente Island in the Channel Islands of California, and torpedo test ranges in Seattle and Canada. The program's stated animal activities include protecting ports and Navy assets from swimmer attack, locating and assisting in the recovery of expensive exercise and training targets, and locating potentially dangerous sea mines. There are five marine mammal teams... These teams can be deployed at 72 hours' notice by ship, aircraft, helicopter, and land vehicle to regional conflicts or staging areas around the world... The Navy says that it has never trained its marine mammals for attack missions against people or ships. The Navy stated that since dolphins cannot discern the difference between enemy and friendly vessels, or divers and swimmers, this would be a haphazard means of warfare; instead, the animals are trained to detect all mines and swimmers in an area of concern, and to report back to their handlers, who then decide upon an appropriate response...
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Killer whale society | Scott Gass

Killer whale society | Scott Gass

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In this intriguing talk, Scott Gass discusses the social structure of killer whales and their superb communication skills when it comes to hunting and protecting their young. Their brand of teamwork is tremendously applicable beyond the ocean. TEDArchive presents previously unpublished talks from TED conferences. Enjoy this unedited talk by Scott Gass. Filmed at TEDActive 2014. NOTE: Comments are disabled on this video. We made this difficult decision for the TED Archive because we believe that a well-moderated conversation allows for better commentary from more people and more viewpoints. Studies show that aggressive and hateful comments silence other commenters and drive them away; unfortunately, YouTube's comment moderation tools are simply not up to the task of allowing us to monitor comments on so many videos at once. (We'd love to see this change, YouTube.) So for now, if you'd like to comment on this talk, please use Facebook, Twitter or G+ to discuss with your networks.
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Stranded Sperm Whale on Perran Beach (Perranporth) in Cornwall UK

Stranded Sperm Whale on Perran Beach (Perranporth) in Cornwall UK

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In July 2016 a 10.3m young female sperm whale was stranded on Perran Beach at Perranporth Cornwall in the United Kingdom. It had swum close to the beach at high tide and became stuck as the tide receded. According to data at The collaborative UK Cetacean Strandings Investigation Programme it is thought to be the first confirmed female sperm whale recorded in the UK in over 100 years. This is the official release from the Cetacean Strandings Investigation Programme- UK strandings after a two day post-mortem -- The sperm whale (national reference SW2016/340) which live stranded and died at Perranporth beach on Sunday was examined by the CSIP and by staff and volunteers from the Cornwall Wildlife Trust Marine Strandings Network/Exeter University over the course of Monday afternoon through into Tuesday morning. It was a 10.3m long adult female, which was judged to be in reasonable nutritional condition. The gastrointestinal tract was empty, with bile staining present through much of the intestinal tract, indicating a period of no feeding. Light burdens of nematode parasites and small quantities of squid beaks were also found in the stomachs, but no evidence of marine debris ingestion was noted. No gross evidence of significant disease was found, or any traumatic lesions consistent with ship strike or entanglement. Globally, segregation exists between male and female sperm whales, including in North Atlantic populations, with the matriarchal pods containing females normally resident in temperate to tropical waters much further south of the UK, whereas males generally travel in more temperate waters. We have historically only ever had juvenile/subadult male sperm whale strandings in the UK and this is the first confirmed female sperm whale to be recorded stranded in the UK, since routine collection of strandings data by the Natural History Museum began in 1913, illustrating the unusual nature of this stranding event. This was also only the sixth sperm whale to be recorded stranded in Cornwall in this same 100+ year period. The whale died from the pathophysiological effects of live stranding, but there's still a question of whether there was any underlying problem with it, which might explain why it stranded. We collected a large range of samples and specimens, which may help shed light on whether the whale was sick or compromised in some way and will also help further our understanding of a species which can be difficult to study. Samples for bacterial culture have been collected, along with a range of samples for further collaborative studies including histopathology, genetics, toxicology, virology, osteoblast (bone cell) culture, age/diet analysis and life history studies.
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Rare Siamese Twin Gray Whale Calves Die in Mexican Lagoon

Rare Siamese Twin Gray Whale Calves Die in Mexican Lagoon

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Exceptionally rare conjoined gray whale calves are found dead in Mexican lagoon, baffles scientists. Full Story: A pair of apparently conjoined whale calves have been found dead off the coast in Mexico. The whales—which washed up on January 5—weighed about half-a-ton, measured 13 feet long and were linked at the mid-section. A marine biologist from the National Natural Protected Areas says conjoined whales or siamese whales have never been logged before in Mexico. [Benito Bermudez, Director, NNPAC]: "It was an organism that seems to have died recently and it was composed of two whale calves joined around the abdominal region, two heads, double fins, two tails. In other words, it was a typical conjoined organism that was developed from a single ovary with a single sperm cell that during the process of division in the embryonic phase, the separation was incomplete and in that manner, the twins remained conjoined in the abdominal portion. This made it difficult for both of them to survive and both died." This video of the gray whales, with two visible heads and two tails, was taken by Krystian Abundez in the Ojo de Liebre lagoon, which leads into the Pacific Ocean along the Baja California peninsula. Tissue samples have been taken for further investigation. Scientists will wait for the carcass to decompose in order to recover the skeleton for further scientific studies. The gray whale migrates along North America's Pacific Coast between arctic seas and the lagoons off of Mexico's Baja California. They are about 46 feet long and weigh up to 40 tons. Gray whales feed off the sea bottom, scooping up mud and eating small crustaceans and tube worms found in sediments. For more news and videos visit ☛ http://ntd.tv Follow us on Twitter ☛ http://twitter.com/NTDTelevision  Add us on Facebook ☛ http://on.fb.me/s5KV2C
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Filming humpback whales off Ireland's south coast with Cork Whale Watch

Filming humpback whales off Ireland's south coast with Cork Whale Watch

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Colin Barnes of Cork Whale Watch is regularly asked to collaborate on both Irish and UK natural history productions. This extract is from "Living the Wildlife", Series II, episode 3, presented by Colin Stafford Johnson, and aired on RTE in 2009. To book your trip out with Colin Barnes off Ireland's South Coast visit the Cork Whale Watch Website on www.corkwhalewatch.com or join us on Facebook at www,facebook.com/corkwhalewatch. Filming was carried out using the MV Holly Jo along the Cork coast, extending into Co. Waterford. It was a long way from our home port in West Cork, but these are the lengths we have to be prepared to go to in order to capture the best film footage. This programme showcased the conservation research of the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group www.iwdg.ie which includes both Photo- Identification studies and acoustic monitoring of the humpback and fin whales along the Irish South coast.
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Footprints On The Water: The Nan Hauser Story [Whale Documentary] | Wild Things

Footprints On The Water: The Nan Hauser Story [Whale Documentary] | Wild Things

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Footprints on the Water follows the personal quest of Nan Hauser on her mission to unlock new clues to the behaviour of whales and dolphins. Despite the fact that whales and dolphins are such huge animals, much of their behaviour is still unrecorded. Nan Hauser has spent much of her adult life trying to track down and understand these remarkable creatures. Her groundbreaking work and dedication to whale conservation has shown that one individual can really make a difference. Nan's fascinating research journey spans two oceans and culminates with the establishment of the first whale sanctuary in the South Pacific. Along the way she swims with the great whales and studies one of the rarest mammals on the planet, the mysterious beaked whale. Click here for more documentaries: http://bit.ly/2gSPaf6 For exclusive clips, follow us Facebook: facebook.com/wildthingschannel Any queries, please contact us at: wildthings@littledotstudios.com Content licensed by Power Entertainment.
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Underwater video of entangled humpback whale off Chatham, MA

Underwater video of entangled humpback whale off Chatham, MA

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On July 6, 2016 the Marine Animal Entanglement Response (MAER) team from the Center for Coastal Studies (CCS) in Provincetown worked to help a badly entangled humpback whale off Cape Cod. The whale, which was towing heavy rope and a large buoy, was first reported by a commercial fisherman on Tuesday morning off Chatham, MA. USCG Station Chatham responded and stood by the whale as the CCS Marine Animal Entanglement Response team (MAER) made its way from Provincetown. The team was able to attach a tracking buoy to the entanglement before poor sea conditions cut short their efforts. However, the whale was tracked as it traveled south through the night, and by 9.30 am the following day the team was back working with the animal. The whale had five tight loops of heavy rope wrapped around and embedded within the base of its tail, cutting off the flow of blood to the flukes. As a result, the flukes had turned entirely white and floppy, and had become useless for swimming; the whale was making way by dog paddling with its right and left flippers. The team added a series of buoys to the entanglement to slow the whale and keep it at the surface. Using very sharp knives on long poles they were able to cut away most of the rope, but left some line around the wound that may act as a temporary tourniquet to prevent against massive blood loss. This rope should unwind and be rejected over time. While the overall condition of the young whale appeared surprisingly good – it was active, responsive and not emaciated – its long term prognosis is likely very poor, as it’s possible it may lose its flukes entirely. The Center for Coastal Studies is grateful to the commercial fisherman for reporting and standing by this whale, and to the USCG for their help in this case. Boaters are urged to report any entanglement sightings of whales, sea-turtles and other marine animals to the Marine Animal Entanglement Response Hotline (1-800-900-3622) or the US Coast Guard on VHF 16, and to stand by the animal at a safe distance until trained responders arrive. CCS disentanglement work is supported by a grant from the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries (MA-DMF). Support for the Marine Animal Response Team also comes from grants from the Massachusetts Environmental Trust, the Pegasus Foundation, the Hermann Foundation, the Mary P. Dolciani Halloran Foundation, and contributions from CCS members. All disentanglement activities are conducted under a federal permit authorized by NOAA.
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Why a Massive Whale Graveyard's in The Desert

Why a Massive Whale Graveyard's in The Desert

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A prehistoric whale graveyard was discovered in a Chilean desert a few years ago, and no one could figure out how the whales all died together half a mile from the coast... until now. Anthony is here to tell you how something as small as algae might have killed dozens of whales at once. Read More: Repeated Mass Strandings of Miocene Marine Mammals From Atacama Region Of Chile Point To Sudden Death At Sea http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/281/1781/20133316.ful%20l?sid48db7d99-30b0-4766-8daf-6c5de22c061e "Marine mammal mass strandings have occurred for millions of years, but their origins defy singular explanations." Cerro Ballena http://www.cerroballena.si.edu/ Scientists Have Solved The Mystery Of Why There's A Whale Graveyard In The Middle Of A Chilean Desert http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/02/27/scientists-have-solved-the-mystery-of-why-theres-a-whale-graveyard-in-the-middle-of-a-chilean-desert/ "Scientists investigating a graveyard of marine mammal fossils near Chile's northern coast say toxins generated by algae blooms most likely poisoned the animals millions of years ago." Chile's Stunning Fossil Whale Graveyard Explained http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-2634389 "It is one of the most astonishing fossil discoveries of recent years - a graveyard of whales found beside the Pan-American Highway in Chile." Killers Were tiny, Victims Were Huge At Chile's Whale Graveyard http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/02/26/282872803/killers-were-tiny-victims-were-huge-at-chiles-whale-graveyard "Since construction workers discovered dozens of fossils along a highway in Chile in 2011, one question has preoccupied researchers: What killed the whales, seals and other creatures that ended up there more than 5 million years ago?" Chilean Highway Project Unearths Amazing Graveyard Of Fossilized Whale Skeletons http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/new-report-studies-amazing-graveyard-of-fossilized-whale-skeletons-unearthed-in-chile/2014/02/25/51840df8-9e41-11e3-9ba6-800d1192d08b_story.html "The whales were found more than 120 feet above sea level, about two-thirds of a mile from the ocean, in ancient sandstones below what is now the northbound lane of the Pan-American Highway in the Atacama region of northern Chile." Pictures: Prehistoric Whale "Graveyard" Found in Desert http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/12/pictures/111206-whale-graveyard-chile-fossils-science/ "Scientists preserve a prehistoric adult whale skeleton's rib cage and tail in plaster in Chile's Atacama Desert in 2010." "Dead zone" is a More Common Term for Hypoxia, Which Refers to a Reduced Level of Oxygen in the Water http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/deadzone.html "Less oxygen dissolved in the water is often referred to as a 'dead zone' because most marine life either dies, or, if they are mobile such as fish, leave the area." Dead Zone (Ecology) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_zone_(ecology) Eutrophication http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eutrophication Mudflat http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mudflat Watch More: Whales Get Sunburned https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czC2DTvPIIM TestTube Wild Card http://testtube.com/dnews/dnews-476-allergies?utm_campaign=DNWC&utm_medium=DNews&utm_source=YT How Captivity Affects Orcas https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRGu5H69p3s ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos twice daily. Watch More DNews on TestTube http://testtube.com/dnews Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel DNews on Twitter http://twitter.com/dnews Anthony Carboni on Twitter http://twitter.com/acarboni Laci Green on Twitter http://twitter.com/gogreen18 Trace Dominguez on Twitter http://twitter.com/trace501 DNews on Facebook https://facebook.com/DiscoveryNews DNews on Google+ http://gplus.to/dnews Discovery News http://discoverynews.com
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Whale Songs

Whale Songs

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Researcher John Ford describes his studies of sounds made by killer whales.
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Whale Researcher Nan Hauser: Using Science to Inform Smart Policy | Conservation International (CI)

Whale Researcher Nan Hauser: Using Science to Inform Smart Policy | Conservation International (CI)

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Nan Hauser is a marine biologist and Conservation International Marine Fellow who works in the Cook Islands studying whales and dolphins. Her amazing, fascinating studies have generated some of the most eye-popping footage of whales you've ever seen — and they have also helped spur the creation of one of the largest protected areas on Earth. Nan is working with CI to develop the Cook Islands Marine Park. This 1.1 million-square-kilometer (425,000-square-mile) park, bigger than Alaska, will help protect the islands' tourism industry, which accounts for 70% of the national economy. And it will help keep a way of life alive for Cook Island residents, now and for generations to come. Nan's love, devotion and force of personality are all helping her make a massive difference, using her research to keep our oceans blue. | Related video: Meet Kevin Iro, Rugby Player and Ocean Advocate in the Cook Islands http://youtu.be/QTW6POwGtXs Follow CI on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ConservationOrg Follow CI on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/conservation.intl
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