Everyone is familiar with security patrol dogs. You may even know that because of their exceptionally keen sense of smell, dogs like beagles are also used to detect drugs and bombs, or land mines. But a dog would not be effective in finding a sea mine. Sea mines are sophisticated, expensive weapons that are designed to work in the ocean where they can sink ships, destroy landing craft, and kill or injure personnel. Sea mines are made so that they cannot be set off easily by wave action or marine animals growing on or bumping into them. If undetected, sea mines can be deadly, destructive weapons. But just as the dog's keen sense of smell makes it ideal for detecting land mines, the U.S. Navy has found that the biological sonar of dolphins, called echolocation, makes them uniquely effective at locating sea mines so they can be avoided or removed. Other marine mammals like the California sea lion also have demonstrated the ability to mark and retrieve objects for the Navy in the ocean. In fact, marine mammals are so important to the Navy that there is an entire program dedicated to studying, training, and deploying them. It is appropriately called the Navy Marine Mammal Program (NMMP).
This clip from Life of Mammals looks at the quest to be the dominant male in a group of grey kangaroos. To do this, they fight and winning the fight means that male will father most of the next babies. The little joey kangaroos have an entertaining attempt as well.
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See mammals from suburban Florida to the far reaches of Patagonia. Manatees, elephant seals, barbirusa and the proboscis monkey are all featured in their hidden habitats. All in this highly acclaimed wildlife series.
A look at Mammals, their methods of survival and how they outlived the dinosaurs.
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The Astronaut Calls The Fake Rock Boulders Created By Disney Studio's, 'Mammals', Warm-Blooded Animals Covered With Hair. The Astronaut Says The Fake Mammal Boulders Were Organized And Buried In Place By People With A Different Set Of Ethics. Bob At Houston Asks If The Astronaut Sees Any Cat or Dogs, Then Everyone At Houston Are Heard Laughing. The Astronaut Says There Are No Cat or Dog Rocks, However He Says What There Are, Are Different Types of Cartoon Character Mammal Animal Rocks, That Were "knocked up"-Created By Disney Studio's. Bob At Houston Later On, Calls The Fake 'Mammal' Ground/Rocks, 'Mantle'.
The Astronaut Jack says at :59 "But it's ah, unquestionably, ah, organized, and ah, (while Jack tries not to laugh) with that variation in ethical concentration." Jack says at 1:42 "I have the impression that these blocks are buried up here, that the Mammal does exist, even on Camelot(Name of Fake Rock Field)." Jack says at 2:08 "The big ones seem to be projecting out of them, the big ones seem to be projecting out of the Mammal." Bob at Houston asks at 2:17 "Ok do you see any Cat or Dogs?-On top of them".
Jack says at 2:18 "Also I can't see how the Mammal in here could," Jack in reply to Bob's question says "It's not as ah, no I don't, ah, what there seems to be, what could have been knocked up there."(Created By Disney Studio's) Jack says at 2:45 "I don't have the impression of draping, so much as I have just of burial."
This video as you hear it, is located for download at NASA site:
Apollo 17 Video Library
Geology Station 5 at Camelot Crater
Journal Text: 146:30:19 RealVideo Clip: (3 minutes 21 seconds)
NASA did redacted editing & cleaning up of the text, to cover what they really said in the written records of the Astronauts conversations. Also in some video's NASA has later recorded different conversations, replacing what was originally spoken.
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I happened to have my camera on the right place at the right time. These are the most amazing mammals on earth.
Mary Catalano of Rescue Roundtable interviews Peter Wallerstein of The Whale Rescue Team. Dedicated to the protection and rescue of marine wildlife. For 20 years, Whale Rescue Team volunteers have come to the aid of entangled or beached whales, dolphins, seals, sea lions and sea birds along the California coast. Whale Rescue Team volunteers have rescued thousands of marine animals. The mission of the Whale Rescue Team is to replace an inadequate system of marine animal care with an effective, efficient and compassionate system providing every animal the best possible chance for survival. Whale Rescue Team's authorized territory is a very diverse coastline including, Marina del Rey, the largest man-made marina in the world, the rocky cliffs of Palos Verdes the crowed beaches of Venice and Santa Monica and the busy port of San Pedro. We also respond to Will Rogers Beach, Torrance, Royal Palms, Dockwieler, Redondo, White Point, Cabrillo, El Segundo, Manhattan
Beach and Hermosa Beach. The Whale Rescue Team works in cooperation with the Los Angeles County Lifeguards, the Los Angeles Police and Fire Departments and the Animal Services Departments throughout Los Angeles County. Whale Rescue Team volunteers also conduct educational resentations and community outreach programs throughout Los Angeles County. In addition to our rescue expertise the Whale Rescue Team is a advocate for marine wildlife networking with organizations throughout the world. The Whale Rescue Team vigorously opposes the capture and confinement of healthy marine mammals. Please visit www.WhaleRescueTeam****
Dolly the ewe, the first mammal to be cloned from an adult somatic cell at Royal museum Scotland
The hippopotamus is a large, mostly plant-eating African mammal. (The largest populations are in Zambia (40,000) and Tanzania (20,000-30,000).
The word, "Hippopotamus" is from the Greek, "hippo", meaning, "horse" and "potamus" meanining, "river".
Despite their physical resemblance to pigs, their closest living relatives are cetaceans (whales, porpoise, etc.).
Hippos have been clocked at 30 mph (48 km/h) while running short distances, faster than an Olympic sprinter. The hippopotamus is one of the most aggressive animals in the world, and is often regarded as the most dangerous animal in Africa. It is claimed that they kill more people than any other animal except mosquitos.
Hippos spend most of their days wallowing in the water or the mud, with the other members of their pod. Distributed by Tubemogul.
Beavers have been introduced to a wildlife centre near London as part of a project to show mammals that were once abundant throughout the UK.
In this amusing and entertaining clip from the BBC's Life of Mammals, David Attenborough looks at the life of a sloth. The sloth has adapted to the lack of nutrition in its diet of leaves by hanging around not doing very much at all. We even get to see one moving at high speed! Watch more high quality videos on the BBC Earth YouTube channel here: *******www.youtube****/BBCEarth and visit *******www.BBCEarth**** for all the latest natural history exclusives and fantastic new wildlife videos.
Cheetahs are the fastest land mammal! Capable of reaching speeds in excess of 70mph they are an amazing animal, unfortunately their numbers in the wild have dropped drastically in the past 100 years.
Namibia is one of the last refuges of the remaining world Cheetah population. A quarter of all the remaining cats are found in Nambia. It is estimated their numbers globally have declined by over 90% in the last 100 years. A local thorn bush species is invading the savannah in the country, causing over US$90 million each year in lost revenue to Namibian farmers, whilst also destroying the native habitat of the fastest of the cats. Now the Cheetah Conservation Fund has pioneered a scheme to clear the thorn bush and turn it into cheap fuel briquettes. The project is creating jobs at the same time as helping to restore the hunting ground of the endangered cheetah.
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Gentle giants are lurking at the bottom of some of the most affluent gardens in Florida. Manatees are large aquatic mammals that share the same ancestry as elephants – they’re not well known world wide, but they’re a household name in Crystal River, Florida. Every year hundreds of manatees journey north to spend the winter in Crystal River’s many canals where natural hot springs provide a lifeline. Their charm and gentle nature has endeared them to the locals, but there are hidden dangers in living so close to humans. A killer that attacks with mechanical precision takes about 80 Florida manatees every year. Who or what is killing these gentle giants and what can be done to stop them?