marine mammals

marine mammals

mammals inhabiting the sea; generally taken to include the cetaceans (whales, porpoise, dolphin), the sirenians (sea-cows, including manatees and dugong) and the pinnipeds (the carnivores of the group, seals, sealions, walruses). Other mammals that spend a great deal of time in the water but are not classified as marine mammals are the polar bear and the sea otter.
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In addition, the continental shelf and even the open ocean show increasing evidence of human-derived pollutants, such as occurrences of pathogens and persistent organic pollutants in offshore marine mammals.
Recently, Brucella has been found to cause infections in marine mammals (7,8).
It is evident that these aquaria can not successfully care for marine mammals in view of the huge mortality rate at both facilities.
Pollution has claimed the lives of millions of seabirds, and untold numbers of birds, marine mammals and sea turtles become entangled or ensnared each year in plastic debris that finds its way into the sea.
Marine park veterinarians have pioneered the use of human medical technologies to effectively treat marine mammals, often working collaboratively with doctors for solutions.
The Republic of the Seychelles was instrumental in the setting up of the Indian Ocean Whale Sanctuary and within their territorial waters all marine mammals are protected in relation to harvesting.
Unbridled noise pollution is drowning out the calls of whales and other marine mammals with life-threatening consequences for finding food, mating, nurturing young, navigating and communicating.
Research conducted by MMC scientists has involved challenging issues that affect many parts of our society, including disease transmission and antibiotic resistance in marine animals (Page 30); the impacts of climate change on marine populations (Page 6); methods to decrease whale entanglements in fishing gear (Page 12); ways to reduce the effects on marine mammals from sonar (Page 42), collisions with ships (Page 14), and construction and military activities (Page 38) along our coasts and at sea.
Poole got in touch with Peter Tyack, who specializes in vocal learning among marine mammals.
The oceans are teeming with life and serve as the world's greatest reservoir of biodiversity, including marine mammals, fish, crustaceans, mollusks, and countless species of zoo- and phytoplankton.
Bycatch includes fish, sea turtles, sea birds, marine mammals and anything that can be scraped off the bottom or caught by a net or hook.
The donation in her memory is being put to great use supporting our efforts to protect marine mammals.

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