Mammals

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Category archives for Mammals

tags: nature, birds, Antarctica, Emperor Penguin, Aptenodytes forsteri, Leopard Seal, Hydrurga leptonyx, David Attenborough, streaming video Emperor Penguins, Aptenodytes forsteri, return from the seas to feed their young. Dramatic scenes unfold as they hesitate at the edge of the Antarctic sea ice after spotting a Leopard Seal, Hydrurga leptonyx, on the prowl under the Antarctic…

Song of the Blue Whale

tags: nature, mammals, Antarctica, blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus, National Geographic, streaming video Blue whales, Balaenoptera musculus, have complex calls that can be heard for miles. In this National Geographic video, we meet one scientist is on a mission to uncover the meaning of their songs.

A Blue Whale in Antarctica

tags: nature, mammals, Antarctica, blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus, David Attenborough, streaming video This amazing video clip from BBC’s remarkable multi-part TV program, Blue Planet, shows the awesome size of the Blue Whale, Balaenoptera musculus, the largest creature in the sea and the largest creature that has ever lived. Narrated by the incomparable David Attenborough.

tags: nature, mammals, Antarctica, humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae, David Attenborough, streaming video Faint disturbances in the heart of Antarctic waters gives way to breathtaking images of Humpback Whales, Megaptera novaeangliae, hunting Krill in this fantastic video clip from BBC’s natural history television masterpiece, Planet Earth. Narrated by the incomparable David Attenborough.

Orcas in Antarctica

tags: Antarctica, Orcas, Killer Whales, Orcinus orca, wildlife, streaming video In this video, we are given a look at a pod of Orcas — “killer whales” — Orcinus orca, that live in the Antarctic. I have spent many happy hours in Friday Harbor at the University of Washington’s research station, watching Orcas and talking to…

tags: evolutionary biology, AMNH, American Museum of Natural History, New York City, mammals, biodiversity Because I write for ScienceBlogs, I have been invited to a special sneak preview of the “Extreme Mammals” exhibit hosted by the American Museum of Natural History, where I was a postdoctoral fellow for two years. This exhibit features the biggest,…

tags: evolutionary biology, AMNH, American Museum of Natural History, New York City, mammals, biodiversity Because I write for ScienceBlogs, I have been invited to a special sneak preview of the “Extreme Mammals” exhibit hosted by the American Museum of Natural History, where I was a postdoctoral fellow for two years. This exhibit features the biggest,…

Dolphin Bubble Rings

tags: captive dolphins, SeaWorld Orlando, bubble ring, animal behavior, streaming video This streaming video shows the dolphins at SeaWorld Orlando’s Dolphin Cove as they artfully create and play with underwater bubble rings and hear what SeaWorlds trainers, educators and guests have to say about this fun and fascinating behavior [3:25]

tags: woolly false vampire bat, Chrotopterus auritus, wrinkled-faced bat, Centurio senex, animal behavior, streaming video This streaming video shows the hunting behavior of one species of bat, the woolly false vampire bat, Chrotopterus auritus, as it hunts down another species of bat, a frugivorous wrinkled-faced bat, Centurio senex, then kills and eats it. For some…

Cute Overload

tags: Eurasian Red Squirrel, Sciurus vulgaris exalbidusi, cute overload, Helsinki, Finland, image of the day Eurasian Red Squirrel, Sciurus vulgaris exalbidus. Photographed on Bob O’Hara’s balcony outside his apartment. Image: Bob O’Hara, 5 March 2009 (visit the link to see the rest of the story!) [larger view].